• martin-holtam Posted on 05 October 2016

    Women’s Sport Week – Charlotte Gilmartin

    Charlotte Gilmartin is a short track speed skater who began competing for Team GB since the age of fifteen. Already a World Cup and European champion, she’s hoping to bring back a medal at the next Winter Olympic Games in South Korea in 2018

    Charlotte trains full time at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham. The city was named as the official VisitEngland Home of Sport back in 2015 and has produced a glittering history of ice-skating stars including the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey Team and the nation’s favourite figure skating team, Torvill and Dean. 

    For #WomensSportWeek, Charlotte is sharing her journey into skating and how she became captain of an all-female squad.

    I began skating seriously aged 12 after being spotted racing

  • img_9939 Posted on 09 September 2016

    Walking D H Lawrence’s Nottinghamshire

    Eastwood, which lies around eight miles away from Nottingham, is bustling with events and activities over the next few weeks to celebrate the life and legacy of the town’s most famous son – D.H. Lawrence.

    Nottingham was recently named a UNESCO City of Literature, and the county’s lyrical landscapes have shaped and inspired the writing of everyone from Lord Byron to J.M Barrie and Alan Stilitoe over the years.

    D.H. Lawrence often wrote of his love of the Notts’ countryside, and in 1929, penned of the woodlands around Eastwood: ‘To me it seemed, and still seems an extremely beautiful countryside, just between the red sandstone and oak trees of Nottingham and the

  • Robin_Hood_quad Posted on 24 May 2016

    New Robin Hood Film – Rumour Round-Up

    We always love to keep up to date with rumblings in the world of Robin Hood, and with the last major Hollywood venture into Sherwood Forest coming with Ridley Scott’s 2010 version featuring Russel Crowe, we think it’s about time Hollywood got its act together, and revisited the magical setting of Sherwood Forest.

    So, almost six years on from his last major outing, we’re going to dig into the rumours, and find out what the internet can tell us about when we can next expect to see Robin Hood gracing the world’s cinema screens once more.

    The good news for Robin Hood fans is that our famous outlaw is set to hit the movie theatres in

  • Arsher Ali by Faceiro Posted on 28 April 2016

    Arsher Ali shares his favourite places in Notts

    We can’t wait to watch to the series finale of BBC Two’s gripping drama Line of Duty tonight – not least because of the homegrown talent in the cast! We caught up with Basford native Arsher Ali to talk all things Notts.

    What do you and your family like to get up to in Notts when you’re not busy filming?

    I have an office in town – so I spend as much time as I can with my friend and writing partner, Hugh Dichmont.

    Other than that – my visits to Nottingham are to my Mum’s house or the other most important place in Nottingham… the City Ground.

    Do you have any favourite places to eat

  • Modest bed for a Duchess credit Andy Tryner Posted on 24 March 2016

    Hardwick’s Last Lady breathes new life into Hall

    Today our guest blog is from Nigel Wright, House & Collections Manager at Hardwick Hall, a stunning National Trust property on the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire border. Here, Nigel tells us about the experience of the new Last Lady of Hardwick exhibition. Duchess Evelyn Devonshire was the last of the Cavendish family to call Hardwick her home and now you can step into her life and experience Hardwick the way she lived it – and cared for it.

    The sound of the 1920s now drifts out from the small cinema introducing people to the story of Duchess Evelyn Devonshire, the last member of the Cavendish family to make Hardwick her home.  Born in 1870

  • Shoppers outside Paul Smith Willoughby House Nottingham credit VisitEngland Posted on 07 January 2016

    A Paul Smith-themed shopping weekend in Nottingham

    With its lively Creative Quarter, historic Lace Market and more bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants per square mile than any other city in Europe, Nottingham has always been a discerning choice for a UK city break. But here’s another good reason to visit in 2016, and some recommendations from the Good Hotel Guide on places to stay in Nottinghamshire.

    Renowned British designer Sir Paul Smith turns 70 in 2016. He was born and bred in Nottingham so a Paul Smith-themed shopping spree here is a fitting way to pay tribute. Sartorially, you’ll be in good hands. After all, this is the man who coined the phrase ‘classic with a twist’ and

  • _WFP5044 Posted on 03 November 2015

    Unearth Nottingham’s Hidden History with New Cave App & Trail

    They’ve been used as shelter from falling bombs, housing extensions, and secret passageways over the years, now – for the first time ever – a new app gives you the chance to virtually explore Nottingham’s extraordinary man-made caves.

    Nottingham’s a city built on caves, and the carefully chiselled, sandstone excavations that sit below the city centre are filled with history and intrigue.

    For a long time, these caves have been hidden mysteries, sealed off from the public, and completely inaccessible.

    So it’s no surprise that there was a real sense of excitement in the air at Nottingham Castle on Friday – as a brand new smartphone app was launched, designed to provide users

  • Pied Piper and William Tell Posted on 14 October 2015

    Nottingham welcomes the Pied Piper

    The Pied Piper is visiting Nottingham this weekend, along with William Tell, to take part in some legendary events with our very own Robin Hood across the city. We caught up with him for a quick chat ahead of his visit to the city…

    How long have you been the official Pied Piper of Hamelin?

    Over 20 years, which is nothing in the long 731 year life of the Piper (so far).

    Have you ever been to Nottingham before?

    Yes, I had the pleasure to visit in 1998 during the Castle Festival. I have the city in fond memory. Had an inspiring guided tour and good eats at the “Sheriffs Lodge” and in a

  • robin Posted on 23 April 2015

    Four Hollywood studios plan new Robin Hood films

    It’s the news legions of Robin Hood fans around the world have been waiting for . . . no less than four major Hollywood studios have announced that they are planning to make films about Nottinghamshire’s famous outlaw.

    Warner Brothers, Sony, Disney and Lionsgate could be making major Robin Hood productions with new takes on the popular legend. Although the Warner Brothers’ film has yet to be given a name, Sony is set to release Hood, which will see Robin Merry Men given an Avengers makeover, while Lionsgate is producing Robin Hood: Origins and Disney is planning a Pirates of the Caribbean-style film called Nottingham and Hood.

    Following the announcement, Experience Nottinghamshire’s chief executive Jennifer Spencer said: “The myth

  • William Posted on 10 April 2015

    A tour around the William Booth Birthplace Museum

    A short walk out of Nottingham city centre takes you to the suburb of Sneinton where you will find an elegant redbrick townhouse. Until recently, I didn’t know it was once the family home of William Booth, founder of the world-famous Salvation Army.

    For an organisation that provides practical help it is fitting that the William Booth Birthplace Museum, at Notintone Place, is part of the city’s Salvation Army complex which offers community activities and worship. 2015 is also a landmark year for the organisation as it celebrates its 150th anniversary with a congress in London between 1st and 5th July. Around 16,000 Salvation Army members from around the world will attend – and many

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