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  • university[1] Posted on 23 June 2017

    Nottingham becomes the Top City in the UK as Universities are awarded gold for teaching excellence

    Nottingham’s outstanding universities – the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University – have both been awarded the gold standard in the 2017 teaching excellence framework (TEF) rankings, published yesterday (22 June).

    Nottingham is the only UK city to have all its universities achieve the gold rating in the TEF, reflecting the excellent standard of undergraduate teaching offered in higher education in the city.

    The TEF is a government-backed assessment of undergraduate teaching across all higher education institutions in England, with some institutions in Scotland and Wales also taking part.  It has been introduced to recognise and reward excellent teaching to better inform student choices about what and where to study.

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  • CV69_TourOfBritain_170620 Posted on 21 June 2017

    Tour of Britain set to boost Nottinghamshire economy by £500,000

    Visit Nottinghamshire, part of Marketing NG, is encouraging businesses across the county to take advantage of the immense opportunity presented by the OVO Energy Tour of Britain, when it rolls into Nottinghamshire on 6 September 2017.

    Experts are predicting an economic boost of around £500,000 for Nottinghamshire, based on the impact seen in other locations when hosting the start or finish elements of the race in previous years.

    Nottinghamshire will host stage four of the race, starting in Mansfield and finishing in Newark, and taking in 175km of the county’s roads. The race has a worldwide TV audience of millions, and is expected to attract 1.6 million spectators over the eight-days it takes

  • Visit Nottingham Summit 2017 Posted on 21 June 2017

    Full house at inaugural Nottinghamshire Visitor Economy summit

    Hundreds of representatives from local, regional and national tourism organisations attended Visit Nottinghamshire’s first ever Visitor Economy Summit at East Midlands Conference Centre on Thursday 15 June.

    Hosted by Visit Nottinghamshire, part of new place marketing organisation (PMO) Marketing NG, the summit encouraged attendees to be collaborative and creative to help grow the local visitor economy, which is already worth £1.6bn annually*.

    Keynote speaker at the event Andrew Stokes, England Director from VisitEngland, gave the gathering an update on national tourism priorities, funding available for new tourism product, and the focus of upcoming domestic tourism marketing campaigns.

    Stokes commended Nottinghamshire on its proactive approach to growing the visitor economy.

    “It’s refreshing to be here today,

  • horse Posted on 13 June 2017

    Joey, the life-size horse puppet, makes his debut to Nottingham

    The National Theatre’s acclaimed production of War Horse, based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo appears at the Royal Concert Hall Nottingham from 14 March – 7 April 2018 as part of a national tour.

    Today (Tuesday 13 June 2017), Joey, the life-size equine puppet from War Horse made a special early morning appearance at the Robin Hood statue followed by a puppetry demonstration at the Royal Concert Hall to a specially invited audience.  The event also included a talk about the history of the show from War Horse’s assistant puppetry director, Matthew Forbes.  The puppeteers operating Joey in Nottingham are Gareth Aled (Head), Matt Tait (Heart) and Derek Arnold (Hind).

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Mamenchisaurus dinosaur arrives at Wollaton Hall from China, for the British leg of its world tour.
Pictured Workmen uncrate and lift in sections of the huge dinosaur.
Picture by Andrew Hallsworth.
Story from Rebecca Ross at Eden PR 0115 958 8850. Posted on 13 June 2017

    Dinosaurs stomp into Nottingham

    The roar-some dinosaur skeletons and fossils that make up this summer’s world-exclusive Dinosaurs of China exhibition have stomped into Nottingham, ready to entertain and educate dinosaur fans.

    Fresh from their 50 day, 5000-mile sail from China to Nottingham, the show-stopping exhibition of dinosaur skeletons and fossils will now undertake a careful two-week installation process to ensure they are ready for display in July.

    Featuring globally significant discoveries, some of which have never left Asia before, Dinosaurs of China is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for visitors to see the spectacular Mamenchisaurus – a dinosaur skeleton the same height as three double decker buses; and the amazing Gigantoraptor, the largest bird-like feathered dinosaur in the world.

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  • DSCF0928 Posted on 12 June 2017

    Robson, Broady and Clarke in Monday’s main draw action on centre court at Aegon Open Nottingham

    British wild cards Laura Robson, Jay Clarke and Liam Broady will all feature in a jam-packed first day of main draw action at the Aegon Open Nottingham on Charity Day Monday.

    On a day that all gate receipts from the event go to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, tennis star Robson, 23, will take on Julia Boserup of the USA before East Midlands local Clarke plays India’s Yuki Bhambri in what will be only the 18-year-old’s second ever ATP Challenger main-draw tie. Broady will be second on the main stage against Ukrainian Illya Marchenko.

    Fellow Brit Lloyd Glasspool will also be in action in the final round of qualifying

  • ann Posted on 09 June 2017

    Gok Wan to judge Fashanne Student Fashion Awards in Nottingham

    GOK WAN, the man who transformed the lives of so many women through his popular TV shows, comes to Nottingham as lead judge for this year’s Fashanne – the only East Midlands Student Fashion Awards.

    Awards night on June 22nd looks like being one of the city’s most exciting events.  Taking place at the beautiful medieval church of St Mary’s in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne before viewing the student design exhibition all around the church.

    The young designers will be on hand to talk about their work, helping guests decide upon their favourite for the People’s Vote Award.  Canapés will be served, along with bespoke chocolates as guests try

  • All my Sons Slide Posted on 06 June 2017

    Nottingham Playhouse announces its latest shows for Autumn/Winter 2017

    New shows: Wreck, Playground and Town Mouse and Country Mouse
    The return of The Kite Runner, an Arthur Miller classic and the last show to be directed at Nottingham Playhouse by Artistic Director, Giles Croft.

    On the main stage

    Nottingham Playhouse’s Autumn/Winter season of work on its main stage begins with the return of the critically acclaimed The Kite Runner, straight from two West End runs. First produced by Nottingham Playhouse and the Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse in 2013, The Kite Runner returns to its Nottingham home before embarking on a UK tour.

    In September, director Susannah Tresilian returns to Nottingham Playhouse having directed Laura Wade’s Posh at the theatre in 2015. Pride

  • NTGM007174 Posted on 06 June 2017

    Lido to Lakeside 1924 to 1992 – celebrating 25 years of Lakeside Arts

    Nottingham Lakeside Arts is making a splash this summer to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

    In a specially commissioned installation, the Djanogly Gallery’s main space will be reimagined as the Highfields Park Lido. Artist Barret Hodgson invites visitors to take a unique digital dip through the Lido’s decades, from its grand opening in 1924 to its final season in 1980, and ultimately the opening of the Djanogly Gallery in 1992.

    Inspired by memories and images of Highfields Lido through the years, Lido to Lakeside is an immersive 25 minute experience for all ages. This innovatively playful installation uses cutting-edge digital technology, 8 projectors and interactive media to recreate the Highfields Lido, allowing audiences to

  • BMCPbefore Posted on 05 June 2017

    Unloved Nottingham landmark to be consigned to history 

    The days are numbered for a Nottingham eyesore which most local people will be pleased to see the back of and turned into a key part of the city centre’s transformation.

    Councillors at the City Council’s Executive Board meeting on Thursday 1 June gave the go-ahead for the Broadmarsh car park to be demolished to make way for a brand new replacement.

    And a local resident will be given the opportunity to take the first sledge-hammer swing at the car park to get the demolition underway. The council anticipates there will be few who will be sorry to see it go.

    The decision to demolish the building was taken on the basis that it

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