• Drumchasers, this weekend in Nottingham Posted on 30 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 30 September – 2 October

    WOW it’s hot! As we finally get some free time from work and school this weekend in Costa Del Notts, head out and about to visit events and attractions to enjoy the late summer sunshine. There are lots of things to do:

    East Markham Apple Day – now in its 19th year, this ode to the English Apple includes displays, entertainment, recipes, cider bar, fresh apple juice, hot pork rolls and more. With such a bumper crop this year, there’ll be plenty to go round.

    Osberton International Horse Trials – attracting some of the world’s leading riders, a variety of different trade stands and plenty of entertainment you’ll find world class

  • Sherwood Forest through the Ages Posted on 28 September 2011

    Sherwood Forest history through the ages

    This weekend on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October, Sherwood Forest Country Park will celebrate the history and heritage of this world famous place by hosting a ‘Sherwood through the Ages’ event.

    Forever associated with Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest has a played an important part in history, much broader than in medieval times. From Copper Age man to the Romans, Saxons and Normans, you’ll get the low down on life in the early forest. You’ll also find a strong military presence as the region was central in the English Civil War and even modern army training.

    This weekend, there’ll be re-enactors demonstrating shelter building,

  • Old Market Square, Nottingham Posted on 26 September 2011

    Discover and Share Experiences in Nottingham Like a Local

    Which souvenir shop in Nottingham offers unique gifts at an affordable price? Where can someone get the best panoramic view of Nottingham? What is the best path for a family bike ride around the city?

    Touristic questions about Nottingham that can only be answered by someone with local knowledge are not easily found by using a search engine.  askalo Nottingham, the new Nottingham-focused Q&A community offers a platform for all questions and answers about Nottingham. Whether a person is looking for a good restaurant, free parking near the city centre, a good camp site, or a fun nightlife location, askalo Nottingham is the place to ask these questions and receive tips

  • Attenborough Nature Reserve Posted on 23 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 23-25 September 2011

    This weekend there’s plenty of intriguing and entertaining things to do around Nottinghamshire. We start with the bizarre and work our way out through the best of the events taking place.

    Nottingham Mushroom Festival, Carluccio’s Nottingham – Do you love mushrooms? Yes me too and until 10 October you can try a tempting selection of seasonal mushrooms. You’ll also be able to pick up truffles to cook at home for a special treat.

    Happy as Larry, Nottingham Playhouse, 23-24 September – what really makes us happy? An innovative performance by an Australian choreographer explores this theme in a funny, playful and poignant look.

    Purple Flag Week, Charity Twilight Walk, Old Market

  • School of Artisan Food Posted on 22 September 2011

    Food lovers heaven: Nottinghamshire local produce on show for British Food Fortnight

    Nottinghamshire is showcasing the best in local produce to celebrate the annual British Food Fortnight, which runs until 2 October,  offering food festivals and markets, local produce menus, seasonal produce adventures and the chance to learn artisan bread and cheese making from masters of the trade.

    The county has food and drink at its heart, with Nottingham city centre boasting over 300 pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants – more per square mile than any other city in Europe. Famous as the home of HP sauce, Stilton and Bramley apples, the county is full of food treats for people after new flavours and hands-on experiences.

    The School of Artisan Food

    The School of

  • Cyclists in fields - Low Res Posted on 20 September 2011

    A scenic East Midlands cycle ride for a very good cause

    Local entrepreneur James Blick is calling on residents across the East Midlands to get involved in a very special charity cycle event on 9th October, raising money for CHECT, the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust. 

    CHECT is an outstanding charity, fighting to find a cure for Retinoblastoma and other related cancers which affect approximately 1,500 children each year. In 2003, James’ seven month old son, Jacob was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma.  After a heart wrenching course of chemotherapy, numerous check-ups, hospital visits and minor operations, Jacob thankfully recovered from the disease, however many children are not as lucky.

    “It is the least I can do, as I am in belated awe of the nurses, staff

  • Purple Flag Charity Walk Posted on 19 September 2011

    Purple Flag charity walk – this Friday

    Pull on your walking shoes this Friday to celebrate the Nottingham’s Purple Flag Status and raise funds for a vital night time support service.
     
    The Twilight Charity Walk will take place on Friday 23 September and form part of Purple Flag Week (19-25 September), helping to demonstrate community support and pride for Nottingham at night.  
     
    The weeklong celebration has been planned to highlight the fact that, once again, the city’s night time offering, and efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, have been deemed to be amongst the best in the country.
     
    If you’d like to take part in the walk, meet by the left lion in

  • DH Lawrence Museum, home to the DH Lawrence Festival this weekend Posted on 16 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 16-18 September 2011

    You would think that two weeks in to a new school term there would hardly be anything on and we’d all have to mull around as the grind of school and work continues next week. This weekend in Nottinghamshire there’s more things to do than I can remember blogging about for a long while.

    With fantastic activities and events taking place get out and have some fun this weekend, there’s load of really quality stuff going on:

    DH Lawrence Festival, Durban House, Eastwood – one of history’s most controversial novelists is celebrated in his home town of Eastwood. Find

  • Robin Hood Marathon Posted on 13 September 2011

    The lure of the Robin Hood Marathon

    Last night I found out a friend of mine was extremely proud of completing the Robin Hood Marathon. I had heard that he’d become much more active but now he had finally gone the whole hog and had joined a niche group of people who are mad enough to run over 26 miles in one go.

    Let’s make no mistake, to train your body to that standard of endurance requires special dedication and involves careful monitoring of diet and training times to an almost geeky extent. My friends time of under four hours was excellent for someone who has only recently taken up running.

    So what makes people do it? The Robin Hood

  • Purple Flag launch Posted on 12 September 2011

    NOTTINGHAM FLIES THE PURPLE FLAG TO CELEBRATE NIGHT TIME OFFERING

    Nottingham has gained further praise for being one of the best places in the country to go for a great night out.

    It has been announced that the city has been successful in retaining its Purple Flag Status, which deems Nottingham’s night time offering, and efforts to continually improve cleanliness and safety, to be amongst the best in the country.

    Nottingham first gained Purple Flag Status last year and, following a recent assessment, the city will now hold the title for a further 12 months. The success is down to a collaborative effort between We Are Nottingham Leisure, Nottingham City Council, Nottinghamshire Police, Nottingham Businesses Against Crime and the Nottingham Crime and Drugs

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