Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers

Bunch of awards for green-fingered volunteers

Neighbourhood Bloom enthusiasts, parks volunteers and  school children will gather at the Council House on Friday to celebrate success in brightening up their area through gardening. Awards will be presented to 50 groups from Nottingham who are participating in ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’, which is part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign.  The […]

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City aims to increase and improve health and fitness options for disabled citizens

City aims to increase and improve health and fitness options for disabled citizens

Nottingham City Council has secured a Sport England grant of £332,100 which aims to increase the physical activity levels of disabled people across the city. Disability sport is highly important to the city which has a stated ambition to ‘make Nottingham the fastest growing city for disability sports participation in the UK’. Developing disability sport […]

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Exciting ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle will be part of The Big Draw

Exciting ADA exhibition at Nottingham Castle will be part of The Big Draw

An innovative new exhibition inspired by Ada Lovelace – the world’s first computer programmer and daughter of Newstead Abbey’s most famous resident, Lord Byron – opens at Nottingham Castle on Thursday 6 October as part of The Big Draw Festival 2016, running throughout October. ADA, by artist Karina Smigla-Bobinski, is an automatic drawing machine that […]

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Be a ‘superhero’ at Nottingham’s big tennis party 

Be a ‘superhero’ at Nottingham’s big tennis party 

People of all ages are invited to watch two tournaments and have a chance to play some sport themselves in an event being held at Nottingham Tennis Centre for ‘Superhero Sunday’ on 2 October. This will be the last chance to see the Davis Cup trophy with GB as the current holders and to celebrate […]

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25 year anniversary celebrations at Harvey Hadden this weekend

25 year anniversary celebrations at Harvey Hadden this weekend

Nottingham City Council’s Harvey Hadden Sports Village is celebrating a silver anniversary this weekend. On Saturday 1 October – just over year after the site’s £16m redevelopment – 25 years of sports on the site will be marked with a range of free activities. The public is invited between 11am-5pm to enjoy activities for all […]

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Olympians target national glory at free Wollaton Park event

Olympians target national glory at free Wollaton Park event

Britain’s best archery talent will be in action at the Nottingham Building Society Archery GB National Series Finals at Wollaton Park, on Saturday 24 September. Archers from all over Great Britain will compete in four categories – recurve women and recurve men, and compound women and compound men – including Olympians, Naomi Folkard and Patrick […]

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