• Capture Posted on 15 February 2017

    Exhibition Exposition: UNTITLED at New Art Exchange

    As the largest gallery in the UK to focus on culturally diverse visual arts, the New Art Exchange celebrates the rich spectrum of nationalities and culture which populate the local area. Providing high quality exhibitions, events, workshops and performances, there is a varied programme available throughout the week and at weekends, welcoming everyone from art tourists to families and young people. A fresh, engaging space which is as much connected with the visitors as it is with the artists, NAE is most definitely worth checking out. Last week we took a trip to check out their latest exhibition UNTITLED: art on the conditions of our time.

    Curated in collaboration with

  • 597x336.fitandcrop Posted on 14 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend: 17-19th February

    Oscar Wilde Exhibition at Galleries of Justice Museum
    2-19th February

    In this brand new exhibition by local members of the LGBT community, the history of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender life and politics are explored, charting the history of their fight for equal rights and presenting personal stories and experiences. Prominently featured is the yellow door behind which writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned between 1895-97 when he was charged with gross indecency.

    Ezekial Bone: Guts & Gore Tour
    By booking only

    The nights are slowly getting brighter, but there’s certainly still time to make use of those last atmospheric wintry evenings

  • Capture Posted on 10 February 2017

    February half term fun in Nottinghamshire

    There’s plenty going on in Nottingham during this year’s February half term to keep your little ones entertained. And to help you out organise their time we’ve put together our top picks for the whole family to enjoy.

    1. Visit The Harley Gallery for a host of fantastic Lego-themed activities this half term including interactive storytelling, hands-on Lego activities, paint-a-pot Workshops, and Lego brick building time trials. While you’re there don’t forget to explore the new Brick Wonders – Ancient, Natural and Modern Marvels in Lego exhibition, which proves to be very popular with the children of all ages.

    2. Join Nottingham Contemporary every day from Tuesday 14th until Sunday 19th February for free family workshops.

  • download76 Posted on 06 February 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend – 10th – 12th February

    The first week of February has almost passed, but as 2017 gears up there are a multitude of exciting goings on in Nottingham to pique your interest! From silent ice discos and 17th century rebels and crafty workshops, jazz and more. Read on and get planning your weekend!


    Clumber Park Run

    If your new year’s resolution is to stay fit, this might just be the trick for you. Kickstart your weekend by exploring the beautiful Clumber Park in early spring as the shoots and seedlings are beginning to emerge, and gather motivation with a group run. The 5km route takes you through the park woodland, beginning at The Burrow.
    Please note: it is

  • fgf Posted on 01 February 2017

    Live music at Nottingham Contemporary

    In just under a decade since it opened its doors Nottingham Contemporary has firmly established itself as an innovative and dynamic modern art gallery bringing international names to Nottingham. It’s a city haven if you want to escape the humdrum of modern life, a place to mull over thought provoking and playful art, somewhere to learn about history and culture, and best of all it’s admission free.

    Perhaps less well known is the Contemporary’s excellent music programme which has hosted diverse quality acts from the likes of The Futureheads, Polar Bear, and Sun Ra Arkestra, along with the finest Notts talent around. With regular free live music on Saturday

  • download (2) Posted on 30 January 2017

    Things to do this weekend, 3rd-5th February

    The January cobwebs have been blown away and 2017 is in full swing – its time to get out and try something new this weekend. Shopping, entertainment, workshops and thought provoking comedy are all going on in the city so there’s certainly no excuse to be bored! Here are some handpicked suggestions of some of our favourite events in Nottingham this weekend…

    Sister Act – Theatre Royal until 11th February

    After several years on Broadway and the West End, the well loved musical Sister Act comes to Nottingham. Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a

  • national story telling week Posted on 26 January 2017

    Celebrate National Storytelling Week 2017 in Nottinghamshire

    Nottingham is famous for many stories and tales passed through generations, with the most renowned one being the famous legend of Robin Hood and his merry men. So we’ve got several reasons to be proud and celebrate this upcoming National Storytelling Week.

    Our beautiful county is renowned for producing some of the finest wordsmiths. Whether it’s the sometimes controversial tales of D.H. Lawrence or the romantic poems of Lord Byron, through to tales of local life and the harsh realities of the 20th century from Alan Sillitoe – Nottinghamshire has brought forth some of the most innovative story tellers known to the world. Nottingham is also one of only 20 cities around the world

  • 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

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