Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Nottingham Castle purchases Luddite Sword at Auction

Nottingham Castle purchases Luddite Sword at Auction

Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries Service has successfully secured an important artefact from the history of Nottingham after a bid at auction was accepted today. The purchase was made possible with donations from the Nottingham Civic Society and Nottingham Castle Trust. Over two hundred years to the day since he was caught, a notorious […]

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School’s Out this Easter, keep your children active over the holidays! 

Nottingham City Council is inviting young people to get down to one of Nottingham’s Leisure Centres this Easter to make the most of a fantastic holiday offer – School’s Out. From Monday 3 April to Thursday 13 April, Clifton Leisure Centre, John Carroll Leisure Centre, and Southglade Leisure Centre along with Portland Centre, and Minver […]

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‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

An innovative project that will see Nottingham City Council’s Libraries Service work with The National Videogame Foundation to improve literacy and digital skills has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the value of £226,235. Other partners include the University of Nottingham and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. ‘Storysmash’ will start on 1 April […]

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Billy Ocean, Busted and Tony Hadley Join Kaiser Chiefs at Splendour Festival

Billy Ocean, Busted and Tony Hadley Join Kaiser Chiefs at Splendour Festival

Bona fide music legends and a multi award-winning band have been announced for Splendour today, Nottingham’s fantastic all-day summer music festival held at Wollaton Park on Saturday 22 July. Busted, one of the biggest homegrown pop acts of the 21st century, will generate plenty of excitement joining Kaiser Chiefs as the next act confirmed for […]

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Big celebrations in Nottingham for St Patrick’s Day

Big celebrations in Nottingham for St Patrick’s Day

Nottingham’s St Patrick’s Day Festival has one of the few Parade celebrations in the country that is actually, by tradition, on St Patrick’s day. The ten-day Festival begins on Wednesday March 8 and culminates with a city centre Parade led by County Fermanagh representatives, as the Lead County on the day, Friday March 17, St […]

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Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Bilborough Library is holding a free drop-in Technology Day on Tuesday 28 March to help people become more comfortable using technology and self service facilities in their local library. It is an opportunity to explore, learn and discover more about: •      How to keep in touch with friends and family online •      Digital books, e-magazines and […]

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be acquiring a group of works by international artist and activist Conrad Atkinson for its collection, thanks to grants from Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and local donations. The works comprise:  Wordsworth’s Suit and Socks (2003), three Ceramic Landmines (1996) and a photo collage […]

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