Things to do this weekend, 6th – 8th March 2015
March is the month to celebrate dance with the Nottdance Festival taking over Nottingham city centre. There’s plenty more happening too across the city and county this coming weekend so let’s take a look at our top five events for this coming weekend. For more information and updates visit us on Twitter and Facebook.
Nottdance Festival 2015 at various venues in Nottingham
Nottdance Festival 2015 celebrates all things dance in Nottingham and brings together performances and workshops to showcase the work of Dance4 and independent artists and performers.
The Malt Cross will be the hub of the festival, with information points and regular events at the venue throughout the festival. With over 40 performances over 11 days at over 20 venues, there’s plenty to see, do and enjoy as Nottingham celebrates the importance dance plays in everyday culture.
For more information on the Nottdance Festival and to access a downloadable guide for the entire festival, please visit the website.
Ultima Vez: What the Body Does Not Remember at Nottingham Playhouse
This performance of Ultima Vez will re-capture the historic moment when Wim Vandekeybus’ show first hit the stage in 1987 and wowed audiences from the very first moment.
Ultima Vez brings together dance and music in brutal fashion, telling the story of attraction and repulsion, combining fast paced music and dance for sequences that are at unbelievable high speed and require split second timing. It’s one performance not to be missed and comes to Nottingham Playhouse on Friday and Saturday.
For more information, please visit the Nottingham Playhouse website.
Autojumble at Newark Showground
On Sunday, Newark Showground welcomes the sound of revving engines and the sight of beautifully restored classic cars in the popular Autojumble event. If you’re a car or motorcycle enthusiast, or you’re looking for parts or services to help you with the restoration of your own vehicle, or you simply want to come along to see some classic vehicles, there’s something for everyone at this event.
Food and drink will be available on site throughout the day. A special classic car and bike display area will be set up so that you can check out rare and beautiful examples of engineering through the decades. It’s a perfect event for enthusiasts and families alike.
For more information, please visit the Newark Showground website.
Pleas Fest in Worksop
One of the most famous names to come out of Nottinghamshire, and star of stage and screen with appearances in classics such as The Great Escape and You Only Live Twice, Donald Pleasance is a world-famous actor who’s legacy still lives on within film culture today.
A celebration of the work of Donald takes place this weekend on Sunday 8th March in his home town of Worksop at the Pleas Fest, with live screenings of four of his best loved films at the Savoy Cinema.
A pass for all four films is priced at £20, and a return coaches from Nottingham are available for £30. For more information, please visit the website.
Richard Hamilton: Word and Image: Prints 1963 – 2007 at Nottingham Lakeside Arts
He was labelled the founder of pop art and a revolutionary of his time within print making. The works of Richard Hamilton come to Nottingham Lakeside Arts this week, with 43 of his best works on show to demonstrate some of the techniques he regularly used.
Popular culture was where he gained his reputation along with contemporary and political issues. He portrayed messages through engravings, screen prints and even digital media in his later years.
To see the works of Richard Hamilton up close, please visit Nottingham Lakeside Arts from the 7th March – 31st May 2015. For more information on the exhibition, please visit the website.