Things to do this weekend, 15th – 17th January 2016

Blog image

If you’re struggling to fill up your weekend with plenty of exciting things to do, then do not fear, we’re bursting with ideas to keep everyone busy across Nottinghamshire. Whether you’re here for the day or you’ve booked a short break for the weekend in the city or county, make sure you don’t have a free second this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. For more ideas on things to do, head over to the what’s on page of our website or check out Twitter and Facebook pages.


Inspiring Beauty: NO.7 at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

NO.7 is one of the most iconic brands within the beauty market, with a history that stretches back 80 years. To mark this milestone in the brand’s history, which started life in Nottingham, a special exhibition called Inspiring Beauty will be taking place at Nottingham Lakeside Arts from the 15th January – 17th April 2016 showing previously unseen material from the Boots archives.

The exhibition will focus on the social changes over the last eight decades and how the brand has had to respond to all of them, from war to environmental shifts. To find out more, please visit the website.


Family Weekends at Nottingham Contemporary

In January and February Nottingham Contemporary is hosting a series of weekends dedicated to families, with a range of activities and events to appeal to people’s creative sides.

This weekend, the theme is ‘everyday heroes’ – as the gallery invites the public to come dressed up and strike a pose to create posters that celebrate the heroes in the family. It’s free to attend and the event is open from 11am – 3pm. To find out more details on this weekend’s activities and more, visit the Nottingham Contemporary website.


NISA British Synchronized Skating Championships at The National Ice Centre

The annual NISA British Synchronized Skating Championships return to Nottingham’s National Ice Centre this weekend as the event brings with it top teams from across the UK to compete for the title in this hotly anticipated competition.

With over 700 participants and 58 teams taking part, it’s set to be a fantastic weekend of action on ice. Nottingham’s own junior team the Icicles will be competing as well as many more teams who compete on the international stage. For ticket information and event details, please visit the National Ice Arena website.


Thriller Live at Theatre Royal

It’s broken records with its number of years on London’s West End, and now it’s returning to Nottingham to dazzle audiences once more with a few Moonwalks along the way – Thriller Live returns to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from the 12th – 16th January after popular demand from fans of the legendary Michael Jackson.

With songs including Bad, Rock With You, Thriller and many more, it’s a show that any fan of Michael or indeed any music fan would truly love as his extraordinary 45 year career is celebrated on the stage. To book tickets now, visit the Theatre Royal website.


Winter Talks – The Peer, The Paupers & The Poetry at The Workhouse

Discover more about the history of Southwell’s Workhouse at the third of a series of four very insightful talks this Friday as Charlotte May explores The Peer, The Paupers and the Poetry. 

Charlotte will glimpse into the relationship between Lord Byron and the founder of the Workhouse – Revd J D Becher as well as Byron’s political views and his ties with The Workhouse. This talk will be a fascinating insight into the life of country’s most famous writer as well as one of Nottinghamshire’s most iconic tourist attractions. Explore The Workhouse and find out more on this and all other events on the National Trust website.

Posted on 11 January 2016
Featured author: Tom

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

Comments (0)

Post a comment

Our monthly pick

Nottingham We Dig The Castle

We Dig The Castle: Unearthing Nottingham’s Archaeological Secrets Part Two

This blog is the second instalment of a two part blog. To read part one click here. Back in July I visited Nottingham Castle to find out more about the annual archaeological excavation ‘We Dig The Castle’. A partnership project between Trent & Peak Archaeology, Nottingham City Council and Historic England, this excellent scheme invites volunteers…

Your favourite places

Featured authors

  • Sarah Louise

    A very lucky marketeer in her dream job. Passionate about all things Nottinghamshire and firmly believes if you work really hard and are kind, amazing things will happen!

  • Kinga

    Addicted to music and learning languages. Loves reading, gardening, travelling and everything new media related.

  • Alistair

    Originally from Preston – but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

  • Natalie

    Proud to represent the county I grew up in. Travel loving devoted mum of two who carries a torch for the city’s unsung hero, Captain Albert Ball VC.

  • Sophie

    Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

Have a go...

unesco city of literature nottingham

Speak In Nottingham To Me – A Beginner’s Guide To Nottingham’s Dialect

Language is certainly one of our best creations. Without it, it would be difficult for us to coexist, establish communities and share feelings. Language makes it all easier and helps us work together and understand one another. Throughout history people always felt the need to find one universal language for all. Several attempts were made to popularise different languages…