with friends, family and colleagues.
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Dolly Parton says "Ay up mi duck!!"
a special video message to Nottingham, Dolly had a go local slang, before urging everyone to help more Nottingham children to
benefit from her charity Imagination Library.
The programme gifts Nottingham children aged 0-5 to get a free book a month to help them to start developing their reading skills. You could help, by donating just 2 a month.
The Milk Race: Sunday 24 May
Don't miss a fun filled cycling day out this Sunday as The Milk Race returns to Nottingham! Watch the public bike rides, including the family and the schools ride, then see the best elite cyclists in the country!
Plus, enjoy stalls from Raleigh and Nottinghamshire Police, plus free samples and fun activities at the dairy stalls, and regular bike stunt demonstrations.
Great Food and Drink Festival at Nottingham Castle
This bank holiday weekend 23-25 May
Don't miss a great weekend of food and drink at Nottingham Castle, including the chance to see chefs Simon Rimmer, Adam Simmonds, Craig Floate, Daniel Burridge, and Jordan Cox from Great British Bake Off 2014.
Find out more and get tickets (7 advance, 8 on door)
Parklives launches: 26 May at Colwick Park
Free, fun activities this summer with Parklives
Nottinghams parks and open
spaces will host more than a thousand fun and free activity sessions this
summer. Nottingham City Council has teamed up with Coca-Cola Great Britain to
bring ParkLives to the city to help residents get active in their community.
Join us for the big launch event on Tuesday 26 May at Colwick Country Park,
11am - 3pm. The day will feature a packed programme for all ages and abilities
including wall climbing, high rope courses as well as canoeing and powerboating
on the lake. There will also be Thai Chi, rounders, archery, football, park
ranger activities and plenty of picnic areas to rest and relax.
Parklives takes place throughout the summer until late
September in 20 city parks, including Wollaton
Park, Clifton Playing Fields and Highfields Park.
>>Find out more
Dot to Dot Festival
Sunday 24 May
Don't miss the chance to see up and coming new artists at the 10th birthday of Dot to Dot!
Featuring Saint Raymond, Rae Morris, The Wytches, Hudson Taylor and Swim Deep (plus loads more), it's sure to be a great day out.
Cycle City Event: Thursday 21 May
5.30pm - 8pm at NTU Chaucer building
Come along to a FREE event this Thursday to find out more about the ambitions for cycling in Nottingham.
You'll have the chance to see how the Council will be investing the
recent 6.1m Growth Fund that we have been awarded directly in to cycle
infrastructure over the next two years.
Theatre: The Litvinenko Project at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
Tuesday 19 May 6pm & 8pm
Whilst 2Magpies Theatre do not know who killed Alexander
Litvinenko, they do know what he liked to eat, what he liked to drink and how
he liked to dance. Eating, drinking and dancing is exactly what theyre going
to do. Join 2Magpies as they piece together the day Litvinenko was
poisoned in an aromatic blend of possibility, actuality, fact, fiction,
theatricality and tea.