Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Tennis Centre Crew beats Wimbledon to major groundsman award

Tennis Centre Crew beats Wimbledon to major groundsman award

The grounds team from Nottingham Tennis Centre has been awarded the title of Infinicut Professional Tennis Grounds Team of the Year. The victory was announced Wednesday night at the prestigious Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) Awards presented at a glittering ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham. The team beat last year’s winners – the All […]

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New café to open on Wollaton Park next week

New café to open on Wollaton Park next week

Nottingham City Council’s latest café project will be officially opened on Monday 23 October. The building is the last remaining World War Two hut on the site and will be named Wollaton 508 in memory of Parachute Infantry Regiment 508 which was based there. More recently it was the park’s sports pavilion, but has not […]

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New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

New ten year vision for culture in Nottingham

A new vision for the role of culture and creativity in the life of Nottingham as a city is outlined in a document produced by the city’s Strategic Cultural Partnership.  The Cultural Statement and Framework for Nottingham is being submitted for adoption by Nottingham City Council at the Executive Board meeting on 24 October.  The […]

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A feast for the senses as Nottingham celebrates Diwali in Old Market Square

A feast for the senses as Nottingham celebrates Diwali in Old Market Square

A nine-foot mechanical elephant, music, dance and poetry will all feature in Nottingham City Council’s celebrations for Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights, in the Old Market Square on Friday (13 October) and Saturday (14 October). On Friday, the elephant will parade around the Square, accompanied by dancers and musicians, and diya lamps made as […]

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Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

Hoodwinked: revealing the twist on the tale

The first three sculptures for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail have been unveiled.   The trail planned for Nottingham next summer celebrates the legend of Robin Hood – but with a mischievous twist on the tale. The sculptures transform our merry man in green into appealing robins – birds of a feather who will flock together […]

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Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Newstead Abbey Celebrates Ada Lovelace Day this weekend

Celebrated on the second Tuesday of October, Ada Lovelace Day promotes the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths. Newstead Abbey will be running its own Ada Lovelace Day celebrations this weekend. Ada Lovelace was the daughter of Lord Byron and mathematics-loving Annabella Milbanke. She became a mathematician and writer, publishing her notes on […]

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Hoodwinked: seeking Robin’s merry band of sponsors

Hoodwinked: seeking Robin’s merry band of sponsors

Businesses are invited to find out more about joining the merry band of sponsors for the spectacular Hoodwinked art trail in Nottingham next summer. Hoodwinked will celebrate the legend of Robin Hood with a free sculpture trail through the city from July to September 2018.  Businesses and organisations are encouraged to sponsor a sculpture inspired […]

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