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Experience Nottinghamshire

Welcome to the corporate, media and trade site for Experience Nottinghamshire, part of Marketing Nottingham & Nottinghamshire and the official tourism body for the city and county. Funded in part by Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County council and significant private sector income including memberships, commercial activities and a range of grants.

The team provide a range of services for tourism related businesses, journalists and travel trade industry professionals seeking up-to-date and factual information about the destination. They promote a wide range of venues and attractions to leisure and businesses tourists via the destination website, the Nottingham Tourism Centre and the official visitor guide. Please explore the site further to find out more.

Press Releases – Experience Nottinghamshire

The official tourism website for Nottinghamshire
  • 22/11/2017 09:51:36

    120 of the most influential people from Nottingham’s education, health and sport sectors attended the inaugural Nottingham Event Ambassador Dinner at St James Hotel.

    Hosted by Marketing NG, the dinner brought together many of the region’s most influential bodies to highlight the potential to help drive the visitor economy by attracting events and conferences, targeting £10m worth of events in next five years.

    Speakers included, Professor Carole Perry from Nottingham Trent University, Sandeep Mahal, Director, Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature and a keynote speech from Professor Shearer West from the University of Nottingham.

    Speaking of the event, Brendan Moffett, Chief Executive of Marketing NG, said: “We believe it’s possible to add £10m to the local economy over the next five years by harnessing the profile and know-how of our high-profile institutions.

    “It’s our role at Marketing NG to raise the profile and reputation of the region and it was hugely inspiring to hear so much positivity about the direction of travel for us all.”

    The audience listened to a powerful case study from Steven McCulley, a leading plastic surgeon based at Nottingham City Hospital who established Oncoplastic & Reconstructive Breast Surgery Meetings (ORBS) and hosted a high-profile meeting in the city this year.

    300 surgeons from 35 countries came together in Nottingham to discuss and hear insights into this revolutionary form of reconstructive breast surgery over three days.

    Professor Carole Perry from Nottingham Trent University described the cutting-edge research in science and technology currently being undertaken by her research group at the university.

    Professor Perry said: “It was a pleasure to speak at this inaugural event and to have the chance to share with this audience the important work being carried out by my research group. There was a real sense of shared responsibility between all who attended and it was inspiring to hear from the other speakers.”

    Alex Miles from the University of Nottingham spoke of the city’s strong collaborative spirt and partnership working which created the hugely successful Nottingham in Parliament Day initiative last year.

    Mr Miles said: “Building on the spirit of Nottingham in Parliament Day, the Ambassadors Scheme is another great Nottingham Together initiative – when we fly the flag for Nottingham it’s really important we tell a compelling, consistent story that faces outwards to the world.”

    Sandeep Mahal, Director at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, described Nottingham as a young and diverse city bursting with ideas and talked about her plans as an Events Ambassador for bringing an international meeting of other UNESCO cities of literature to Nottingham.

    Keynote speaker, University of Nottingham Vice Chancellor, Professor Shearer West concluded the evening by reinforcing the opportunity for all the city’s institutions to collaborate to put Nottingham in the spotlight.

    Professor West said: “The University welcomes the creation of the Nottingham Ambassadors Scheme. It will further boost the civic and economic contribution made by the University and provide valuable support to our world-class researchers in securing major international conferences for Nottingham.”

    To find out more about the work of Marketing NG’s events team visit

  • 21/11/2017 09:35:21

    The Dancing on Ice Live UK Tour will be skating back across the country next year, starring the legendary Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. Following a four year

    break, this spectacular new show will perform all over the UK stopping off at the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham 10-12 April 2018.


    Joining Torvill & Dean on tour will be a host of celebrities and professional skaters from the new Dancing on Ice series, which starts on ITV in January next year.

    Jayne & Chris will host the tour once more and take up their new roles as Head Judges. The King and Queen of Ice will be on hand to give their expert critical feedback and their all-important scores to the celebrities and their skating partners.


    In addition to the scores from the Ice Panel Judges, arena audiences can text vote from their mobile phones for their favourite skating couple. Audience votes will then be added to the scores from the Judges to decide the overall celebrity winning couple. They will then take to the ice to perform a magical finale.


    Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean said: “We are delighted that Dancing on Ice Live is touring again next year. We really enjoyed hosting the last tour in 2014, so we’ll be doing that again, plus we’re taking on our new roles as Head Judges. The tour has struck such a huge chord with audiences around the country ever since it began in 2007 and we can’t wait to be back on the road in 2018, with a bigger and better live show for all the family to enjoy.”


    Tickets go on sale at 8am on Friday 24 November priced at £50.40 and £72.80. Prices are listed with administration fee included. There is a maximum of eight tickets per person for this event.


    Tickets can be booked online at or via telephone on 0843 373 3000 or in person at the Motorpoint Arena Box Office, Bolero Square, The Lace Market, Nottingham, NG1 1LA.


    You can arrange transport to this event direct through Motorpoint Arena Nottingham. Book a discounted return journey for just £2 on the NET tram or £2.50 on NCT buses when booking your arena ticket. Click here for more information.

  • 21/11/2017 08:42:15

    Due to phenomenal demand for tickets, Gary Barlow has added an extra date as part of Forest Live, the summer concert series organised by the Forestry Commission, playing Sherwood Pines Forest in June.


    Gary Barlow is a British singer-songwriter and record producer who found worldwide fame as a member of British pop group Take That. Since forming in 1989 Take That have won eight BRIT awards, sold over 45 million records and over eight million concert tickets.


    Gary is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters, having written 14 Number One singles as well as being a six-time recipient of an Ivor Novello Award.  Aside from his achievements with Take That, he has also co-written and produced music for other renowned artists including Dame Shirley Bassey, Sir Elton John and Robbie Williams. Gary’s last solo record ‘Since I Saw You Last’ sold more than 600,000 copies. Gary has also turned his attention to the world of theatre, composing the score for the hugely successful production ‘Finding Neverland’, working alongside screenwriter Tim Firth to write the music and lyrics for musical ’The Girls’ and also working alongside his Take That band mates to produce ‘The Band’ a record breaking musical featuring the music of Take That.


    Forest Live is a major live music series, managed by the Forestry Commission. Held annually in seven beautiful forest locations across the country, over 1.5 million people have attended a gig in the programme’s seventeen-year history. With everything required for a great night out, including good food and bar, the concerts are renowned for their informal and relaxed atmosphere set to a spectacular forest backdrop. Income generated from ticket sales helps look after the nation’s forests sustainably, for people to enjoy and wildlife to thrive.


    Commenting on the dates Gary Barlow said, “I’m really looking forward to these gigs. I’ve never played Forest Live before so I hope to see you there.”


    Gary Barlow plus guests

    Saturday 23 June: Sherwood Pines, Nr Mansfield, Notts – on sale Friday 24 November


    Tickets £47.50 (plus £5.25 booking fee) for the Sherwood Pines show are available from 9.30am on Friday 24 November from the Forestry Commission box office tel: 03000 680400, or buy online at

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