Things to do this weekend, 16th – 18th January 2015


Get inspired with our latest weekend blog. There’s lots happening in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire from the 16th – 18th January so have a read and see what takes your fancy. For more updates and ideas, check in with us on our Facebook and Twitter pages and let us know what you’ve been up to using the hashtag #lovenotts.

Behind The Scenes at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at one of Nottinghamshire’s most iconic museums during the winter season? Well wonder no more! The team at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum is offering members of the public the opportunity to see what goes on during the annual deep clean at the venue this weekend.

Over the two days, the museum is offering two unique behind the scenes tours to show you the hard work that goes into the up-keep of the museum’s priceless collection of artifacts. You will be able to see the team in action and even have-a-go at some housekeeping yourself with over 1800 items to clean.

While you’re there, make a day of it and visit the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, which is still open for business. Discover more about the life and times of one of Nottinghamshire’s most famous writers and see what life in Victorian England was really like. Behind the Scenes Tours at the Birthplace Museum start at approximately 12noon and last for an hour. For more information on the tours, please visit the D.H. Lawrence Heritage website.

ELO Experience at Newark Palace Theatre

The Electric Light Orchestra is one of Britain’s most famous bands and have gone down in history as one of the most successful groups in the UK and in the US. This weekend, you can enjoy their classic hits in a show that will blow you away at Newark Palace Theatre. The ELO Experience taps into pure nostalgia, reliving the heady heights the band achieved from 1972 – 1986 when they racked up more combined UK and US top 40 hits than any other band in the world.

The ELO Experience has been doing justice to the Electric Light Orchestra for seven years and continues to be a resounding success with audiences across the world. It’s the foremost tribute to the band anywhere in the world and will be delighting Nottinghamshire this weekend on the 17th January.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are still available at £21 per seat. Please click here for more information.

NISA British Synchronised Skating Championships at the Capital FM Arena

Nottingham’s National Ice Centre is no stranger to hosting big skating events and this week, the eyes of the nation once again focus on Nottingham for the NISA British Synchronised Skating Championships 2015 on the 17th & 18th January.

More than 50 teams will descend upon Nottingham for the championship in order to ultimately decide the best team from around the UK. Teams consist of between 12 to 16 skaters and the hours of practice and dedication that go into the performances are unbelievable. Each team must perform routines in sync and combine speed and precision in order to pull off performances in time to music on the ice.

For more information on the event as well as details on how to book tickets, please visit the Capital FM Arena website.

Artisan Baking Workshops at Greens Windmill

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Nottingham’s charming Green’s Windmill

Did the Great British Bake Off inspire you in 2014 or are you simply keen to fulfill a New Year’s resolution to do more baking? Whatever the reason, make sure you’re at Greens Windmill this Sunday for their Artisan Baking Workshop.

The aim of the day is to learn how to bake yourself a tasty loaf, with instruction from local baker Barry Pilkington. Barry has years of experience and by the end of the session, you will have mastered all the techniques required in order to bake that perfect loaf of bread. You will be baking with Greens Windmill organic flour and of course, you will be able to take home whatever you bake at the end of the day to impress your friends and relatives!

For more information on the event, please visit the Nottingham City Council website.

Playing Around: Taking Theatre To Communities Across The East Midlands at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Playing Around at Nottingham Lakeside Arts will enlighten audiences on two famous theatre companies – New Perspective Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse’s Theatre in Education Company, Roundabout.

Exhibits range from Theatre posters to programmes and show the history of these two great companies who have entertained wide and varying audiences over the past 40 years.

The background to these companies is intriguing and different from the theatrical norm. They’ve been touring locations that you would consider unusual for live performances in order to bring national and international issues to local audiences. The exhibition takes you on their journey from humble beginnings to performing in national theatres and fulfilling their ambitions to champion local talent.

You can see this exciting new exhibition in the Weston Gallery from 16th January – 3rd May 2015. For more details, please visit the Nottingham Lakeside Arts website.

Posted on 12 January 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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