Things to do this weekend, 14th – 15th January
It’s Monday but we’re already getting ready for the weekend, and with a selection of great events we’re looking forward to it even more. We’re sure you’ll find plenty to your liking in this handy guide, or on our What’s On pages.
1. Chinese New Year exhibition
Kick start your Chinese New Year celebrations with Yuan-Hsiung and Xue Qian photography exhibition of traditional artisans in South West China. The exhibition starts today – 9th January – and concludes on 13th February, so you’ve got plenty of time to pencil it in your calendar.
2. British Synchronized Skating Championships
With 60 teams competing – on both Saturday 14th January and Sunday 15th January – you’re up for a sporting treat at the National Ice Centre this weekend. Synchronized Skating is the fastest growing figure skating discipline and involves teams of 12-16 skaters, skating in formation with speed and precision whilst performing intricate routines to music. Click here for details.
3. Parkrun at Clumber Park
If one of your New Year resolutions was to lose a few pounds you may want to join the Parkrun at Clumber Park this Saturday 14th January. It’s a 5km (two lap course) which takes you through the woodland and parkland of Clumber Park. You will need to register before you come along for your first run.
4. Crafternoon: Lampshade Making
Feeling crafty? Head to Debbie Bryan’s shop and take part in their Lampshade Making workshop this Saturday 14th January. Construct your shade with a hand-picked selection of specialist techniques from slow embroidery and surface embellishment to appliqué and patchwork, before finalising with delicate details including finger crochet and binding.
5. The Art of Black Hair – exhibition at New Art Exchange
An exciting exhibition starts this Saturday at New Art Exchange. In collaboration with Museumand – The National Caribbean Heritage Museum, The Art of Black Hair is a celebration of afro hair and an exploration of hair styling as an art form. The exhibition runs until 19th March.
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