• reportrait Posted on 22 June 2017

    Exhibition Review: Reportrait at Nottingham Castle

    It is no wonder that portraiture has endured millennia as a favoured and endlessly fascinating form of art. We gather a multitude of information from observing a portrait, from mood and personality to age, status and era, building a narrative in our minds of the sitter and their story. And yet, there is much mystery in these images of people long gone, who are perhaps only remembered by this one fixed moment in time.

    Building on this already captivating art form, Reportrait exhibits the work of thirteen artists who each reimagine traditional portraiture, using sculpture, texture, photography, context or digital means. Transforming each image they not only add

  • ttd Collage Posted on 19 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 23rd – 25th June

    Although the heatwave is set to calm a little, we can still expect another lovely warm weekend in Nottinghamshire to look forward to. As ever, there are dozens of ways to spend your time, taking in the best of our fair city at some great events and attractions throughout the county. Get involved in  Craft Beer Week, meet some lovable canine mates at the Fun Dog Show, or take in art and delicious food at the historic Welbeck Estate.

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

  • ttd Collage Posted on 12 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 16th – 18th June

    The forecast is looking bright for the coming weekend in Nottingham, and there’s a lovely diverse selection of events and things to do to keep you entertained, including live music, food, science and vintage air crafts!

    If you’re going to be treating your dad to a special Father’s Day outing, we have rounded up some of the best events and offers here to make it special and still save you some pennies. Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on 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!

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  • father's day nottingham Posted on 09 June 2017

    Celebrate Father’s Day in Nottingham

    It’s not always easy to think of an original present for Dad on Father’s Day. You’ve given him enough socks, books, golfing gear and novelty gifts to last a life-time so this year why not whisk him away to Nottinghamshire? Over the weekend you will find plenty of events for the whole family to enjoy – below are some of our highlights but you will find plenty more inspiration on our What’s On page.

    1) Classic Car and Motorcycle Show at Clumber Park

    If your dad loves cars, there’s no better thing for him to do than to celebrate Father’s Day at the Classic Car and Motorcycle show at Clumber Park on 18th June.

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  • east is east Posted on 06 June 2017

    East is East at Nottingham Playhouse ★★★★★

    Nottingham Playhouse welcomed the brand new production of this Olivier Award-winning comedy on 25th May, and it’s quickly become a sensation among those who’ve seen it.

    Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George’s homeland, Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite the challenge.

    Read on to find out what we thought about our experience at a performance of East is East last week.

    Linda – A delightful evening was spent watching the cast of East is East perform to a packed audience at Nottingham Playhouse. Each and every member of the cast

  • aegon Posted on 05 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 9th – 11th June

    Welcome to a new week in Nottingham, packed with exciting events and fantastic things to do. This week the star of the show is the Aegon Open, which is set to be a fast paced week of competitive tennis, but there is also live music, nature walks, open gardens, and lots more! Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on 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!

    Aegon Open Nottingham 2017 – Nottingham Tennis Centre

    Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 June 2017

    Warming up

  • 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

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…