New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

The new play area will open at Torvill Drive Park in Wollaton on Monday 15 April between 2-4pm.  To celebrate, Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces team is staging a family fun day with face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, drumming workshops and street games. All the activity is free and everybody is invited. The […]

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An invitation to join Vaisakhi celebrations as the Nottingham Sikh Community parades this weekend

An invitation to join Vaisakhi celebrations as the Nottingham Sikh Community parades this weekend

This Sunday, the Nottingham Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi to mark the birth of the Khalsa Panth, and celebrate the 550th Gupurab (birthday) of their founder, Guru Nanak. During Vaisakhi, colourful processions called Nagar Kirtans take place around the world. Nagar Kirtans are a Sikh custom involving the processional singing of Holy Scriptures on auspicious religious […]

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Caves Festival announces new arts events and access to Castle site

Caves Festival announces new arts events and access to Castle site

The highly popular Cave City Festival gets underway next week (5-10 April) with tickets selling out for cave tours and activities within just a few hours of going on sale. Organisers can now confirm an arts project will be part of the celebrations in the form of an installation at the Brewhouse Yard caves at […]

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National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

The National Ice Centre (NIC) and British Ice Skating (BIS) have officially launched their new Speed Skating Performance Programme, after receiving the green light for funding from Sport England.  Following the programme’s soft launch in October of last year, it will officially kickstart this April to support the future Olympic success of the Great Britain […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return to the city between 5-10 April as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from […]

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The Magnificent Spiegeltent returns to Nottingham Old Market Square this May!

The Magnificent Spiegeltent returns to Nottingham Old Market Square this May!

The first Spiegeltent events are announced today as the popular attraction, which has been visiting the city since 2015 is confirmed for the Old Market Square this May. The programme will be staged between Saturday 4 May and Saturday 18 May. The tent will host a packed schedule of great events including music, circus, cabaret, […]

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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 – 100 days to go countdown kicks off

Nottingham is gearing up for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, with the ‘100 days to go’ countdown kicking off today (Tuesday 19 February). Part of the countdown will be the Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, which commences a 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events, […]

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Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Funding bid could help city’s parks and open spaces to continue to bloom

Nottingham City Council will find out by the end of May whether a bid for over £1m to develop the city’s parks has been successful. The potential funding will come through the Future Parks Accelerator (FPA) which is a new national initiative to enable up to eight places to develop, secure, and enhance the future […]

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Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

New exhibitions by a local photographer will give a different perspective on the landscape around Newstead Abbey. The exhibitions, running from 9 February to 7 July 2019, will kick off an exciting new season at Lord Byron’s ancestral home with striking contemporary photographs of young people people from Newstead Village, and poignant scenes of former […]

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