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City Museums and Galleries Service scoops three prestigious Awards

City Museums and Galleries Service scoops three prestigious Awards

Projects involving Nottingham City Council’s Museums and Galleries Service (NCMG) have recently been awarded top honours in three categories at the East Midlands Heritage Awards. The awards are designed to highlight progress and successes, recognise the hard work of staff and volunteers and to share best practice across the heritage and museums sector. The first […]

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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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Lace workers invited to share memories as part of nationally important project

Lace workers invited to share memories as part of nationally important project

Curators at Nottingham City Council’s museums are looking for former, or even current, lace workers to help them learn more about their nationally important lace collection. Anyone who is willing to share memories and stories or bring along photographs or objects related to the lace industry, especially in Nottinghamshire or Derbyshire, is invited to a […]

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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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Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges increase helping to pay for improvements at Wollaton Hall & Park

Parking charges at Wollaton Hall and Deer Park are due to rise from Wednesday 2 August, the first increase on the site in six years. Revenue from parking charges is used to maintain the Park and has helped fund major improvements that have already taken place and those planned in future. Parking for up to […]

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Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Wollaton Park prepares for a sell-out at Splendour Festival

Nottingham’s most popular music festival returns to Wollaton Park this Saturday 22 July with a fantastic day out lined up for a close to sell-out crowd of over 23,000 music fans with final few tickets available online. Tickets have been selling fast thanks to a great line up including Kaiser Chiefs, Busted and Tony Hadley. […]

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Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Free family event at Nottingham Castle as city welcomes a new Lord Mayor

Nottingham’s new Lord Mayor and the city’s infamous resident, Robin Hood will lead a procession from the Council House to the Gates of Nottingham Castle on Saturday 24 June. And if the Sheriff of Nottingham lets him in, access will also be given to all Nottingham residents to the Castle for the day. The mayoral […]

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Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

Peacock Exhibition opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend

A new exhibition – Peacocks: The Pomp of Power opens at Newstead Abbey this weekend and will be open to visitors, each weekend throughout the summer in the Charles II Dressing Room and Edward III rooms. The exhibition is inspired by the beautifully elegant peacocks that grace the grounds of Newstead Abbey, the ancestral home […]

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