Things To Do This Weekend: 24th – 26th February
CHAMBERS, DIABLO FURS, & MINATORE
Contemporary Cafe Bar
Saturday 25th February, 8pm. Free.
If you’re after some loud rock ‘n’ roll this Saturday night, get yourself over to Contemporary Cafe Bar for another of their excellent Saturday night gigs. This week sees Hull/Leeds sister duo Chambers, who have been making waves with their ‘sister doom’ stylings. Support come from Nottingham glam gang Diablo Furs, who never fail to impress with their trashy 70s punk performances, and 2-piece Minatore who thrash out groovy alternative rock reminiscent of 90s grunge.
MADAME PARBOILED’S HISTORICAL PUB TOUR
The Pit & Pendulum Pub at 7pm
Sunday 26th February, 7pm
Spend a relaxed Sunday evening exploring Nottingham and taking in some of our most legendary pubs with Madame Parboiled. Find out how the pubs got their names, about famous faces and residents who ignored closing time and hung around for hundreds of years since, along with more fascinating facts and stories about our richly historical city. A great opportunity to sample some local ales!
THE VIRTUAL SELF
New Art Exchange
24 February 6.30PM – 8.30PM
Following on from our blog last week on New Art Exchange’s exhibition Untitled: Art on the conditions of our time, this talk delves further into the work of Larry Achiampong and David Blandy. Their exhibiting piece, Finding Fanon Part 2, follows real life stories exploring a Grand Theft Auto style virtual reality and reflects the work of political humanist Frantz Fanon as a way of retracing their own relationships to colonialism. The two will be joined by exhibition co-curator Hansi Mamodu-Gordon to discuss how the digital world can affect social constructs such as class, race, gender and politics.
BEANBAG MUSIC CLUB – The Uke Box’s History of Pop
Royal Concert Hall
Saturday 25th February, 11am, 1.15pm & 3pm.
Invite the kids into the world of popular music with this fun and unique musical session. Armed with two ukuleles and a violin, Beth, Joe and Tricky present the history of pop in just 45 minutes. Lounge on a mountain of beanbags as they perform an array of fun mash ups and pop classics from ‘the Spice Girls, Tchaikovsky and everything in between’. If that inspires your little one, they can even have a go at playing some instruments themselves!
The Rum Festival
Studio 7, University of Nottingham
Friday 24th Saturday 25th February
Fancy learning more about rum? Of course you do – so why not hit up the UK’s first travelling rum festival at University of Nottingham? Over 100 varieties of rum to discover, along with plenty of mixers and garnish to make sure you find the perfect concoction to recreate at home. To bring the real spirit of the Caribbean and Cuba alive you’ll also find dancing, street food and talks from industry experts, giving you a taste of summer to get you through the season.
*Special offer** Buy your entry ticket in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre for £10 and get a voucher for one FREE drink!