Things to do this weekend, 3rd-5th February

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The January cobwebs have been blown away and 2017 is in full swing – its time to get out and try something new this weekend. Shopping, entertainment, workshops and thought provoking comedy are all going on in the city so there’s certainly no excuse to be bored! Here are some handpicked suggestions of some of our favourite events in Nottingham this weekend…

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Sister Act – Theatre Royal until 11th February

After several years on Broadway and the West End, the well loved musical Sister Act comes to Nottingham. Alexandra Burke (The X Factor, The Bodyguard) stars as Deloris Van Cartier, a disco diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a murder and takes refuge at a convent. Energetic and sassy, this is a show that will leave your toes tapping, and a great selection of tunes buzzing through your head.

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Lou Lou’s Nottingham Vintage Fair – The Albert Hall, 5th Feb 10-5pm

The ever popular Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair is back at the stunning Albert Hall this weekend and a must do for anyone looking to tart up their home or wardrobe with something a little different. Spend an afternoon treasure hunting in a great selection of vintage and retro stalls, each curated by individual traders, picking up classic fashion, kitsch homeware, nostalgic collectables and other curious knick-knacks. Special appearances from the Secret Cake Club and Sarah Russell Vintage Salon!

Bonus Idea: When done rummaging why not wander up Derby Road, just around the corner and check out Focus Gallery and Hung Up, finishing up at The Warsaw Diner for some American style pancakes and a smoothie.

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Ishi Khan-Jackson: I’mMIGRANT! – Nottingham Playhouse, Friday 3rd February
How do you explain your identity when you have roots in three separate continents? Comedian Ishi Khan-Jackson, who has British, Indian and African backgrounds entertains in I’mMIGRANT! a show about belonging, migration and identity, culminating in traditional Bollywood dance.

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The Wheel of Nottingham – Market Square Until 12th March
Lighting up the Market Square, The Wheel of Nottingham is back and we are delighted! Observe the city from dizzying new heights (the height of 15 double decked busses to be precise!) transforming Nottingham from the everyday to the exceptional. Have a spin in the daytime and take in the rooftops and busy streets or choose to visit at night to be dazzled by a vista of city lights.

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When Art Speaks: Creative Writing Workshop – New Art Exchange, 4th Feb 1-4pm

Working from the current exhibition Untitled, New Art Exchange are offering a free workshop When Art Speaks to help you understand and write about art. Guiding you to capture the emotional and intellectual reactions we have towards art. Practitioners from Nottingham Black Archive will assist you to create a poem or piece of creative writing based on the exhibition.

Bonus Idea: Why not take a wintry walk across The Forest Recreation Ground and nip into Homemade Pavillion for a tasty meal and fresh hot coffee.

If you’re out and about in Nottingham this weekend, why not get social with us on our Twitter, Facebook and Instagram!

Posted on 30 January 2017
Featured author: Sophie

Writer and amateur local historian with an affection for English eccentrics. Returned to Nottingham in 2013, only to fall in love with the creative and cultural goings of the city.

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