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‘Storysmash’ Jumps into Action

‘Storysmash’ Jumps into Action

The £226,335 Storysmash Creative Writing project gets underway this week. Storysmash is a 12 month programme of activity using the close connection between creative writing, reading and digital games focusing on people primarily aged 11-25 years to help address issues of low literacy in Nottingham City. Participants will take part in a range of activities […]

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TV Presenter Lends Support to World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition

TV Presenter Lends Support to World Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition

The ground-breaking Dinosaurs of China exhibition, which is bringing some of the best-preserved dinosaur fossils in the world to the UK this summer, has a new high profile supporter in the form of respected TV presenter and naturalist Chris Packham. The wildlife expert is known for presenting popular nature programmes on TV, as well as […]

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All aboard for a tale of two cities!

All aboard for a tale of two cities!

Bus travellers between Derby and Nottingham are being offered a cheaper ticket to attend top summer attractions in each city. The new Metro ticket will provide a £1 saving on any trentbarton route for people going to selected events marks the formal launch of the Metro Strategy, strengthening co-operation between the two cities. The strategy sets […]

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Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Chance to get involved in World-Exclusive Dinosaur Exhibition this summer

Nottingham City Council is offering the opportunity to be a part of the incredible Dinosaurs of China, Ground Shakers to Feathered Flyers Exhibition coming to Wollaton Hall and Nottingham Lakeside Arts from 1 July to 29 October with a number of exciting volunteering roles. The City Council’s award winning Museums and Galleries volunteer programme is […]

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1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

1940s Knees-up returns for May Day Bank Holiday

Visitors are invited to step back in time for the annual 1940s Knees-up on May Day Bank Holiday (Monday 1 May), with a replica Mark IX Spitfire, music, dancing and displays bringing the war years to life. Nottingham City Council is organising the event, which takes place at both Nottingham Castle and the Museum of […]

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Watson Latest GB Fed Cup Star Confirmed for Aegon Open Nottingham

Watson Latest GB Fed Cup Star Confirmed for Aegon Open Nottingham

Great Britain’s Fed Cup star and British No. 2 Heather Watson has been confirmed for the 2017 Aegon Open Nottingham. Watson, who is part of the Aegon GB Fed Cup Team to face Romania in the World Group II play-off in Constanta this weekend, has again chosen the Nottingham Tennis Centre as the place to […]

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City Council continues support for Armed Forces Day

City Council continues support for Armed Forces Day

Nottingham City Council remains committed to celebrating Armed Forces Day and will support events on Saturday 24 June this year with free venues and funding. In previous years the council has organised and funded the event on behalf of veteran groups – now it is inviting groups to organise events and use council venues such […]

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St George’s Day celebrations extend to Bulwell this year

St George’s Day celebrations extend to Bulwell this year

Nottingham’s traditional St George’s Day celebrations will, this year, take place in Bulwell as well as the Old Market Square. Nottingham City Council is organising St George’s Day activities in Bulwell town centre on Saturday 22 April to mark the public realm improvements in and around the market place.  Activities will include performances from Carlton […]

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Dan Evans commits to return to Aegon Open Nottingham

Dan Evans commits to return to Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed today that GB Davis Cup stars Dan Evans will return to the Aegon Open Nottingham. British number two Evans, 26, who featured for Great Britain in their Davis Cup quarter-final exit on clay against France at the weekend, will headline this years event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre […]

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