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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: 20th – 22nd October

Another weekend is on the horizon, and there are plenty of brilliant events happening in Nottinghamshire to enjoy. We've got medieval jousting contests, traditional morris dancing, vintage WWII singalongs or tasty…

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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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    Nottinghamshire Vintage Tractor and Engine Club Event

    The Nottinghamshire Vintage Tractor & Engine Club will be holding their Ruby Celebrations at a working weekend over the August Bank Holiday at Gamston, Near Retford.

    The event, taking place at Gamston Grange includes a ploughing match, working tractors, and have-a-go old time ploughing with one of a pair of shire horses.

    It’s a great option for family days out with lots to see and do as well as a DIY barbeque and a licensed bar for all three days of the event. If you have young children that like big tractors, then they’ll definitely love this event.

    Eileen Ducksbury, who works

  • National Trust Midlands Fresh Air Posted on 29 July 2011

    The National Trust launches a photography competition in the Midlands this summer

    Visitors to the Midlands National Trust properties this summer are being given the opportunity to win a family day out as part of a photography competition.

    The competition entitled ‘Picture Yourself in the Midlands’ is aimed at encouraging children to capture themselves, the heritage or the beautiful countryside available at some of the iconic properties that the National Trust maintains.

    In Nottinghamshire, visitors can seek inspiration at both the Workhouse and Clumber Park, once part of Sherwood Forest.

    There are three age categories, 5-8 years, 9-12 years, and 13-16 years and the winner of each category will receive a canvas print of their photograph. The overall winner will receive a day out at

  • Robin Hood Festival Posted on 27 July 2011

    Councillor John Cottee urges you to make a new date with the Robin Hood Festival

    This year’s Festival, which we’ve been organising for the past 26 years, moves to the five days from Wednesday 10 – Sunday 14 August rather than its traditional first week of August.

    It’s the biggest celebration in the country of Robin Hood and is held at Sherwood Forest National Nature Reserve. It attracts fans and visitors from every corner of the globe.

    The Festival is the perfect day out for all the family, with costumed characters at every turn – from jugglers and jesters to medieval doctors and rat catchers, whilst medieval combat displays and markets stalls recreate the atmosphere of Robin’s Sherwood Forest.

    The

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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…