Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Big celebrations in Nottingham for St Patrick’s Day

Big celebrations in Nottingham for St Patrick’s Day

Nottingham’s St Patrick’s Day Festival has one of the few Parade celebrations in the country that is actually, by tradition, on St Patrick’s day. The ten-day Festival begins on Wednesday March 8 and culminates with a city centre Parade led by County Fermanagh representatives, as the Lead County on the day, Friday March 17, St […]

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Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Bilborough Library is holding a free drop-in Technology Day on Tuesday 28 March to help people become more comfortable using technology and self service facilities in their local library. It is an opportunity to explore, learn and discover more about: •      How to keep in touch with friends and family online •      Digital books, e-magazines and […]

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Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery announces Conrad Atkinson contemporary art acquisition permanent collection 

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery is delighted to be acquiring a group of works by international artist and activist Conrad Atkinson for its collection, thanks to grants from Art Fund, the V&A Purchase Grant Fund and local donations. The works comprise:  Wordsworth’s Suit and Socks (2003), three Ceramic Landmines (1996) and a photo collage […]

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New British Triathlon event to welcome elite stars to Nottingham

New British Triathlon event to welcome elite stars to Nottingham

  Today sees the launch of a brand new triathlon event to the 2017 calendar. The British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup Nottingham will feature some of Great Britain’s finest sporting talent racing around Victoria Embankment and Trent Bridge on Saturday 2 September. Watch a demonstration of the route the competitors will take An expected crowd […]

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Performing Arts Library wins national Hearts for the Arts Award

Performing Arts Library wins national Hearts for the Arts Award

Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service has taken centre stage in the new Hearts for the Arts Awards. It has been named the country’s best local authority arts initiative for its innovative work to provide music and drama groups with an outstanding, cost-effective regional loans service for music scores and play scripts. Nottingham Performing Arts Library […]

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Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Wollaton Hall hosts exhibition based on the building and its history

Close Distance Caroline Broadhead, Nic Sandiland and Angela Woodhouse 8 March – 1 May 2017 Wollaton Hall, Prospect Room The Close Distance exhibition opens in the magnificent rooftop Prospect Room at Wollaton Hall on Wednesday 8 March. With views across the surrounding park and city beyond, this new commission offers visitors a unique experience of […]

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Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

Mixed response to Public Parks Inquiry

The report into the Government’s Public Parks Inquiry, published on Saturday 11 February, has been greeted with a mixed reaction from Nottingham City Council. The inquiry by the Communities and Local Government Committee investigated challenges facing parks and ways to secure a sustainable future. Its report recognises ‘that parks are at a tipping point, and […]

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Green, clean and friendly neighbourhoods

Green, clean and friendly neighbourhoods

Communities who are working together to make their area a greener, cleaner and friendlier place to live are invited to sign up for ‘It’s Your Neighbourhood’ – part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Britain in Bloom campaign. Last year, 50 groups from Nottingham received awards to celebrate their efforts in brightening up their own patch […]

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