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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…...

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  • Butchery Demo at Welbeck Farm Shop Posted on 15 March 2012

    Have a go at… a butchery demo

    On a dark February night, came the inviting glow of a Farm shop, late one Thursday evening. An intimate gathering had assembled, awaiting a spectacular display of tutorials, talents and a chance to tantalise taste buds.

    My ‘have a go’ this week took me to Welbeck Farm Shop, to enjoy a two-hour butchery demonstration with resident butcher Paul Birchall.

    I took my place on a row of comfy foldaway chairs, set within the shop itself, and sat notepad in hand, enjoying the subtle hum of the refrigerators (stocked full of delicious local produce) as I awaited the demo.  (I would advise taking

  • Courtyard-low-res Posted on 14 March 2012

    Volunteers help re-open Nottingham Industrial Museum

    It’s English Tourism Week and this Saturday 17 March, the Industrial Museum at Wollaton Hall will re-open to the general public.

    The museum had previously not been able to continue because of budget constraints but thanks to 70 volunteers and funding from the Skills Funding Agency and Arts Council England, Nottingham City Council has finally been able to realise its ambition of opening it once more.

    The volunteers have already put in over 5,000 collective hours since August last year to make improvements to the museum and develop their skills ready to manage and run the museum. The long term aim is for the museum to become a registered company with charitable trust

  • Rufford Abbey Posted on 13 March 2012

    My Favourite Spots in Nottinghamshire by Jeanie Finlay

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

     

    Jeanie Finlay is a British artist and filmmaker who is obsessed with music and telling other people’s stories.

    Her work includes SOUND IT OUT (75 mins) a documentary portrait of the the very last vinyl record shop in Teesside, documentaries Goth Cruise (IFC, USA) and Teenland (BBC4).

    She is currently making two new feature documentaries – The Great Hip Hop Hoax and ORION: The man who would be King.

    www.jeaniefinlay.com

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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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    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.

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    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…