• lace-market-2 Posted on 03 October 2016

    World Architecture Day

    Home of pioneering architects, cutting edge design and impressive historic houses, Nottinghamshire’s rich architectural heritage is built in to the intricate walls and unique streets of the city and county. This World Architecture Day, we’re sharing some of Nottinghamshire’s most interesting buildings in pictures.

    The former offices of hugely influential Gothic revival architect Watson Fothergill are found in the heart of the city.


    The Nottingham Contemporary was designed by the world renowned Caruso St John architects.

    Kelham Hall  is considered a masterpiece of high Victorian Gothic architecture and was designed George Gilbert Scott, whose distinctive style can also be seen in the St Pancras Railway Station building.


    With its unique

  • goose-fair Posted on 03 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 7th – 9th October

    The temperature has dropped and the nights are drawing in but the October celebrations are in full swing in Nottinghamshire!

    There’s lots to get excited about in the city and county this weekend – here’s our top five picks.


    The Spiegeltent 

    Whether it’s burlesque or the comedy spectacular, make sure you see a show at Salon Perdu during it’s weeklong visit to the city.

    The #SpiegelTent is open until 8th October! Tickets can be purchased from @NottinghamTIC https://t.co/75u1kcgh1L #nottstober pic.twitter.com/8Tsuqw73Y0

    — What's on Nottingham (@nottm_events) October 2, 2016


    Goose Fair

    Ride the big wheel and eat mushy peas at one of Europe’s largest

  • 111 Posted on 30 September 2016

    Win tickets to see The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show

    One of the most iconic characters in children’s literature will be arriving in Nottingham next month, when The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show launches a UK Tour from Nottingham Playhouse on Monday 17 October, ahead of a run London’s West End run.

    We’ve got a set of family tickets (2 adults and 3 children maximum) and a Very Hungry Caterpillar plush toy to give away. Just answer the question and fill in the form below before 10th October 2016 to be in with a chance of winning! Terms and conditions apply.

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  • Bramley apples Posted on 28 September 2016

    Feeling autumnal at Bramley’s Brasserie

    What better week to visit Bramley’s Brasserie, on our stunning University of Nottingham campus, than when it’s been announced that the original Bramley apple tree in Southwell which still bears fruit today has been shortlisted for a national award?

    I heard the new autumn menu was available, just as the leaves started to fall from the trees around this beautiful venue, so I branched out for a visit. The floor to ceiling glass in the foyer and restaurant never cease to please the eye and visiting around 7.30pm in September, I managed to catch the sun setting and appreciate the fairy lights in the trees which started to appear.

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  • nottingham-david-baird-6900 Posted on 27 September 2016

    Nottingham – The Perfect Tourist City

    This World Tourism Day, Christopher Harrison, general manager at St James Hotel tells us why Nottingham makes the perfect tourist city.

    Take a walk around Nottingham and you’ll soon come to realise that this is a city with a perfect mix of old and new, which is why I always suggest to guests that they get out and about and enjoy everything that Nottingham has to offer. When I ask if they enjoyed their stay at the end, I often hear stories of the things that they’ve seen, the restaurants they’ve enjoyed and the theatre they’ve been to watch, and 9 times out of 10 they tell me that they’d love to come back.

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  • img_9310 Posted on 26 September 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 30th September – 2nd October

    October arrives Nottinghamshire in this weekend, bringing a months worth of festivals, Halloween events and autumnal fun with it! Here’s what we recommend.

    October Festival City begins

    The city’s myriad of festivals kicks off with comedy at the Spiegeltent, the Family Arts Festival and the Nottingham Independent Festival.

    This October, Nottingham hosts more festivals than any other UK cityhttps://t.co/ZFE6nxPoP0 pic.twitter.com/B6a6TqNiP3

    — Experience Notts (@ExperienceNotts) August 28, 2016


    Try para-rowing at the National Watersports Centre

    British Rowing are throwing a party to promote para-rowing and inspire everyone to try rowing.

    Time to Party, time for a Para-Rowing Party on 2 October. Come down and give

  • artist-helaina-barkworth-cobden-chambers Posted on 21 September 2016

    Spray Paint & Inspiration

    Gavin Conwill, aka street photographer Urban Shutterbug, talks Nottingham’s vibrant street art scene.

    Nottingham is being steadily nurtured into a pivotal hub for urban art. The genre once frowned upon but subsequently popularised by ‘Banksy’ et al, is now finding a home in the heart of the midlands.

    For an art form to flourish, it needs passionate innovators. One of the early protagonists responsible for Nottingham’s rise is artist ‘Dilk’. Held in high esteem throughout the Graffiti community Stephen Dilks has been a driving force on the local scene. First establishing the Coverage shop in the city’s West End Arcade, then subsequently heading Montana Colours Hockley, Dilk has been friend, mentor & key provider

  • festival-of-food-drink Posted on 12 September 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th September

    September has definitely brought an Autumnal feeling to Nottinghamshire. Whether you head to Clumber Park or Wollaton Hall to see the last of the summer greenery or stay cosy exploring our galleries, there are plenty of seasonal events to fill the weekend ahead.

    Festival of Food & Drink 2016 at Clumber Park

    The festival returns with a host of celebrity chefs, Cookery Theatre and lots of exciting new dishes to try.


    — FestivalofFood&Drink (@FestofFood) September 7, 2016

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  • 122_bookswap Posted on 08 September 2016

    Happy International Literacy Day from Notts

    This UNESCO International Literacy Day, we’re reminding ourselves of the outstanding literary heritage and vibrant contemporary scene that earned Nottingham it’s UNESCO City of Literature title.

    You can wander in the footsteps of notoriously ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’ romantic poet Lord Byron, at his spectacular ancestral home Newstead Abbey. You can also visit the St Mary Magdalene church where he is buried alongside his daugher, esteemed mathematician, Ada Lovelace, in the Byron family vault.

    It’s the hometown of Angry Young Man, Arthur Seaton from the iconic novel Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by Alan Silitoe. The BAFTA award-winning film was filmed in Nottingham too.

    One of the most scandalous novels of

  • The-Underground-Man-Artwork-V4 Posted on 06 September 2016

    Q and A with Andrew Breakwell, Director of ‘The Underground Man’

    Nottingham Playhouse has long been established as a world-class drama venue; the theatre’s diverse productions have been performed all across the globe from Hong Kong to London’s West End.

    The subject of upcoming play ‘The Underground Man’  however, comes from much closer to home. Based on the critically acclaimed novel by Mick Jackson, the play follows the life of eccentric Nottinghamshire aristocrat, Duke William Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck.

    Born in 1800, the Duke lived a reclusive life at Welbeck Abbey, where his major building operations – including an elaborate maze beneath the site – captured the imaginations of Victorian society and generations afterwards.

    Director Andrew Breakwell tells us more.

    William Cavendish is known for being an eccentric but elusive figure.

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