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Excitement builds for Nature Valley Open as city prepares for big summer of sport

Excitement builds for Nature Valley Open as city prepares for big summer of sport

Preparations for one of Nottingham’s biggest sports events got underway today (Thurs) at the Nottingham Tennis Centre where in just under a month’s time some of the world’s leading tennis players will converge on the city for the fifth Nature Valley Open. The tournament opens on 8 June and this year’s line-up looks to be […]

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Nottingham to host first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Fanzone

Nottingham to host first ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 Fanzone

Cricket fans unable to get their hands on tickets for Trent Bridge World Cup matches this summer are invited to join the fun and action at a city centre Fanzone. Thousands of new and existing cricket fans have the opportunity to get up close to international cricket action as the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup […]

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Women’s field confirmed for Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

Women’s field confirmed for Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

With a little over a month to go before the start of the Nature Valley Open begins in Nottingham, the women’s field has been confirmed for the LTA summer grass court event which runs 8-16 June. There are two former winners returning for 2019 as World No.9 and last year’s champion Ashleigh Barty is joined by […]

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Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Performing Arts Library sweeps the board

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS) has taken centre stage in the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives and Documentation Centres, UK & Ireland (IAML) Awards. It has won the Excellence Award for Music Libraries 2019 for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music […]

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Fed Cup heroes confirm entry into this year’s Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

Fed Cup heroes confirm entry into this year’s Nature Valley Open in Nottingham

World top 10 player Ashleigh Barty, who led Australia to their first Fed Cup final since 1993 last weekend – including two singles’ victories and the deciding doubles game alongside Sam Stosur – will return to defend her title at the Nature Valley Open in Nottingham, an LTA summer grass court event which runs 8-16 […]

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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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