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Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

A new exhibition – Peacocks: The Pomp of Power opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend and will be open to visitors, each weekend throughout the summer in the Charles II Dressing Room and Edward III rooms. The exhibition is inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home […]

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Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

Some-‘ping’ great coming as table tennis returns to the city

From Friday, 16 June visitors and locals alike will be able to play table tennis across the city, all summer. The highly successful Ping! festival offers 25 tables in public places across the city, with the invitation to grab a bat and have a great time. All the equipment is provided at no cost. 2016 […]

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Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Nottingham City Council’s innovative ‘Storysmash’ project will officially launch on Saturday 24 June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson on hand to introduce this 12-month programme and to talk about his own experiences in the world of literature. Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold […]

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Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Konta to face doubles partner Wickmayer for place in Aegon Open Nottingham singles quarter finals

Home favourite Johanna Konta will come up against a familiar face in the Aegon Open Nottingham second round as the World No. 8 takes on her Belgian doubles partner Yanina Wickmayer in the WTA International singles event on Thursday, after the pair came back from a set down to beat Chia-Jung Chuang and Renata Voracova […]

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French Open finalist Barty returns to Aegon Open Nottingham Centre Court as Konta begins doubles campaign

French Open finalist Barty returns to Aegon Open Nottingham Centre Court as Konta begins doubles campaign

French Open doubles runner-up Ashleigh Barty will be looking to replicate her 2016 quarter final run on Wednesday at the Aegon Open Nottingham, a day that also sees British No. 1 Johanna Konta feature in the women’s doubles event at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Australian Barty, who was the surprise package in the East Midlands […]

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Konta and Watson headline action-packed Tuesday at Aegon Open Nottingham

Konta and Watson headline action-packed Tuesday at Aegon Open Nottingham

World No. 8 Johanna Konta will be the first of five Brits on Centre Court in a packed Tuesday schedule at the Aegon Open Nottingham, with British No. 2 Heather Watson taking on 2016 runner-up Alison Riske and wild cards Cam Norrie and Brydan Klein starring in the concurrent ATP Challenger event. Top seed Konta […]

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Robson, Broady and Clarke in Monday’s Main Draw Action on Centre Court at Aegon Open Nottingham

Robson, Broady and Clarke in Monday’s Main Draw Action on Centre Court at Aegon Open Nottingham

British wild cards Laura Robson, Jay Clarke and Liam Broady will all feature in a jam-packed first day of main draw action at the Aegon Open Nottingham on Charity Day Monday. On a day that all gate receipts from the event go to Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, tennis star Robson, 23, will […]

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Brit Silva one win away from Aegon Open Nottingham Main Draw

Brit Silva one win away from Aegon Open Nottingham Main Draw

British wild card Eden Silva is just one win away from reaching the main draw of a WTA event for the first time after beating Deniz Khazaniuk in three sets at the Aegon Open Nottingham and will feature second on Centre Court on Sunday. The 21-year-old got past Israel’s Khazaniuk, ranked 455 places higher than […]

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Local star Christie on Centre Court on day new French Open Champion heads to Aegon Open Nottingham

Local star Christie on Centre Court on day new French Open Champion heads to Aegon Open Nottingham

A home-grown rising star and newly crowned French Open champion are among those serving up the action on the opening day of qualifying at the Aegon Open Nottingham on Saturday, 10 June. Nottingham’s own Freya Christie, 19, is second up on Centre Court against Czech third seed Tereza Martincova, in what will be a testing […]

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