Things to do this weekend, 17th – 19th January 2014

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Make the most of the indoors during the cold and wet spell, with a host of events and attractions that are under cover and can keep the whole family entertained this winter. This week we’ve again chosen five great events taking place across Notts for you to have a look at.


Thriller live at The Theatre Royal, Nottingham

Critically acclaimed Thriller Live, the show dedicated to the music from king of pop Michael Jackson, takes to the stage at the Theatre Royal from 15th – 19th January 2014. Prepare for songs that made him the star he was, with classics from his solo days as well as songs associated with the Jackson 5.

The show has been created, brought to life and continually updated by its fantastic director Gary Lloyd. Thriller Live is now in its fifth year, after calling the Lyric Theatre, London, its home for so long and has now become so popular that a UK tour has become a must.

For fans of the legendary king of pop himself, this is a must-see performance!

Tickets are still available for some performances. Please visit the Theatre Royal website or visit the box office for more information.


The Allsorts Band at the Malt Cross

A name that might be relatively unknown to most, The Allsorts band is an emerging band in the music scene, breaking through at a local level to perform at some great venues including Nottingham’s Malt Cross this week on the 17th January. They headlined the Salraire Festival and as a group of soloists working together, they entice the best out of each other with jazz being the basis for their songs. The city’s Victorian music hall offers a unique venue for artists to showcase their talents, in comfortable and traditional surroundings with great food as well as local beers and ales.

Entry is FREE and the music starts at 8pm.

For more information on this event as well as many more, please visit the Malt Cross website.


A Churchill Evening at The Lace Market Theatre

A Churchill Evening, is your chance to enjoy two short productions from the repertoire of Carolyn Churchill. The evening will be made up of ‘Blue Kettle’ and ‘This is a Chair’, two short theatrical shows that demonstrate her genius when it comes to the art of theatre.

Blue Kettle is the story of a man meeting his birth mother for the first time. Carolyn calls it an anti-play, and a play that deliberately avoids the traditions that a play should to experiment with norms and values we take for granted.

This is a Chair on the other hand, is several short play-lets put together to explore current affairs. As a production, it again seeks to question things we take for granted in every day life, conversation and interaction.

For more information on this production as well as future plays at the Lace Market Theatre, please visit their website.


Just Ben at Hart’s Restaurant

Just Ben has performed at Nottingham’s classy Hart’s Hotel Restaurant before, and continues to be a popular performer with guests. His acoustic style, with well known songs taken from the likes of the Beatles, The Killers, Coldplay and many more, offers the perfect evening’s entertainment as you wine and dine the evening away with fine food and drink. Just Ben takes centre stage on the evening of the 19th January. Make sure you book your table at Hart’s restaurant now by visiting the website or contacting their team directly on 0115 988 1900.


Ghost Tour at The Galleries of Justice Museum

It might not be Halloween, but the ghosts and ghouls occupying the Galleries of Justice are still restless and awaiting visitors to their spiritual home. On Friday 17th January, book your place on the popular Ghost Tour at Nottingham’s crime and punishment attraction, and learn how and why people died in the Gaols in days gone by, visit the graves of those at St Mary’s Church and hear their stories, and why they still like to make an appearance every so often. Who will you bump into on your tour? Find out and book your place NOW.

Advanced booking is essential due to popular demand. Please visit the Galleries of Justice website for more information.

Posted on 13 January 2014
Featured author: Tom

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

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