Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Leisure centres to open their doors again from next week

Nottingham City Council has today announced that the first of its leisure centres will reopen to the public from Monday. The authority’s eight centres were forced to close in March ahead of the Government introducing strict Covid lockdown measures to slow the spread of the virus. A huge amount of preparation has taken place over […]

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Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Lost in Lace: An exhibition of historic Nottingham Lace finally lands in China for exclusive museum tour.

Nottingham City Museums is delighted to share news of the launch of its latest and largest international touring exhibition to date, Lost in Lace: Lace and Lacemaking in Nottingham, at Ningbo Museum, China. As soon as Covid-19 lockdown was announced, a large selection of carefully-selected lace artefacts from the Nottingham City Museums collection was held […]

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Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Notts Pride goes online for the first time ever

Organisers of this year’s Nottinghamshire Pride have announced this year’s annual celebration of the LGBTQ+ community in the county will be going online – featuring performances and interviews with local activists and city leaders. The online event, which will be filmed in The Ballroom at Nottingham’s Council House, will be broadcast between 7pm and 9pm […]

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Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival cancelled for summer 2020

Nottingham City Council has today announced the cancellation of two major summer events. Both the Nottingham Beach and Riverside Festival will not take place this year due to the coronavirus outbreak. It was hoped they could go ahead but, following careful consideration, the decision has been taken that it is not possible with the need […]

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St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

St George’s Day celebrations cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions

Like many other events nationally, Nottingham’s annual St George’s Day celebrations will not go ahead as planned due to coronavirus restrictions. The event is usually marked with a traditional parade by the Radford branch of the Royal Society of St George across the city centre to the Old Market Square. The parade is always headed by […]

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Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do)

Stay at home this Easter – we’ve got things for you to do (and not do) Nottingham City Council is urging people to stay at home this Easter to prevent the spread of coronavirus and ease pressure on the NHS and other frontline services. It is providing help and guidance so people can enjoy Easter […]

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LTA announces cancellation of Nottingham summer tennis tournaments

LTA announces cancellation of Nottingham summer tennis tournaments

Nature Valley Open and British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships cancelled due to coronavirus crisis The LTA, in conjunction with the All England Club, the ITF, ATP and WTA, has regrettably announced today the cancellation of the Nature Valley Open (8-14 June) and British Open Wheelchair Tennis Championships (21-26 July), following the latest advice from the […]

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Good news in difficult times is a boost for Nottingham

Good news in difficult times is a boost for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council’s leader has welcomed the good news, in these difficult times, that Nottingham has been declared Britain’s buzziest and most improved small city by the Sunday Times. In a ‘best places to live’ guide, the national newspaper pointed to Nottingham’s cultural scene, including the Nottingham  Contemporary, theatres, cinemas and live music venues as […]

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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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