• Festival image Posted on 25 April 2014

    Nottingham’s neat14 festival is back with a bang this May

    It’s back! This year, the return of the Nottingham European Arts & Theatre Festival (neat14) will offer a vigorous, intriguing and uplifting programme which will see major arts venues in Nottingham celebrate the very best of European theatre, music, performance, film and visual art for adults and children.

    From 23 May – 1 June 2014, there will be more than 40 amazing events taking place at popular cultural attractions and each one promises to be a great day out for everyone. This year’s main participating venues and partners are Broadway, Nottingham Contemporary, Dance 4, Lakeside Arts Centre, New Art Exchange, Nottingham Playhouse and Theatre Royal

  • Hercules RED bground A4 Chris Nash Posted on 23 April 2014

    WIN a family pass to see New Art Club’s production of Hercules at Nottingham Playhouse

    ONE extraordinary superhero, 12 impossible tasks . . . it’s the story of Hercules as you’ve never seen it before! From the critically acclaimed New Art Club comes Hercules, a new family friendly take on one of the classic tales of Greek Mythology.

    New Art Club are Pete Shenton and Tom Roden, often described as the Morecambe and Wise of dance, and they are renowned for creating unique work that brings together the worlds of dance and comedy. Now they bring their unique comic style and sense of the absurd to the story of the 12 Labours of Hercules in a hilarious and highly successful family friendly show.

    Co-produced in partnership by Dance4, New Art

  • DialM640x300_371382194 Posted on 22 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 25th – 27th April 2014

    Now that Easter is becoming a distant memory, you might be thinking that it’s time to get out and about and walk off all those Easter eggs consumed over the holiday. If that’s the case, then make sure you check out some of the great events and attractions Nottinghamshire has to offer as we bring you our final weekend events roundup for April.

    Dial M For Murder at Theatre Royal

    Frederick Knott’s gripping story Dial M For Murder, which was famously brought to life by Alfred Hitchcock on the big screen, comes to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from 22nd – 26th April. With big name actor Christopher Timothy, well known for his

  • Station 17 Posted on 15 April 2014

    Nottingham Station nears completion

    At the end of March, I took the walk from our office to Nottingham Station, full of excitement and anticipation ahead of what I was about to see. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been able to blog about the work on Nottingham Train Station over the past eight months, when a lot of the major work has taken place. I was a fairly regular user of the station before the changes, so I knew the layout and the feel of it inside out. Eight months on and I was about to experience what the new-look station would feel like to passengers using the site day in, day out.

  • Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem 1 - high res Posted on 14 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 18th – 21st April 2014

    The Easter holidays are now upon us and you might be thinking about how to keep the family entertained this weekend. But don’t worry – we have plenty of inspiration in our round-up of what’s on in Nottinghamshire this Easter weekend.

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F at the Theatre Royal

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F explores a moving story from the battlefields in Afghanistan, told through the eyes of a soldier who is struggling with pain and injury and the consequences of war on the individual. Performed by former and serving soldiers, this show delivers a powerful and emotional message to the audience, as you learn the psychological and physiological

  • MarketPlace-Belfast-June2012_073[1]_569363607 Posted on 07 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 11th – 13th April 2014

    April always conjures up images of April Showers and Easter celebrations. We’re not worrying about the April showers, because Nottinghamshire has plenty to offer you whatever the weather this April; whether you live in our beautiful county or you’re here for a short or long-term break. We’ve pulled together five of our favourite events for the coming weekend that will kick-off April perfectly. If you’re planning your Easter break now, then also make sure you visit our Eggciting Easter Roundup blog to get ahead of the game and guarantee the whole family a great Easter break!


    Continental Market at Nottingham’s Old Market Square

    Nottingham’s Old Market Square takes on a continental

  • Easter in Notts Posted on 04 April 2014

    Nottinghamshire’s eggciting Easter round-up

    This Easter, children and adults alike can enjoy heaps of fun in Nottinghamshire. Events like Robin Hood’s Easter Trail in Sherwood Forest, Cadbury Easter Egg Trails at three of Nottinghamshire National Trust properties and an Easter egg hunt in the historic grounds of Nottingham Castle promise to be very ‘egg-citing’ indeed!

    Below is a round-up of fun activities you can get up to during the Easter holidays. For more ideas, visit www.experiencenottinghamshire.com/easter-holidays.

    Design an Easter Bonnet Competition at Harts Hotel: Show your creative flair by taking part in an Easter bonnet competition organised by Hart’s Hotel. Adults have the chance to win an overnight stay at the hotel

  • Sheffield-Market_031_414282751 Posted on 02 April 2014

    WIN vouchers for Nottingham’s Continental Market 2014

    The arrival of an award-winning Continental Market is set to bring an International flavour to the  Old Market Square in Nottingham this April. From Wednesday 9 until Sunday 13 April 2014, a selection of traders from around the world will be offering a mouth-watering selection of global goodies. Shoppers will be spoilt for choice at this free international event.

    Examples of some of the traders who will be in attendance include:

    Coffee trader Jim Davey with his selection of over 50 different types of fair trade coffees, along with Italian traders Tentazioni Uk Ltd, offering their delicious Italian nougat, biscotti and cakes for shoppers to try out.
    Bella Paella shall be offering Nottingham some delicious Spanish

  • Lincoln Green Posted on 31 March 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 4th – 6th April 2014

    Spring is well and truly upon us and when we stop to think about it, we are now almost a third of the way through 2014! When you put it like that it sounds crazy! So with the longer days and the weather getting warmer, there really hasn’t been a better time to get outside and make the most of what Nottinghamshire has to offer. Here’s our weekly round-up of what you can sample for the weekend ahead.


    Added Value? at The Harley Gallery

    Looking to see what the latest trends are in luxury goods? The Harley Gallery has a quirky exhibition starting this week. Entitled Added Value? the exhibition showcases

  • sweet1 Posted on 27 March 2014

    Get ready for Razzmatazz at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall

    In May, Nottingham will be filled with the sound of thousands of female voices singing in harmony as the Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Contest comes to the city’s Royal Concert Hall. Lynn Bleakley, who sings with Nottingham’s Lace City Chorus, is one of those taking part and in this article she writes about the event. 

    If you are in Nottingham between Friday 9th May and Sunday 11th May, you will almost certainly see, and probably hear, some of the 1,500 women from all over the UK and Netherlands who will be in the city for the vibrant and exciting Sweet Adelines International Barbershop Contest at the Royal Concert Hall.

    The event is coming

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