• 6a_-_the_revengers_tragedy_production_photos_1 Posted on 04 November 2016

    The Revengers Tragedy at Nottingham Playhouse

    Dubbed the ‘Tarantino version of Hamlet’, Fiona Buffini’s The Revenger’s Tragedy brought an explosive end to The Sweet Vengeance season at Nottingham Playhouse.

    Thomas Middleton’s classic play is reimagined in the 1970s, complete with the most flamboyant of wardrobes and a classic glam-rock soundtrack.

    The tone and pace of the whole play was set from the word go when the lights were suddenly cut and the cast came strutting out on to the stage to the unmistakable sound of T-Rex.

    The sleek modern layout of Nottingham Playhouse lends itself well to such a vivid production. The theatre’s minimal decorative fuss meant that when lights were out, we were in total blackout, casting the colours of

  • capture Posted on 31 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 4th – 6th November

    The clocks have gone back and November arrives this week! From the Beauty and the Beast ballet and Bonfire Night to craft fairs and comedy in cosy clubs, there’s all kinds of wintery ways to enjoy your weekend in the city and county.

    Bonfire Night

    The skies above Nottinghamshire will be lit up in all colours this weekend!

    Have a spectacular bonfire night in Notts! #lovenotts https://t.co/o8L2kT29cG pic.twitter.com/RfQWEL8uXU

    — Experience Notts (@ExperienceNotts) October 30, 2016

    Nottingham Comedy Festival

    The 8th ever Nottingham Comedy Festival kicks off this Friday.

    Only 1 week to go until The Nottingham Comedy Festival. We have lots

  • capture Posted on 26 October 2016

    Season of Protest and Activism at New Art Exchange

    From the legend of Robin Hood to the Luddites to our thriving independent districts, Nottingham has long been established as a rebel city. It’s the season of protest and activism at the New Art Exchange this Autumn and the gallery is hosting a series of exhibitions to celebrate the city’s rebellious spirit and political defiance around the world.

    Fighting Walls: Street Art in Egypt and Iran & A Rebel Scene 

    The New Art Exchange has brought together Egypt and Iran over their shared response to each country’s political struggles. In the absence of free speech, the two distinct nations have taken to the walls of their cities to open a dialogue

  • Robin Hood Pageant 2010 Posted on 24 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 28th – 30th October

    It’s the final few days of October in Nottingham, Museums at Night is back and it’s Halloween – there’s all kinds of after-dark fun to be had across the city and county this weekend. You’ll find more ideas on our What’s On page or by following us onFacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.

    Game City Festival

    Nottingham’s world-renowned video game festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.

    For all you gamers out there, Game City in Nottingham is holding it's 11th festival on the 26th – 29th Oct @gamecity https://t.co/tMfaoDkD8c pic.twitter.com/AUxbFGDElc

    — H22 Web + Digital (@h22solutions) October 11, 2016


    Bavaria comes to

  • Print Posted on 20 October 2016

    Nottingham Comedy Festival Q & A

    The Nottingham Comedy Festival is back for it’s 8th year next month, featuring over 100 shows in 23 venues across the city from Friday 4th – Saturday 12 November 2016.

    Performers Kate Smurthwaite, George Zach, Liam Webber, Fran Jenking, Josh Howie, and Doug Segal fill us in on their festival highlights.
    Since it began back in 2009, Nottingham Comedy Festival has grown from strength to strength, attracting some of nation’s favourite names to Nottingham’s best known venues. There is still a big focus on supporting up and coming acts in smaller venues. Are these grassroots shows still a big part of what keep things exciting and draws in visitors?
    George: Unfortunately nowadays I find people are just

  • panto2 Posted on 19 October 2016

    It’s Panto time in Nottingham!

    Oh yes it is! This Christmas, Widow Twankey, aka John Elkington will be taking us on one very entertaining magic carpet ride with with a performance of Aladdin at Nottingham Playhouse

    How has the run up to the show been going? How long does it take to plan?

    Rehearsals! We haven’t started yet! The scripts are written, the costumes are being fitted but we don’t begin rehearsing until just three weeks before the first performance.

    Though, that’s not to say that preparations aren’t already underway – the Panto is months in the making and planning begins around January and February time, ready for the end of the year. One of the biggest jobs

  • tour-very-low-res Posted on 18 October 2016

    Nottingham Caves Festival

    If you’re in Nottingham city centre, chances are you’re stood directly above a cave. There’s an intricate network over 700 of underground tunnels and caverns, carved into the sandstone rock beneath the city streets.

    The caves date back to medieval times and have been used as homes, bomb shelters and even jail cells over the years.

    The first ever Festival of Caves is well underway in Nottingham, with special tours, storytelling events and interactive activities taking place all week until Sunday across the city to bring Nottingham’s underground history to life.

    We’ve gathered some little known facts to shed some light on the hidden world the beneath our feet.

    The first reference to caves in Nottingham dates to

  • malt-cross-birthday-music-festival Posted on 17 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 21st – 23rd October

    It’s week three of Nottingham’s month of festivals and rural Notts is just as busy with Apple Day in home of the Bramley Apple Southwell and bonfire night celebrations kicking off at Clumber Park. Or if it’s a quiet cultural weekend you’re after, Delilah and Hardwick Hall are hosting wine tasting and a heritage tour. You’ll find more ideas on our What’s On page or by following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and Pinterest.


    Rock out at Rockingham Festival, take the kids to the Family Arts Festival, discover the history of underground Nottingham at the Caves Festival, hear industry professionals at the Microfilm Festival and enjoy an arty party at the Malt

  • meet-the-ghosts-wollaton-5 Posted on 13 October 2016

    Halloween in Haunted Nottinghamshire

    As Halloween creeps closer, we’re looking at the ghostly mark left by Nottinghamshire’s dark and deadly history on some of the city and county’s longstanding landmarks.

    The Galleries of Justice is reported to be one of the most haunted locations in England. The building became a court in 1375 and a prison in 1449 and has a gruesome history of torture and executions. Many people over the years have heard ghostly screams, unexplained knocks and doors slamming while touring the museums corridors and dungeons.

    The ancient fortress of Newark Castle has a bloody history of war, murder, suicide and even a royal death – King John died in one of it’s rooms

  • Nicolas Roeg at Mayhem Festival / Broadway Cinema October 31, 2013 Posted on 10 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 14th – 16th October

    The festivals are still going strong in Nottingham this weekend as the ever popular Robin Hood Beer and Cider Festival and Mayhem Film Festival return to the city. Or if you feel like getting out on your feet, try the brand new walking trail of Nottingham’s most iconic landmarks or swing through Sherwood Forest in all its Autumnal glory as you take advantage of Go Ape’s 20% discount!

    Walk the new Nottingham Trail

    Discover Nottingham’s most iconic landmarks with a brand new new walking trail of city.

    Download the brand new #NottinghamTrail and discover some of the city's most iconic landmarks! #lovenotts https://t.co/3cbzphbMH3 pic.twitter.com/gGGaqr4qui

    — Experience

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