Things to do this weekend, 29th – 31st January 2016
End the month on a high and enjoy what Nottingham and the wider county has to offer this weekend. Whether you’re in search of some light entertainment, or keen to experience a few cultural delights, January continues to deliver interest and intrigue for people of all ages. Read on for some of our highlights from 29th – 31st January, and make sure you’re in touch with us on Twitter and Facebook for even more great Nottinghamshire ideas this weekend.
The Snowman at the Theatre Royal
Based on the book by Raymond Briggs and the film directed by Dianne Jackson, the stage production of the children’s classic The Snowman flies into the Theatre Royal from the 27th – 31st January.
It’s been a stage show for over 20 years and now Nottingham will enjoy the story of a young boy and his snowman as they set off on an adventure on Christmas Eve, meeting many interesting characters along the way. Enjoy the original soundtrack, including Walking in the Air, and become engrossed in this captivating winter story. For ticket information and show times, visit the Theatre Royal website.
Children’s Bread Baking at Green’s Windmill
It’s never too early to get into baking, so why not take the kids to Nottingham’s home of flour – Green’s Windmill, this Saturday for their Bread Baking course for youngsters.
It’s a drop in session, so feel free to turn up on the day and learn the art of baking that perfect loaf. The price is just £3 per child and at the end of the day they’ll have their own tasty bread to take home. To find out more, head over to the Green’s Windmill website.
Sunday Steamings at Nottingham Industrial Museum
Enjoy raw history within the grounds of Wollaton Hall and Deer Park, as Sunday Steamings return to Nottingham Industrial Museum for 2016.
This museum really does come to life, and offers an insight into what life would have been like during the industrial revolution, with engines in steam and a variety of historic exhibits on display. To find out more about the museum, visit the website.
The Lacock Cup: A British Museum Spotlight Tour at Nottingham Castle
Few people will be aware of the Lacock Cup but following its current tour of selected museums across the UK, it will certainly be more widely recognised, as will its place in history. This 15th century gilt cup has been used as both a feasting cup and a holy chalice. Its very survival across many centuries is due to its variety of usage.
The Lacock Cup is at Nottingham Castle until the 10th of April, and is on display alongside items from the Castle collection that are dated to the same period in which the Lacock Cup was first used, offering a little extra context. To find out more on this rare exhibition, visit the Castle website.
Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown and Halestorm – The Carnival of Madness at The Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
If hard rock is your thing, then you might want to consider booking tickets to The Carnival of Madness at Nottingham’s Motorpoint Arena this weekend. It’s a hugely successful event in America and now its skipped across the pond to bring its heavy rock anthems to the UK.
This weekends line-up includes Black Stone Cherry, Shinedown and Halestorm as well as an opening set from Highly Suspect. To find out more about the carnival and to book tickets, visit the Motorpoint Arena website.