Archive by category Leisure and Culture

New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

New fund, playground closures, school arrangements … and some good news

Nottingham City Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Sally Longford: The world is experiencing an unprecedented challenge and it is important in this moment that we cooperate, doing what we can to support one another. Many of you have already supported people in your community by helping a neighbour or a friend in need so I want […]

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Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Lottery funding secured to restore the Grade II Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens

Nottingham City Council is celebrating after receiving the news that its £130,000 initial bid to restore the Victoria Embankment Memorial Gardens has been successful. The money has been awarded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund and will be used to improve facilities and create a visitor centre on the park. Nottingham City Council and other […]

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Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

Robin Hood and Sheriff of Nottingham plant first oak tree in People’s Forest

As part of the celebration of the redevelopments of Nottingham Castle, Nottingham City Council and The Castle Trust are giving every primary school in Nottingham city the chance to plant a Quercus Robus (Sherwood) oak tree. The plan is to create spiral of oak trees running from Nottingham Castle all the way to the heart […]

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Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

Almost three weeks of entertainment in Old Market Square as the Magnificent Spiegeltent returns

The hugely popular Spiegeltent will be returning to the city this April with the opening few days being announced and going on sale from Friday 21 February 2020. The attraction, which has been visiting the city since 2015, will be staged in Old Market Square between Wednesday 29 April and Sunday 17 May 2020. The […]

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Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Wollaton Hall’s lifesaving installation helps your heart not miss a beat this Valentine’s Day

Life at Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has just got much safer, with a new defibrillator installed in the heart of it. Nottingham City Council is delighted to have received a £1,500 donation from the Rotary Club of Wollaton Park to install a ‘heartstart’ device. It is located in a disused phone box at the […]

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Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

Major restorative works unveil Elizabethan Fireplace at Wollaton Hall

A major restoration project to repair the Long Gallery in the old Insect Room at Wollaton Hall has uncovered an original Elizabethan fireplace, from 1588, obscured from view for over 200 years. The Elizabethan fireplace has been hidden by two fireplaces and an additional wall built in the Regency period. These Regency additions were made […]

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The search is on for members of #TeamNotts – Chance to volunteer at the Nature Valley Open Tennis in June

The search is on for members of #TeamNotts – Chance to volunteer at the Nature Valley Open Tennis in June

Nottingham City Council and the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help at the Nature Valley Open tournament (6-14 June 2020). There are options for all ages from ten years old to as old as you feel! In June 2020, the city will again host a week-long tournament at the Nottingham […]

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Clifton Leisure Centre’s therapeutic salt room is first in the city

Clifton Leisure Centre’s therapeutic salt room is first in the city

Active Nottingham is leading the way in Nottingham, by being one of the first gym providers to offer a Himalayan Salt Room experience as part of their health and fitness offer. The spa room at Clifton Leisure Centre, officially opened this week with an opening evening took place on Tuesday evening. The redevelopment at the […]

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Old Market Square gets ready to welcome the new decade

Old Market Square gets ready to welcome the new decade

This New Year’s Eve, Nottingham will welcome 2020 on Old Market Square with a huge free street party and fireworks once again, sponsored by local company Purico in association with Nottingham Care Village. The event will build on the successful Old Market Square event last year, which took the place of the traditional event staged […]

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