Things to do this weekend, 3rd – 5th January 2014

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Welcome to 2014 everyone! We hope you had a very merry Christmas and a fun-filled new year! We’re starting as we mean to go on in the office this year with a very early offering of our round-up of things to do at the weekend. So here are the first five events we’ve picked out in 2014 for the weekend of the 3rd January – 5th January 2014.

Small encounters at Southwell Minster

Southwell Minster is hosting its Small Encounters exhibition throughout January, with the preview taking place on Friday 3rd January. Small Encounters is an exhibition of local art, all created by people living in the Southwell area. Pieces on show will include paintings, drawings and photographs. Nothing will be priced over £200, making it more affordable for the general public. You never know you might just find that perfect piece for your home.

The Small Encounters exhibition runs right the way through from the 3rd January until 18th January. For more information please visit the Southwell Minster website.

The Joe Strange Band at The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen

The Riverbank Bar and Kitchen will be welcoming the Joe Strange Band on Friday night. The Joe Strange Band have been hitting the circuit for a while now and are set to bring their catchy melodies to Nottingham every Friday at this fantastic location. And with 2-4-1 on cocktails from 5.00pm – 10.30pm on Fridays, there’s never been a better reason to get yourself down there.

For further information on how you can make a night of it and even book yourself a VIP room or booth, please visit the Riverbank Bar and Kitchen website.

Rapunzel at The Nottingham Playhouse

The story of Rapunzel has been told many times, and the same narrative usually exists no matter how many times it is passed on from generation to generation. However, this year at the Nottingham Playhouse, there is a slight twist to the telling of this magical tale, with Rapunzel being a young lady trapped in a tower by her worried Nan. The story explains how she escapes the tower and more importantly, what she does with all that hair!

This show is perfect for families, and has been adapted especially for a younger audience. So why not take the little ones along for a night of fun and story-telling at the Nottingham Playhouse in the final weekend of shows for this fantastic performance.

The final performance of Rapunzel takes place on Saturday 4th January 2014. Please visit the Nottingham Playhouse website for full ticket information.

Swan Canaries at Arletty Theatre

This year marks the centenary of the Great War and a series of remembrance events will take place around Nottinghamshire as part of the Trent to Trenches project. Starting off the series will be a performance of the Swan Canaries at the Arletty Theatre.

The show tells the story of the women who worked in shell filling factory number 6, in Chilwell. The factory was the largest of its kind and was especially chosen as the location to build further munitions to aid the war effort. The ladies were nicknamed the ‘Canary Girls’ due to the contents of the shells turning their hands yellow.

The show promises to be hard-hitting and a fantastic depiction of the time, transporting the audience to a difficult time in the country’s history. Share their story with songs from the time, a teadance and of course cake!

For further information please visit the Arletty Theatre website.

Angelo Murphy Solo Exhibition at the Focus Gallery

Currently on display at the Focus Gallery is the Aspects of Lore and Shadow Exhibition by Angelo Murphy. The artwork exhibited in this collection explores the world around the artist, with him re-creating people and places completely from memory with his own interpretations. A very moving exhibition and one that has received much acclaim.

The exhibition runs until Friday 31st January. Please visit the Focus Gallery website for more information regarding this and future events and exhibitions.

Posted on 30 December 2013
Featured author: Tom

Nottingham lad who’s a proud Notts County fan, cheese fiend, chocaholic and loves travelling and music.

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