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Celebrate National Photography Day in Nottingham

Saturday 19th August sees the return of a celebration for all those selfie lovers out there - the National Photography Day - and we couldn't miss this great opportunity to share…

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Exploring Sherwood Forest with the Ranger

Nottingham's Sherwood Forest is without doubt one of the most famous woodlands in the world, and we think that the legend of Robin Hood had something to do with its world-wide…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 25th – 28th August

August is drawing to a close but the bank holiday still awaits, bringing with it more awesome events and things to do in Nottinghamshire! If you're looking for ways to…

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Going Underground: Explore Nottingham’s Top Ten Caves

Sometimes the most captivating features of a place are not those which stand out immediately, and you have to delve a little deeper to discover the best secrets. Of any city…...

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  • Snowdrops at Hodsock 1 Posted on 30 January 2012

    Hodsock Snowdrops Celebrates 21 Years

    Hodsock Priory celebrates its 21 Anniversary Snowdrops in 2012 with a whole host of special events.

    The priory opens its doors for just four weeks through February as the grounds are filled with a white bed of Snowdrops. This year the festival opens on Saturday 4 February, when visitors will be able to taste free cake and try a specially commissioned local ale called The Drop.

    On the 7 February, there will be a commemorative planting of the first tree of Hodsock Priory’s Diamond Jubilee Wood, one of a special set of woodland areas planted across the country in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

    Visitors to the annual event will also be able

  • art-and-craft Posted on 27 January 2012

    Things to do this weekend, 27-29 January 2012

    We’re already nearly a month into the New Year and there’s already been plenty of things going on. Last weekend, we had a whole section dedicated to Chinese New Year and celebration activities are still continuing. Here’s our round up of things to do this weekend.

    If you’re at a loss at what to do tonight, there may still be time to catch the New Swing All Stars perform at Clumber Park Hotel. You can still book for a

  • Robin-Hood-Castle-Rock Posted on 26 January 2012

    Robin Hood Celebrated in New Beer

    Castle Rock Brewery has added a new Robin Hood Ale as part of its 35th anniversary celebrations.

    The new beer from Nottingham’s largest full mash independent brewery is the first of four celebratory ales designed for 2012 and is the sixth in a series of Nottinghamian Beers celebrating local heroes.

    Robin Hood now joins a select few of people honoured by Castle Rock. Included in the list are Alan Sillitoe, the famous writer of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning; George Green, the mathematician who lived at Green’s Windmill; and Frederick Gibson Garton, inventor of HP sauce.

    Castle Rock Brewery, located at the Vat and Fiddle pub in Nottingham, became famous last year

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Birds, herds and beautiful scenery was the focus on my Wildlife Photography Course at Sherwood Hideaway

When I was asked to spend my weekend at Sherwood Hideaway to take part in wildlife activities available there, of course I was only too happy to oblige. It sounded like a wonderful experience and I could think of much worse ways to spend my weekend. Wildlife walks take place each Sunday at Sherwood Hideaway…

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

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

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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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Madame Parboiled’s Historical Pub Tour

Nottingham is a city steeped in history and its pubs are a living proof of that, they’re a tangible representation of England’s past, and celebration of life before us. To learn how to grow our appreciation for Nottingham’s historic pubs we ventured into a world of Madame Parboiled – the executioner’s wife who knows Nottingham and…