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Gedling Borough Council

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Nasa 're-masters' Greatest Selfie


The "Pale Blue Dot" picture of Planet Earth was acquired by the Voyager 1 probe exactly 30 years ago on Friday - from a distance of about 6 billion km (4 billion miles) miles.

To mark the anniversary, the US space agency has now reprocessed this iconic view using modern techniques and software.

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Give a Gig

Youth Music

 The idea behind Give a Gig is simple: put on a gig – or make your existing gig a Youth Music fundraiser – and help create more life-changing music-making opportunities for young people nationwide.

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Nottingham’s 2028 Carbon Neutral Target

Nottingham City Council

 Nottingham City Council is asking for your views on becoming the UK’s first carbon neutral city and the actions and aims we have proposed to get there.

By taking part in this online survey, your feedback will be used to ensure that the Carbon Neutral Action Plan takes into account and supports the actions people and organisations are already taking or want to take, can identify other opportunities for action, select priorities and enable and empower more action to take place.

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Download the Charter

Download the Draft Plan

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NASA is hiring astronauts

Business Insider

NASA is hiring a new class of astronauts for its Artemis missions, which aim to set up a station on the moon and send people to Mars.

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We’re looking for a Secretary and a Treasurer

Backlit Gallery

BACKLIT is a regularly funded Arts Council England National Portfolio organisation. Since celebrating our 10th birthday, we are moving ahead with exciting plans to expand our activities in Nottingham and beyond. We are seeking to recruit a Treasurer and a Secretary to join our board of trustees.

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fully-funded places for BME applicants MMT programme

Nordoff Robbins

Thanks to the generous support of a charitable trust, we are delighted to be able to offer two fully funded places for BME applicants to our 2020-22 Master of Music Therapy programme – based in London.

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The Wildlife Trusts call for a redesign

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Today the government gave the green light to the High Speed 2 rail project, without even acknowledging the devastating impact on the hundreds of precious wild places and the wildlife that depends on them – that lie in the path of the route.

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Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust Jobs

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

We have a number of current vacanicies with our subsidary company EMEC Ecology - Ecological Consultancy / Arboriculture / Land Management

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Community Jobs


We've added new jobs to our website from Age UK Notts, Signpost to Polish Success and Autism East Midlands.

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The 200-year-old diary that's rewriting gay history

BBC News

 A diary written by a Yorkshire farmer more than 200 years ago is being hailed as providing remarkable evidence of tolerance towards homosexuality in Britain much earlier than previously imagined.

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Climate and Ecological Emergency Declaration Statement

Creswell Crags

 Creswell Heritage Trust, the charitable trust which operates and cares for Creswell Crags, has today, 10th February 2020, declared a climate and ecological emergency and joined the Culture Declares Emergency network of arts, culture, and heritage organisations.

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Literature's Business Manager

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

Nottingham City of Literature are looking for a Business Manager to join our core management team. This is a dynamic new role for an experienced manager who believes passionately in our values and vision, and who wants to join us in our mission: building a better world with words.

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Opening of Rainbow Crossing on Campus


 As a rainbow flag flew gently above the Trent Building, at the feet of the main entrance to the Portland building lay another rainbow. Decorated across the road in bright and cheerful paint was the new University of Nottingham rainbow crossing.

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Service Assistant part time

Cressell Craggs

 We're looking for an energetic, hard working individual to join our team in the Crags Edge Cafe based in the visitor centre at Creswell Crags.

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Climate Crisis Rap

People United

These Irish students wrote a rap song about the climate crisis

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New Art Exchange

The NAE Open is an open platform exhibition for artists to apply and exhibit their work. A key aim of the project is to create a platform which supports the development of artists and raises their profile.

The application portal will open on 14 February with full details.

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March for Water

Water Aid

 Want to help your students be more active? Get the whole class marching for water this March and help bring clean water to the world’s poorest communities

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'Football crazy' teenager from Redhill makes England debut

Nottingham Post

 'Football crazy' 13-year-old Olivia Lowe recently made her international debut for England after being selected to play for the under-15s schoolgirls' team.

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UofN Appoints New Chancellor

University of Nottingham

 The University of Nottingham today appointed Crossbench peer and anti-slavery campaigner, Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, as the University’s new Chancellor.

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LGBT History Month


 LGBT History Month is an annual month-long observance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements




Bob Marley 75

Sheku Kanneh-Mason

 One of my favourite songs by legend Bob Marley who would have been 75 today. Feel so lucky to have grown up listening to his music! This is my version of No Woman No Cry. #BobMarley75

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Robert Nesta Marley, OM (6 February 1945 – 11 May 1981) was a Jamaican singer and songwriter. Considered one of the pioneers of reggae, his musical career was marked by blending elements of reggae, ska, and rocksteady, as well as forging a smooth and distinctive vocal and songwriting style.

Bob Marley 75

Poet Benjamin Zephaniah explores the life of reggae legend Bob Marley. With Humphrey Carpenter and Chris Salewicz.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve saved

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

 We have successfully raised the funds we need to purchase Attenborough Nature Reserve.

We have been absolutely blown away by the public’s response to our Attenborough Nature Reserve Lifeline Appeal. Over 4000 people from across the UK have made donations in the past few weeks and thanks to their generosity, and that our grant funder Biffa Award, we are now confident that this wonderful nature reserve will be forever safe in our hands.

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5k Your Way

Move Against Cancer

We are a cancer support group with a difference on the last Saturday of every month linked to @parkrunUK #5KYourWay #MoveAgainstCancer

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Fund raiser in loving memory of my Father S. Serbjit Singh Landa
Fundraiser for Khalsa Aid International

Drawing inspiration from Guru Gobind Singh ji who taught us to “recognise the entire human race as one”, Khalsa Aid volunteers are deployed immediately wherever in the world humanitarian aid is needed.

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Open Call: Residency in Gallery Zero
26 Feb 2020, closes midnight

Nottingham Contemporary

Gallery Zero is offering the opportunity for an individual, group or collective to inhabit the space for a 6-month residency.

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Information Officer
The closing date for receiving applications is Monday 24 February 2020, 9.00AM.

East Midlands Po Polsku

This person will provide one-to-one information/guidance/support sessions at the SPS premises. These sessions will take place approx. 5/6 hours per day, over 4 days per week.

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Couch to Madrid Marathon in 100 days!

 Guy is taking on the his biggest running challenge yet to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre projects.

Having spent months building a physique that Jabba the Hutt would have been proud of (Star Wars reference in case you didn’t know), during an extend winter solstice celebration, Guy finally crawled off his potato couch and got into training ... with only 100 days to go ... for the Madrid Marathon!!

It's going to be hilly! It's going to be hot!! It’s going to hurt!!!

And that is just the training!

Don’t let all that pain be in vain ...

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Gedling Lotto Launch
26 Feb

Gedling Borough Council

Gedling Borough Council is launching a new online lottery called the Gedling Lotto. The new lottery aims to support local good causes with 60p from every £1 ticket going direct to charities, voluntary organisations and other good causes in the borough.

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City Nature Challenge 2020

Wildlife in the City - Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Send us your sightings of ANYTHING you see, from ladybirds to flowers, and frogs to trees, from 24-27 April 2020

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Miner2Major Practical Conservation Volunteer

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Practical conservation volunteers meet weekly to carry out a wide range of tasks on our reserves throughout the Sherwood Forest Area.

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2019 Your Best Shot Winners


In just a little over a month, over 17,000 amazing photos were submitted to the Your Best Shot 2019 group and participation more than doubled this year.

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Big Reading Challenge 2020
Nottingham City Council

Nottingham City Council has taken on a challenge to raise funds for the Imagination Library – an amazing scheme which delivers a free book every month to children between the ages of 0 and 5 years old.

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Teresa's Raised £1073
Nottinghamshire Hospice

Big congratulations to our healthcare assistant Teresa who more than doubled her fundraising target with her charity head shave! Teresa's raised an amazing £1073 in her mum's memory to help our patients.

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Creswell Crags Welcomes New Patron
Creswell Crags

 Well-known TV personality and academic, Professor Roberts, “delighted” to become Patron of the site, known for its prehistoric caves and Ice Age art.

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Sir David Attenborough warns of climate 'crisis moment'

 "The moment of crisis has come" in efforts to tackle climate change, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

Sir David's comments came in a BBC News interview to launch a year of special coverage on the subject of climate change.

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Young Creative Awards 2020

If you’re young, creative and you live, work or study in Nottingham – the Young Creative Awards could be the start of something awesome.

Open to all 11-24 year olds, the awards give you the chance to show off your skills across a wide variety of creative categories: Digital and Animation, Design and Architecture, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Fashion and Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography, Theatre and Visual Arts.

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Rushcliffe 10K & Running Festival

Places are going fast for the very picturesque Rushcliffe 10K & Running Festival 2020. Participants have a choice of 10K and 5K routes, a cheeky Fun Run and a very cute Toddler Dash. You can also choose whether you take part in the morning or afternoon this year.

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Poetry Aloud at Exile Festival
Poetry Aloud presents: Spoken Word at Exile Music festival. Bring your words, your poems, and join us. We have featured artists, an open mic, and a space for you to enjoy the words in the Fishpond Bar at the lovely, boutique, delight that is Exile Festival

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Artlyst Art To Poetry Competition

Artlyst in association with The Poetry Society are pleased to launch a new international award for poetry based on works of art.

From ancient times poets have been inspired by art. Ekphrastic poetry has given us some of the most celebrated poems in the English language from Keats’ ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, to W.H. Auden’s ‘Musée des Beaux-Arts’, based on Brueghel’s famous painting of Icarus falling from the sky. In each case, what has been created is not a mere description but a fresh insight, a new world, an autonomous work of art.

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Bulwell Arts Festival

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Bulwell Arts Festival is now in its seventh year, and once again, this summer, we will be taking over the town and showcasing the very best of theatre, music, dance, film, poetry, visual arts, workshops and so much more! We aim to deliver another fantastic array of creativity from 4th to 11th July 2020 and we’d love for you to get involved too, whether as a returning artist/organisation or a new partner. We look forward to creating wonderful events with you.

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High Speed Rail (HS2)
Think Again

Wildlife Trusts

Ecosystems permanently damaged. Irreplaceable habitats destroyed. Taxpayer's money spent on restoration wasted. Wildlife extinctions at a local level. This could be nature’s fate if the current plans for HS2 continue.

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BBC Nottingham are looking for ...

Your chance to showcase your talent on the BBC. Upload any kind of content: audio, video, text and images. We’ll watch, read, or listen to everything you upload and what catches our attention will go on air or on local BBC digital platforms.

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason
My new album is finally here!
To record the Elgar Cello Concerto has been a dream of mine since I first heard Jacqueline du Pré's recording, which she made when she was 20. Being 20 myself I can't quite put into words how amazing it was to record this iconic work at Abbey Road Studios with Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra! All of the tracks on the album are important to me, and it felt so special to record them with my friends, family, teachers and close colleagues.

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Let your MP know that the real work on climate starts now
Will you email your MP today? Make sure they know that the climate emergency is for real – not just for elections.

Friends of theEarth

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