• rufford abbey-01-05 Posted on 01 June 2017

    Win Tickets to Summer Events at Rufford Abbey!

    Set in 150 acres of stately parkland, Rufford Abbey is just one of Nottinghamshire’s many beautiful country estates. Dating back a humongous 870 years, the site began as a Cistercian abbey, the remains of which are some of the best preserved in the country. In 1536 the monastery was dissolved and over the next five centuries the estate passed through the hands of the aristocracy with demolition, conversions and additions made to become the country house we know today.

    In 1851 the abbey was the subject of a popular 19th century ballad Rufford Park Poachers which, telling the true story of a gang of hunters, had similar

  • ttd Collage Posted on 30 May 2017

    Things To Do in Nottingham : 2nd – 4th June

    Another weekend in Nottingham is on its way, loaded with some smashing events and great things to do! From history to ale, theatre and performance to water sport activities, there is plenty of fun to be had for the old and young alike. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up to in Nottingham!

    Wheee! International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival

    Lakeside Arts Theatre
    Monday 29 May – Sunday 4 June 2017

    The Wheee! International Children’s Theatre and Dance Festival is a

  • aegon open comp header-05 Posted on 30 May 2017

    Win a pair of tickets for the Aegon Nottingham Semi-Finals 2017!

    Calling all tennis fans! As the country gears up for another delightful Wimbledon season, Nottingham is proud to invite some of the world’s best tennis players to compete at the Aegon Open Nottingham 2017.

    For eight days in June Nottingham Tennis Centre will host a electrifying week of tennis, with internationally renowned players competing including Johanna Konta and Dan Evans.

    We’ve teamed up with the LTA to offer a pair of tickets to the penultimate day of match play at the WTA & ATP Semi-finals on Saturday 17th June. For more information on the Aegon Open and to book tickets, go to the Lawn Tennis Association webpage.

    To be in a chance of winning simply fill in your details in the form

  • ttdmay Posted on 22 May 2017

    Things To Do in Nottingham : 26th – 29th May Bank Holiday

    The bank holiday this weekend brings to Nottingham some really fantastic events, so by no means should you plan to stay home. We thought it best to put together a bumper size pick of the weekend, sharing just a handful of the great things to do coming up.

    Watch some spectacular theatre or explore behind the scenes, transport yourself to an enchanted fairyland or to wartime Nottingham, indulge in an amazing food festival or dance your socks off at Dot to Dot.

    Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up

  • museums at night banner-01 Posted on 16 May 2017

    Museums At Night 2017 in Nottinghamshire

    For those of you who would like to take part in Museums at Night this year, which runs from Wednesday 17th till Saturday 20th May, we’ve prepared a handy guide to the events that are taking place around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire. Venues that take part in this annual after-hours festival of arts, culture and heritage this year are National Justice Museum, Nottingham Contemporary, The Workhouse and Nottingham Lakeside Arts.

    1. Nottingham Lakeside Arts

    Join an evening of family fun this Saturday 20th May, complete with free popcorn and relaxed atmosphere. Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be screening the box office hit Night at the Museum with creative craft activities for all the family before the movie from 5pm. Activities

  • ttd Posted on 15 May 2017

    Things To Do in Nottingham : 19th – 21st May

    The next few weeks in Nottingham are jam packed with fantastic events and things to do. Kicking off with an excellent line up this weekend, you’ll be pressed to find excuses to stay home. Food festivals, exhibitions, live music and theatre will keep you entertained and out enjoying the streets of Nottingham. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas of where to get out and about this weekend!

    Melting Pot FestivalNew Art Exchange

    Saturday 20 May 2017 from 12PM – 5PM

    Despite being walking distance from the city centre, it could be easy to forget about Hyson Green’s New Art Exchange if it was not for

  • ttd Posted on 09 May 2017

    Things To Do in Nottingham : 12th – 14th May

    The weekend has passed, but another soon appears on the horizon! Whatever the weather, there are some fab events around the county to get stuck into. Have a look at our top picks below, click through to find out more or browse our What’s On page for ideas of where to get out and about this weekend. If you want to connect online get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!

    Mad Science at Twinlakes Family Theme Park

    Saturday 13th May

    Wacky rides, water slides, playzones, animal experiences, skating, bouncing and boating are just a few of the

  • festival Posted on 04 May 2017

    Summer festival season in Nottinghamshire!

    Ah summer, the time to relax, and enjoy the finer things in life. As the weather warms and the evenings linger, Nottinghamshire comes into its element and in the months ahead we are playing host to some cracking festivals and outdoor events. Indulge in delicious food and drink, check out brilliant music and entertainment, and take in atmospheric film and theatre, all  (hopefully!) with a good dose of sunshine.

    Scroll down for music festivals, food and drink events, green festivals and family fun and click here for information on the outdoor film and theatre events throughout the summer.

     

    M U S I C

    Heading up the music festivals this summer is The

  • pow Posted on 03 May 2017

    Things to do this weekend : 5th – 7th May 2017

    After a flurry of busy bank holidays, this weekend we thought we’d showcase some of the more inspiring, interesting and informative events happening in Nottingham. Take it easy and delve into history and nature of the county, hunt for pretty vintage postcards or take in some inspiring exhibitions.

    Have a look at our top picks below, click through to find out mmore or browse our What’s On page for ideas of where to get out and about this weekend. If you want to connect online get in touch via Twitter, or connect on Facebook and Instagram to share what you’re up to in Nottingham!

    The Nottingham Postcard Show

    Saturday, 10am

  • broadway nottingham 1 Posted on 02 May 2017

    The UK Green Film Festival returns to Nottingham’s Broadway Cinema

    The UK Green Film Festival is back for its seventh year, and is delighted to return to the Broadway Nottingham.

    This May, the UK Green Film Festival gets ready to bring the very best of environmentally themed films from around the world to one of the UK’s largest cinema networks. Taking place over 8 days from the 4th- 11th May around the country, it’s rapidly expanding into one of the biggest touring cinema events in Europe.

    To match the expanding growth of the festival, this year will see some big films from Oscar nominated filmmakers, Sundance Film Festival winners and trendy Copenhagen based culinary artists, covering every environmental issue from sustainability to mining,

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