• Hockley Hustle Posted on 05 October 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 9th – 11th October 2015

    With the weather on the turn and the leaves on the trees turning from green to autumnal shades of yellow, orange and red, make sure you wrap up warmer when you’re out and about in our county this month. There’s plenty happening, as October kicks into gear, so there’s no excuse not to dig out the scarf and winter coat, and enjoy all that Nottinghamshire has to offer. Our October updates continue on Twitter and Facebook, and you can join our conversations using the hashtag #lovenotts.

     

    Robin Hood Beer & Cider Festival at Nottingham Castle

    Its popularity over the years has seen it become one of the biggest events in the

  • Logiclock_logo_gb_1000 Posted on 30 September 2015

    Test your wits at Nottingham’s Logiclock

    Today we hear from our guest blogger Elisia Denton, who recently pitted her wits against Logiclock – an escape game located in Nottingham City Centre. Did her team beat the game? Read on to find out!

    Tucked away on Trinity Walk is a new leisure activity that is a must try for everybody! This activity was one of the best that I’ve participated in this year and since going I have recommended it to everybody I know. In fact, I even joined TripAdvisor afterwards just so I could review it and add another 5 star rating to over 100 that they already have, and most definitely deserve. If you’re looking for an

  • 12025487_964139800317601_1539027287_n Posted on 28 September 2015

    Win tickets to Klaus’ Brau Haus Pop-Up Bier Keller

    This October, Nottingham welcomes a brand new event, Klaus’ Brau Haus Pop-Up Bier Keller, bringing with it traditional Bavarian food and much more. From Thursday 1st – Sunday 4th October, visitors to Nottingham can sample an Oktoberfest experience in the centre of Nottingham in a cool pop-up covered, weatherproof and warm venue on Huntingdon Street.

    The venue itself will be transformed with a stage, bars, and food vendors. The Food & Drink Offering will be authentic Bavarian to compliment the party atmosphere. There will be a range of Blond, Wheat and Dark beers from Kaltenberg, Warsteiner and Konig Ludwig as well as jagermeister & German Wines.

    Music and Entertainment across the four nights

  • 1984_640x300 Posted on 23 September 2015

    Win opening night tickets to see 1984 at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal

    Critically acclaimed and created by former Royal Ballet dancer Jonathan Watkins, 1984 is a hugely anticipated ballet which comes to Nottingham from the 29th September – 3rd October 2015.

    The story centralises around the protagonist Winston Smith, who spends his days working at the Ministry of Truth with Big Brother looking over his shoulder, forcing him to lead a life within which there is no time for love or romance. That is until Winston rebels against the system when he meets Julia, the love of his life. From there, a story unfolds, told to the audience through enchanting dance, music and superb choreography.

    Based on a story by the iconic George

  • Calm Water blog Posted on 22 September 2015

    Prepare for the Robin Hood Marathon with Calm Water Floatation

    If you’re taking part in this weekend’s Ikano Robin Hood Marathon, then today’s guest blog from Nick at Calm Water Floatation Centre in West Bridgford is perfect if you’re looking for the ideal way to prepare for and recover from the strains of Nottingham’s long distance running event.

    Are you running in this years Ikano Robin Hood Marathon? Are you a keen sportsperson or do you exercise regularly? We have something to aid preparation, performance and speed recovery that could well be of interest to you.

    Floatation Therapy is a truly unique concept in complimentary therapies, which you can experience at our state-of-the-art centre (the very first in the Midlands) at

  • Theatre Royal blog image Posted on 21 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th September 2015

    This week we’re celebrating historic milestones, local produce, sporting success and wartime nostalgia – all wrapped up into a neat and tidy three day package we like to call the weekend! Of course this handy, five event-long guide is not a comprehensive list of what’s on in Nottinghamshire, so be sure to visit our what’s on page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.

     

    The Great Notts Show 2015 at Old Market Square

    Known as the annual show where Nottinghamshire celebrates local produce, art and crafts and real ale, The Great Notts Show 2015 is not to be missed if you like

  • Things to do image Posted on 16 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 20th September 2015

    We’re not done with the summer just yet, even though September is passing us by quicker than we would like. The 18th – 20th September is yet another jam packed weekend and as usual, narrowing it down to a top five is very difficult. Read on for some inspiration and if you still need more to satisfy your hunger for things to do, follow our Twitter and Facebook pages.

     

    Festival of Food & Drink 2015 at Clumber Park

    After two hugely successful weekends in 2013 and 2014, the Festival of Food & Drink returns to Clumber Park this weekend from 19th – 20th September, bringing with it a

  • Aladdin comp lead image Posted on 15 September 2015

    WIN a Christmas shopping and theatre break in Nottingham

    Shop ’till you drop at intu Broadmarsh Centre & intu Victoria Centre

    Enjoyed one of the great events in Nottingham this October?  Why not come back to our great city and enjoy a Christmas treat on us.

    Nottingham really comes alive during the festive season as the Old Market Square is turned into a Winter Wonderland where the star attraction is the outdoor ice rink where you can skate among the stars.  Sample mulled wine and roasted chestnuts as you browse the traditional market stalls.

    Enter our competition where you and a lucky guest can have a taste of the ‘mince’ pie and experience a festive Nottingham break first hand.

    The prize

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  • MarcelKittel_wins_London Posted on 09 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 12th – 13th September 2015

    We’re gearing up for another great week in Nottingham, as Britain’s premier road cycling race scorches into town, and some of the county’s best heritage sites and attractions throw their doors open for free. As always, you can keep right up to date with what’s on in Nottinghamshire by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

     

    Tour of Britain – 11th September

    With Sir Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish leading the pack of big name riders, this year’s Tour of Britain is already shaping up to be an unmissable event. Big hitters like Team Sky and Team Movistar will be going for the win, but don’t forget to cheer on the local boys

  • Newstead Abbey front by Steven Glass Posted on 02 September 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 5th – 6th September 2015

    The bank holiday fun means we barely get to take a breath before gearing up for the next action-packed weekend here in Nottinghamshire. As always, we’d love you to interact with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages, where you can share your images using the hashtag #lovenotts.

     

    Robin Hood Folk Festival – 4th – 6th September 

    In medieval times, the tales of Robin Hood were passed on through musical ballad – and storied folk music will once again ring out in Nottinghamshire, during this brand new festival.

    Held in the gorgeous grounds of Newstead Abbey, the Robin Hood Folk Festival offers top class music, as well as heaps of entertainment for the whole family.

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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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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…