Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Ready for Work? Pick up jobs advice at the library

Ready for Work?  Pick up jobs advice at the library

Jobseekers across Nottingham can pick up valuable advice, update their CV and get their job search heading in the right direction during ‘Ready for Work Week’ hosted by Nottingham City Libraries this month. The first Ready for Work Week is running from 14 November with support from a dozen partner organisations. Anyone of any age […]

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Nottingham prepares to celebrate Bonfire Night

Nottingham prepares to celebrate Bonfire Night

Over 40,000 local people are expected to join in with Nottingham’s annual Bonfire Night celebration, which takes place every year on 5 November at the Forest Recreation Ground.  Spectators are expected to take advantage of the free event, provided by Nottingham City Council and Mellors Group. The event will offer something for everyone with a […]

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Station Street to be illuminated by poetry to celebrate City of Literature status

Station Street to be illuminated by poetry to celebrate City of Literature status

The newly redeveloped Station Street in the city centre will have its very own poetry wall from next week when an artwork to celebrate Nottingham’s UNESCO City of Literature status is switched on. ‘Line of Light’, created by artist Jo Fairfax, will project five-word poems by writers including Byron, Lawrence and Ovid, as well as […]

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More people to ‘Get Out Get Active’ as programme goes live in the city  

More people to ‘Get Out Get Active’ as programme goes live in the city  

Tuesday marks the start of the Get Out Get Active (GOGA) programme in Nottingham. The three year project has been developed to get some of the UK’s least active people moving more. GOGA will concentrate on fun and inclusive activities and supporting disabled and non-disabled people who don’t necessarily have regular access to sport and […]

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Football families set to celebrate Hall of Fame evening

Football families set to celebrate Hall of Fame evening

Three of Nottingham’s most historic football families will be coming together to celebrate the induction of Nottingham Forest and Notts County into the National Football Museum Hall of Fame. Members of Nottingham football’s royalty from the Clough, Taylor and Sirrel family will all be in attendance to share a special evening for football in Nottingham. […]

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Book ahead for bestselling Readers’ Day

Book ahead for bestselling Readers’ Day

Bestselling author Sophie Hannah joins the line-up at the annual Readers’ Day at County Hall on Saturday 12 November.  Best known for psychological crime fiction and poetry, she has now claimed her place as heir to Agatha Christie by publishing two new internationally-acclaimed Hercule Poirot novels. She’s joined by Dr Jane Hawking, whose memoir of […]

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Astronaut Tim Peake backs Nottingham kids in the Space to Earth challenge

Astronaut Tim Peake backs Nottingham kids in the Space to Earth challenge

Children in Nottingham are being challenged to swim, cycle and run the distance from earth to the International Space Station. To celebrate Tim Peake’s mission in the station, the Triathlon Trust and the UK Space Agency are holding an ‘out-of-this-world’ triathlon event for children at Harvey Hadden Sports Village in Bilborough tomorrow (Tuesday 11 October). Major Tim […]

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