• 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

  • Bramley Apple - High Res Posted on 03 February 2017

    Bramley Apple Week & The Story of the Bramley Apple

    From a forbidden temptation of biblical times to the tale of William Tell, the apple has passed through folklore and history as a humble and wholesome fruit. One of the most popular varieties of apple, The Bramley Apple, in fact has its origins in Nottinghamshire.

    The Story of the Bramley Apple

    The 200 year history began by chance when a young girl from Southwell, Mary Anne Brailsford, planted some apple pips in her garden in the early 19th century. Blossoming into a strong and fertile tree, it caught the eye of a local farmer Henry Merryweather some years later, who saw the possibility of farming the succulent apples. The land on which the tree

  • cottage-photo Posted on 09 December 2016

    Framework Knitters Museum

    The Experience Nottinghamshire team visit the Framework Knitters Museum in Ruddington.

    Jessie

    I’ve heard of the Luddites and I walk through Nottingham’s former Lace Market every day, but little did I know that the fabric of the UK’s textile industry was made just outside the city in Ruddington.  The quaint village was once deafened by the noise of hundreds of knitting machines at work, making some of the earliest machine knitted garments. In 1851, about 50% of Ruddington households were engaged in the industry in some way.

    The museum itself exists within the tiny cottages where the knitters ate, slept and worked hard for their meagre keep. We began our tour by watching the museum’s

  • capture-5 Posted on 11 November 2016

    Armistice Day in Nottinghamshire

    This Armistice Day, we’re sharing some of the Nottinghamshire monuments remembering the fallen in WW1 and WW2.

    Albert Ball statue at Nottingham Castle

    Captain Albert Ball a first world war fighter pilot from Nottingham, who at the time of his death at the age of 21, was the UK’s leading flying ace with at least 44 victories to his name. King George V visited Nottingham’s Old Market Square in 1917 to present Albert’s parents with his Victoria Cross and France awarded him a legion d’honneur.

    In 1921 a monument was unveiled in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, where it still stands today. The Castle is also home to Ball’s Victoria Cross, as part of the

  • robin-hood-by-colin-gray Posted on 28 October 2016

    International Robin Hood Day

    For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood has been spread far and wide around the globe. From hosting world class archery tournaments to a medieval pageant in his honour, the spirit of Nottinghamshire’s very own outlaw is still very much alive in the county today. It’s officially International Robin Hood Day on 29th October – discover the how you can retrace the footsteps of Nottinghamshire’s greatest hero.

    Sherwood Forest

    The stomping ground of Robin Hood, the forest has over 900 veteran oak trees including England’s Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak

    Major Oak

    Still standing in Sherwood Forest, the ancient English oak is between 800 and 1,000 years old and is

  • bramley-apple-tree-2-high-res Posted on 07 October 2016

    Vote for the Original Bramley Apple for ‘Tree of the Year’

    Tucked away in a cottage garden in Southwell, you’ll find the single tree responsible for all Bramley Apples grown in the UK today.

    The humble tree was planted from a pip more than 200 years ago in 1809, in the garden of a young girl named Ann Brailsford. It first began bearing fruit in the 1830s when a butcher called Matthew Bramley moved into the property belonging to the garden.

    Later, the apples were spotted by local nurseryman Henry Merryweather, who asked if he could make cuttings from the tree to reproduce it’s perfect specimens. Bramley agreed on the condition that the apples took his name and the nation’s classic cooking apple was

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We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 27th – 29th October

As we prepare ourselves for Halloween and the dark months ahead, there is a great variety of events throughout Nottinghamshire that we guarantee will get you in the spirit. Discover the dark side of the city on a spooky tour, explore museums at night, or get stuck into some atmospheric storytelling. However you like to spend your…