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Win big and live it up like an #Outlaw in Nottingham this Christmas!

Robin Hood – noble outlaw, altruistic rebel, man of the people... Cheese riots, luddite frame breakers, rebel writers, civil-war-mongerers – Nottinghamshire has been home to outlaws since its early days.…



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Farmyard Frolics with Harker’s Farm Shop

As a mum to a toddler I’m always on the lookout for things to do with my little one and something that will keep not only her entertained but me…



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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 8th – 10th December

As the temperature drops it seems our festive spirits get higher, so with the arrival of December we are now fully in the mood for spectacular seasonal soirees and cheery…



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Favourite Spooky Spots in Nottinghamshire

Back in 2012 we asked a few specialists of the odd and extraordinary, what were their weirdest encounters and where we might find the strangest and scariest places in Nottinghamshire.…...



  • Magic Lantern Tour Posted on 19 April 2012

    Have a go at.. A Magic Lantern Tour

    This fortnight, guest explorer and have a go hunter Erin tells us about her magical tour of The Theatre Royal.

    On a beautiful spring day in March, a friend and I arrived at the box office of the Theatre Royal in Nottingham, for the intriguingly named ‘Magic Lantern Tour’ of this beautiful venue in the heart of the city.

    Presented by Ezekial Bone (a renowned story teller who has a passion for the city, its history and its characters), we were met by the man himself and joined a group of fellow tour-goers to explore the behind the scenes history of the

  • Record Store Day by fourbeatwalk Posted on 18 April 2012

    Record Store Day in Nottingham

    We asked Joey from The Music Exchange to tell us a bit more about Record Store Day and what is happening at The Music Exchange and in Nottingham to celebrate.



    The original idea for Record Store Day was conceived and founded in the USA back in 2007 as a celebration of the unique culture surrounding independently owned record stores in not only the USA but internationally.

    The UK soon followed suit in 2008 and has been growing gradually ever since. From a handful of stores in the first year, Record Store Day UK now plays host to over 190 stores.

    On April 21st 2012, all of the independently owned record stores join forces with

  • Vicky McClure - courtesy of Beaumont London Posted on 17 April 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Vicky McClure

    This week we are sharing Vicky McClure’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.


    Actress Vicky McClure is one of the UK’s most promising newcomers and is best known for her role as Lol in Shane Meadows’s This Is England. Vicky was born in Nottingham and still lives here today. In 2011, she won the BAFTA for Best Leading Actress for her role in This Is England ’86. Here are her favourite places in Nottinghamshire:

    “Being from Wollaton, Wollaton Park is one of my

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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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  • Sarah Louise

    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!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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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…