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  • 1 'Gilt Trip - Private Number', 2004 Posted on 21 August 2017

    Michael Brennand Wood ‘Between Thought and Expression’ at The Harley Gallery

    Internationally renowned textile artist Michael Brennand-Wood will be offering both new pieces and a new perspective on his work when he opens his exhibition, ‘Between Thought and Expression’ at The Harley Gallery on the Welbeck estate in Nottinghamshire on 2 September.


    Taken from a line in a song by the Velvet Underground, ‘Between Thought and Expression’ is an exhibition of two halves exploring the radical impact on Brennand-Wood’s work caused by residencies in contrasting rural landscapes.


    The isolation of the Australian outback gave inspiration to the primal pieces in the first part of the exhibition as Brennand-Wood worked alone for months in a remote location outside Canberra, without phone or internet, during a

  • 750_1610 Posted on 17 August 2017

    Nottingham Enters Race to Become European Capital of Culture 2023

    Nottingham has confirmed that it is looking to bid for European Capital of Culture 2023, at a launch event held today (Wednesday 16 August 2017).

    The announcement took place in a spectacular luminarium – a structure of luminescent colour and light – created by internationally renowned local artists Architects of Air

    Competing against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds, and Milton Keynes, Nottingham’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid team is confident Nottingham’s entry will be heavily supported by people across the Midlands and beyond, and is calling on locals to become Nottingham 2023 ‘Cultural Lions’.


    Paul Russ, chairman of Nottingham’s Cultural Strategy Partnership and chair of the Nottingham 2023 board said: “The lions outside the Council

  • Tour of Britain 2 Posted on 07 August 2017

    County’s Tour of Britain route plans step up a gear

    Details of the full route the world’s top professional cyclists will tackle when they race through Nottinghamshire has been announced.

    The 165-kilometre stage of the Tour of Britain through the county on 6 September is now confirmed, with exciting sprints planned in Bilsthorpe, Ranskill, near Retford and Collingham as well as a ‘King of the Mountains’ climb at Eaton Wood, near Retford, a 1.5-kilometre climb averaging a four per cent gradient.

    At each of the three sprints, riders will battle for time bonuses and points towards the red Eisberg Sprints Jersey.

    Starting in Mansfield, the full route will take in more than 45 town and villages across the county, including Edwinstowe, Worksop, Eastwood, Watnall,

  • Mayhem 13th Posted on 02 August 2017

    Mayhem Film Festival announces DOUBLE DATE, TOP KNOT DETECTIVE and FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 3: 3D

    With its 13th edition fast approaching, Mayhem Film Festival is proud to announce the first three titles from its 2017 programme.


    The festival will open with a preview screening of Benjamin Barfoot’s Double Date, which will be followed by a Q&A with members of the cast and crew. Double Date follows mild-mannered innocent Jim as he attempts to lose his virginity on the eve of his 30th birthday; but the beautiful sisters he and his friend Alex have met for the night, may have darker plans in mind. Guests for this event will be announced later in the summer.


    Also on the line-up is the utterly hilarious Top Knot Detective, an Australian mockumentary

  • Tour of Britain cycling finish line Posted on 02 August 2017

    Notts-designed flag and trophy set to start and finish County stage of Tour of Britain – vote for your winner!

    Following a county-wide design competition for school children, the vote is now open to decide the winning flag and trophy which will mark the start and finish of the Tour of Britain, when some of the world’s top cyclists will race through Nottinghamshire on 6 September.

    After getting more than 750 entries from local youngsters aged between 4-11 years old, the shortlisted 10 entries are now up for the public vote.

    The two overall winners will have their designs custom-made and get the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to wave their flag to officially start the race in Mansfield and present their trophy to the winner of the Nottinghamshire stage in Newark, set to be seen by

  • Perlethorpe2017 Posted on 01 August 2017

    Summer activities which capture the Great Outdoors

    Parents and carers looking for ideas to entertain their children this summer holiday can consider what The Mill Adventure Base has to offer.

    The outdoor pursuits base, which is situated at King’s Mill Reservoir, Sutton-in-Ashfield, has a series of fun activities which children aged 8-12 years old can get involved in this summer.

    For just £25 a day, activities on offer include kayaking and canoeing, indoor and outdoor climbing, mountain biking, archery, zip wiring, shelter building, orienteering and outdoor team games.

    The centre looks to attract around 25 children per day to take part in its holiday club, and there are still some places available, but places are filling up fast.

  • clumber park loncoln frigate Posted on 26 July 2017

    Lost Treasures: Summer Activities

    Following on from the fantastic success of Clumber Park’s Lost Treasures – The Imagined Mansion, this summer we have revealed the history of one of 7th Duke of Newcastle’s most extravagant playthings, The Lincoln Frigate.


    It is now open and ready for boarding as part of Clumber Park’s Lost Treasures theme.  Not only can visitors see the parkland from a new platform, opening up lost vistas and new landscapes, there will also be a range of exciting activities to get stuck into at the Discovery Centre and around the park as part of the festivities.  Come and make your own origami boat and then see if it floats on our very own

  • City of Nottingham Triathlon runner Posted on 26 July 2017

    Race in the popular City of Nottingham Triathlon and win tickets to watch internationals! 

    Budding Triathletes have a great opportunity to take part in the City of Nottingham Triathlon on Saturday 2 September 2017 and until the end of the month, anybody entering will have the chance to win tickets to the Grandstand to watch the inaugural British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup when international triathletes compete in the City, later the same day.

    The City of Nottingham Triathlon involves a 300m pool swim (9 lengths) at The Portland Centre, a 12km flat and very safe bike ride on closed roads, and a flat 3km run. This distance can also be entered as a relay team.

    It’s guaranteed to be a friendly introduction to the sport for

  • Copyright picture by Andrew Marlow Hallsworth,
Marlow Photographic, England, UK.
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Not for reproduction without prior permission. Posted on 25 July 2017

    Robin Hood festival fun targets Sherwood Forest

    The Robin Hood Festival is on target for a week of medieval merriment with the 33rd annual event taking place between July 31 and 6 August.
    Nottinghamshire County Council will host the annual festival at historic Sherwood Forest, a popular draw with thousands of visitors each year, many of who come back year after year to enjoy an array of family entertainment.

    Expect entertaining scuffles between the arch rivals Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham, colourful displays with costumed characters and medieval music, craft stalls, storytelling, comedy and have a go archery.

    Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for Communities and Place at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:

    “We are looking forward to another fantastic

  • Highfields Park Lake rowing Posted on 24 July 2017

    Work Starts on Highfields Restoration 

    The £4.8million restoration of Highfields Park will get underway on 31 July.  The work will restore the Grade II* Listed park to the grandeur of its heyday as well as adding new attractions for park visitors. Highfields is a Green Flag award winning site, one of thirty-two in the city. It is hoped that following the restoration project it will achieve Green Heritage status.

    The refurbishment of the heritage park is going ahead thanks to £3.2million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund’s Parks for People programme, along with funds from Nottingham City Council and other partners and we are delighted that we are announcing the start of the

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