• Will-CoffeeNoFilterbyMarcusHoldsworth Posted on 13 September 2017

    I’m Not From London & Nottingham’s Underground Music Scene

    I’m Not From London is the brainchild of Will Robinson, an event organiser, dandy and man about town within the Nottingham music scene. Putting on up to twenty events per month under the I’m Not From London umbrella, INFL keep the bars of Nottingham in tune with quality music, and you can expect to find their name behind a variety of gigs, festival stages, open mics and club nights throughout the city and beyond.

    With 12 years under his belt scouting talent and promoting gigs, Will is quite the connoisseur when it comes to making events memorable. Each summer I’m Not From London organise The Waterfront Festival at The

  • Broadfest Nottingham 2017 Posted on 11 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 15th – 17th September

    Despite the trees growing pretty and the nights turning in, we are not sure we are quite ready for autumn just yet. Luckily, each year Nottingham provides some cracking events during September and October, to ease us in and show us that hibernation is far from necessary. From food and drink festivals in the country estates and celebrations of ancient natural heritage, to dancing at street parties in Hockley, it’s time to make the most of the great outdoors.

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Now, here are our top five events

  • Heritage Open Days Nottingham Posted on 04 September 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th September

    Each year, just as the summer comes to a close, there are four great days in September for history lovers and cultural explorers to look forward to. Offering free entry to dozens of fabulous venues and events, Heritage Open Days celebrate the culture, history, and architecture in the country and make for fantastic days out.

    Whether you’re visiting Nottinghamshire or fancy being a tourist in your own city, this is a brilliant opportunity to get out and see what Nottingham has to offer! We have picked our favourite open days within Nottinghamshire for you to explore this weekend. For more information on Heritage Open Days, including an extended list

  • Nottingham Mela Festival Posted on 01 September 2017

    Nottingham Mela Festival 2017 : A Feast For The Senses

    A sensational display of music, dance, colour and celebration is set to take over Nottingham between 8th – 10th September as the UK’s original Mela Festival once again blossoms into life!

    Celebrating the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence, this year’s theme centres around ‘Looking back, moving forwards’. Blending traditional South Asian culture with contemporary elements. The theme looks to celebrate and explore South Asian diaspora communities in the UK today.

    A true feast for the senses, the weekend will be jam-packed with South Asian themed workshops, live music, authentic cuisine, traditional arts and crafts, theatre, art and entertainment, aimed at families and people from all walks of

  • ghost walk Posted on 29 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 1st – 3rd September

    September may be looming but the summer is not over yet! There are still lots of great events happening in Nottingham as the autumn gradually greets us. In the last week of the summer holidays there are still some events for families and children happening, and don’t forget to catch the Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall before it closes in October! Now, here’s our favourite events coming up this weekend…

    Outdoor Theatre

    Wollaton Hall & Nottingham Castle
    Friday 1st September

    Picnics at the ready! It’s the final curtain for the splendid outdoor theatre season which has been gracing Nottingham over the past

  • SAM_1233 Posted on 29 August 2017

    OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 4: Places to Eat & Drink in North Nottinghamshire

    North Nottinghamshire offers an array of delightful eateries, whether you are looking for an atmospheric dinner, a coffee break or even a sweet treat, the county makes sure you won’t go without whilst visiting for this exciting race. For ideas on things to do and places to visit, please read part two of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain blog here.

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    Ollerton Watermill & Teashop, Newark

    A recently restored watermill that houses a Visitor Centre and Teashop, situated on the edge of Sherwood Forest. Dating back to 1713 and being the only working watermill in Nottinghamshire, this treasure offers the perfect tea and cake stop, combined with a piece of Nottinghamshire heritage. Read

  • Creswell Crags Refugium Posted on 21 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 25th – 28th August

    August is drawing to a close but the bank holiday still awaits, bringing with it more awesome events and things to do in Nottinghamshire! If you’re looking for ways to keep the kids entertained throughout the summer holidays, never fear! We have rustled up a handy guide for ideas. Finally, don’t forget to have a look at our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Here’s our top five events happening this weekend…

    Southwell Music Festival 2017
    Credit: Nick Rutter

    Various venues, Southwell
    Thursday 24 – Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 2017

  • triathlon-01 Posted on 16 August 2017

    Unmissable Sporting Events Coming Soon!

    From the Aegon Open Nottingham, to Test Match cricket at Trent Bridge, we’ve already enjoyed some stirring sporting action in Nottinghamshire this summer. The football has returned, the T-20 cricket is a blast, and The Panthers are back prowling the ice.

    What’s more, the 2017 action is just hotting up, and we’ve got a whole heap of great events on their way over the coming weeks. So whether you want to dive into the action, or roar on some of the UK’s finest Olympians from a safe distance, take a look at some of the sporting highlights you can get involved with here in our beautiful county of Nottinghamshire.
    Mixed Relay Cup –

  • ttd collage Posted on 15 August 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 18th – 20th August

    Now that the weather has perked up Nottingham can get back into the summer spirit, and there are certainly a fabulous array of events to get everyone in the mood. Festival fever takes over with Gloworm and Nottingham Carnival, while the outdoor film and cinema season continues at Clumber Park and Hardwick Hall.

    Don’t forget to check out our What’s On page for more events, browse our website for inspiration, and visit our TwitterFacebook or Instagram to share what you’ve been up to in Nottinghamshire!

    Here’s our top five events happening this weekend…
    Nottingham Carnival Weekend

    Victoria Embankment
    Sunday 20th August 12pm-8pm


  • Robin Hood Posted on 09 August 2017

    Get The Best From a Guided Tour With Bryn of Hello Notts

    This is a guest blog by Bryn Tomlin, an Official Tour Guide of Nottingham on behalf of ‘Hello Notts Tours’. Bryn runs regular Saturday Tours that include Nottingham Heroes and Nottingham Highlights, more details of these tours are available here. He is also available for exclusive private tours by contacting him via email at hellonotts@outlook.com

    Bryn of Hello Notts Guided Tours

    Here he gives his 7 ways to get the best from a guided tour:

    It’s said that the greatest job in the world is the one that you can’t wait to start in the morning – it might sound crazy to some, but for

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 27th – 29th October

As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…