When news is as bad as was contained in the latest report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate science, it can be difficult to identify and focus on slivers of positivity; but for me the fact that this latest report received so much coverage gives room for hope.
The first ‘Bun Run’ is to take place on the historic estate of Welbeck, near Worksop, on Saturday 11th September in order to raise funds for The School of Artisan Food’s charitable work. A lot of baking takes place at the School, thus the name of this new annual event!
Organised by Nottingham Business Improvement District (BID) and delivered through the It’s in Nottingham channel, the event will be taking place from Friday 3 September 2021 to Sunday 3 October 2021. There will be six themed trails named after a well known friend of foe of Nottingham’s favourite outlaw, Robin Hood for people to follow. These are featured in maps and cards produced by Nottingham BID, that are free for people to pick up at any of the participating venues or *Nottingham Tourism and Travel Centre.
There's arts and culture, history and horticulture at Chatsworth, grounds to explore and wonderful places to stay and to dine. Made is offering one lucky winner the chance to win Afternoon Tea for Two at Flying Childers, Chatsworth Stables, a £100 gift voucher towards a dining experience or an overnight stay with Devonshire Hotels and a £50 gift voucher for Chatsworth Estate Farm Shop or Farm Shop Cafe, Pilsley. All thanks to our fabulous friends at Chatsworth!
Newstead Abbey has a long, complex and unique history. Built in the heart of Sherwood Forest in the 12th century, it was home to a community of Augustinian canons until the closure of all religious houses in the 1540s. It was home to 9 successive generations of the Byron family for the next 280 years. Newstead’s place in the global consciousness was cemented by the last of these generations: the visionary poet George Gordon, 6th Lord Byron.
Dino Kingdom Thoresby, Nott’s huge dinosaur event, is coming for two weeks only from 15 to 31 October 2021. Made has been given the opportunity to release a family ticket into the wild in a competition for our lucky readers!
Coming from the creators of the award-winning Lightopia Festival, the event promises to bring dinosaurs all of sizes ‘back to life’. Animatronic models that move and roar including a huge Tyrannosaurus Rex and the even bigger Apatosaurus will take everyone on a Jurassic adventure. There will also be smaller dinosaurs to seek, including hatching babies.
The hugely popular Literary Festival will take place between Sunday 12th September and Sunday 19th September across the district with a host of activities for book lovers and aspiring authors, as well as fun for the whole family.
Earlier this year gardener Steve Wright agreed to take on the mammoth task of transforming the historic walled site in the heart of the estate. After gaining the tenancy, he put in a polytunnel and, within weeks, was growing salad crops and making plans for next year’s crops.