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Just What The Botanist Ordered

West Bridgford was the latest UK town to welcome artisan bistro The Botanist to their streets this month. Coming from an award winning franchise, which boasts branches in London's Sloane Square,…

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Inspiration for Embracing Autumn In Nottinghamshire.

The end of the summer is a love it or hate it kinda thing. While some pine for endless warm days under the sun, others are perfectly ready for woolly…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 20th – 22nd October

Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We've got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty…

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Behold! The Dinosaurs of China at Wollaton Hall

With just under a month to go until the Dinosaurs of China depart Nottingham, a few of us from the Visit Nottinghamshire team thought it was high time we took…...

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  • east is east Posted on 06 June 2017

    East is East at Nottingham Playhouse ★★★★★

    Nottingham Playhouse welcomed the brand new production of this Olivier Award-winning comedy on 25th May, and it’s quickly become a sensation among those who’ve seen it.

    Chip shop owner George has his work cut out as head of the Khan household. Back in George’s homeland, Pakistan, a father rules the house; but in 1970s Salford, as Britain evolves and rebels, his teenage children are proving quite the challenge.

    Read on to find out what we thought about our experience at a performance of East is East last week.

    Linda – A delightful evening was spent watching the cast of East is East perform to a packed audience at Nottingham Playhouse. Each and every member of the cast

  • 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

  • aegon Posted on 05 June 2017

    Things To Do This Weekend : 9th – 11th June

    Welcome to a new week in Nottingham, packed with exciting events and fantastic things to do. This week the star of the show is the Aegon Open, which is set to be a fast paced week of competitive tennis, but there is also live music, nature walks, open gardens, and lots more! Don’t forget to browse our What’s On page for more ideas on where to get out and about this weekend, and get in touch via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to share what you’ve got up to in Nottingham!

    Aegon Open Nottingham 2017 – Nottingham Tennis Centre

    Saturday 10 – Sunday 18 June 2017

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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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    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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Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…