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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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Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

Sport England investment ensures tennis for all on the back of Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has announced that it has secured significant financial backing from Sport England for a series of participation events around this summer’s Aegon Open Nottingham tennis tournament. The £199,300 Sport England Major Events Engagement Fund grant was announced during the Aegon Open Nottingham and will link the tournament with projects that will make […]

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British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

British players Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne offered wildcards into Aegon Open Nottingham

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has confirmed today that British pair Johanna Konta and Katy Dunne have been awarded wildcards to enter the main draw for the Aegon Open Nottingham. Konta, the British No.2, and rising star Dunne will play on the grass courts of the Nottingham Tennis Centre as part of their preparations for […]

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Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

Record breaking facilities at Harvey Hadden

The athletics track at Harvey Hadden stadium has achieved a category A classification for the first time following certification by UK Athletics. The highest grade has been achieved thanks to the additional eighth lane and infield improvements like relocation of long and triple jump pits, upgraded pole vault facility, shot putt and discus area. The […]

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Arts Funding secured for Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games ceremonies programme

Cerebral Palsy Sport, the local organising committee for the Nottingham 2015 CPISRA World Games, has secured £79,000 in funding from Arts Council England’s National Lottery funded Grants for the arts programme for the development and delivery of a ceremonies programme for the Games being held in August 2015. CP Sport, in partnership with City Arts, […]

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