• 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

  • capture Posted on 13 December 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th December

    Kick start your weekend with our guide of top six things to do in Nottinghamshire. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages. For more ideas and inspiration, get social with us on Twitter and FacebookInstagram and Pinterest.

    1.This Friday sees the start of the Weather Extremes: Making and Breaking Records in Nottinghamshire exhibition at Lakeside Arts. The exhibition will be on display until 26th March 2017. Visit the exhibition this Friday and explore the history of extreme weather events in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas.

    Francis Willughby has closed. We are now looking forward to Weather Extremes, opening

  • white-christmas-theme Posted on 05 December 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 9th – 11th December

    We’re just three weeks away from Christmas! We know that this time of year may be a bit stressful but there’s plenty going on in Nottinghamshire that will take your mind off the Christmas fever.

    An Inspired Christmas

    Join this festive performance at The Royal Concert Hall this Friday 9th December, featuring vibrant a capella performances from Nottinghamshire Schools, who have created exciting new vocal ensembles with NYCGB workshop leaders over the past few months.

    An Inspired Christmas Concert on 9 December at @RoyalNottingham: marking our new partnership with @nycgb pic.twitter.com/XVfzAKV9hI

    — Notts. Libraries (@nottslibraries) November 29, 2016

    Sticky Morales at Riverbank Bar & Kitchen

    Also on Friday 9th December, Sticky Morales

  • Family visitors at Speke Hall, Liverpool, at Christmas. Posted on 29 November 2016

    Celebrate Christmases Past in Nottinghamshire

    Before we start looking ahead to 2017, Nottinghamshire heritage attractions are inviting us back in time to celebrate Christmas time the good old fashioned way!

    Victorian Christmas Extravaganza at the Framework Knitters Museum

    The cosy Victorian cottages will be brought to life with lanterns, Christmas carols, a traditional barrel organ and a roaring fire for toasting crumpets and chestnuts. Children can even visit Father Christmas in his grotto and and knit their own Christmas stocking using the hand-powered knitting machines and the help of the museum’s volunteers.

    12 Days of Christmas at Hardwick Hall

    Find two 20ft Christmas trees in the grand Entrance Hall of the incredible Elizabethan Manor and catch a glimpse of a

  • holocaust-museum__0011 Posted on 25 November 2016

    21 Years of the National Holocaust Centre

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Jayne Nightingale visits the National Holocaust Centre and Museum

    In a corner of North Nottinghamshire, handily positioned between Ollerton and Newark, the National Holocaust Centre and Museum have just celebrated their 21st birthday. When London and the UK’s other major cities overlooked the importance of creating a memorial that informs and educates surrounded by beautiful gardens, Nottingham and the Smith family stepped up and created a national venue that we should all be very proud of.

    The team have gone out of their way to ensure that the centre is a beacon of light and hope as well as providing an engaging and educational lesson in understanding how discrimination and prejudice

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