Things to do this weekend, 24th – 26th January 2014
January is well under way with Christmas and New Year now fading away as a distant memory and the routine of work taking over once more. Don’t let the cold weather and January blues take over – wrap up warm, grab the friends and family and get out there and enjoy the amazing attractions and events we have to offer across the county. As usual we like to think we have the weekend covered, so here are five events taking place this coming 24th – 26th January 2014.
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd at Nottingham Contemporary
Make sure you head to Nottingham’s the Nottingham Contemporary, our city’s modern art gallery and this weekend a new exhibition featuring the work of Marvin Gaye Chetwynd will open. Most of the work displayed will have featured in her performances or have been brought to life by amateur performers. Inspiration for her work comes from history as well as modern popular culture with productions such as Star Wars, Starship Troopers, The Adams Family and many more inspiring her creative thinking.
Previously nominated for the Turner Prize, Chetwynd is a unique artist and designer who will engage your imagination.
Appearing alongside this will be an exhibition by painter Tala Madani who explores masculinity and group dynamics among other themes.
For more information on these exhibitions as well as all other current and future events at the Nottingham Contemporary, please visit their website.
Here Come The Girls at The Theatre Royal
This family concert by the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra brings together a classic mix of music, all previously performed by famous female artists from 7pm on 25th January. It’s a night to celebrate the music that female artists have given us, from ABBA, to Sleeping Beauty. This show encompasses music from stage and screen to bring you an evening that will have you on your feet singing along and clapping to music that defined eras throughout the 20th century, all the way up to present day.
Open Day Event: Heritage Day For WWI Project
As part of the year long Nottinghamshire Trent to Trenches commemoration in conjunction with the nationwide First World War centenary events, Arnold library hosts an Open Day Event on Saturday 25th January. The day is free to anyone to attend and offers the public the chance to share stories and artifacts from the First World War as well as photographs that might have been passed down through their family.
Local history stalls will be set up to offer extra information to the public so this is a day packed with opportunities to learn more about how the war affected Arnold and Nottinghamshire as a whole over the course of its four years.
For further information please visit the Arnold History Group website or check out our dedicated Trent to Trenches and World War One Centenary pages to keep up to date with events taking place across the county throughout 2014.
Wanderlust: Tapestries by Jilly Edwards at The Harley Gallery
Weaving might be considered a forgotten art form, but Jilly Edwards certainly hasn’t forgotten and her amazing works are going on display at The Harley Gallery from 22nd January until 23rd March in her Wanderlust exhibition. The many tapestries produced by Jilly demonstrate her abstract style that often symbolises feelings and movements. One single tapestry can take up to a year to produce, and although at first some can appear spontaneous, much thought and inspiration has gone into all her work which requires all her experience and expertise to produce.
Visitors will also have the chance to see her latest tapestries, drenched in a vivid yellow colour palette, perfect for grim winter days to bring a ray of sunshine to your January. All in all Jilly’s work offers an insight into her thoughts and feelings and offer an insight into her journeys, guaranteeing that you as the consumer, will be swept away on her journey as well.
For more information on this event and all other exhibitions taking place at The Harley Gallery please visit their website.
Burns Week At The Roebuck Inn
For those of you with Scottish blood or heritage or for those of you who simply enjoy celebrating the special week that is Burns Week, make it one to remember at The Roebuck Inn on St James Street in Nottingham this 2014! Starting on the 20th January and ending on the 26th, Burns Week is a celebration of the life of famous Scottish bard Robert Burns, and The Roebuck have a delight of Scottish delicacies for you to try as part of their week long celebration.
Whether you simply want a tipple and fancy trying their Scottish Whiskies, or real ales, or you feel like giving some Scottish cuisine a try with haggis, tatties and Neeps on offer, you are guaranteed a traditional highland celebration throughout the week and the weekend. All food is served until 11pm.
For more information on the event and the Roebuck Inn, simply visit their website.
Of course, the list of great events doesn’t stop here. Why not explore out What’s On page for more inspiration!