Things to do this weekend 11-13th January

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After a bout of unseasonably warm weather, temperatures this weekend are expected to plummet. We want you to stay happy, so here we have rounded up a few indoor events that will be sure to keep you warm on these cold winter days.

Culture vultures should head off to the Lakeside Arts Centre this weekend where a visually stunning textiles showcase exemplifies the living art of the Miao minority in South-West China. Miao Embroidery shows off elaborate festival dresses which incorporate symbols from their distinctive culture. Enjoy the creative combination of colour, pattern and textures which are an expression of love and inspiration for life.

For some hearty chuckles in a warm and friendly atmosphere, head to the Glee Club on Friday or Saturday where you can take advantage of a special Thai Meal and Comedy deal. For just £9.95, you can get a delicious dinner and a night of entertainment from some handpicked funny people including Rob Deering, Rob Collins and Harriet Dyer.

For a huge range of entertainment that will also keep you warm and dry, look no further than Nottingham’s famous Cornerhouse entertainment complex. With bars, restaurants, a cinema and casino all under one roof, you can partake in anything you fancy! We suggest visiting the brand new IMAX screen for a whole new film experience after sitting down for a delicious meal at oriental buffet, The Flaming Dragon.

Also starting this weekend is the Cooperative Revolution Street Gallery exhibition, a giant open air street gallery of photographs as part of a national tour to illustrate the history, scope and impact of co-operation worldwide. The free outdoor exhibition will open on the 12th January and stay in Nottingham until the 10th Feb and can be located on Smithy Row. It will be a fascinating insight to the history of football clubs, farming, pubs and performance arts. Not to be missed!

If you love your Nottingham legends, then
head down to the Lakeside Arts Centre to view the Saturday Night, Sunday Morning exhibition. A celebration of one of Alan Sillitoe’s finest works. The novel helped frame the cultural movement of the 1950s/60s, concerned with the effect of a burgeoning consumer culture.

Another of our legends, D.H Lawrence, is celebrated in the Nottinghamshire village of Eastwood, where the author was born. The D.H Lawrence Heritage Centre offers tours that outline the life, works and inspiration of Lawrence, and even play host to a Friday Film Club, which screens classics every Friday.

If you do venture out this weekend, be sure to capture your memories and share with us on our Facebook page or Twitter!

Posted on 09 January 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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