Things to do this weekend 25th – 27th January

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Brrr! With the snow this week and more expected, we suggest you bring out your inner child and go sledding, have snowball fights and make snow angels! When you’ve finished, enjoy some of these activities to warm you up!

This week, audiences have enjoyed Abigail’s Party, a play written for stage and screen by Mike Leigh. Originally crafted by a series of long improvisations, Abigail’s Party is a ruthless observation of the pretensions of suburbia and Saturday is your last chance to catch it at the Theatre Royal.

More theatrical fun at the Nottingham Arts Theatre this weekend. The Pajama Game is ending its week long performance on the Saturday 26th. “The dangers of a workplace romance are explored to hysterical effect in this romantic musical comedy”. The show is full of catchy, musical numbers sure to leave you smiling.

The New Art Exchange is famous for introducing international art to the UK. This weekend is the opening of Realism in Rawiya, an exhibit of the work of the first all-female photographic collective to emerge from Rawiya in the Middle East.

Laughs aplenty can be had at one of the leading comedy clubs in Nottingham. Glee Club are hosting Paul Tonkinson this weekend, whose career highlights have included  hosting The Big Breakfast and The Sunday Show and a recent appearance on BBC One’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

The Water! Pipes, pumps, floods and drains exhibition starts this weekend. It focuses on the city of Nottingham and the work of various authorities and public bodies that provide reliable water supplies, sewerage and water treatment and flood prevention schemes. Find this at the Lakeside Arts Centre.

Launching at Nottingham Contemporary on the 26th January is the Piero Gilardi – Collaborative Effects exhibition. Gilardi was an influential figure in the development of Arte Povera (poor art) in Italy in the late 1960s centred in Turin. The exhibition runs until the 7th April.

The Nottingham Contemporary is the place to be this weekend, with a second exhibition opening. John Newling – Ecologies of Value explores the natural world and the social and economic systems of society – such as money or religion.

Fans of Star Wars can enjoy the Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra blasting them off into outer space with music from John Williams’s score for Star Wars at the Theatre Royal on Saturday. On the way, you’ll meet ET, visit Jupiter courtesy of Holst; find out whether there really is Life on Mars and sail along Moon River. A musical and visual feast for the whole family. Book now for the chance to win a family pass to The National Space Centre.

Head down to the Nottingham Playhouse this weekend for the launch of Sir Alan Ayckbourn’s Joking Apart – the play that questions whether it is possible to loathe people when they’re just so… nice? Of all his seventy-six plays, Sir Alan Ayckbourn maintains that Joking Apart is one of his favourites. Starts on the 26th January and runs until the 16th February.

A while ago, the Harley Gallery invited artists to submit their art for their Open. On the 26th – 17th March, visitors will be able to see the artworks that have been selected for this event. The Harley Open Exhibition have chosen from works submitted by all kinds of artists, from those just beginning to professional artists.

Get into the spirit for the Year of the Snake! Start your own Chinese New Year celebrations by making a Chinese Lion Mask at the Performing Arts Studio at the Lakeside Arts Centre on Sunday. The session is open to all and makes a great day out for the whole family.

For all you Osmond fans, you’ll be happy to know that Donny and Marie will be performing live at the Capital FM Arena on Sunday. Book now to avoid disappointment!

If you do venture out this weekend, be sure to capture your memories and share with us on our Facebook page or Twitter!








Posted on 23 January 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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