Things to do this weekend, 14th – 16th February 2014
It’s hard to believe that the first month of the year is out of the way already and we’re now well into February. 2014 is moving at a pace and as ever on a Monday we’ve taken a look at some of the best events happening across the county and packed them up into one neat little package for you to have a look at.
Dr Crippen: The London Cellar Murderer at The Galleries of Justice Museum
Dr Crippen has gone down in British folklore as a man who was tried and convicted for the murder of his wife in 1910. The remains of his wife were discovered in his cellar, eventually condemning him to his eventual execution in Pentonville Prison on the 23rd November that same year.
However, in recent years, there has been research carried out that might suggest that Dr Crippen did not murder his wife, and the body in his cellar was not of her. For all we know, she might of vanished, maybe moved away and never seen again. DNA examined has raised interesting questions around the prosecution of Dr Crippen and has suggested that an innocent man might of been convicted all those years ago. What do you believe to be true? Visit the Galleries of Justice exhibition, opening on the 13th February, to have your eyes opened to different eventualities of this famous case.
Children’s Drop-In Classic Book Themed Arts and Crafts Activities at D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre
If you have little ones in your family who enjoy getting arty and creative, make sure you take them along to the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre in Eastwood for a day of creativity and fun they will never forget! Starting this weekend and continuing over the entirety of half term, they will have the chance to create crafts inspired by some of the most well-known children’s books.
Their book themed activities will keep them occupied for ages and there’s also the chance for them to take part in an interactive trail around the heritage site with the opportunity to win a prize at the end.
For more information on events at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre as well as the chance to download a complete guide of events between now and the end of March 2014, please visit their website.
Jeremy Deller Curates: All That Is Solid Melts Into Air at Nottingham Castle
Nottingham Castle is currently hosting a very thought provoking exhibition, tapping into the very culture in which we live in and the culture that so many of today’s adult population grew up within. Jeremy Deller Curates seeks to explore the Industrial Revolution and its impact upon societies within the scene of music culture. From the folk melodies of the 19th century, all the way through to the 70’s & 80’s heavy rock culture.
Contemporary works will be on show from objects to images and paintings all depicting the journey from 19th century music culture to 20th century musical culture that has all inevitably shaped the music, norms and values we have today.
Singin’ In The Rain at The Theatre Royal
I’m sure everyone has seen the iconic scene involving Gene Kelly in the 1952 film Singin’ In The Rain, where he sings the title song amid a downpour under an umbrella while dancing his heart out. The film has fans all over the world and its draw and attraction never seems to fade.
As a result, direct from the West End, Singin’ In The Rain depicts the journey of the production of the original film, which took movie making away from silent movies and into films with sound, colour and plenty of merriment. Classic songs from the original film are included such as Good Morning and Singin’ In The Rain. There’s even 12,000 litres of water used in the production, guaranteed to splash you with plenty of charm and musical notes.
Everybody’s Darling – The First World War Nurse Exhibition at Mansfield Museum
This year marks 100 years since the start of WWI and there are many events taking place over the course of 2014 to mark the World War One Centenary, as well as Nottingham’s own Trent to Trenches programme. This weekend, there’s a great opportunity for you to visit the exhibition entitled The First World War Nurse Exhibition at Mansfield Museum. It tells the story of nurses in the war and their role on the home front as well as on the front lines. Life for the nurses wasn’t easy and certainly not one wanted by many. Their job is often over-looked and it’s one that needs recognition as the women participating often put their lives on the line and in some cases they lost their lives while trying to save others.
The exhibition is is running until 29th March and is open 10am – 5pm Monday – Saturday with FREE entry for all.
The great events don’t stop here! Visit our What’s On page for further inspiration.