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Our 2018 Christmas highlights – part one

It's the most wonderful time of the year... And you're sure to find something of interest in Nottinghamshire over the festive season, whether for a family, travelling solo, if you're a…

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Winter Walks in Nottinghamshire

Our county is stunning at this time of year with parks, canals, the iconic Sherwood Forest and much more. There's several places for relaxing winter walks with family and friends this season.…

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Things To Do This Weekend in Nottingham: 24th – 26th November

Now the lights are on and Winter Wonderland has come to town, we are getting full on festive this weekend in Nottinghamshire. For fans of the season there are oodles…

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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.…...

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  • It's A Knockout Posted on 08 September 2011

    Nottinghamshire Hospice Fundraising Event

    Join us!

    Do you remember that particular TV show ‘It’s a Knockout in the 1970’s or 1987’s Royal Knockout…well, here is your chance to join in something similar! Like in the TV show, teamwork will be the key to overcoming the inflatable games and challenges and triumphing on the day.

    Nottinghamshire Hospice is holding it’s very first ‘It’s a knockout’ fundraising event on Saturday 24th September at Highfields Sports Club, Nottingham.

    Why not get your friends, family and colleagues together and join in this fun and foamy fundraising event, where you’re sure to have bags of fun, all whilst raising vital funds for a local charity.

    There is a cost of £500 per team entry

  • Headstock Posted on 07 September 2011

    How To Create A Festival

    Julia Thistleton-Smith from Headstock Festival gives you tips on how to create a festival.

    Want to know the most important thing you’ll need?  Nerves of steel.  Seriously, the festival industry has been compared to pure gambling and with an exceptionally crowded market place and a customer base with less money due to the tough economic climate it’s tough out there.

    If you’re determined it can be done.  Here at Newstead we put on our first commercial festival in 10 weeks last year and it got rave reviews and was short-listed for Best New Festival at the UK Festival Awards.  The community in Newstead had put on a free community festival Treefest for ten

  • Retford Town Hall - websize Posted on 06 September 2011

    Retford Heritage Day and Historic Narrowboat Gathering

    The staff at Retford Tourist Information Centre and Retford Civic Society are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the town this Saturday 10 September for the Heritage Open Day.

    This year there will also be a Historic Narrowboat Gathering around The Wharf on both Saturday and Sunday organised by The Chesterfield Canal Trust. They are expecting lots of old boats and they‘ll also be doing their usual boat trips along one of the most beautiful canals in Nottinghamshire.

    Trips on the Seth Ellis will take place from the Bay Tree Restaurant every hour on the hour from 10am to 4pm. Each trip lasts approximately 50 minutes and you’ll get to see at first

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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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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…