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Castle Transformation Newsletter – October 2019

Project update - Play area, displays, Notts TV; Nottingham Castle Trust News - Meet Gareth and ITV on site, Nottingham Castle - A Year to Celebrate, Object of the Month - Wallis photo, Top Trumps - No. 6: King John, G F Tomlinson - Framework links, Robin Hood Pageant - Postponement news

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – September 2019

Project update - Tapestries, Stained Glass, LEGO, Archaeology Update - An intriguing find, Nottingham Castle Trust News - Alabasters, Object of the Month - Puzzle Jug, Top Trumps - No. 5: Robin Hood, G F Tomlinson - One-year on, Robin Hood Pageant - Choose Your Side

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Commissioning Opportunity: Nottingham Castle Reopening 2021

Artists, producers, companies and consortiums are invited to propose an ambitious strategic approach to the Nottingham Castle Reopening Celebrations in 2021.

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – August 2019

Project update - Visitor Centre, Stained glass, digital tenders; Digital Contracts - Tenders for site displays; Jade's Column - Meet the team; Object of the Month - Stoneware bottle; Top Trumps - No. 4: King Richard I; G F Tomlinson - Crane on site; Nottingham Castle Trust News - CEO appointed; Robin Hood Pageant - Early Bird ticket offer

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – July 2019

Project update - Fit out contract, Inspire, fire drill, conference tour; Jade's Column - Object scanning; Object of the Month - Fish slice; Top Trumps - No. 3: William Peverel the Younger; G F Tomlinson - School visits

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – June 2019

Project update - Media day, French students, Temporary roof; Visit Notts - Tourism summit; Caves - Guidance for cave owners; Jade's Column - Meet the team; Object of the Month - Cannon ball; Top Trumps - No. 2: Queen Matilda; G F Tomlinson - Contractor site update; Open Air Theatre - Theatre shows at heritage sites

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – May 2019

Project update - Caves work, operator news, talks and site visits, Jade's Column - Viewfinder, Meet the team - Sideburn Panda, Object of the Month - Diploma of Honour, Top Trumps - No. 1: King William the Conqueror, G F Tomlinson - Charity work with Framework

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – April 2019

Project update - Cave City, Digital Producer, Scaffold , Jade's Column - Caves Festival wrap up and survey, Rock Cemetery - New tour dates announced, Object of the Month - Portrait of Lady Catherine Carey, Cricket World Cup - Photos with the trophy tour, School Visit - Dunkirk Primary School sees changes on site, Robin Hood Statue - Robin repaired (update)

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – Cave City Special

All you need to know about the Cave City Festival 2019

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – March 2019

Project update - Progress on site, journalist tours, exhibition fit out news, Jade's Column - Cave City - selling out fast, Apprenticeship Week - Feature on our apprentice, G F Tomlinson - Construction update, Object of the Month - Silver-gilt tea caddies, Robin Hood Statue - Robin repaired

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Castle Transformation Newsletter – February 2019

Project update, Models, conference, fire training, Jade's Column, Cave City update, Timelapse - new films for February , Camm Bros. - Stained glass window project, Object of the Month - Prison Door, Heritage News - Funding awarded, Robin Hood Pageant - Announced

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Operator Support

On 3 May 2019 Nottingham Castle Trust was appointed the Concession Holder that will operate the Castle site once the current project is completed. The Council remains responsible for the site as landlord and is responsible for completing the transformation project.

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter January 2019

Project update, Advent look back, Timelapse-A glimpse of life on site, New cave at the Castle, Object of the Month-Model Lace Machine, Lucy Hutchinson-born over 390 years ago

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter December 2018

Project update, Rock Cemetery, Gareth Davies Archaeology, Advent calendar, #ThanksToYou -National Lottery free tours, Object of the Month-In Merry Company

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter November 2018

Project update, Review of new Robin Hood film, Slaughterhouse caves visit, Advent calendar-'tis the season, Caves festival-Dates announced, Groundbreaking-On site with G F Tomlinson, Object of the Month-After the Rain Vase, Pantomime-Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood, Lottery Thank you-free site tours

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter October 2018

Project update, Jade's Column - Spooky Stories, Scott's Column - Archaeology update, Peel Street - More tour dates, Media day, Object of the Month - Reward notice

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter September 2018

Project update - Contracts and showing our progress, Jade's Column - Karlsruhe exchange, Scott's Column - Archaeology update, Object of the Month - Raising the Standard, Hoodwinked - Cheerio! Sheriff Robin

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter August 2018

Project update, GFT - Contractors appointed, Jade's Column - We Dig the Castle, Hoodwinked - Vote for Sheriff Robin, Scott's Column - Peel Street - open again for a limited period, Object of the Month - Ceremonial lock and key, Look back - Paul Sandby exhibition

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter July 2018

Project update, Jade's Column - Last week of opening, Hoodwinked - Meet our robin and find out more about the trail, Scott's Column - Service Courtyard archaeology, Object of the Month - Coronation lace panel, Football - World Cup at the Castle

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter June 2018

News on events leading up to the site closure.

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter May 2018

Project update, Closure news, Jade's Column - Caves Festival, Scott's Column - Excavations news, Object of the Month - Art Nouveau brooch, Hoodwinked - A Twist in the Tale

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter April 2018

Project update, Cave City - Nottingham Underground Festival - grab your tickets , Object of the month - Pineapple Teapot, Jade's Column - Illuminate, Lace Unravelled - a review, Hoodwinked - A Twist on the Tale

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter March 2018

Project update, We Dig the Castle, Object of the month - Carved wooden horse leg, Jade's Column - Robin Hood Pageant and Iluminate, Scott's Column - Reconstruction project

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter February 2018

Lace Unravelled events round-up, Object of the Month - Fire bell from the Ducal Palace, Supporting Centenary Cities, Jade’s Column – Light Night, Caves Festival update, A Face From The Past - A talk with Scott Lomax, Robin Hood Pageant

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter January 2018

Object of the Month - Ritzberger “Love’s Oracle”, Lace Unravelled events, Jade’s Column – Help with our new website, Light Night - Visit the Castle for free

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter December 2017

Yvonne wins Volunteer Award, - Object of the Month - Anthonie Palamedes, 'Merry Company', Advent Calendar - still a few days left, Jade’s Column – Lottery Free Entry, New Year’s Eve at the Castle, Scott’s Column - Nottingham Pre-Castle

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter November 2017

Project update, Object of the Month - The Arrest by LS Lowry, Our December gift to you - The Transformation Advent Calendar, Lottery open days - visit the Castle for free, Christmas events at the Castle, Play park consultation, Jade's Column - The evolution of lace, Scott's Findings - More on the 'Visited Folk' discovery

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter October 2017

- Project update, Object of the Month - Arthur Spooner (1873 – 1962) The Goose Fair, Jade's Column - NTU bloggers, Love Libraries Week local studies event, Lace Unravelled Roadshow, Nottingham Pageant cancelled and the Beer Festival, The Visited Folk - a review of the new cave tour for October, Scott's Findings - Civil War archaeology - part two

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter September 2017

Project update, Object of the Month - Glass Jellyfish, Leopold and Rudolf Blascka, The Mela, Jade's Column, Scaffolding update, Spooky goings on in Nottingham coming this October, Scott's Findings - Civil War archaeology, Exhibitions at Nottingham Castle

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter August 2017

Project update, Harriet joins curatorial team, Heritage Open Days, Visit the castle for Free, Mela,10 September, FREE cave tours courtesy of the transformation team at the Mela, Jade's Column (Teen Twitter Takeover and We Dig the Castle), Object of the Month, Golden Prospects. St. Catherine’s Well, Land’s End, Cornwall, John Brett - Scott's Findings - a historical anniversary

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter July 2017

Project update, Caves in the news, Gordon AB Young - Tribute to the City Archaeologist, University of Nottingham Local History and Archaeology Day, We Dig the Castle update as Jade meets some volunteers, Object of the Month - Portland Vase, Scott's Findings

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter June 2017

Project update, The Lord Mayor's Parade - Tricycle jousting, Scott's column - The Water Cave, Meet Jade - Our new Apprentice, Careers event at Harvey Hadden, Object of the month - Ben Nicholson's Bistre II, Symposium - Felix Joseph event, We Dig the Castle,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter May 2017

Project update, What happened at Big Day Out, Meet Laura the Storyteller, Object of the month - Jacob Epstein Self Portrait, New exhibition - Reportrait, Scott's column - Dark discoveries at the Castle, Coming soon - Lord Mayor's Parade

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter April 2017

Project update, Finding Robin at Big Day Out, Another Nottingham Castle?, Object of the month - Luddite Sword, East Midlands Regional Heritage Consortia event, Scott's column - Cave discovered in 19th Century, Big Day Out 30 April - Free entrance to the Castle and other attractions, 1940s Knees Up

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter March 2017

Project update, Luddite Sword purchased at auction, Simon makes the Museums Association board, Scott's column, The Gatehouse, bridge and archaeology, Object of the month, Escape Artist by Sam Taylor-Johnson, Date for your diary, Big Day Out 30 April, Free entrance to the Castle

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter February 2017

Project update, Light Night round up, Survey,Help us out with Robin Hood , Scott's column, Caves stories with Scott Lomax, Object of the month, Lace sample, Olympians at the Castle

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter January 2017

Project update, Come and visit on Light Night, Up on the roof at Brewhouse Yard, Scott's column - Caves stories with Scott Lomax, The day Bob Dylan visited the Castle, Object of the month - Tapestry map

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter December 2016

Stained glass, School consultation visits, Partying with the volunteers, Visit the Castle over Christmas and New Year, Talking about the transformation..., Object of the month - a framework machine

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Special Castle Transformation – Newsletter November 2016

Nottingham Castle Transformation Project secures National Lottery Investment!

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter November 2016

The announcement and how the news broke, New walkthrough of the transformation released, Lace visit to Calais, Object of the month - Richard Parkes Bonington painting, Our Nottingham Castle advent calendar

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter October 2016

HLF Visit takes place, Early day motion in Parliament, Chinese visitors, Object of the month - leather panel, Nottingham in Parliament, Scott and Festival of Caves

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter September 2016

MP visit to the Castle, Object of the month - lace dress, Scott on archaeology after planning decisions, Caves Festival

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter August 2016

HLF bid is submitted, Object of the month - Breech loading cannon, Scott on planning for archaeology, Castle Open days - free visit opps in September

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter July 2016

Nottingham in Parliament, Object of the month - Memoirs, Scott on excavations, We Dig the Castle, Leonardo exhibition and events, News on Viewfinder project

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter June 2016

FREE entry on Saturday 2 July, Object feature - Alabasters, Brewhouse Yard Dye Garden Project, Leonardo exhibition coming in June, Skeleton excavation update, Mercian Regiment Gallery reopening

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter May 2016

Cave surveys, Tourism course visit, Key meetings, Thank you, Stakeholder event, Piecing together the past, What is Piecing Together the Past/Viewfinder?, Great volunteer role at the Castle, Bookstart

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter April 2016

Chat'bout Visit, Games development workshop, Project in the media, Meeting the public, Transformation plans and designs revealed - a message from Robin Hood, Archaeological excavations at Nottingham Castle, Nottingham Art Map Weekender 14 & 15 May, Piecing together the past

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter March 2016

Mid stage review, Object lists, Sleeping over at the Castle, A chance to see what the transformed Castle will look like, Big Day Out, piecing together the past, Survey prize draw winners, Scotts facts and figures

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter February 2016

Bygones visit, Visitor centre progress, Activity plan draft completion, online survey, What do you think should happen to the Castle, Student Volunteer Week, Call for Volunteers,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter January 2016

Exploring our lace exhibtis, Scanning project with NTU, Trip to Parliament, Rebellion banner presented in Westminster, A chance to see the Lacock Cup,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter September 2015

Investment in East Midlands' heritage, National award for Museum of Nottingham Life volunteers, Nottingham Castle Trust, Object of the month,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter October 2015

Launching the new Nottingham Cave Trail and app, Map of the caves at the castle site, Meet our team - Ann Inscker, Object of the month, Bubonic plague and the caves,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter August 2015

Profile, Object of the month, Kids go Free at Nottingham Castle, Heritage Open Day,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter July 2015

Archaeology Live!, Profile, Object of the month, Kids Go Free at Nottingham Castle offer,

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Castle Transformation – Newsletter June 2015

Welcome, Where are we now?, Meet the Project Team, About the trust, Volunteer programme, Nottingham Castle Archaeology Live!, Project patron Gyles Brandreth’s revolutionary ancestor

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