Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Nottingham City Council’s Heritage Parks receives lifeline grant from Government’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund

Almost 450 heritage organisations in England, including Nottingham City Council have been awarded cash from the first round of the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage Grants of up to £1 million will deliver a lifeline for the heritage sector in England with further support to follow and larger grants for capital projects awarded through the […]

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What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

What’s it worth to you? New city initiative to support parks and open spaces

A new initiative starts this week, with the aim of getting people more involved with their local park. It is widely recognised that parks and open spaces have helped us during lockdown. During the period 1–31 May, 60% of adults in England said that they had spent time outside in green and natural spaces in […]

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Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey flies the nest for five-day trip to Old Market Square

Goosey the Goose Fair goose has flown into Old Market Square – and is urging people to come along to say hello! The eight-foot figure is the emblem of Nottingham’s famous annual event, which had to be cancelled last month because of Covid-related social-distancing restrictions. She usually announces that Nottingham’s longest-running and most popular event […]

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Bonfire Night event is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Bonfire Night event is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council has today announced the cancellation of its annual Bonfire Night and fireworks display. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground on Thursday 5 November. It follows previous Covid-related event cancellations of Splendour, the Nottingham Beach, Riverside Festival, numerous community events and […]

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New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

New festive lights spectacular set for Christmas at Wollaton

This festive season, Wollaton Hall & Deer Park will host its first magical Christmas lights trail, as the formal gardens are transformed for the first time ever into an enchanted light spectacle, Christmas at Wollaton Hall.  From 27 November, visitors will be able to enjoy a unique socially distanced outdoor light installation. Wollaton Hall & […]

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Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Woodthorpe Park’s new and improved facilities unveiled

Several revamped areas have opened in Woodthorpe Park after over £100k of improvements were carried out at the popular park. The works, carried out by the Nottingham City Council parks and neighbourhood teams, have been funded jointly by FCC Communities and Nottingham City Council, following extensive consultation with park users, the friends group and local […]

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Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Goose Fair is cancelled for 2020 following Covid restrictions

Nottingham City Council and the Showmen’s Guild have today announced the cancellation of the 729th Goose Fair. The popular annual event was due to be staged at its regular home of the Forest Recreation Ground from Wednesday 30 September to Sunday 4 October. Despite current Government regulations allowing fairground rides and attractions to open, the […]

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Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

Swap services and skills for free through new Notts Swap Shop

A new community initiative is being championed that enables charities and small businesses to swap services and support each other during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. It is a partnership between Business & IP Centre Nottingham (part of the Nottingham City Council Library Services) and the Nottingham CVS. The Notts Swap Shop, which launched on […]

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