• bolero Posted on 22 May 2014

    WIN tickets to see Bolero and a Bramley Apple Martini

    The NEAT Festival starts tomorrow – and we have a pair of tickets to give away to Bolero which is showing at Nottingham Playhouse on 31st May and 1st June.

    Not only that  but the winner can also enjoy a delicious Bramley Apple Martini Cocktail before the show courtesy of the Ned Ludd. The cocktail was created for Experience Nottinghamshire and Visit England as part of English Tourism Week and it was inspired by the Bramley Apple, which originates in Southwell.

    A Bramley Apple Martini Cocktail.

    Bolero, which is written by Nottingham playwright Michael Pinchbeck, stars six performers from the UK, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Germany, along with a community cast of

  • Levity III - the blue dome Posted on 19 May 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 23rd – 26th May 2014

    After the scorching weekend we’ve just experienced across Nottinghamshire, it is safe to say we have well and truly had a taster of the beautiful weather we can expect to come in the summer. In fact, and whisper this quietly, you might say summer has already arrived… We’re hoping the coming weekend is just as gorgeous, as we have another packed programme of events to take your fancy including a spot of cycling, some dance themed fun as well as the start of half-term activities across many Nottinghamshire attractions. And of course, let’s not forget it’s bank holiday again, so for many of us, it’s a three day weekend! So sit

  • Ann et Vin Posted on 12 May 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th May 2014

    We’re yet again spoilt for choice this weekend with the broad range of events taking place across the city and county. Take a quick read through our five picks for this weekend and try something new in Nottinghamshire.

    Museums at Night at various venues

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Museums as you’ve never experienced them before! For one weekend only, a selection of the city and counties places of historical interest are opening their doors after-hours for special night time viewings and events.

    Hosted by Culture24, Museum at Night is a chance for museums, heritage sites and galleries to showcase themselves at night, with special events and exhibitions laid on for the public for a

  • Museums at Night Posted on 08 May 2014

    Nottinghamshire’s cultural spaces get involved in Museums at Night

    Some of Nottinghamshire’s best-loved museums, galleries and heritage sites will be opening their doors to the public after hours as part of the nationwide Culture24‘s Museums at Night festival which takes place between 15th and 17th May.

    Visit the home to the villainous Sheriff of Nottingham, after hours (15th May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm)… The Galleries of Justice Museum will bring Nottingham’s horrible history to life when the museum is normally closed with a unique celebration of A Night at the Museum. Step back in time as costumed characters lead you through the corridors and dungeons of the old County Gaol and tell tales of a bygone era on this special celebration of heritage

  • Newark & Notts County Show Heavy Horse Posted on 06 May 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 9th – 11th May 2014

    As ever, early in the week, we are considering how to occupy ourselves this weekend. Never fear, we’re always around to save the day should you find yourself at a loose end. Here’s a quick preview of some of the key events taking place across Nottinghamshire this weekend.


    Nottinghamshire County Show at Newark Showground

    From the 10th to 11th May, the annual Nottinghamshire County Show is set to take Newark Showground by storm. Eagerly anticipated by everyone with an interest in fine and local foods, farming and agriculture, the great outdoors or even those who wish to enjoy a family-fun day out in the county, the County Show is one of

  • Brewhouse Yard 3 Med Res-jpg Posted on 28 April 2014

    Things to do this weekend, 2nd – 5th May 2014

    With this weekend incorporating May Day bank holiday and spoiling us with another three day weekend, it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and about to explore, discover and unearth some great locations, attractions and events taking place across our county. We have so much to show you and not enough time and space to fit it all in! So here’s our quick round-up of what you should see and do this bank holiday weekend.

    Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre: The Rite of Spring and Petrushka at Nottingham Playhouse

    This production brings together contrasts and comparisons of complete opposites. The Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre present to you The Rite of Spring and Petrushka

  • 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.

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