Things To Do This Weekend: 17-19th February

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Oscar Wilde Exhibition at Galleries of Justice Museum
2-19th February

In this brand new exhibition by local members of the LGBT community, the history of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender life and politics are explored, charting the history of their fight for equal rights and presenting personal stories and experiences. Prominently featured is the yellow door behind which writer Oscar Wilde was imprisoned between 1895-97 when he was charged with gross indecency.


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Ezekial Bone: Guts & Gore Tour
By booking only

The nights are slowly getting brighter, but there’s certainly still time to make use of those last atmospheric wintry evenings – and where better than the cinematic red brick streets of The Lace Market. The oldest part of Nottingham, the Lace Market, is brimming with grizzly history just waiting to be told and Nottingham’s premier tour guide Ezekial Bone has a plethora of tales to share. This unique dramatic storytelling tour, shrouded in the Gothic tradition, gives eye-witness accounts of the terrible truth of life and death in old Nottingham town. You’ll never see this picturesque area in the same way again!


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Touched
Friday 17 February – Saturday 4 March 2016

We’ve been looking forward to this one for a while, not least because it stars Nottingham’s own BAFTA award winning Vicky McClure (star of A Room For Romeo Brass, This Is England, Line of Duty) and was written by Sneinton born playwright/director Stephen Lowe. Touched follows the story of Sandra and her sisters Joan and Betty, a working class family living in Nottingham shortly after VE day 1945. Rather than focus on the traditionally explored combat aspect of WWII, Lowe wanted to represent the experiences of ‘those whose battles had been fought in the landscape I had grown up in.’ Poignant and powerful, this is theatre not to be missed.


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La Cage aux Folles
Monday 13 – Saturday 18 February 2017

A new productions of the well loved musical, La Cage aux Folles follows Georges and Albin – a pair of drag performers who live a fabulous, happy existence in St Tropez. Chaos and disruption ensues when Georges’ son decides to marry the daughter of a right wing politician and the ideas of lifestyle choice and identity are thrown into question. ‘Tantalising and touching, this is a lavishly funny tale of unconditional love and family values and which ultimately encourages you to celebrate that life’s not worth a damn ‘till you can say I am what I am.’


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Have A Go : Homemade Heritage Craft Fair
Saturday 18th February

At the heart of the community for nearly 700 years, St Martin’s Church welcomes you to this great event. Browse the stalls of unique handmade arts and crafts or get involved and learn how to make your own jewellery, rugs, crochet, and knitting!


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Posted on 14 February 2017
Featured author: 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.

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