Things to do this weekend, 23rd – 25th January 2015
It’s always good to have something to look forward to during the working week. This weekend in Nottinghamshire we have stage shows, walking tours of one of the county’s most beautiful halls, singing workshops and the chance to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine while listening to live jazz. What more could you ask for?
The Lion in Winter at The Lace Market Theatre
Written by James Goldman, The Lion in Winter sets a Christmas scene, and tells the story of the Plantagenets, a modern, dysfunctional family with inner sibling rivalry boiling over. The three brothers are competing, with two of them set to become the kings of England. Meanwhile the parents spend much of their time trading jokes and directing humour at each other as they can’t stand each other but at the same time could not be apart.
The catalyst in the show is the mistress and her brother who bring with them turmoil for the family but in a clever, humorous way. The show combines laughter with historical and psychological themes to entertain and delight audiences. The Lion in Winter was originally performed in 1966 and was adapted for film not long after, with Peter O’Toole and Katherine Hepburn starring in the title roles.
For more information and to book your tickets, please visit the Lace Market Theatre website.
Jillian Michaels at The Royal Concert Hall
If you’re looking for a kick-start to 2015 and some inspiration to get out there and do the things you’ve always wanted, then there’s no better way to become motivated than to see Jillian Michaels at Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall this Friday night.
Jillian is well known for her role in ‘The Biggest Loser’ and has released several fitness DVDs and books to inspire people around the world. This Friday she will be sharing her tools and motivational techniques with the audience, helping their to achieve their goals.
For more information as well as ticket details, please visit the Royal Concert Hall website.
The Astonishing Life & Times of a Waterloo Hero at Kelham Hall
This year marks 200 years since the famous Battle of Waterloo and to commemorate it, Kelham Hall is conducting tours this Sunday which will tell visitors about the life and times of a Waterloo hero. Colonel Thomas Wildman was an aide-de-camp to Lord Uxbridge, who was one of the Duke of Wellington’s commanders in the Napoleonic wars.
After the Battle of Waterloo, Wildman purchased Newstead Abbey from Lord Byron and spent much of his time in the county. He was a guest of honour at Kelham Hall in 1850 and the tour will shed light on this visit as well as the Victorian architecture present at Kelham.
For more information on Kelham Hall and the tours this Sunday visit the Kelham Hall website.
Singing For The Orishas at New Art Exchange
Try your hand at something new this weekend with workshops at Nottingham’s New Art Exchange exploring Afro Cuban Orisha songs. You don’t need to be experienced to take part – anyone is welcome to come along and learn the techniques of performing these melodic and uplifting beats on traditional Cuban instruments.
Singing for the Orishas is at the heart of many Cuban musical traditions and the Axis Trio, three guys with a passion and a talent for performing Cuban music, will be on hand to teach you all you need to know on this course.
Swing Nouveau at Ann et Vin
Put your feet up and relax with fine wine and sumptuous sounds this weekend at Ann et Vin’s Swing Nouveau. With a combination of guitar, double bass and vocals, this group know how to lose you with classic jazz music while you while away the hours in conversation with friends or relatives in one of Newark’s finest independent wine shops.
With an outdoor seating area and bar area, you can order snacks and try fine wines by the glass or by the bottle and completely relax this Saturday night. The performance starts at 7pm and seats can be reserved in advance.
Please visit the Ann et Vin website for more information.