• download (3) Posted on 07 June 2017

    A Chat With Local Musician Stacey McMullen

    Stacey McMullen has been causing waves in the Nottingham music scene over the past couple of years, breaking traditional genre conventions with an eclectic and powerful mix of flamenco, folk and blues. We caught up with him his ahead of his EP release and gig at Nottingham Contemporary this weekend to discuss his work and the Nottingham music scene.

    Good afternoon Stacey! Glad you could join us. Tell us a bit about your release this week…

    Good afternoon Visit Nottinghamshire! Thanks for having me. This week I am releasing my debut EP which is called ‘I Wait’. The song is released on Wire & Wool Records, the sister label of I’m

  • rufford abbey-01-05 Posted on 05 June 2017

    Win Tickets to Tea With Oscar Wilde 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

  • ye olde trip to jerusalem Posted on 10 April 2017

    10 things I love about Nottingham

    Everyone who lives in Nottinghamshire has got their own favourite places to go and ways of spending time. In today’s blog I would like to share a few of my top picks of places to visit and things I like about Nottingham. Maybe some of them will encourage you to go and enjoy them as well. I’d also like to hear about your favourite spots and things to do in your spare time so I can discover them for myself.

    1. University Park Campus – The University of Nottingham

    The University of Nottingham’s Park Campus is an oasis of peace which can be enjoyed not only by the students but also by tourists and local

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 07 April 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – April 7th

    It’s been another busy week on Instagram here in Nottinghamshire and the opening of a high tech new building – which features a spectacular light installation – has certainly got some creative juices flowing. Take a look at our top 5 favourite photos below, and see more here.

     

     

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    As we’ve mentioned, BioCity has opened a new futuristic building in the centre of Nottingham – and the exterior has an amazing artwork, which is linked to NASA satellites. Here’s one of our fave photos of it – and we look forward to seeing plenty more shots of this spectacular addition to Nottingham’s cityscape.

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 31 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 31

    Spring’s definitely arrived in Nottinghamshire this week, meaning Instagram has been glowing with sunny snaps and blooming blossom.

    Here are our five favourite photographs from the past week:

     

     

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    The blossom bursting to life is always a sure sign that the warmer spring weather has hit Nottinghamshire – we love the colours in this snap.

    Pink blossom and blue skies, is there anything prettier? 🌸

  • lovenotts1-01 Posted on 21 March 2017

    Top 5 #LoveNotts Photos of the Week – March 20

    Here in Nottinghamshire, we’re lucky to have some incredible photographers and visitors, who skillfully capture the beauty and stories of our fantastic county. We love sharing their images with you, and so, in the first of a new series, we’ve handpicked our top five favourite images this week!

    Remember to share your snaps and instas with #LoveNotts if you want a chance to be featured!
    Watch this week’s round up, and read some more info on the photos below:

    The first photo comes from mikebeardphoto and captures Lady Bay Bridge, under a spectacular starry sky. Next, Visit Nottinghamshire’s own Elle Taylor shares a snap of Robin Hood and

  • POTW Posted on 17 March 2017

    Nottinghamshire Attractions in The Museum + Heritage Awards

    Over the past twelve months we’ve seen some of Nottingham’s most unique venues and attractions go from strength to strength, offering interesting, interactive and exciting new projects.

    Celebrating the wealth of museums, galleries, cultural and heritage visitor attractions in the UK, this year The Museum and Heritage Awards have shortlisted three Nottinghamshire attractions. Shining among a London heavy line up, Clumber Park, Creswell Crags and The National Holocaust Centre have been shortlisted for their projects of 2016. We took a look at what is coming up this year for these treasured places to visit in Nottinghamshire.

    Clumber Park


    A well loved spot of Nottinghamshire

  • c. Ash Bird Posted on 15 March 2017

    Fun and Games at The National Videogame Arcade

    Videogames are a pastime that easily splits opinion. Often hailed in the media as advocating negative behaviour, the focus on the beneficial aspects of gaming as a new way to learn, develop skills and have fun can be very much overlooked.

    Along with its annual festival Game City, The National Videogame Arcade in Hockley is here to change that. As the world’s first centre to celebrate and explore video game culture, since opening in March 2015 The NVA has firmly championed the role of gaming in society, aiming to bring gaming to a wider audience and offer an exciting space to play games, which is fun, educational and

  • Level 42 Posted on 07 March 2017

    Interview with Mark King from Level 42

    Ahead of their performance at the Newark Festival this June we were honoured to interview Mark King – the lead singer and bassist of the legendary group Level 42. Read on to find out more about the new material, Mark’s creativity boosters, his thoughts on how the music industry has developed since their debut and much more.

    You are performing with UB40 – featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue at the 2017 Newark Festival, June 17 – Have you played with UB40 before?

    Yes and no! I played at a charity concert for Prostate Cancer a couple of summers back, and Ali was on the bill too, so it was great to hear him

  • the vamps in nottingham interview Posted on 16 February 2017

    We talk to The Vamps ahead of their world tour

    The Vamps were recently in Nottingham to promote their world tour, and are performing at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham this coming May. The show will feature support artists like Sabrina Carpenter, The Tide and New Hope Club.

    Read on for a sneak peak into their upcoming tour, their 2017 highlights, thoughts on Nottingham and more.

    What’s been the highlight of 2017 so far?

    Bradley – We were at Kris Kross Amsterdam this year with DJ Triplet, which was great. Other than that we’ve been locked away in the studio working on our music most of the time to be honest.

    You’ve worked with many big names already, supporting McFly, Selena Gomez and The Wanted – who would you most

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Win tickets to Splendour Festival feat. Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and more

Multiple Brit Award winning, indie-rock band, Kaiser Chiefs have been announced as headliners for Nottingham’s award-winning Splendour Festival, set in the picturesque setting of Wollaton Park, Nottingham on 22nd July and we’ve got one pair of tickets to giveaway. One of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, Busted; 80s legend Tony Hadley (ex…

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    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

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    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

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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…