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Nottingham History & Telling Tales with The Woolly Tellers

If you caught last week's blog, you'll know that earlier this month we thoroughly enjoyed 'A Very Victorian Murder' with The Woolly Tellers - an evening of suspense which brought Victorian Nottingham…



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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: 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…



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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…...



  • Old Market Square Posted on 27 March 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Steve Oliver

    This week we are sharing Steve Oliver’s favourite places in Nottinghamshire. If you would like to share your ‘favourites’ with us, email us at or use the comment section below. You may feature on our blog and our various social media platforms.


    Steve presents The Sunday Alternative with co-host Erik Petersen at 9pm on Sundays – Nottingham’s only dedicated unsigned/alternative music radio show on Steve also writes music and comedy reviews for The Nottingham Post, and has self-published two books available on Kindle. A series of children’s audio books will also be available soon.

    Twitter: @Steve_Oliver76


    “I was born in Nottingham but moved away when I was two, my

  • Newark Heritage Barge Posted on 26 March 2012

    Discovering the Trent Vale

    Christine Jordan from the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership talks about an emerging area in Nottinghamshire:


    The Trent Vale Landscape Partnership is a group of organisations varying from local authorities, environmental groups, wildlife and voluntary organisations with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

    Formed back in 2010, the partnership is targeted at promoting an area of the River Trent from Farndon to West Stockwith. The Trent Vale comprises 76 villages following the course of the River Trent in Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire.

    Picking up in a shoe shape with the heel and sole around the market town of Newark, the Trent Vale moves through the picturesque areas of

  • sport-relief-mile Posted on 23 March 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 23-25 March 2012

    Spring is definitely in the air this week, the trees have begun to bud and the daffodils are finally in full flow. As the daylight starts to draw out, it seems to be the time of year when we all get enthusiastic about getting outdoors.

    Outdoor Activities

    This weekend is the main weekend for Sport Relief, so we hope you’re feeling pretty energetic. There are three Sport Relief Miles taking place – Long Eaton, Nottingham Embankment and Newstead Abbey.

    If running one mile doesn’t seem to be much of a challenge, then head to Clumber Park for the Classic Dualathon, which includes running (twice!) and cycling. To help with the

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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…