• download76 Posted on 06 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend – 10th – 12th February

    The first week of February has almost passed, but as 2017 gears up there are a multitude of exciting goings on in Nottingham to pique your interest! From silent ice discos and 17th century rebels and crafty workshops, jazz and more. Read on and get planning your weekend!


    Clumber Park Run

    If your new year’s resolution is to stay fit, this might just be the trick for you. Kickstart your weekend by exploring the beautiful Clumber Park in early spring as the shoots and seedlings are beginning to emerge, and gather motivation with a group run. The 5km route takes you through the park woodland, beginning at The Burrow.
    Please note: it is

  • fgf Posted on 01 February 2017

    Live music at Nottingham Contemporary

    In just under a decade since it opened its doors Nottingham Contemporary has firmly established itself as an innovative and dynamic modern art gallery bringing international names to Nottingham. It’s a city haven if you want to escape the humdrum of modern life, a place to mull over thought provoking and playful art, somewhere to learn about history and culture, and best of all it’s admission free.

    Perhaps less well known is the Contemporary’s excellent music programme which has hosted diverse quality acts from the likes of The Futureheads, Polar Bear, and Sun Ra Arkestra, along with the finest Notts talent around. With regular free live music on Saturday

  • download (2) Posted on 30 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd-5th February

    The January cobwebs have been blown away and 2017 is in full swing – its time to get out and try something new this weekend. Shopping, entertainment, workshops and thought provoking comedy are all going on in the city so there’s certainly no excuse to be bored! Here are some handpicked suggestions of some of our favourite events in Nottingham this weekend…

    Sister Act – Theatre Royal until 11th February

    After several years on Broadway and the West End, the well loved musical Sister Act comes to Nottingham. Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a

  • national story telling week Posted on 26 January 2017

    Celebrate National Storytelling Week 2017 in Nottinghamshire

    Nottingham is famous for many stories and tales passed through generations, with the most renowned one being the famous legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. So we’ve got several reasons to be proud and celebrate this upcoming National Storytelling Week.

    Our beautiful county is renowned for producing some of the finest wordsmiths. Whether it’s the sometimes controversial tales of D.H. Lawrence or the romantic poems of Lord Byron, through to tales of local life and the harsh realities of the 20th century from Alan Sillitoe – Nottinghamshire has brought forth some of the most innovative story tellers known to the world. Nottingham is also one of only 20 cities around the world

  • things to do blog Posted on 22 January 2017

    Things to do this week 23rd-29th January

    As we’re coming to the end of the January the urge to hibernate is thankfully beginning to fade – it’s time to explore some of Nottingham’s best venues and events and this week is a mixed bag. There’s something for everyone to enjoy, so read on to find out more, then get yourself out and about and try something new for 2017!


    Etherwave: Adventures with a Theremin
    Monday 23rd January, 7.30pm
    Royal Centre, Theatre square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND

    You may not immediately know the sound of a theramin, but you will have undoubtedly heard its eerie, atmospheric noisewaves in numerous television, film and electronic soundtracks. This truly unique instrument was first devised

  • lego Posted on 17 January 2017

    Brick Wonders at The Harley Gallery

    Guest blog by Carl Gibson – Gallery Co-ordinator at The Harley Gallery.

    In 2015 The Harley Gallery welcomed Warren Elsmore’s LEGO® based exhibition ‘Brick City’, an exhibition of famous architecture from around the world, created entirely from LEGO® bricks. This was a break from the norm for The Harley Gallery, used to showing the likes of Sir Peter Blake and Grayson Perry, to name but a few.

    The experiment was a success and the exhibition drew huge crowds daily with the final tally breaking all records for visitor numbers to a single exhibition at the gallery. Many people came back more than once, and brought children and grandchildren

  • twenty-seventeen-1861357_1280 Posted on 13 January 2017

    Celebrate Chinese New Year in Nottinghamshire

    The Year of the Rooster is almost here, and we can’t wait to start celebrating. There’s a lot going on around our beautiful county so keep on reading to find out top places to check out.

    To celebrate the beginning of the Year of the Rooster, a new FREE event will showcase Chinese culture in Nottingham’s Old Market Square on 21st January from 11am till 4pm. There will be 22 marquees offering plenty of activities for families to get involved with, including: Chinese food and drink vendors, arts and craft stalls, learn calligraphy, traditional Chinese brush painting, story telling, and much more.

    There’s a lot going on at the Nottingham Lakeside Arts this year

  • icicles-2014-british-synchro-skating-champs-2-651x434 Posted on 09 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 14th – 15th January

    It’s Monday but we’re already getting ready for the weekend, and with a selection of great events we’re looking forward to it even more. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages.

    1. Chinese New Year exhibition

    Kick start your Chinese New Year celebrations with Yuan-Hsiung and Xue Qian photography exhibition of traditional artisans in South West China. The exhibition starts today – 9th January – and concludes on 13th February, so you’ve got plenty of time to pencil it in your calendar.

    Celebrate Chinese New Year of the Rooster with events at Lakeside through Jan and Feb https://t.co/YYB8vZvVIY #CNY17

  • castle Posted on 27 December 2016

    Top 5 New Year’s Eve events in Nottinghamshire

    Are you still looking for plans to celebrate this New Year’s Eve? There’s plenty of events in Nottingham to choose from that will help you celebrate 2017 in style. Let us walk you through our top 5 things to do in Notts this New Year’s Eve.

    1. Celebrate New Year’s Eve at the Nottingham Castle with your friends and family. This fantastic public event is completely FREE and takes place in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, which will open from 8pm.

    The Gatehouse area will feature Fire Jugglers/performers who will provide incidental activities from 8pm onwards, and The Rockery will be illuminated with coloured lights to add to the experience. For more information go here.

    2. If you’re

  • ncf-comedy Posted on 15 December 2016

    £1 Comedy Night – Award Winning Show

    Guest blog from NCF Comedy.

    In 2015 we at NCF Comedy were very flattered to pick up the Open Mic Comedy Award (East Midlands) at the Midlands Comedy Award show in Birmingham.
    This year on the back of that award we aimed to make our £1 Comedy Night, held at the Canalhouse Nottingham, better by attracting more established acts and going twice a month with the shows.

    On Sunday the 27th of November we did just that as Canalhouse was chosen to host the Midlands Comedy Awards and in our very own backyard we at NCF Comedy took the award for the entire Midlands for Best Open Mic Night. We were delighted and thankful

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