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Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Injury forces Tsonga out of Aegon Open Nottingham

Frenchman Jo-Wilfried Tsonga has pulled out the Aegon Open Nottingham, which will see World No. 7 David Ferrer and third seed Feliciano Lopez finish preparations for The Championships, Wimbledon, at the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Also entered into the ATP 250 event in the East Midlands is World No. 13 Gilles Simon and Luxembourg’s Gilles Muller, […]

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Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies theme announced

Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies theme announced

The themes for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games have been announced as ‘Aspirations’ and ‘Transformations’. Nottingham arts organisations City Arts and Dance4 have been commissioned by the local organising committee Cerebral Palsy Sport to produce ceremonies for the Games. Directed by acclaimed actor/director Jamie Beddard, who has cerebral […]

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Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

Gardener’s Cottage at Newstead Abbey to be restored for holiday lets

The old Gardener’s Cottage, situated in the heart of the gardens surrounding Newstead Abbey, once the home of the Romantic poet Lord Byron, is to be restored so that it can be hired by holiday makers visiting Nottinghamshire. Built in the 1860s by the Webb family and positioned just a few minutes’ walk from the […]

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Artists invited to showcase work at Nottingham Castle Open

Artists invited to showcase work at Nottingham Castle Open

Artists are being invited to showcase their work at a special Nottingham Castle exhibition which dates back nearly 140 years. Submissions are now being requested for the Nottingham Castle Open 2015 and are available to artists who live, or are professionally based, within the Midlands. All work entered must be for sale and, if selected, […]

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One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People exhibition to visit Nottingham Castle

One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People exhibition to visit Nottingham Castle

A new exhibition featuring paintings from acclaimed artists including Lucien Freud, David Hockney, Walter Sickert and Richard Hamilton will open at Nottingham Castle on Saturday 20 June. One Day, Something Happens is a touring exhibition from the Arts Council Collection which examines the portrait during the 20th and 21st centuries. It is curated by the […]

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New tournament is a smash with tennis fans

New tournament is a smash with tennis fans

The inaugural Aegon Open Nottingham WTA event has attracted more than 10,000 people through the gates of the Nottingham Tennis Centre. Among the crowds of tennis fans there were also nearly 2,000 youngsters from across Nottinghamshire, who hit the courts for the Highlands Springs Mini Tennis Festival. Additionally, a ball crew made up of 50 […]

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Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Seeking volunteers to spin a tale at Wollaton Hall

Do you enjoy a good yarn? Can you make stories come alive for children and families? Then the perfect role is waiting for you at Wollaton Hall. Volunteers are being sought to train and work as storytellers from this summer onwards. Inspired by the galleries, the natural history museum, and the hall’s own intriguing history, […]

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