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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.…...

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  • 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

  • Galleries of Justice Posted on 05 September 2011

    Galleries of Justice Museum and NCCL win the Sandford Award 2011.

    Carol King, Learning and Access Coordinator at the Galleries of Justice, talks about what the museum had to do to win the Sandford Award and how it goes about coordinating its learning programme.

    NCCL & Galleries of Justice Education Service

    At the NCCL Galleries of Justice, we are the only building in the country that has original Victorian courtrooms, a Georgian gaol and police station all on site available for educational groups to investigate and use.

    Our unique assets are supported by a range of facilitated educational sessions for learners of all ages which include resource packs, worksheets and trails that have been developed to link with the National Curriculum and in consultation with

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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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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…