• 1a Posted on 07 July 2015

    McBusted experience at the Capital FM Arena

    Every time I get a chance to see a show at Capital FM Arena Nottingham I get excited because I know they are always brilliant. Nothing can compare to being a part a crowd of ten thousand singing, and dancing together to the same tune. The Capital FM Arena gives you that and much more.

    After we interviewed McBusted before their Most Excellent Adventure 2015 (MEAT) Arena Tour I couldn’t wait until they returned to Nottingham to do their show. I knew I would have a great time and neither the venue nor the band disappointed me and my date.

    We arrived at the Arena fifteen

  • Galleries of Justice Museum child - websize Posted on 06 July 2015

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

    We’ve picked out our weekly dose of top events for you again and as ever there’s a fantastic lineup ahead as we look forward to another packed weekend in Nottinghamshire. With live music, entertainment, guided tours and much more taking place, you certainly won’t struggle to find something to keep the family entertained. For more inspiration you can also visit our Twitter and Facebook pages. To join in the conversation with us, use the hashtag #lovenotts.

    The Big Busk at various locations across Nottingham

    After a hugely successful event in 2014, Nottingham once again celebrates the wide range of talent at its disposal with the return of

  • Civil War Centre blog banner Posted on 01 July 2015

    Dress to thrill at the National Civil War Centre

    Despite being surrounded by hi-tech interactive displays, spectacular cinema action and scores of precious relics, one of the most popular attractions at the National Civil War Centre, Newark, has been ….. Dressing up!

    When museum chiefs ordered clothing and replica armour for people to try on in the costume corner they made sure there were as many adult sizes as kids. Dressing up is a great way to get into character and proves people never really want to grow up.

    Metal armour, including breastplates and helmets, were made over a red hot forge by one of the UK’s top metal craftsmen, Adam Blockley. More elegant textile clothing, including dresses and waistcoats, have

  • Blog banner Posted on 29 June 2015

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

    So we’re now kicking off July and with this week’s heatwave, the weather is set fair for a promising start of the month as the summer roars on. Fortunately, there’s lots to see and do while the weather is glorious around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire so it really is a pity to waste the chance to get outdoors and explore somewhere new. Read on for this week’s top five picks for things to do and make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Facebook for even more ideas and inspiration!

     

    The Grand Tour at Various Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Venues

    Art lovers are invited to enjoy the art and cultural riches of local

  • 2892 Posted on 25 June 2015

    Win tickets to see The Wiz at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    Following the success of previous productions such as Sweeney Todd, Little Shop of Horrors and last year’s Oh What a Lovely War, Director Martin Berry brings his trademark flair – and maybe some flares as well – to this thrilling musical The Wiz. The story relocates the world famous story of Oz to downtown Nottingham in the early 70s, when Northern Soul was the greatest dance, music and style craze in the land. Journey along Nottingham’s own version of the yellow brick road in a show that pushes the boundaries and re-imagines a classic story with a truly local feel!

    We’ve teamed up with the guys at Nottingham Lakeside Arts to

  • bikes Posted on 24 June 2015

    Help us make Nottingham and Nottinghamshire England’s Home of sport!

    As you might already be aware, VisitEngland is on a quest to find the country’s capital of sport. There were over 2,000 nominations, but in the end, only six locations could be chosen for the final shortlist of VisitEngland’s bid to crown, once and for all, England’s Home of Sport.

    This week, we waited with baited breath for the announcement, and were delighted to see that Nottingham has not only made it to the final shortlist, but that we’ve done so with more nominations than any other location.

    As ‘The People’s Choice’ candidate, we’re in with a fantastic chance of being crowned the winner, but we need your help. A public vote is now

  • EarthAndFire Posted on 22 June 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th June 2015

    This weekend is in fact the last weekend of June – how quickly has this month gone! June will end with a bang with top sporting events coming to their conclusion, festivals and big days out for the family. It’s another jam-packed weekend for you to enjoy across the county. Find out more about what’s on by following us on Twitter and Facebook to see why ‘One Day In Notts is Never Enough’!

     

    Earth & Fire International Ceramic Fair at Rufford Abbey

    Ever fancied yourself as a potter or had an urge to turn your hand to a new skill? Well this weekend the annual Earth & Fire

  • Outdoor theatre Posted on 20 June 2015

    Win tickets to see an outdoor theatre production of Hamlet at Nottingham Castle

    Outdoor Theatre season returns to Nottinghamshire this summer with exceptional performances across the stunning grounds of many of the counties finest heritage attractions such as Nottingham Castle, Newstead Abbey and Wollaton Hall.

    Outdoor theatre season returns to Nottinghamshire in 2015

    On 14th July, the iconic theatrical play Hamlet comes to Nottingham Castle. Witness the story of Hamlet’s inner struggle as he decides whether his father was murdered and if so, is his uncle Claudius guilty of the crime?

    We’ve teamed up with Nottingham City Council to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see Hamlet on Tuesday 14 July at Nottingham

  • James Ward Posted on 15 June 2015

    Things to do this weekend, 19th – 21st June 2015

    With a feast of tennis, Father’s Day on Sunday and lots of entertainment and things to do, this weekend promises to be another cracker for locals and visitors alike in Nottinghamshire. Read on for our weekly guide on the top 5 things to do and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates.

     

    Aegon Open Nottingham ATP at Nottingham Tennis Centre

    The women’s tennis is all but over now, with the final being played out today. But, the world-class tennis action doesn’t end there! From the 20th – 28th June, you can enjoy the men’s ATP event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre as the

  • fl_TheVamps_740x300_849792094 Posted on 12 June 2015

    Win tickets to see The Vamps at Forest Live!

    This summer sees the return of Forest Live to the hugely popular Sherwood Pines in the heart of Nottinghamshires Sherwood Forest. Every year the festival in the forest attracts some of the biggest names in music and this year is no different. Paloma Faith, Tom Odell and The Vamps are some of the headline acts on the list for 2015 in what promises to be a lineup of serious heavyweights from the 26th – 28th June.

    We’re delighted to be able to team up with our friends over at Sherwood Pines to offer one lucky person the chance to win a pair of tickets to see The Vamps perform

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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