Archive by category Leisure and Culture

City ready to forge ahead with Nottingham Tennis Centre handover

City ready to forge ahead with Nottingham Tennis Centre handover

Nottingham City Council is pleased to announce it is ready to hand over the Nottingham Tennis Centre to the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) from the end of April. The move follows talks between the City Council and the LTA that began in August 2021 over the future of the Tennis Centre. Public consultation was undertaken […]

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Brand new Ay-UpMarket event celebrates Nottingham’s independent traders

Brand new Ay-UpMarket event celebrates Nottingham’s independent traders

Nottingham City Council, in collaboration with Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID), the organisation behind It’s in Nottingham; is proud to present the first Ay-UpMarket. The three-day event will run in Old Market Square from Friday 25 March to Sunday 27 March and as part of a partnership with the Creative Quarter, the market will also […]

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Splendour Festival returns and adds a second day of great artists

Splendour Festival returns and adds a second day of great artists

Wollaton Park, Nottingham, 23 – 24 July 2022Tickets now on sale at splendourfestival.com Splendour is bouncing back bigger and better than ever since its last outing three years ago with the news that it will be expanding to include a second day and adding yet more acts to the bill (23-24 July 2022). With double […]

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Flicking the switch on Nottingham’s Light Night this weekend

Flicking the switch on Nottingham’s Light Night this weekend

It’s the return of Light Night this Friday and Saturday with free activities for the whole family, right across the city centre, offering locals and visitors alike the chance to explore the ‘Rebel City’ after dark. There are over 50 stunning light-based installations and attractions to enjoy created by local artists, performers, students, and community groups. […]

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Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Give us your views on proposed changes to Nottingham City Libraries

Nottingham City Council is launching a 12-week public consultation on proposed changes to its library service. Launching on Monday 31 January, the consultation recommends a number of changes to buildings and ways of working, including the closure of three libraries that have some of the lowest usage and highest costs – and that have better, […]

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Light Night returns to the ‘Rebel City’

Light Night returns to the ‘Rebel City’

Nottingham Light Night 2022 is confirmed as the event returns for its fourteenth year. Nottingham’s Light Night will take place on Friday 4 and Saturday 5 February. A number of innovative, interactive and engaging light-based installations, performances and activities will take place right across the city. The event will again take place over two nights […]

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Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Proposed consultation on future of libraries in the city

Draft proposals for consultation regarding the modernisation of Nottingham City’s Library Service are set to be discussed at a meeting of the Council’s Executive Board on Tuesday 18th January.  The draft proposals are being put forward in light of the council’s difficult financial situation and include consideration of closing three libraries that have low usage […]

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Wollaton Hall & Deer Park wins VisitEngland Award

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park wins VisitEngland Award

Wollaton Hall & Deer Park has been recognised with a VisitEngland award for going the extra mile in providing a quality visitor experience. The award issued by VisitEngland Visitor Attraction Quality Scheme (VAQAS) aims to reward and celebrate attractions that give all visitors an entertaining and interactive visit. As an established heritage site, Wollaton Hall […]

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City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

City confirms Remembrance Sunday arrangements

Plans to mark this year’s Remembrance Sunday (Sunday 14 November) have now been finalised. The traditional wreath laying and two-minute silence at the city’s war memorial on Victoria Embankment will take place on Sunday with the ceremony beginning at 10.45am. There will be a full service with music played throughout by The Nottinghamshire Band of […]

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Nottingham Christmas events and attractions will go ahead

Nottingham Christmas events and attractions will go ahead

Nottingham City Council has given the go-ahead for a Christmas Market and festive attractions in the city centre this year. Organisers have revised the usual arrangements to ensure people can come to the city centre and choose from a wide range of festive treats and experiences, and above all, enjoy themselves safely. The new-look event […]

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