• Things to Do2006-01 Posted on 20 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 24th – 26th June

    We’re spoilt for choice for things to do this weekend, so we’ve doubled our list of picks this week and put together 10 events not to missed in Notts. You’ll find more ideas on our What’s On page or by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    Cycle Live

    Cycle Live returns for 2016 with the Nottingham City Ride the Great Notts Bike Ride and the Nottingham Grand Prix.

    #MondayMotivation #CycleLiveNotts is THIS WEEKEND! That should be the motivation you need to get riding this week! https://t.co/WJEw9e7AMh

    — Cycle Live Notts (@CycleLiveNotts) June 20, 2016

    Armed Forces Weekend 

    A weekend of celebration and remembrance

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 16 June 2016

    Where You Can Catch the Euro 2016 Action In Notts

    The action’s well underway in France, but don’t worry if you’re stuck on this side of the channel – there’s no shortage of places to watch the football here in Notts!

    England’s Home of Sport is filled with great pubs where you can enjoy a drink, some food and a fantastic atmosphere: here’s just a few of them:
    Southbank City and Southbank Trent Bridge

    Not long til KO #Englandvwales@dtwill wish you were here? pic.twitter.com/gFJ9KeylkJ

    — Southbank City (@SouthbankNottm) June 16, 2016
    More on Southbank here

    Bunkers hill

    If your boss is nice enough to let you clock off early today, come cheer on England with us! Food served from

  • Aegon Open Nottingham ATP - Commercial Creative Posted on 16 June 2016

    WIN tickets to the AEGON Open Tennis Tournament, courtesy of Highland Spring

    Together with Highland Spring we’re offering 10 pairs of tickets to the Aegon Open ATP International Men’s Tournament  every day from 20th – 24th June.

    Taking place at the state of the art Nottingham Tennis Centre, the tournament will see some of the biggest stars in tennis compete against each other for the prestigious title, including GB Davis Cup trio Kyle Edmund, Dan Evans and James Ward.

    Enjoy the tennis up front and watch the top players battle it out to be crowned champion!

     

    Expected play for the week is as follows:

    Monday 20th June: 1st and 2nd Rounds

    Tuesday 21st June: 2nd Round

    Wendesday 22nd June: 3rd Round

    Thursday 23rd June: Quarter Finals

    Friday 24th June: Semi Finals

     

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  • splendour Posted on 14 June 2016

    Win a pair of tickets for Splendour feat. Jess Glynne, The Human League & Many More

    Grammy award winner Jess Glynne and legendary bands The Human League and UB40 headline Splendour in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 23rd July and we’ve got one pair of adult tickets to giveaway.

    Flamboyant rockers The Darkness, chart topper Jamie Lawson, The Fratellis, The Rifles, Turin Brakes and local rising star Ady Suleiman and many more will be playing across three stages.

    With children 10 and under getting in free, Splendour promises a great family summer day out with plenty to enjoy including the free kids’ area with hands-on activities and entertainment taking place throughout the day. Across the park, local fringe talent and a full line up on the

  • Market Square fountain 6 - High Res Posted on 13 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 17th – 19th June

    Summer has finally arrived in Notts, bringing a typically British mixture of sunshine and rain with it! With two top sporting events and Father’s Day on Sunday, we got some great ways to spend your weekend. For more ideas, take a look at our What’s On page and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

    ATL Men’s Aegon Open

    After an exciting week at the women’s event, some of the top international stars in men’s tennis will take to the court in Nottingham this weekend.

    The covers are off here at the #AegonOpen! The players are about to be called out to warm up! #HereWeGo!

  • Rufford Abbey Earth&fire workshop Posted on 10 June 2016

    Ceramic art from around the world comes to Rufford Abbey

    Potters and ceramic artists from Spain, Portugal, Germany, Holland and France will join home grown talent for the Earth and Fire International Ceramic at Rufford Abbey.

    On 24th, 25th and 26th June, over a hundred outdoor market stalls will line the historic grounds of Rufford Abbey Country Park for one of the UK’s most anticipated pottery events.

    The annual fair attracts collectors, gallery owners, enthusiasts and the general public alike, who flock to meet and talk to the potters selling everything from garden planters and sculptures to teapots and egg cups.

     

    For those who have always  wanted get their hands on a potter’s wheel, a highlight of this year’s Earth and Fire will

  • east-midlands-garden-show_2 Posted on 07 June 2016

    WIN Tickets to the East Midlands Flower Show at Newstead Abbey

    Move over Chelsea, the first ever East Midlands Flower Show is being held here in Nottinghamshire  – and we’ve got a two pairs of tickets to giveaway.

    On the 25th – 26th June 2016, the breathtaking grounds of Newstead Abbey will be transformed with impressive gardens designed by local nurseries, horticultural colleges and landscapers. Alongside beautiful exhibits, you’ll find seasonal plants, gifts and garden furniture to take home to your own garden in the Home & Garden marquee, as well as local food and drink to indulge in on the day.

    The Abbey is the ancestral home of notorious romantic poet Lord Byron and is one of Nottinghamshire’s most popular heritage sites, with extensive parkland including

  • patchings Posted on 06 June 2016

    Things to do this weekend 11th-12th June

    The sun is out and we’re getting in the mood to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather. Make sure you don’t miss out on the great events happening around the county, and explore the great Nottinghamshire outdoors with our list of top things to do this weekend.

    Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.

     

    1. Patchings Festival of Art, Craft & Photography 2016

    Starting this Thursday 9th June up until Sunday 12th June over 250 artists, photographers, craft makers and designers will descend upon Patchings Art Centre. The event, which is set within 60 acres

  • 13112756_791405737627747_3130703453022282504_o Posted on 06 June 2016

    WIN a pair of tickets to Summer Nights Film Festival at Wollaton Hall

    One of the most anticipated events in Nottinghamshire’s summer calendar, the Summer Nights Outdoor Film Festival is back this August with a blockbuster lineup of films showing at very special locations across the county.

    One lucky winner will receive a pair of tickets to a screening of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves in the grounds of the Wollaton Hall estate, just in time for the 25th anniversary of the iconic film.

    The audience will be taken back to the times of the county’s favourite fugitive with Kevin Costner playing Robin Hood alongside his trusty companion Morgan Freeman and Alan Rickman’s tryannic Sheriff of Nottingham – all in home of the legendary outlaw himself.

     

  • Blog lead image template-01 Posted on 31 May 2016

    Things To Do This Weekend 3rd-5th June

    Can it really be June already? With so many fantastic things happening in Nottinghamshire, it’s no surprise that 2016 is flying by – and there’s no let up this weekend, as even more top quality sport comes to Nottinghamshire. Keep up to date with everything that’s happening by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and see our What’s On guide for full listings.

    1. Aegon Open Nottingham WTA International Women’s Tournament 2016

    Following on from the European Archery Championships last weekend, it’s tennis’s turn to take over Nottingham, as the biggest names in the sport descend on Nottingham Tennis Centre. With Britain’s Heather Watson and former World No.1 Victoria

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