26 November 2014

'Discover King John's Palace' project shortlisted for the Big Lottery Fund People's Millions funding programme

'Discover King John's Palace', a project lead by the Sherwood Forest Trust, has been shortlisted for the Big Lottery Fund People's Millions funding programme.

A public vote TODAY (26 November) will decide whether the project gets the funding it needs. Further details and the telephone number to call are here: http://www.peoplesmillions.org.uk/2014-finalists/central-east/discover-king-johns-palace

There will also be a piece on the project on ITV Central East News at 6pm tonight.

19 November 2014

'Walking through history' TV programme visits Sherwood Forest

King John's Palace, Kings Clipstone
Tony Robinson (of Time Team fame) will be walking through the history of Sherwood Forest this coming Saturday (22 November) at 8pm on Channel 4. The programme summary reads: 'In Sherwood Forest and the Peak District, Tony Robinson explores the story of King John, the hapless monarch who stumbled from one crisis to another.'

During the programme Robinson will be discussing the intriguing ruins of King John's Palace and the history of Sherwood Forest with Andy Gaunt of Mercian Archaeological Services CIC.

15 November 2014

Charity screening of 'Operation Oman: the untold story of a secret war' documentary at the Broadway cinema (16th November)

There is a Royal British Legion charity screening of a documentary film, 'Operation Oman: the untold story of a secret war,' at 12.15pm tomorrow at the Broadway cinema in Nottingham.

The film was made by Nottingham film-maker, Tristan Ofield, about the Dhofar Rebellion in which his father fought between 1969-1975. They returned together in 2011 to make the film, which was the first time his father, Major Nicholas Ofield had been back to Oman in 40 years. It is considered 'Britain’s Secret War', and cost 24 British soldiers lost their lives.

The screening itself will feature an exclusive introduction from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, who both fought in and wrote about the conflict, and will conclude with a Q&A with both Major Nicholas Ofield and Tristan.