Things to do this weekend 4th-6th January
Happy New Year! With the Christmas and New Year’s festivities over, the last of the turkey sandwiches gone, it can seem a little bleak, but don’t let the January blues strike! Stay happy with our round up of this weekend’s best events for you!
If you’d like the festivities to continue a little longer, you can catch the much loved Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at the Nottingham Playhouse. There are a few seats available for Friday and Sunday so book quickly!
The other pantomime that is still running is Cinderella at the Theatre Royal. With seats available Friday through to Sunday, it will be sure to add glitz, fun and laughter to your weekend.
At the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday, you can find the John Strauss Orchestra performing One Night in Vienna. It will star the Johann Strauss Dancers in glorious costumes of the period.
Nottingham Contemporary are set to hold a concert this weekend to help raise money for victims in Haiti through the Help for Haiti campaign. Singer song-writer Saint Raymond will make a return, also talented Nottingham bands including The Hargreaves, The Golden Troubadours, Ram1 and Nadia LaToya. Tickets are available online for £5 in advance or £6.50 on the door.
It’s your last chance to see the Kafou: Haiti, Art and Vodou exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary this weekend, which draws to a close on Sunday. The exhibition hosts nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and sequin flags by 35 different artists from the 1940’s to present day trace representation of Vodou which is a spiritual belief system followed by most Haitians. Go along and discover a history of a small nation.
Another exhibition closing this weekend is Study of Kin: Photography exhibition by Marcia Micheal. The artist visualises her photographs as carriers of the past in her solo show in the Central Gallery at the New Art Exchange. It closes on Saturday so make sure you view this stunning art!
If your New Year’s Resolutions include getting fit and active, why not go for a walk or jog around one of our wonderful parks? There’s so many to choose from and you’re never too far away from any of them. Our favourites include Rufford Abbey Country Park, Attenborough Nature Reserve, Clumber Park and Rushcliffe Country Park. You can even try and tackle the slopes and hills in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, or a more scenic yet city route around Wollaton Park.