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Planes on Paris Quays, from W. Robinson, Parks and Gardens of Paris, third edition, London, 1883 ’19th century urban trees: Britain and Europe’ – new article by Paul Elliott (5 December 2016) - Prof. Paul Elliott has just written a two-part blog entitled ‘Nineteenth-Century Urban Trees: Britain and Europe’ which may be of interest to readers of this Nottingham Green Spaces website. Click […]
13769386_10154285979700011_440909471652753021_n Breathing Spaces – the parks tour! (28 July 2016) - So our parks tour of Breathing Spaces has come to an end. We began with a rather shaky first performance at Queens Walk Recreation Ground on July 16th, although the […]
Green Spaces Exhibition … and tomorrow the play begins! (15 July 2016) - It’s been a hectic twelve weeks or so as we’ve worked full tilt on Breathing Spaces, our community play that will be performed over the next two weekends in four […]
IMG_0450_shrunk Local History and Archaeology Fair 9 July 2016 (15 July 2016) - The Green Spaces Project had a stall at the Local History and Archaeology Fair at the University of Nottingham on 9 July 2016.  The extremely wet morning may have kept […]
birds cropped ‘Making’ Workshop (15 July 2016) - Great fun was had by all on Wednesday 13 July, when 30 Year 4 children from Claremont School joined Ali Bakewell, Production Manager for Breathing Spaces, in a workshop in […]
certificate 14th Annual Inclosure Walk 3 July 2016 (4 July 2016) - About 50 people came to the 14th Inclosure Walk on Sunday 3 July 2016. It was a lovely day – not too hot and not too cold.  In all, we […]
13567061_10154250036565011_4576981835387612769_n … no time to rest for Breathing Spaces (3 July 2016) - Rehearsals have been under way for the specially commissioned community play ‘Breathing Spaces’ over the last two months, and now, with the first show less than two weeks away, it’s […]
DSCF1974 Talk and Walk the Forest and Arboretum (30 June 2016) - On 29 June, a group of people from Framework Housing Association’s Nature in Mind project met with some of the project team to share information and experiences connected to The […]
stick and hoop Filming for Breathing Spaces (27 June 2016) - This weekend ten community performers took their place in front of the camera to film a series of monologues. Each of the finished films will last around three minutes and […]
2016-05-23 19.51.27 The first read through of Breathing Spaces (24 May 2016) -   Last night (May 23rd) a group of eighteen of us gathered together at the pavilion on the Forest recreation ground for the first read through of ‘Breathing Spaces’, the […]
Audience at the Anniversary of the opening of Nottingham Arboretum, 18 May 2016
photo: Judith Mills 18 May 2016: Anniversary of opening of the Arboretum (20 May 2016) - This was the third time the Green Spaces project had supported this annual event organised by the Friends of The Arboretum – and we’re very happy to be able to […]
Green Spaces Project at the Great Nottinghamshire History Fair, 9 May 2016
Image:  Judith Mills Nottingham Green Spaces at the Great Nottinghamshire History Fair (10 May 2016) - Mansfield Library, 9 May 2016 This was the first official project event, so should probably be described as its ‘soft launch’.  We had a great spot, right next to the […]
womens cricketers Ladies cricket (4 May 2016) - I have been going through some of Judith’s research on letters received by the Public Parks Committee and found an intriguing entry for the 3rd of March 1880; a letter […]
excavate-HISTORY-710x300 Starting to write the play (24 April 2016) - I am currently working on the script for the community performance that will take place during Love Parks week as a key part of this project. And right now – […]
In 1939 The Arboretum created a Dahlia Border which can still be admired today. Ten short films about the Green Lungs of Nottingham (18 April 2016) - Excavate are currently working on a series of ten very short films that will feature ten characters from across the ages talking about the many ways in which the parks […]
Reclaim-Night-poster Reclaim the Night, 2013 (24 March 2014) - Reclaim the Night – or Take Back the Night – marches have been held all around the world as a protest and direct action against rape and sexual violence against […]
Sycamore and Coppice Parks volunteering (14 November 2013) - Nottingham City Council are helping to organize community volunteering sessions on Sycamore and Coppice Parks on one Saturday each month from 10am – 12 noon: 23 November – Coppice Park […]
bonfire-night-3e-mid Bonfire Night on the Forest (8 November 2013) - When we think of festivals celebrated in Nottingham’s parks and green spaces Goose Fair is the annual event we most commonly associate with the Forest. But we shouldn’t forget Bonfire […]
George-Sanderson Nottingham Enclosure Act, 1845 (24 June 2013) - The development of Nottingham Arboretum and the other green spaces which are the focus of this project only became possible with the passing of the Nottingham Enclosure Act in 1845, […]
Corporation Oaks Corporation Oaks Tree Planting (4 June 2013) - Corporation Oaks (above), by kind permission of Christine Drew of The Very Local History Group. Corporation Oaks was officially opened by a tree planting on 11 February 1850. This was […]