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Nottingham children show off their artistic skills to celebrate city’s rich diversity

Nottingham children show off their artistic skills to celebrate city’s rich diversity

Schoolchildren in Nottingham have created 80 pieces of artwork to fill an exhibition promoting cultural diversity. The Nottingham Big Tent opens on Monday (June 19) and visitors to Old Market Square will have the opportunity to walk through and see the pictures on display. The project involves 35 local schools and has been funded by […]

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Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

From Friday, 16 June visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer. The highly successful Ping! festival offers 25 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. All the equipment is provided at no cost. 2016 […]

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Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Nottingham City Council’s innovative ‘Storysmash’ project will officially launch on Saturday 24 June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson on hand to introduce this 12-month programme and to talk about his own experiences in the world of literature. Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold […]

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Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Home favourite Johanna Konta will come up against a familiar face in the Aegon Open Nottingham second round as the World No. 8 takes on her Belgian doubles partner Yanina Wickmayer in the WTA International singles event on Thursday, after the pair came back from a set down to beat Chia-Jung Chuang and Renata Voracova […]

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French Open finalist Barty returns to Aegon Open Nottingham Centre Court as Konta begins doubles campaign

French Open finalist Barty returns to Aegon Open Nottingham Centre Court as Konta begins doubles campaign

French Open doubles runner-up Ashleigh Barty will be looking to replicate her 2016 quarter final run on Wednesday at the Aegon Open Nottingham, a day that also sees British No. 1 Johanna Konta feature in the women’s doubles event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Australian Barty, who was the surprise package in the East Midlands […]

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Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham leading the way to improve local air and protect public health

Nottingham will mark the first ever National Clean Air Day on Thursday 15 June with a range of events to encourage local people to do their bit to improve air quality and their own health. It comes on the day that former US vice president turned eco activist Al Gore presents Nottingham City with the […]

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Konta and Watson headline action-packed Tuesday at Aegon Open Nottingham

Konta and Watson headline action-packed Tuesday at Aegon Open Nottingham

World No. 8 Johanna Konta will be the first of five Brits on Centre Court in a packed Tuesday schedule at the Aegon Open Nottingham, with British No. 2 Heather Watson taking on 2016 runner-up Alison Riske and wild cards Cam Norrie and Brydan Klein starring in the concurrent ATP Challenger event. Top seed Konta […]

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Local star Christie on Centre Court on day new French Open Champion heads to Aegon Open Nottingham

Local star Christie on Centre Court on day new French Open Champion heads to Aegon Open Nottingham

A home-grown rising star and newly crowned French Open champion are among those serving up the action on the opening day of qualifying at the Aegon Open Nottingham on Saturday, 10 June. Nottingham’s own Freya Christie, 19, is second up on Centre Court against Czech third seed Tereza Martincova, in what will be a testing […]

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Robson among 10 Brits handed wildcards to join Konta and Evans at Aegon Open Nottingham

Robson among 10 Brits handed wildcards to join Konta and Evans at Aegon Open Nottingham

• Laura Robson goes into the main draw of WTA event • Jay Clarke among host of local East Midlands stars to feature • Nottingham’s Freya Christie and Joss Rae among those confirmed • Tara Moore, a quarter-finalists in 2016, returns Former Wimbledon girls champion Laura Robson will join Britain’s World No. 8 Johanna Konta […]

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