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Find out what you can do in your library in Libraries Week!

This week, from 9th – 14th October, it’s Libraries Week: the annual showcase of all the creative, innovative and diverse activities that UK libraries have to offer. Libraries Week is a chance to discover the range of things you can do at your library, from play and learning activities, to staying fit and healthy, to accessing wifi and

This weekend, we’re Hustlin’

This weekend sees the return of two awesome events: Fun Palaces and Hockley Hustle – which will take over bits of the city and create loads of amazing activities for you and your family to come try! The atmosphere will be brilliant so why not come down and see for yourself! Fun Palaces is taking

Get Poetical – It’s National Poetry Day

National Poetry Day is a UK-wide celebration of poetry, taking place tomorrow, 28th September 2017. Over the years, poetry has sprung up in the most diverse of places with poetry in burger vans, poetry on the news, poetry on the side of buildings, poetry strapped to the legs of carrier pigeons, and much much more. Why

Ahoy! It’s International Talk Like A Pirate Day!

Avast, Nottingham Landlubbers. Today, Tuesday 19th September, be International Talk Like A Pirate Day ‘n whilst ye be hoistin’ th’ main sail (‘n havin’ yer literacy ‘n maths lessons in school) why nah give th’ pirate lingo a go, like me – Captain Nottsbeard! Wit’ today bein’ such an important day in th’ pirate calendar

Nottingham museums for FREE this Saturday with Heritage Open Day!

This weekend is Heritage Open Day, which gives you free entry to loads of brilliant museums and heritage centres across the UK. This includes many places in Nottingham, which, along with Nottingham Mela, is making this weekend one of the most vibrant, diverse and cultural of the year! With this in mind we’ve created a

Back to school for the Nottingham South Asian Cultural Festival

Welcome back, Nottingham schools – boy, we have missed you! But now it’s school business as usual and we, and you – we hope, are raring to go for another year of learning. Welcome too, to those who are having their first days and weeks at school! You’ve quite the journey ahead of you! Whilst

Get biking on Victoria Embankment!

A £135k project for children in Nottingham has opened today with the unveiling of a new bike track on Victoria Embankment. Built by the City Council’s Parks and Highways teams, the track features a miniature road layout with traffic lights, zebra crossing, roundabout, and junctions. The aim is to allow children to learn road skills and road

Don’t be a fossil or a has-bean – design a dinosaur!

A Roar-Some new competition allows children in Nottingham to design and win their own amazing bean-bag of their dream dinosaur! Inspired by the Dinosaurs of China exhibition in Nottingham, Entrants must be aged 11 and under; competition open from Monday 10 July – Saturday 30 September. Winner and two runners up receive family tickets to the Dinosaurs of

Riverside Festival is back this weekend!

Nottingham’s biggest and most popular FREE festival returns with three days of unmissable family entertainment! From Friday 4 – Sunday 6 August, Riverside Festival will take over Victoria Embankment for one of the highlights of the Nottingham events calendar. Stretching a mile along the banks of the River Trent, enjoy live music on the Monument, Jazz and Folk

See super Sylvia South and the Word Catcher in your local library!

Nottingham Libraries and The Sparks Arts for Children are proud to present their latest play – Sylvia South and the Word Catcher by Finegan Kruckemeyer. There are stories you find when you open a book. And there are others…that wait to find you. Sylvia South is settling in for a quiet day at her local library, when she looks