Archive by category Leisure and Culture

Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

Severe weather warnings lead to postponement of Robin Hood Pageant

This year’s Robin Hood Pageant, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October), has been postponed until Spring 2020 due to poor ground conditions following the unseasonably wet autumn weather. High rainfall in previous weeks has left the ground waterlogged and with further rain forecast over the next few […]

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Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

Biggest Beer Festival with world’s largest beer selection set to start Wednesday

The extravaganza of real ale, cider and perry that is the annual Nottingham Beer and Cider Festival returns to the city tomorrow. This will be the second year at the new venue of the Motorpoint Arena while Nottingham Castle is under transformation. The festival promises the widest possible selection of beers from all over the […]

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Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Loads of fun at the fair… Nottingham’s Goose Fair is back from Wednesday and last chance to purchase money-off ride vouchers

Nottingham’s legendary Goose Fair makes its annual return to the city today (Wednesday) with the gates at Forest Recreation Ground opening at 5.30 this evening. As is traditional, the fair will be officially opened on Thursday lunchtime with a ceremonial ringing of the silver bells at 12 noon. The bells will be rung by Cllr […]

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Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Works get underway to improve Highfield Park’s river

Work started this week on improvements to Tottle Brook in Highfields Park that will create new wildlife habitats. Funded by a £50,000 grant from the European Regional Development Fund and Nottingham City Council, the work involves re-naturalising the river channel that runs through the park. This will create an enhanced environment for wildlife, improved biodiversity […]

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Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

Culture Board ready to shine a light on Nottingham’s unique offer

A unique partnership to use culture to help drive the future prosperity of Nottingham is set to be launched.  The Nottingham Culture Board will go live in the next fortnight and has come about thanks to £30,000 funding secured from Arts Council England. This has been matched by additional contributions from the city’s key cultural […]

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New Youth Wing added to play centre

New Youth Wing added to play centre

A new Youth Wing has been added to the play centre at The Ridge Adventure Playground to provide a creative space for teenagers. Music, dance, table games and a meeting space will be available in the new extension to the playground and play centre in Bestwood. Funding for the £253,000 multi-use Youth Wing has come […]

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Do plants ‘sing’?

Do plants ‘sing’?

Musician Jason Singh gives camellia plants a voice in a new sound art installation at Wollaton Hall. Plant Blindness is a unique and immersive sound installation in the Camellia House at Wollaton Hall by Jason Singh, which uses naturally occurring ‘biodata’ from plants to create a musical composition. Plant Blindness: Jason Singh21 September 2019 to […]

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Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

Route Map confirmed for Let’s Ride Nottingham Cycling Festival

As cycling festival HSBC UK Let’s Ride gets ready to roll into Nottingham, British Cycling and HSBC UK, in conjunction with Nottingham City Council, have confirmed the traffic-free route at the Meadow Recreation Ground for this year’s edition of the event. The free-to-attend event will get underway at The Meadows Recreation Ground at 11am on […]

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Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Sport and Leisure team receives top safety award

Our Sport and Leisure team which manages the city’s seven leisure centres has been handed a prestigious award in recognition of its practices and achievements in ensuring customer safety. The Gold Leisure Safety Award, is part of the internationally-renowned RoSPA Health and Safety Awards, which are the longest-running industry awards scheme in the UK. They […]

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Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Nottingham Castle seeks creative companies to deliver exciting digital exhibits for new visitor experience

Images available for download here: https://we.tl/t-LItrfYl71k  Six exciting digital exhibits which will form an important part of the renewed Nottingham Castle visitor experience from 2021 are up for grabs for creative companies. The £30m Nottingham Castle Transformation Project, made possible thanks to a grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is well underway and now a […]

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