Volunteers needed for exciting new ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle

Volunteers needed for exciting new ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is looking for a team of volunteers to help with the running of an innovative new exhibition this October as part of events planned for this year’s Big Draw Festival. ADA – by Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is inspired by Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Newstead Abbey’s most famous […]

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City leisure centres to organise free events as part of the nation’s biggest sports day – I Am Team GB  

City leisure centres to organise free events as part of the nation’s biggest sports day – I Am Team GB  

Two City leisure facilities – Clifton Leisure Centre and Nottingham Tennis Centre will host multi-sport sessions on Saturday 27 August designed to get more people active in the local community and celebrate Team GB’s achievements at the Rio 2016 Games. There will also be free Table Tennis and Nottingham Parklives activities running across the city […]

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Funding bid submitted as Nottingham Castle Transformation Project finalises plans

Funding bid submitted as Nottingham Castle Transformation Project finalises plans

The Nottingham Castle Transformation project took a significant step forward this month with the submission of the round two funding bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). If secured, this funding will play a huge part toward establishing the site as a world-class visitor destination, celebrating its unique and nationally-significant 1,000 year history with tales […]

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Spectacular summer of ping pong served up with Datto Ping!

Spectacular summer of ping pong served up with Datto Ping!

On Wednesday 3 August, table tennis returns to the city as the 2016 Ping! Festival gets underway at Smithy Row between 11am and 3pm. The festival will last until 4 September. This year’s festival is sponsored by Datto, an innovative technology company and global brand* The Datto Ping! Festival places tables complete with bats and […]

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Free fitness and tennis at Nottingham Tennis Centre this weekend

Free fitness and tennis at Nottingham Tennis Centre this weekend

The Davis Cup by BNP Paribas will be arriving at Nottingham Tennis Centre this Saturday (30 July) during the British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships. The World’s top wheelchair tennis players will be battling it out including Wimbledon Champions Gordon Reid, Alfie Hewett and Jordanne Whiley.  Alongside watching world class tennis, and to celebrate a summer […]

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Rare chance to see Renaissance drawings as Ten Leonardos come to the city

Rare chance to see Renaissance drawings as Ten Leonardos come to the city

There will be a rare opportunity to see drawings by one of the world’s greatest artists as the exhibition Leonardo Da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection opens at Nottingham Castle and Art Gallery on Saturday 30 July. The show will run until 9 October 2016. The gallery is open daily from 10am – […]

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‘Lace Unravelled’ heritage project wins Arts Council Funding

‘Lace Unravelled’ heritage project wins Arts Council Funding

Nottingham’s ‘nationally important’ collection of artefacts from its famous lace industry has been recognised with a grant from Arts Council England’s Designation Scheme. Nottingham City Council Museums and Galleries Service has been awarded £76,685 from the Arts Council of England Designation Scheme to help develop new displays from the city’s lace-making past at Nottingham Castle, […]

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Children invited to join The Big Friendly Read at Nottingham City Libraries 

Children invited to join The Big Friendly Read at Nottingham City Libraries 

Nottingham City Libraries are calling for children to sign up to read six books this summer as part of The Big Friendly Read, Summer Reading Challenge 2016. The Summer Reading Challenge asks 4-11 year olds to borrow and read any six library books over the summer. It has a new theme each year and in […]

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New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

New Nottingham Castle exhibition: Evelyn Gibbs – in Peace and Wartime

9 July – 9 October 2016 Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling an exhibition of work by the celebrated Nottingham artist Evelyn Gibbs centred on her work made in her 20s and during World War II. The exhibition covers work from her early years at […]

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