Archive by category Museums and Galleries

Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Images available for download here: https://we.tl/t-LItrfYl71k  Six exciting digital exhibits which will form an important part of the renewed Nottingham Castle visitor experience from 2021 are up for grabs for creative companies. The £30m Nottingham Castle Transformation Project, made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is well underway and now a […]

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Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Four Nottingham sites are among the UK’s top 500, says Lonely Planet

Nottingham is proud to have four sites in a new Lonely Planet guide listing the top 500 experiences in the UK. Lonely Planet – the world’s number one travel guidebook brand – has created the ultimate United Kingdom travel list. The Lonely Planet list of top 500 UK experiences has included four Nottingham attractions (Pictured […]

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Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

Step into Robin Hood’s world: spectacular medieval experience set to wow Nottingham this October

The Robin Hood Pageant, now in its 38th year, has been completely re-imagined for 2019 and will be staged in a forest setting close to the historic Newstead Abbey for the first time ever while the Nottingham Castle is undergoing its £30m redevelopment. This spectacular event will be themed around the power struggle between Nottingham’s […]

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Have I got Newstead for you…

Have I got Newstead for you…

TV personality, writer and journalist Ian Hislop and British Museum Curator Tom Hockenhull are launching a new exhibition of satirical prints at Newstead Abbey. Ian Hislop is no stranger to satire, having carved a successful career as editor of Private Eye magazine, panellist on Have I Got News For You and as co-curator of the […]

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Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

Byron ‘Comes Home’ in new Newstead Abbey Exhibition

An iconic portrait of Lord Byron will be coming to his home at Newstead Abbey for an exhibition this summer, as part of a major National Portrait Gallery project. The renowned painting of Byron by Thomas Phillips will be on display at his ancestral home at Newstead from 13 July until 3 November. The portrait […]

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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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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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Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

Photo exhibitions show two sides of Newstead

New exhibitions by a local photographer will give a different perspective on the landscape around Newstead Abbey. The exhibitions, running from 9 February to 7 July 2019, will kick off an exciting new season at Lord Byron’s ancestral home with striking contemporary photographs of young people people from Newstead Village, and poignant scenes of former […]

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Nottingham City Council launches plans to transform Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

Nottingham City Council launches plans to transform  Wollaton Hall & Deer Park

A Transformation Project was launched at Wollaton Hall yesterday (Tuesday 29 January) which will see the iconic Nottingham landmark undergo a major refurbishment of its museum and gardens. This ambitious project will see complete gallery redevelopment of the Wollaton Hall Natural History Museum, the restoration of the walled garden and the formal gardens – a […]

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