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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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Have I got Newstead for you…

Have I got Newstead for you…

TV personality, writer and journalist Ian Hislop and British Museum Curator Tom Hockenhull are launching a new exhibition of satirical prints at Newstead Abbey. Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as co-curator of the […]

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Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Wheelchair Tennis Superstars ready for British Open in Nottingham

Britain’s leading wheelchair tennis players will compete with the best players in the world at the 30th British Open in Nottingham, an LTA summer event, next week. The action gets underway on Tuesday 23 July and runs until Sunday 28 July, with finals taking place on both the Saturday and Sunday. The fifth of six […]

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Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Nottingham flies the most flags for premier parks

Three more Nottingham parks have gained Green Flag Awards this year, bringing the total in the city with the nationally-recognised standard to 68 – the most for any council area in the country. This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental […]

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Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

An iconic portrait of Lord Byron will be coming to his home at Newstead Abbey for an exhibition this summer, as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The renowned painting of Byron by Thomas Phillips will be on display at his ancestral home at Newstead from 13 July until 3 November. The portrait […]

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