• Prisoners-Tale Posted on 14 December 2011

    A Prisoners Tale at the Galleries of Justice Museum

    This winter, take in the highly acclaimed Prisoner’s Tale performance tour at the Galleries of Justice Museum.

    Located in the Lace Market area of Nottingham city centre, the Galleries of Justice Museum is a unique visitor attraction offering an interactive take on crime and punishment through the ages.

    As an indoor attraction in Nottingham, the museum offers a great way to escape all the hustle and bustle of Christmas shopping and the sales without having to get wet or cold. If you’re looking for options for family days out over the Christmas period, then the Galleries won’t be weather dependent and a very good option.

    The Prisoner’s Tale Tours are actor-led tours which

  • Sherwood Forest couple with dog on path Posted on 09 December 2011

    Dave Woods Perambulation of Sherwood Forest

    Last week, we introduced a very special project that Dave Wood, Nottinghamshire poet, undertook to walk the 1662 boundary of Sherwood Forest. In this second and final part of the series, Dave talks about the special experiences during his two week walk:

     

    My partner said that only I could have come up with the idea of re-vitalising the beating of the boundarys with poetry, story and some degree (one hopes) of fun. The biggest headache is always the administration; project management by any other title.  So I won’t talk about that; though even that has had its touching and revelatory moments.

    Here’s a few of

  • 6318 Notts TN CVR.indd Posted on 07 December 2011

    Nottingham Then and Now Review

    In the latest of a series of books about Britain in Old Photographs, Douglas Whitworth has just released a book entitled, Nottingham Then & Now. The book comprises a good selection of old images of Nottingham together with their current view.

    In doing so the book is a useful almanac and pleasurable browse that brings to life the history and heritage of Nottingham in a very visual way. The front cover shows the view of Old Market Square from the far end of Long Row in 1900. The contrast between horse and carts and electric trams seem to show steady progress.

    It’s not always the case

  • Nottingham Christmas Market Posted on 05 December 2011

    Christmas shopping and gift markets in Nottinghamshire

    Delicious treats, exclusive discounts and late night openings are just some of the ways in which Nottinghamshire hopes to spoil you this Christmas.

    This year, treat your loved ones to fabulous fancies from an array of independent shops and Christmas markets. Feast your eyes on these festive retail delights available throughout Nottinghamshire. 

     

    Derby Road Rickshaw

    December sees a fantastic new way to travel in Nottingham. From 3 December (every Saturday until 17 December and Friday 23 December) visitors will be able to travel to Canning Circus from St Peter’s Square via  electric rickshaw.  The ride will lead you to enchanting independents including Le Chien et Moi and The Worm that Turned on Derby Road – perfect places to shop

  • 1662-Sherwood-Forest-Perambulations Posted on 02 December 2011

    The Poet and the 1662 boundary route of Sherwood Forest

    In the first of a special two part blog, Dave Wood, Nottinghamshire poet, explains why he has spent the past few weeks on a walk around Sherwood Forest’s boundaries, last outlined in 1662:

    In October 2010, I went to a talk in Beeston library by Peter Lester of the Nottinghamshire Archives about the county in the mediaeval era.  He briefly mentioned the Perambulations of Sherwood Forest, last done in 1662 as a way of marking out the boundaries of the forest.

    I’m one of the many creative community  – workers that indulge Nottinghamshire with my skills and I include the city in that too; my ‘enablings’ are outside the perimeters at times,

  • Robin Hood - Low Res Posted on 30 November 2011

    Storytelling Show: The Merry Tales of Robin Hood

    Most people think of storytelling as something for children but in fact it is one of the most rapidly developing performance events attended by adults across all of the performing arts.

    Storytelling engages the audience in the ‘cinema of the mind’ experience where the audience is invited to imaginatively co-create the show alongside the performer.

    With storytelling you can travel across a wide range of themes and emotions in a short amount of time, therefore it can be said to be captivating, charming and moving.

    Amanda Smith, local professional Storyteller will be performing some of the best known tales of Robin Hood using storytelling craft techniques to plot and present the adventures whilst keeping

  • Cinderella Posted on 28 November 2011

    Cinderella, Saturday 26 November 2011

    With the start of the Panto season definitely upon us (oh yes it is!), it’s the time of year for children of all ages to have a good old laugh at the theatre.

    Nottingham is host to many great venues, including the Theatre Royal who this year hosts Sleeping Beauty starring Joe Pasquale. Nottingham Arts Theatre will be performing Aladdin and his wonderful lamp, whilst at Nottingham Playhouse you’ll get the chance to see Cinderella.

    Cinderella is a classic fairy tale with some very memorable hooks  – the ugly sisters, the fairy godmother,  a touch of magic and a missing shoe.  This performance is written by the acclaimed Kenneth Alan Taylor and stars

  • disney on ice world of fantasy.jpeg Posted on 25 November 2011

    My family day out in Nottingham to see Disney on Ice

    Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to see Disney on Ice at Nottingham’s Capital FM Arena. A lot of people I’ve met had been raving about the performances in recent years and having two young children (one age 4 and a half, and one just over 2 years old) we booked and decided to make a family day out of it.

    Firstly, I live in the far flung depths of the north of the county so popping into the city didn’t seem so easy with young children. We went for the mid afternoon show (around 2.30pm) and getting meals would be

  • Aurora - Tree shot Posted on 23 November 2011

    Experience Nottinghamshire’s Winter Wonderland

    Christmas is coming to Nottinghamshire. November invites the first signs of Christmas as magical wonderlands and festive grottos begin to sparkle across Nottinghamshire.

    Christmas in the City

    This year Nottingham will once again transform into a Winter Wonderland for all to enjoy. Festivities will include music, food, and the fantastic 60ft high North Star Swing Ride.
    This year’s celebrations will officially open with a Christmas light switch on event on Wednesday 23 November at 6.20pm.

    A Winter Wonderland at the NIC

    As an alternative to the chilly outdoor rink, this year you will be able to get your skates on inside the National Ice Centre. Glide along to your favourite festive Christmas songs, surrounded by

  • Best Bar None Winners The Peacock Posted on 22 November 2011

    Nottinghams Best Bar None Winners Revealed

    A number of Nottingham’s outstanding pubs and bars have been awarded for their safe practices, in the announcement of this year’s Nottingham Best Bar None Awards.

    The awards are a local take on the UK-wide scheme which aims to make areas a safer place to visit at night by encouraging the managers and operators of pubs, bars and clubs to take as many steps as they can to ensure they provide a safe environment for their customers to enjoy.

    Nottingham’s scheme presents a set of awards decided on by an independent panel of Licensing experts and another set decided on through a Public vote.

    The big winners of the night, scooping the award for

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