• Civil War Premiere Posted on 16 April 2015

    Newark launches the Civil War Trail App in style

    This week, Newark has been at the centre of the media spotlight. However, for this market town nestled in the rural east of Nottinghamshire, this is only the beginning of the attention that it is about to receive.

    Roundhead and Cavalier clash during filming of the trail footage

    With the impending opening of the National Civil War Centre on May 3rd, Newark rolled out the red carpet for a night of glitz and glamour at the Palace Theatre on Monday to launch the brand new Civil War Trail that will take visitors on a historical tour of the town and museum. The evening was fantastic for everyone involved, from the

  • Cobden_1611873204 Posted on 13 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th April 2015

    We’ve picked out our top 5 events for the weekend ahead and we have to admit there are some crackers in there this week. Don’t forget if you’re visiting for the weekend and you want to have a handy list to carry around with you, then you can add all the events below to your own custom itinerary by clicking the itinerary button on each of the events. And to make sure you don’t miss a thing, follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute ideas and inspiration.

    Introduction to Artisan Chocolate Making at The School of Artisan Food

    Do you have a bit of a sweet tooth and have

  • Mr%20Tumble_1278010782 Posted on 07 April 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th April 2015

    For many of you the Easter Holidays are still in full swing, and there are still plenty of events to keep the younger members of the family entertained this week. Visit our Easter Holidays page to see what’s on across Nottinghamshire. For those of you who are working all week but have the weekend free, here’s our roundup for the 10th – 12th April. Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages for even more ideas and inspiration this weekend.

    CBeebies Live! Mr Tumble’s Circus at The Capital FM Arena

    He’s popular with the current generation of young kids and this Friday, Mr Tumble brings his circus to Nottingham

  • Win Posted on 01 April 2015

    Get your skates on for our National Ice Centre Easter competition

    Easter is almost here and to celebrate we’ve teamed up the National Ice Centre to give away and eggs-tra special treat.

    During the Easter period (30th March – 19th April) families will be able to enjoy a host of activities  including an Easter Foam Party, a Parent and Toddler Easter Party, an Egg Hunt and a Skate with a Princess Party.

    And you could get your hands on a skating pass for four people, with skate hire included, by entering our competition. As well as that you could also walk away with some chocolate prizes by taking part in the Easter activities at the rink.

    To be in with a chance of winning, fill in the

  • Tea2 Posted on 31 March 2015

    Treating mum to a scrumptious afternoon tea at Tom Brown’s Brasserie

    Ahead of the Mother’s Day madness, I escaped with my mum to Tom Brown’s Brasserie at Gunthorpe to treat her to afternoon tea and a good girly catch up. An easy drive or bus ride out of the city heading in the direction of Southwell, Gunthorpe is a small village by the River Trent which ‘us locals’ love to journey out to and enjoy at the weekends.

    It wasn’t quiet warm enough to sit outside for our garden themed afternoon tea, which was fine as the converted Victorian school house by the river is as stunning inside as it is out. As we were greeted and seated by the smiley staff,

  • Bus Posted on 30 March 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th April 2015

    Whether you enjoy trying new beers, catching some live motorsport or you fancy taking a tour of the county to discover more about the legendary Sherwood Forest and the surrounding area, we have a real feast of events happening this coming weekend in Nottinghamshire. Read more below on our top five choices and for even more ideas, visit our what’s on page. And to find out more about what’s on this Easter, please visit our Easter Holidays page. You can also hear more from us on Twitter and Facebook.

    Springhead Brewery’s Spring Beer Festival 2015 at Springhead Brewery

    Springhead Brewery know a thing or two

  • theatre Posted on 28 March 2015

    Theatre Royal’s 150th anniversary season is unveiled

    Two Nottingham chorus girls, who trod the boards together at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal in the 1940s and ’50s, were among those who celebrated the launch of the theatre’s 150th birthday celebrations.

    The two friends, Cherise Crewe (née Hutton) and Gillian Haywood (née Widdowson), joined local dignitaries, theatre representatives and actor Christopher Biggins, who plays Widow Twankey in this year’s pantomime Aladdin, to remember the theatre’s rich history – and to look forward to a new programme of shows.

    Cherise and Gillian, who are both 82, first performed together in 1948. As chorus girls they appeared alongside stars such as Julie Andrews, Tony Hancock, Dame Vera Lynn and Laurel and Hardy – and described all of them as

  • Capture_1024626838 Posted on 27 March 2015

    Win tickets to the All About Dogs Show and the Newark Garden Show

    Every year, Newark Showground opens its gates for two major events on the calendar at the same time. Both attract huge numbers and both are equally as important to those who attend. The subject matter might be different, but they’re both fantastic days out at one of the largest event spaces in the county.

    The All About Dogs Show arrives in Nottinghamshire on the 25th & 26th April and you would be ‘barking mad’ to miss it! It’s not just about taking dogs along to compete, it’s also a great day out for the family and you’re of course welcome to take your own canine companion along with

  • dimitri450 Posted on 25 March 2015

    Win tickets to see DJ Dimitri from Paris

    Dimitri, star of the French DJ scene is playing in Nottingham on bank holiday Sunday 5th April, and you could be going along to see him. Enter our competition to win a pair of tickets to see Dimitri live at Riverbank Bar and Kitchen.

    It was DJing that gave 36-year-old Dimitri his start more than a decade ago, when the European radio station CFM hired him to mix records on the air. Because of what he describes as a lack of dance remixers in France, his career in radio led to his being asked to rework tracks for various artists, among them Björk, New Order, and the Brand New Heavies. Along

  • Untitled Posted on 24 March 2015

    History’s forgotten princess is remembered at Hardwick Hall

    History is a subject I’ve always taken a real interest in, from the Tudors, right the way up to the events of the early 20th century. The best history for me is history that’s not been explored before; when we learn new and exciting discoveries about periods we thought we knew really well.

    The team at Hardwick Hall have been busy installing a brand new exhibition at a site that has seen its fair share of historical drama over the years. I was blissfully unaware of the story I was about to discover when I made the pleasant journey to the Nottinghamshire border last week, bathed in glorious spring sunshine. If I

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