• Civil War (9) Posted on 25 November 2013

    We visit the site of the new Newark Civil War Museum

    Nottinghamshire is set to host the first Civil War Centre in the country from 2015, with a brand new attraction in the pipeline for Newark. Work has recently begun on the new National Civil War Centre which will be hosted within the Old Magnus building, a grade II* listed property in Nottinghamshire’s historic market town. The development of the building will cost in the region of £5.4m, utilising augmented reality technology as well as housing unique artefacts from the period to tell the story of one of the largest conflicts in the country’s history.

    Councillor Tony Roberts, MBE, Chair of Leisure and Environment Committee at Newark and Sherwood District
  • Trent to Trenches Posted on 01 November 2013

    Dig out your Great War hidden treasures

    Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War in 1914 and Trent to Trenches, a partnership between Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City Council and Experience Nottinghamshire, will host a major programme of events and activities across the city and county to commemorate this era-defining conflict.

    The people of Nottinghamshire played a vital role in the war and so to honour the memory of those affected by the conflict a vast number of events across Notts will mark the centenary of the outbreak; click here to see a whole list of programmes. Key Nottinghamshire attractions will get involved with the anniversary, from performances alongside the

  • Elise Christie - credit David Tyrrell Posted on 30 October 2013

    Elise Christie reveals some of her favourite spots in Notts

    Today is the 100 day mark to Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, taking place 7 – 23 February 2014.

    Elise Christie trains with the GB squad at Nottingham Ice Arena and moved to Notts when she was 15. She is the British number one Short Track Speed Skater, and was world ranked one in 1000m following her success in the 2012/2013 season. Elise won a bronze medal at the World Championships 2013, and is now training and competing ahead of the Winter Olympics.

    Elise kindly took some time out of her busy training schedule to reveal some of her favourite Notts spots…

    I moved to Nottingham aged 15 after being invited to join the

  • Castle - View of castle and Brewhouse Posted on 25 October 2013

    Notts needs your support to raise the standard!

    Earlier on in the year, Nottingham City Council applied for a £15m bid from the Heritage Lottery Fund to revitalise Nottingham Castle as a world class tourist attraction. After Nottingham Castle was not originally selected, work is underway to refresh the proposal in order to re-submit it at the end of November.

    Nottingham City Council eagerly wants the public to support and give the bid a good chance of being approved. You have various ways to get involved and have your say. Just take a minute to stop and think; what is your favourite part about the Castle? How many times have you been there? Have you witnessed the spectacular

  • OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA Posted on 18 October 2013

    WIN a family ticket to the Robin Hood Pageant!

    Nottinghamshire’s Robin Hood Pageant is an annual event which takes place at Nottingham Castle, showcasing all things Nottinghamshire relating to Robin Hood! This year’s incarnation promises to be as fantastic as ever as you are invited to come down and experience the life and times of Nottingham’s famous outlaw.

    The grounds of the castle are transformed with medieval buildings, period characters and an atmosphere that transports you back in time to 12th century Britain. Entertainers will be wandering around the camp to delight you with their many talents, as well as the legend himself, his merry men and King Richard taking his seat in his encampment. And of course, Robin will be

  • RobinHoodRussia1 Posted on 15 October 2013

    Russian youngsters return to Nottinghamshire to find out about the legend of Robin Hood

    We all know the legend of Robin Hood inspires people from around the world so it was wonderful to welcome youngsters from the Robin Hood Camp in Russia to Nottinghamshire. This is the third consecutive year the team has visited and group leader Xenia Bejenar described this summer’s trip as ‘the best camp ever’. Here she writes about the highlights.

    The Robin Hood legend is highly popular in Russia. Every kid knows a brave, fair and witty Robin and wants to be like him. We have been running the Robin Hood residential camp in the Moscow area since 2006 and this summer almost 1,500 kids discovered what life was like in Medieval times.

    Thirteen children

  • 1008844_559040257492450_1576117560_o Posted on 06 August 2013

    Robin Hood Festival 2013 has heroic start!

    Here is an impressive fact for those among you who love your pub quiz trivia: This year is the 29th Robin Hood Festival at Sherwood Forest. I made my first ever visit to Sherwood Forest and indeed the Robin Hood Festival on its opening day this year at the age of 22, and it was clear to see from the offset that Nottinghamshire’s celebration of its local hero is one of the finest festivals you will find in the UK.

    The appeal is aimed at families and the delivery is seamless. I spent hours watching street performers wow the crowds with tricks and humour; children engrossed in the

  • TESTER. Posted on 19 July 2013

    Fletching course at Sherwood Pines

    Have you ever wondered how Robin Hood would have made his own arrows or the techniques he learned in order to put his bow and arrows to good use?

    Look no further. Trevor Lilley, a local fletcher, possesses all the skills and know-how on how to craft arrows and how to fire them. We are fortunate enough to be able to share with you some words from the man himself as well as information on an up-and-coming one day course he is offering to pass on his skills. Take it away Trevor!

    My name is Trevor Lilley and I am running a Fletching day course with Karina Thornton at

  • Joe and Debbie Tencza - new image Posted on 24 June 2013

    Robin Hood possesses Cupid’s arrow of love for one US couple

    Have you ever thought about renewing your wedding vows? Some people aim to recapture that special day in the same location used all those years ago. Some dig out the wedding dress used on the very same day and recreate the occasion to the letter in order to re-kindle the flames of youth. Well a couple from the US have a very different vision for the renewal of their vows, choosing for it to take place right here in Nottinghamshire!

    Joe and Debbie Tencza from New Jersey in the US, are making a 3,400 mile trip in order to create the perfect scene for their renewal. The couple adore our local hero

  • Retford Town Hall - Low Res Posted on 12 June 2013

    Things to do this weekend, 14-16 June 2013

    It’s Fathers’ Day on Sunday, so here’s a special round up of things to do this weekend that Dad’s everywhere will enjoy:

    Treat Dad to a beer or two at the Retford Beer Festival which starts on Thursday and goes through until Saturday with 100 local beers to enjoy. Head to Retford Town Hall to sample some fine ales from around 12 local breweries.

    There’s outdoor music at Sherwood Pines this weekend with Forest Live on Friday and Saturday. Tickets for Paloma Faith on Saturday have sold out but you can still catch Blondie and the Lightning Seeds on Friday night.

    At Nottingham Racecourse, there’s more live entertainment from the Rat

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