Things to do this weekend, 24-26 February 2012


The forecast is good and after the recent cold snap that we experienced just before half term, it’s rather warm here in Nottinghamshire. Here’s our round up of things to do:

Former winners of the Radio 2 Folk awards, Demon Barber Roadshow, play Nottingham Playhouse on Saturday Night.

Ceri Dupree follows on from her performance in Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall with a solo performance celebrating the world’s most fabulous females at Nottingham Arts Theatre.

Sounds like Father Dougal, AKA Ardal O’Hanlan, will be appearing at Just the Tonic tonight. Tickets are a mouth watering £5 online, get in if there’s still room!

If you liked the 70’s then you’ll love Clumber Park Hotel’s tribute night – Jackie The Album. Includes Buffet and disco ‘til late.

Fans of Elgar should head to St Mary’s Church in the Lace Market tomorrow for a performance of The Dream of Gerontius at this super venue.

Tim Burton and Stanley Kubrik fans should head to Nottingham Contemporary for a free film double bill of Beetlejuice and The Shining, looking at architecture in films.

The pick of the bunch must be Dickinson’s Real Deal which is coming to the Albert Hall tomorrow. Take along that dusty old period piece from the attic and you might find that you’ve actually got a real Bobby Dazzler.

Madame Butterfly is performed by Opera North at the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall this weekend. Well worth a visit if there’s still tickets to spare.

Our interest in Vampires never seems to diminish and at Broadway this evening, former founder of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Steve Severin presents a new score for the 1932 movie Vampyr.

On Saturday, the poet Dave Wood does a free poetry performance inspired by his walks around the 1662 boundary of Sherwood Forest at the Friends’ Meeting House on Clarendon Street in Nottingham.

At Wollaton Hall you’ll have the chance to explore this beautiful park in a completely novel and relaxed way via segway.


…And from Twitter

@Answer_4u – Wollaton Park for #weekend picnics in #Nottinghamshire. Picnics in the summer and sledging in the winter – perfect #lovenotts

@WestBridgfordWire – Market Heaven in #westbridgford. Farmers market Saturday; Antiques on Sunday


We’d also be interested to know if you see any of the early spring flowers beginning to emerge as your out and about this weekend. Leave a comment below or drop us a note on Facebook or Twitter.

Posted on 24 February 2012
Featured author: Dale Web Marketing Officer

A Mansfield lad who likes reading, running and red wine.

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