Archive by category Leisure and Culture

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

New playing space at Torvill Drive officially opens on Monday

The new play area will open at Torvill Drive Park in Wollaton on Monday 15 April between 2-4pm.  To celebrate, Nottingham’s Parks and Open Spaces team is staging a family fun day with face painting, bouncy castle, arts and crafts, drumming workshops and street games. All the activity is free and everybody is invited. The […]

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An invitation to join Vaisakhi celebrations as the Nottingham Sikh Community parades this weekend

An invitation to join Vaisakhi celebrations as the Nottingham Sikh Community parades this weekend

This Sunday, the Nottingham Sikh community celebrates Vaisakhi to mark the birth of the Khalsa Panth, and celebrate the 550th Gupurab (birthday) of their founder, Guru Nanak. During Vaisakhi, colourful processions called Nagar Kirtans take place around the world. Nagar Kirtans are a Sikh custom involving the processional singing of Holy Scriptures on auspicious religious […]

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Caves Festival announces new arts events and access to Castle site

Caves Festival announces new arts events and access to Castle site

The highly popular Cave City Festival gets underway next week (5-10 April) with tickets selling out for cave tours and activities within just a few hours of going on sale. Organisers can now confirm an arts project will be part of the celebrations in the form of an installation at the Brewhouse Yard caves at […]

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National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

National Ice Centre officially launches new speed skating programme

The National Ice Centre (NIC) and British Ice Skating (BIS) have officially launched their new Speed Skating Performance Programme, after receiving the green light for funding from Sport England.  Following the programme’s soft launch in October of last year, it will officially kickstart this April to support the future Olympic success of the Great Britain […]

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Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a new library for Sherwood take a step closer

Plans for a redeveloped library in Sherwood at no cost to local council taxpayers are taking shape. The site on Spondon Street off Mansfield Road in the heart of Sherwood is owned by the City Council, and includes former social services offices, public toilets, a car park and three retail units, as well as the […]

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Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Specialist designers to be appointed for new Nottingham Central Library

Nottingham City Council is to seek an architect and led design team with specialist experience of designing public libraries for its proposed new Central Library in the Broadmarsh area. This announcement to recruit specialist designers for the new Central Library follow on from a series of major milestones for the Broadmarsh area in 2019. Work […]

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Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham Building Society supports growth of StoryParks

Nottingham City Council is partnering with Nottingham Building Society, also known as The Nottingham, on an innovative new project aimed to get more young families developing their reading and mathematical skills in the beautiful settings of the city’s parks. The StoryParks project is a seven week interactive outdoor pop-up reading and numeracy camp of stories, […]

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Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

Time to go back underground as Cave City returns

The Cave City – Underground Festival will return to the city between 5-10 April as Nottingham continues to celebrate and showcase a selection of the 800+ caves that exist below the very feet of its residents. With a wide range of events from Friday to Wednesday, organisers plan to build upon the huge interest from […]

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Making exercise more inclusive

Making exercise more inclusive

Nottingham City Council has launched a new campaign aimed at increasing the number of people with disabilities taking part in sport and leisure activities. The council aims for Nottingham to become the fastest growing city for disability sports participation, and the new It’s for me campaign will raise awareness of leisure activities available to people […]

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