Nottingham Puppet Festival launched with eye-catching display

An iron man, giant birds, a diabolical Mr Punch, a treasured maiden and one of the talents behind the workings of the National Theatre’s War Horse came together with guests from across the city to officially launch Nottingham’s first-ever puppet festival.

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Alisa Weilerstein is the cello soloist for The Halle's concert in Sheffield

Make a date with The Halle for some classics in Sheffield

The Halle Orchestra is live at Sheffield City Hall this week.

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Scott Matthews is live in Sheffield in the spring

Sheffield date for Scott Matthews

Scott Matthews is live at The Greystones in Sheffield later this year on his new UK tour.

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Sully O'Sullivan

Have the last laugh in Sheffield this week

Toby Foster’s Last Laugh Comedy Cabaret is back at Sheffield City Hall this week.

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The Nigth Cafe headline The Bodega next week

Nottingham date for The Night Cafe

The Night Cafe are live at The Bodega in Nottingham next week.

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The Xcerts are live in Sheffield next month

The Xcerts are playing Sheffield date on tour

The Xcerts are live at Plug 2 in Sheffield next month.

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Rotherham College student Emily Smith spent a week studying in Tokyo

Japan trip is just unforgettable for Emily

A student from the RNN Colleges group has just returned from a memorable week studying and competing in Japan

The Brew are live in Nottingham next month. Picture: Tony Mottram

The Brew have headline Nottingham date

The Brew are live at the Bodega in Nottingham next month.

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The Front Bottoms have dates in Nottingham and Sheffield next month. Picture: Ian Laidlaw

Headline dates for The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms are touring the UK next month,

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Members of The Arts Society Dukeries present their church record to Babworth church officials

Arts Society Dukeries has Babworth church on record

The Arts Society Dukeries has presented a special bound-copy church record to All Saints Church in Babworth .

Dave Spikey is live in Sheffield next week

Dave Spikey is juggling the laughs in Sheffield

Dave Spikey brings his new show, Juggling on a Motorbike, to Sheffield City Hall next week.

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Lindsay Dracass is live in Letwell this month

Lindsay Dracass has a date in Letwell

Lindsay Dracass is playing a special gig at Letwell Village Hall this month.

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TV presenter Nicki Chapman will host the event

Nottingham Philharmonic is going all American for family show

The Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting American Rhapsody at the Royal Concert Hall later this month.

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Will Varley

Will Varley has a date at the Rescue Rooms

Will Varley brings his latest tour to Nottingham this month.

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Brendan Cole - All Night Long show. Photo by Shane Finn.

Strictly’s Brendan Cole is dancing All Night Long in Sheffield

Strictly Come Dancing star Brendan Cole brings his smash-hit live show All Night Long to Sheffield City Hall this month.

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Megaslam Wrestling returns to Retford next week

Megaslam stars are rumbling back to Retford

The stars of Megaslam Wrestling are heading to Retford’s Majestic Theatre next week for a night of grappling action.

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Sealford Mods

Great line-up for Beat The Streets Festival

Beat The Streets takes place in Nottingham this month.

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Pupils can record all the different birds they see at their school. Picture: Eleanor Bentall

How many birds will your school spot on the Big Birdwatch?

Schools across Bassetlaw are being urged to take part in this year’s RSPB Big Schools Birdwatch.

Suzanne Smith from Retford won the National STEM Leader award at the Forward Ladies Awards

Suzanne is a national leader in business

A businesswoman from Retford has won a prestigious national award.

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