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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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  • capture Posted on 31 October 2016

    Things to do this weekend, 4th – 6th November

    The clocks have gone back and November arrives this week! From the Beauty and the Beast ballet and Bonfire Night to craft fairs and comedy in cosy clubs, there’s all kinds of wintery ways to enjoy your weekend in the city and county.

    Bonfire Night

    The skies above Nottinghamshire will be lit up in all colours this weekend!

    Have a spectacular bonfire night in Notts! #lovenotts https://t.co/o8L2kT29cG pic.twitter.com/RfQWEL8uXU

    — Experience Notts (@ExperienceNotts) October 30, 2016

    Nottingham Comedy Festival

    The 8th ever Nottingham Comedy Festival kicks off this Friday.

    Only 1 week to go until The Nottingham Comedy Festival. We have lots

  • robin-hood-by-colin-gray Posted on 28 October 2016

    International Robin Hood Day

    For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood has been spread far and wide around the globe. From hosting world class archery tournaments to a medieval pageant in his honour, the spirit of Nottinghamshire’s very own outlaw is still very much alive in the county today. It’s officially International Robin Hood Day on 29th October – discover the how you can retrace the footsteps of Nottinghamshire’s greatest hero.

    Sherwood Forest

    The stomping ground of Robin Hood, the forest has over 900 veteran oak trees including England’s Tree of the Year 2014, The Major Oak

    Major Oak

    Still standing in Sherwood Forest, the ancient English oak is between 800 and 1,000 years old and is

  • capture Posted on 26 October 2016

    Season of Protest and Activism at New Art Exchange

    From the legend of Robin Hood to the Luddites to our thriving independent districts, Nottingham has long been established as a rebel city. It’s the season of protest and activism at the New Art Exchange this Autumn and the gallery is hosting a series of exhibitions to celebrate the city’s rebellious spirit and political defiance around the world.

    Fighting Walls: Street Art in Egypt and Iran & A Rebel Scene 

    The New Art Exchange has brought together Egypt and Iran over their shared response to each country’s political struggles. In the absence of free speech, the two distinct nations have taken to the walls of their cities to open a dialogue

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

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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…