The Theatre Event of the Year

Ian McKellen on stage. Ian McKellen on stage is the closest you get to an autobiography by this amazing human being. He is not interested in writing up his life journey but he is quite excited to share it. With you. With the audience. On stage. For a limited run. The play is around 2,5 hours long, with an interval. The play is basically a love letter to theatre. Sir Ian McKellen talks about the history of British theatre, growing up, getting into acting, being gay under the Thatcher government and of course Shakespeare. There are some candid stories about … Continue reading The Theatre Event of the Year

Curious Tavern

The Curious Tavern can be found in the city centre and it’s situated in Nottingham’s oldest hotel, constructed in 1822, and formerly known as ‘The George Hotel’. The Curious Tavern is part of an establishment steeped in history. Once one of Nottingham’s premiere hotels, the building has seen many famous guests stay within the walls including Lord Byron, Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. This is one of those pubs that’s going to look very pretty on your Instagram feed. The interior design is really cool. The staff is very nice and helpful, and the selection of alcoholic beverages … Continue reading Curious Tavern

Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop

When I travel one of the things on my must do list is exploring the local, independent bookshops. I do some research, go visit and buy some books. Also, I keep being loud about supporting local businesses. So when I was in Nottingham, I visited two bookshops; Five Leaves and Bookwise Secondhand Shop Five Leaves Publications was set up in 1996 and has published around 200 literary, political, social history and other titles, including a strong Jewish list and books for young adults. The bookshop opened in 2013 with a strong emphasis on independent publishing. – For more details go … Continue reading Five Leaves & Bookwise Secondhand Shop