• It's A Knockout Posted on 08 September 2011

    Nottinghamshire Hospice Fundraising Event

    Join us!

    Do you remember that particular TV show ‘It’s a Knockout in the 1970’s or 1987’s Royal Knockout…well, here is your chance to join in something similar! Like in the TV show, teamwork will be the key to overcoming the inflatable games and challenges and triumphing on the day.

    Nottinghamshire Hospice is holding it’s very first ‘It’s a knockout’ fundraising event on Saturday 24th September at Highfields Sports Club, Nottingham.

    Why not get your friends, family and colleagues together and join in this fun and foamy fundraising event, where you’re sure to have bags of fun, all whilst raising vital funds for a local charity.

    There is a cost of £500 per team entry

  • Headstock Posted on 07 September 2011

    How To Create A Festival

    Julia Thistleton-Smith from Headstock Festival gives you tips on how to create a festival.

    Want to know the most important thing you’ll need?  Nerves of steel.  Seriously, the festival industry has been compared to pure gambling and with an exceptionally crowded market place and a customer base with less money due to the tough economic climate it’s tough out there.

    If you’re determined it can be done.  Here at Newstead we put on our first commercial festival in 10 weeks last year and it got rave reviews and was short-listed for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.  The community in Newstead had put on a free community festival Treefest for ten

  • Retford Town Hall - websize Posted on 06 September 2011

    Retford Heritage Day and Historic Narrowboat Gathering

    The staff at Retford Tourist Information Centre and Retford Civic Society are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the town this Saturday 10 September for the Heritage Open Day.

    This year there will also be a Historic Narrowboat Gathering around The Wharf on both Saturday and Sunday organised by The Chesterfield Canal Trust. They are expecting lots of old boats and they‘ll also be doing their usual boat trips along one of the most beautiful canals in Nottinghamshire.

    Trips on the Seth Ellis will take place from the Bay Tree Restaurant every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Each trip lasts approximately 50 minutes and you’ll get to see at first

  • Galleries of Justice Posted on 05 September 2011

    Galleries of Justice Museum and NCCL win the Sandford Award 2011.

    Carol King, Learning and Access Coordinator at the Galleries of Justice, talks about what the museum had to do to win the Sandford Award and how it goes about coordinating its learning programme.

    NCCL & Galleries of Justice Education Service

    At the NCCL Galleries of Justice, we are the only building in the country that has original Victorian courtrooms, a Georgian gaol and police station all on site available for educational groups to investigate and use.

    Our unique assets are supported by a range of facilitated educational sessions for learners of all ages which include resource packs, worksheets and trails that have been developed to link with the National Curriculum and in consultation with

  • Rufford Abbey Posted on 02 September 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 2-4 September 2011

    It’s back to school next week so I guess we can say that it’s the last real weekend of the summer before the autumn term kicks in. Let’s catch some fun this weekend before it starts to get too serious then:

    Nottingham Ghost Walk – as the nights start drawing in take a guided walk around Nottingham by our ghost expert David Cross. Tours start at Ye Olde Salutation Inn at 7pm.

    Beach Party, Nottingham and Mansfield – Nottingham Riviera closes with a

  • Newstead Abbey Posted on 26 August 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 26-29 August 2011

    It’s bank holiday weekend this weekend and that means we get an extra day to go out and about with family and friends.

    The first thing that leaps to mind is the Big Weekend Out promoted in Nottingham with lots of restaurants and attractions offering great discounts.

    Some of the Big Weekend Out events

    Heroes and Villains Tour, this tour takes you from Nottingham Castle to the Lace Market and the old Saxon area of the town. You’ll find out about all of Nottingham’s colourful characters, including Lord Byron, DH Lawrence, Peter Pan and of course Robin Hood. £5 per adult, £4 children

  • Big Weekend Out Posted on 23 August 2011

    Restaurant offers in Nottingham this weekend, 26-29 August 2011

    This bank holiday weekend in Nottingham is the Big Weekend Out and lots of Restaurants have put together some amazing offers for eating out.

    The Big Weekend Out is a Nottingham City Council initiative supported by We Are Nottingham and we’ve also put together a lot of the events and offers with a dedicated website listing.

    Some favourites include:

    40% off at MemSaab from their A La Carte Menu. One of the best Indian Restaurants around is great value for money on Friday, Sunday and Monday.

    Two for one on all main courses at Strada in the Cornerhouse. Italian food is always a winner and the price is bound to be good for eating out

  • Russian Robin Hood camp at the Robin Hood Festival Posted on 22 August 2011

    Russian Robin Hood camp visits the Robin Hood Festival

    On behalf of Robin Hood Camp, Russia we’d like to thank Festival Team and Experience Nottinghamshire for an amazing time we all had at the Robin Hood Festival!

    We are a Robin Hood Camp in the Moscow region. We love the themes that Robin Hood embodies: the ideas of justice, humanity, support and wit. In our camp kids participate in an exciting adventure in the spirit of Middle Ages. This summer we took our first trip to Robin Hood’s homeland – Nottinghamshire.

    We brought 28 campers, mostly school age children around 10-15 years old and 6 adult counselors. From Moscow we flew into Heathrow

  • Last yea'rs Best bar None Winners Posted on 19 August 2011

    Vote for the best bars, pubs and clubs in Nottingham.

    What do you think is the best bar or pub in Nottingham? Well, soon you’ll be given the chance to have your say on some of the top nightspots in the city as the search is on to find Nottingham’s Best Bar None!

    Best Bar None is a national scheme to find the bars, pubs and clubs that do that little bit extra to make sure their customers have a great and safe night out. Venues need to apply and are then put through a rigorous two hour assessment from industry professionals to see if they come up to scratch.

    If they meet the criteria, they will then be shortlisted for a number

  • Newark Antiques Fair Posted on 18 August 2011

    Things to do this weekend, 19-21 August 2011

    We’re already beginning to think about the weekend here and given that we’re still in the throes of the summer school holidays there’s a heck of a lot going on around Nottinghamshire.

    Here’s our list of some of the things that we think you might want to do:

    On Friday 19 August, you’ll find Newark Antiques Fair at Newark Showground. This event only takes place every other month and is a big draw for antiques traders and customers alike. Find yourself something totally unique and pick up a bargain.

    Every evening over the weekend up to and including Sunday 21 August, you’ll find Purelands Japanese Garden lit up with lanterns from 7pm to 10pm.

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