Things to do this weekend, 26th – 28th February 2016

Wet Wet Wet

The sun is making a welcome reappearance this week in Nottinghamshire, and with signs that Spring might just be on the way, there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful! Despite the weather being decidedly drier than it has been in recent weeks, Wet Wet Wet will be bringing their classic hits to the Motorpoint Arena. Elsewhere, you can enjoy Last Night of the Proms at Newark, or learn how to brew the perfect coffee at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop in the heart of Nottingham. See full event listings on our What’s On page here, or head to our Facebook and Twitter pages for regular updates throughout the week.

Basic Barista Class at 200 Degrees Coffee Shop – Sunday 28th February

If you’ve been along to 200 Degrees Coffee Shop, you’ll know there’s something a little special about the delicious coffee they serve.

Now you can learn the secrets behind creating the perfect cup of coffee, by taking part in one of their basic barista classes. Whether you’re simply a coffee lover wanting to improve you skills, or are dreaming of opening up your own café, this half day session will run you through the entire coffee preparation process – all the way from choosing the right green beans to getting the perfect texture for your cappuccino’s froth.

Find out more here

Last Night of the Proms – Saturday 27th February

Last Night of the Proms is a very British institution, so get ready to wave your Union Jacks as the Newark & Sherwood Band bring the proceedings to a stirring climax at The Newark Palace Theatre.

For just £11, you can enjoy an evening of wonderful classical music, and a celebration of all things British. Get your tickets in advance, here. All together now! ‘Rule Britannia…’

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Family Weekend at Nottingham Contemporary – 27 – 28th February

They’re never too young to get into art, and kids and adults alike will have fun flexing their creative muscles at the latest of Nottingham Contemporary art gallery’s Family Weekends.

Bring the kids along, and have a go at making family batons, complete with secret messages hidden inside. You’ll also have plenty of chance to take a look around the gallery, and explore the free exhibitions.

Find out more here

Sunday Steamings at Nottingham Industrial Museum – 28th February

The last Sunday of the month is Steaming Sunday at Nottingham Industrial Museum, so travel back in time and enjoy a day celebrating the heritage of our county. There’s something extra special about seeing these magnificent machines back in action, restored to their former glory by a team of enthusiastic volunteers.

See the museum’s extensive collection of static and portable engines in steam – including the Basford Beam Engine – before taking a walk and enjoying the beautiful grounds of Wollaton Hall.

Find out more here

Wet Wet Wet – 28th February

They’ve sold over 15 million records, and scored three UK number ones among their thirty chart hits. This Sunday, the Motorpoint Arena will welcome none other than Wet Wet Wet to the stage.

Singing new material, as well as classics like Love Is All Around, Good Night Girl and Sweet Little Mystery, The Big Picture Tour will give fans a chance to see this much loved band in the flesh, right here in Nottinghamshire.

Find out more here

Posted on 23 February 2016
Featured author: Alistair

Originally from Preston - but now calling Nottingham home – Alistair’s a St Helens rugby league fan who loves travel and music.

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