Things to do this weekend, 2-4 March 2012

Snowdrops at Hodsock

Spring has arrived and the sun is shining, as we head into March here’s a list of things to do this weekend.

 

Firstly, this weekend is the last chance to see the Snowdrops at Hodsock Priory. One of the most popular Snowdrops gardens in the country it really is worth a visit to see it if you haven’t had the chance yet.

 

As Hodsock closes, we have the beginnings of a new exhibition at the Lakeside Arts Centre. The first major exhibition of Edward Burra for over 25 years opens on Saturday. A very unique artist his paintings were part of the English Surrealist Movement.

 

Another great new beginning is the opening of the Queen’s Royal Lancers and Nottinghamshire Yeomanry Museum at Thoresby Courtyard. The museum is open Wednesday to Sunday through to the end of November.

 

If the skies remain clear then a fantastic opportunity for Saturday evening is the Open Evening at Sherwood Observatory. From 6.45 you’ll be able to see the large observatory and listen to the amateur astronomy lecturers. No advance booking required, price £3.50 for adults and £1 for under 16s.

 

The Signs for Sounds exhibition continues at the Harley Gallery and concentrates on the forms of letters. Be prepared for some really excellent interactive displays and the children’s area on the first floor will keep little ones nicely entertained.

 

On Sunday afternoon, there are story telling workshops at Lakeside Arts Centre around Tolstoy’s classic, The Enormous Turnip. Productions take place on the same day for children aged 3-5 years and tickets cost £4.

 

If tickets are still available, you can catch the fantastic musical The King and I at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall. Also at the same venue tonight is the Spaghetti Western Orchestra a fantastic homage to the films that Clint Eastwood a star by five performers and over 100 instruments.

Posted on 02 March 2012
Featured author: melissa.gueneau

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