Things to do this weekend, 10th – 12th January 2014

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2014 is starting where 2013 left off, with plenty of fantastic events taking place across Nottinghamshire, ensuring you are never stuck for things to do across our great county. Here’s a quick round-up of what you can occupy your time with over the coming weekend.

Elephant Parade presented by intu – Broadmarsh & Victoria Shopping Centres

Nottingham plays host to a very special group of elephants over the next month between 6th January – 9th February. Elephant parade, presented by intu, is the world’s largest open air exhibition of elephant statues. The exhibition has been set up to support Asian Elephant Foundation. These beautifully decorated statues are currently touring the country, stopping off at many of intu’s shopping centres. Each of the elephants has a unique design and they will be in Nottingham for the next five weeks. There will also be a very special elephant inside our very own Tourism Centre on Smithy Row.

For more information please visit our dedicated listing and the intu elephant parade website on the background behind the Elephant Parade and the inspiration behind the designs.

Since 1983: In the Making – Bonington Gallery

Since 1983: In the Making, is an exhibition of work from the alumni of Nottingham Trent University, housed within the city’s Bonington Gallery. The pieces on display are all works created by former students either during their time studying or pieces they have created specifically for this event. The exhibit will be showcasing some of the great talent to come out of Nottingham Trent University with over 90 pieces for the public to admire from artists such as Turner Prize winner Simon Starling, John Burgerman, Andy Earl and many, many more. From photography to sculptures and paintings, the array of talent on display will leave you speechless and proud of the talent and work to come out of one of the cities fine Universities.

Motown’s Greatest Hits – Theatre Royal

Prepare for a swinging night, celebrating the golden age of Motown music in the company of fine performers this Saturday 11th January with the Motown’s Greatest Hits show. You can expect hit songs from artists such as The Jackson Five, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Ritchie as well as many more.  Brilliant choreography, fine tunes and a top-notch band will have you on your feet for the entire night, singing along with songs that lit up the 20th century and continue to prove popular today.

Tickets are still available for this production so be sure to check the Theatre Royal website or visit the box office for full ticket information.

Super Saver Sundays – Galleries of Justice

Don’t feel the winter blues this January, make your way over to the Galleries of Justice and take advantage of their fantastic Super Saver Sundays offer, running for the entirety of this month. As part of this offer, all kids go FREE! Take your family on a journey with the Prison Tales Tour and discover what life was like in the past at the Galleries themselves. Discover the harsh realities of life and justice for some of the countries past criminals.

For further information on this promotion and any future events and exhibitions, please visit the Galleries of Justice website.

Quentin Blake: As Large as Life – Harley Gallery

This week is the final week of the fantastic Quentin Blake exhibition at the Harley Gallery, with his Large as Life exhibition showcasing much of his work over his very creative life. The work on display has been commissioned for hospitals across the UK, as Quentin believes that illustrations help to make visiting hospital a less alien experience for children. Associated with the imagery that accompanied Roald Dahl’s books, Quentin Blake’s illustrations are part of many children’s up-bringing.

The ‘As Large as Life’ exhibition finishes on Sunday 12th January so this is your final weekend to be able to view these brilliant works from one of the countries best-loved illustrators. Check the Harley Gallery website for information on this and any future exhibitions.

The events and attractions opening their doors don’t stop here, as ever you can visit the ‘What’s On‘ section of our website for further information on what’s happening across Nottinghamshire this weekend.

Posted on 06 January 2014
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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