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Here be dragons

New Nottingham Castle exhibition Gordon Cheung : Here Be Dragons

Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery will shortly be unveiling a major exhibition of the works of Gordon Cheung. Shown in the city for the first time, and supported by Edel Assanti gallery, London, this major solo exhibition features new large-scale collages (paintings) with Cheungs trademark use of clippings from the Financial Times, and animations and digital works made especially for or in response to Nottingham Castle and its collections.

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Solar on roofs

Growing Nottinghams Energy Sector 

Nottingham City Councils domestic solar panel programme has teamed up with local companies Robin Hood Energy and EkkoSense to further develop the energy sector in Nottingham.

The Council has an extensive solar panel programme across its council houses which are managed by Nottingham City Homes and the city has one the highest take ups of this green energy source in the UK which means there are major opportunities for local energy businesses.

Nottingham software developer EkkoSense have recently won a council tender to supply a monitoring system for over 3,000 of its solar installations. 

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Viv Anderson will launch FREEsports programme for Nottingham adults

Former Nottingham Forest and England footballer Viv Anderson will help launch FREEsport, a free project to give Nottingham adults the chance to try a new sport or improve their existing skills, on Wednesday 27 April.

The launch will take place during City of Footballs first Rusty Returners football session for men aged 40 or over at Southglade Leisure Centre in Bestwood at 7pm.

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east midland flower show

Chelsea Garden Challenge winner added to first East Midlands Flower Show

Sean Murray, the winner of last years BBC/RHS Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, has been added to the programme of Nottingham City Councils first East Midlands Flower Show.

Sean, whose winning garden was created on Main Avenue at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, has appeared on national and local television and radio and will be giving a talk at the East Midlands Flower Show, which takes place at Newstead Abbey on Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 June 2016.

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Line of Light new public lighting installation coming to Nottingham

Lines of poetry will light up above a redeveloped gateway to the city, as part of a new piece of art which celebrates Nottinghams UNESCO City of Literature status.

And members of the public can put forward suggestions (submit to: for words or phrases from favourite poems which could be used in the installation, commissioned by Nottingham City Council.

The permanent artwork, called Line of Light, will be installed under the arch of the tram bridge over Station Street as part of a project to further develop the citys cultural offer.

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News in Brief

>>Find out who won the Lord Mayor's Volunteering Awards

>>After almost 20 years, the Lord Mayors charity ball is back

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