• D.H. Lawrence book collection Posted on 03 September 2014

    All eyes on Nottinghamshire’s literary legend, D.H. Lawrence

    With a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley’s Lover hitting our screens this week, now is a great time to discover more about its iconic author.

    D.H. Lawrence, one of the most controversial novelists in the 20th century, was born in the small mining town of Eastwood, on the outskirts of Nottingham. And you don’t have to stray too far to find some of the places that inspired his famous novels.

    With all eyes soon to be on one of our greatest literary legends, there is no better time to discover all things Lawrence in Nottinghamshire!

    Top of the list for any Lawrence fan is the annual D.H. Lawrence Festival of Culture, which this year takes

  • D H Lawrence novels Posted on 01 September 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 5th – 7th September 2014

    We’ve now entered September – doesn’t a year fly by when you’re having fun? We’re still clinging onto the last remains of summer so before we completely give into the lure of Autumn, let’s have a glance at the coming weekend and see what there is to do in Nottinghamshire while the weather is still set to be warm and sunny for most.

     

    D.H. Lawrence Festival at various venues in Eastwood

    Each year in the town of Eastwood, residents and visitors alike celebrate the life of one of Nottinghamshire’s literary legends. D.H. Lawrence, born in Eastwood, was one of the most controversial authors of all time and his writings as popular today as

  • powerboat Posted on 28 August 2014

    WIN a family pass to see the Powerboat GP World Championships this weekend

    The exhilarating sport of powerboat racing is one that is best experienced live – and this weekend you can do just that as the Powerboat GP Championships get underway at the National Watersports Centre.

    This event will see 52 powerboat racers from 12 different countries battle it out to claim the title of World Champion. There are also three European Championship titles up for grabs.

    Watch skilled racers twist and turn across the water and marvel at their speed, which sometimes exceeds 70mph. The National Watersports Centre is also perfect for spectators because all the action takes place in a relatively confined space with viewing points all around the man-made lake.

    To buy your

  • Bartosz Kali Posted on 26 August 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 29th – 31st August 2014

    With the last bank holiday of the year now behind us, there’s now even more reason to ensure that you make the most of the weekends. Let’s see what the last weekend of August has in store for us as we get ready to welcome September into our year here in Nottinghamshire.

    Mela Weekender 2014 at The New Art Exchange and Victoria Embankment

    Nottingham comes alive with colour and festival vibes this weekend as Mela 2014 takes over Trent Bridge, the New Art Exchange and the Victoria Embankment on Saturday and Sunday. Last year saw the Nottingham Mela deliver some stand out dance routines, music, art and entertainment that rocked Nottingham,

  • Royal Concert Hall interior 2009 Posted on 22 August 2014

    Royal Concert Hall aims to get bums on new seats

    32 years ago, the Royal Concert Hall was first constructed and became one of the finest entertainment venues in the city of Nottingham and the UK. The seating installed in the building was fitted by Race Furniture, a company based in Gloucestershire. Naturally they take much pride in their work and the seats stood the test of time with countless performers coming and going over those 32 years. Having sat in them myself many a time, I can vouch for the fact that the Royal Concert Hall is one of the best places to sit and watch a show and indeed one of the most comfortable.

    RCH auditorium
  • Summer Nights 2013 credit Graham Lucas Commons4 Posted on 18 August 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 22nd – 25th August 2014

    It’s a bumper bank holiday special this week which means there’s even more time to get out and about and explore what Nottinghamshire has to offer. Take your pick of the five events below and see what takes your fancy as we look at some of the top things to do this weekend!

     

    Southwell Music Festival at Various Venues in Southwell

    It’s an annual event that celebrates classical music and brings people together from across the county and the UK. The Southwell Music Festival is one of the largest events in the calendar not just for Southwell, but for the whole county. Make sure you visit this weekend, whether you’re a

  • The Print Corridor Posted on 11 August 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 15th – 17th August 2014

    We have food and drink on the brain this coming weekend. If you like your weekend to have a bit of a kick, and a sprinkle of spice, then we have an event that’s right up your street. On the other hand, if you’re looking for a mix of flavours and something for everyone, we’re pretty sure we can accommodate that as well. However, it’s not all about food and drink and there are plenty of activities and entertainment out there to be enjoyed as well. So sit back and take a sneak peek at what’s on this weekend in Nottinghamshire.

    East Midlands Chilli Festival at Newark Showground

    I will confess to being

  • Robin Hood and Little John, Robin Hood Festival 2013 Posted on 04 August 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 8th – 10th August 2014

    With so many events taking place this weekend, we don’t know where to start – in fact there’s almost too much to fit into our small blog. Below are our top picks for what’s on around Nottinghamshire.

    Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest

    The annual Robin Hood Festival returns to Sherwood Forest this week, and 2014 is a very special year because it marks 30 years since the festival first began in this iconic location. The weekend will see the final few days of the festival, including the closing ceremony.

    It’s a festival that captures the imaginations of young and old and people from all over the UK, and indeed the world,

  • agnes Posted on 01 August 2014

    WIN tickets to see Agnes of God at the Lace Market Theatre

    A play which examines ideas surrounding faith, memory and the meaning of Sainthood is set to be performed at Nottingham’s Lace Market Theatre next week – and we have TWO pairs of tickets to give away to the show on Wednesday.

    Agnes of God, which was written by the American playwright John Pielmeier, is the latest production by the Mansfield-based Zodiac Theatre Company. Based on a real-life incident, it tells the story of a novice nun who gives birth and insists that the dead child was the result of a virgin conception. A psychiatrist is called in to investigate the incident and her faith in science and facts results in a huge clash with the mother superior

  • spy Posted on 01 August 2014

    Si5 Spy Missions: Have you got what it takes to save the world?

    Like many kids in the 1980s I grew up on a staple diet of James Bond. Countless Sunday afternoons were spent watching 007 trying to save the world time and time again; but whilst most girls would imagine themselves as a Bond girl I always quite fancied myself more as something of a James Bond.

    My ideals were always indulged and I was told that I could be anything that I wanted to be, and quite right too, although I never did make it as a special agent . . . until today when I became an Si5 agent and revived a secret dream (granted, not so secret and in the public domain

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