Archive by category Leisure and Culture

New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

As cycling festival HSBC UK Let’s Ride gets ready to roll into Nottingham, British Cycling and HSBC UK, in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, have confirmed the traffic-free route at the Meadow Recreation Ground for this year’s edition of the event. The free-to-attend event will get underway at The Meadows Recreation Ground at 11am on […]

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Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Our Sport and Leisure team which manages the city’s seven leisure centres has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring customer safety. The Gold Leisure Safety Award, is part of the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which are the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. They […]

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Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Images available for download here: https://we.tl/t-LItrfYl71k  Six exciting digital exhibits which will form an important part of the renewed Nottingham Castle visitor experience from 2021 are up for grabs for creative companies. The £30m Nottingham Castle Transformation Project, made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is well underway and now a […]

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Nottingham Carnival brings its own brand of sunshine into the city this Sunday

Nottingham Carnival brings its own brand of sunshine into the city this Sunday

Nottingham will come together this weekend to celebrate the annual Caribbean Carnival on Victoria Embankment and everybody is invited. The fun gets underway at 12noon with the parade starting at 2pm and DJ sets and live music until 8pm. There is a small charge to enter the Carnival Village – Adults: £3, Children under 12: […]

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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

The Robin Hood Pageant, now in its 38th year, has been completely re-imagined for 2019 and will be staged in a forest setting close to the historic Newstead Abbey for the first time ever while the Nottingham Castle is undergoing its £30m redevelopment. This spectacular event will be themed around the power struggle between Nottingham’s […]

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Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

Riverside Festival returns… Don’t miss the East Midlands’ biggest family festival this weekend

The East Midlands’ biggest free summer festival will be back on Nottingham’s Victoria Embankment this weekend (2- 4 August) where over 150,000 visitors are expected as the annual Riverside Festival takes place alongside the River Trent. The festival lasts until Sunday evening, offering a wide range of family fun and entertainment with something for every […]

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