Tim Pollard and Sally Chappell are Nottingham’s Official Robin Hood and Maid Marian
I recently joined forces with the real Sheriff of Nottingham, a backing choir of Traffic Wardens and some schoolchildren to sing (yes, sing) on a video for Nottingham City Council's 'School Keep Clear' campaign - it was great fun but I’m not convinced I’ll be in ‘Robin Hood: The Musical’ anytime soon!
Notts TV is the city’s brand new television station and as part of their original programming have produced a documentary series including this 30-minute episode showing us preparing for and performing our Robin Hood Plays in Nottingham’s Market Square. More details on Notts TV HERE.
The Christmas Light Switch-on in Nottingham is always a huge event with huge crowds, live TV and radio, fireworks, live music and celebrity guests in the Market Square - to say nothing of the Christmas fair, late night shopping, bars and rides, and I’ll be there again to help illuminate the start to a great Christmas!
This year the Switch-on takes place on Friday 21st November, from 5pm.
Christmas 2011 photo courtesy
“The nice Robin Hood”
- Jo Davies,
BBC Radio Nottingham
One of the real highlights of my year is the annual firewalk at Nottingham Castle organised by My Sight Nottinghamshire - Sal and I have led the barefoot walk of brave fundraisers across 5000 degree burning coals for the past six years now and it’s so brilliant we keep coming back - and you can take part too, it is utterly brilliant, fun, inspiring and I can’t recommend it enough. More details HERE.
We've all heard of Goose Fair but have you heard of Nottingham's FIRST famous fair? Lenton Priory's Martinmas fair was famous across Europe, and now we're bringing the fair back to life!
Join us on Saturday 15th November 11am-6pm as we bring Lenton's Medieval history alive again. Confirmed so far... the official Robin Hood, Marian, and the real life Sheriff of Nottingham (expect trouble!). Town crier. Apothecary. Market. Owl. Procession. Medieval food display. Kids' activities. History talks. Stalls. Medieval characters. What's not to like? More details HERE!
The Lenton Martinmas Fair 2014