• Wollaton Things to do-01 Posted on 25 April 2016

    Things To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend 29th April – 2nd May

    Yippie! It’s May Bank Holiday this weekend, which means there’s extra time to fit in more of the great events taking place around Nottinghamshire.  These our our top 5 picks for this week but you’ll find more ideas on our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and What’s On Page.

    Bluebells at Hodsock Priory

    Yes, it’s that magical time of year again when the forest floor of Hodsock Priory is transformed into a purple sea of Bluebells.


    — George & The Team (@HodsockPriory) April 23, 2016

    Find details here.

    1940’s Knees Up at Brewhouse Yard

    The ever popular 1940s knees-up will be serving up some good

  • thin gs to do st george-01 Posted on 18 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to do This Weekend – 22nd – 24th of April

    Choosing just five picks for our Top-5 things to do blog was even tougher than usual this week, because there’s simply so much going on in Nottinghamshire! Whether it’s strutting the catwalk, watching a tense Champions Cup Semi Final, or celebrating England’s Patron Saint, there truly is a feast of fun to enjoy. Here’s our top 5, but you can see plenty more of what’s going on here.

    1. St George’s Day

    All sorts of family fun is taking place in Nottingham this Saturday, as the St George’s Day celebrations get into full swing. Wave your flags, and get out and celebrate at Old Market Square.

    FREE fun day and celebration

  • Elena Baltacha, Nottingham Tennis Centre, credit Hayley Gee 8.10.201 Posted on 15 April 2016

    Aegon Open Nottingham 2016: Q & A with volunteer Mark Frettingham

    This June, Nottingham will be welcoming international tennis stars back to the city for the return of the Aegon Open Nottingham Tennis Championships. 2015’s competition was a huge success and with another lineup of world class sports men and women set to play, this year promises to bring more top quality tennis to the Home of Sport.

    Retired teacher and Nottingham local Mark Frettingham will be seeing all the action from behind the scenes as a competition volunteer. Alongside approximately 100 fellow volunteers, Mark will be the ‘face of the games’ at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. He shares some of his insider insights and top tips with us below.

    Q: Tell us a

  • RS models Posted on 13 April 2016

    Let’s meet… Lola Royle, stylist for Nottingham Fashion Week

    Nottingham Fashion Week takes place 22 – 30 April 2016, and we caught up with the official stylist for the event, Lola Royle, to find out about exciting plans for this fashion celebration, and why she rates Nottingham as a top style city…

    Tell us about your role with Nottingham Fashion Week?

    Lola Royle

    This will be my third year working with Nottingham on its fashion event. I love Nottingham and the retailers are amazing. Nottingham Fashion Week will showcase 50 retailers from across the city, with a spotlight on spring/summer collections. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever before, and we’ve got lots of exciting plans including

  • swim-01 Posted on 11 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to do This Weekend – 15th – 17th of April

    Venues across the county will be throwing their doors open for free this Sunday, as BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out arrives for 2016 – but that’s certainly not the only thing that’s happening in Nottinghamshire this weekend. We’ve plenty more for you to sink your teeth into, so check out our Top 5 below, or view the full list of what’s on here. Stay in touch by following us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and enjoy your weekend!

    1. BBC Radio Nottingham’s Big Day Out

    Make sure you rest up ahead of a BIG day out this Sunday courtesy of BBC Radio Nottingham. Heritage attractions across Nottinghamshire – including the National

  • t Posted on 08 April 2016

    Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf at the New Art Exchange

    Our guest blogger Madeleine Wallner reviewed for us her play-through at New Art Exchange Leisure Land Golf. Read on to find out what she thought about her experience.

    Friday 1st April

    No, this wasn’t an April Fools but a sneaky peak at Doug Fishbone’s Leisure Land Golf exhibition at New Art Exchange. Opening just in time for the Spring holidays, it’s a mini golf and art collaboration all ages can enjoy, featuring ten of the leading voices in contemporary art.

    This a great affordable day out that can be enjoyed solo or as a team, and only 4 stops to The Forest on a 7-minute tram ride from

  • Oaks 5 Posted on 05 April 2016

    Soaking up the weekend with a Bottomless Brunch at Oaks

    With back to back restaurants, Maid Marian Way is the place to be if you’re hungry in the centre of Nottingham. Sat on the corner of Bromley place, with a modern glass-fronted exterior offering glimpses of the open wood-fired oven inside, Oaks has set itself apart from the crowd.

    One of Nottingham’s newer eating and drinking spots, I still hadn’t been to see – or rather taste – what everyone had been talking about since they opened. Though, after hearing about their new brunch menu, I didn’t need much persuading to go and try it for myself.

    Bloody Marys and Bubbles come free-flowing with an Oaks Bottomless Brunch

    Greeted first by the fantastic

  • Banner Template-01 Posted on 04 April 2016

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend – 8th – 10th of April

    Mini golf that packs a political punch, TV stars in acclaimed theatre productions, and Robin Hood roaming the streets once more – it must be another weekend in Nottinghamshire! Once again, there’s all sorts to see and do across the county, so don’t be shy and head out to get involved. See full listings for the weekend here, and be sure to keep in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date with all that’s going on in our fair county!

    1. Toast at the Theatre Royal

    Mixing humour with tense drama, this show – featuring Matthew Kelly – has been cooking up a

  • Grand Tour banner-01-01 Posted on 31 March 2016

    Top 5 Things to Do This Weekend – 1st to 3rd of April

    Is it the weekend already? After a shortened week, thanks to the bank holidays, we hope you’re feeling fresh and ready to get out and explore Nottinghamshire! Once again, you can enjoy fabulous sport, entertainment and outdoor action at venues across the county, so make the most of the sunny spring weather and try something new! Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to find out more about what’s on, and check out our website for full event listings.

    1. Embark on your own Grand Tour

    Some of history’s most famous faces made the quick and easy journey up to Nottingham from St Pancras International Station last week, causing quite

  • Notts Snooker 400x400 Posted on 31 March 2016

    Win a pair of tickets to an exclusive snooker evening with Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty


    In an exclusive one off event snooker’s Stephen Hendry and Ken Doherty will come together on Thursday 14th April to battle it out at Nottingham’s ALEA Casino

    The ex-professional players will take to the gaming floor just two days before the launch of the Snooker World Cup Championships at the Crucible in Sheffield.

    To ensure their adrenaline is pumping before they tackle an exhibition match along with trick shots at the snooker table, they will be switching snooker balls for spinning balls at the roulette wheel.

    The pair, both known for their competitive streak, are set to provide not only an evening of sensational snooker along with an intimate Q&A session, but

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