Things to do this weekend, 8 – 10 March

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This weekend is the time to show your mum how much you love her, so we’ve put together  some mum-friendly events that will ensure you get double pocket money this week!

Starting Thursday is the internationally renowned NottDance festival. Innovative and entertaining, this festival continues to ask the question ‘what can dance be?’ The following events are all part of the festival.

Dancing Tea, a shared afternoon between audience, dancer Henna Hanhineva and classical guitar player Tuomas Pyykonen can be found on 9 March at 3pm at Fade Cafe, which celebrates the different aromas of tea.

Also on Saturday 9 March is My Nottingham Family: A Pubcrawl – Robert Clarke. Starting at Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem (the oldest pub in England), Robert invites you to an experience that doubles as a family portrait and a pub crawl which starts at 7pm.

At the New Art Exchange, Under Our Skin– Sadhana Dance uses simulation as a way of opening a clinical world closed to public view and creates a work of performance art to be presented in public arenas. This is on Saturday at 6:30pm and is free of charge but booking is essential.

At 12pm on Saturday, join Dance4 for an exchange that promises to be nothing short of weird and wonderful as the world of contemporary dance collides with streetdance. This can be found at Broadmarsh Shopping Centre and is free of charge!

On 1o March (Mother’s Day) is Susi & Gabi’s Salon, part of the Nottdance Festival Score Sunday. In conversation with invited guests and audience, Susi and Gabi’s Salon revolves around the idea of improvisation as performance, choreography and research.

At the Djanogly Theatre at Lakeside Arts Centre on Sunday, you can see Solo by Maria Hassabi. Performing with a Persian carpet, Maria arranges her movement as an investigation of fluid sculptural process. Intricate and entrancing, this performance will provide a perfect and unique outing. 

If your mum rocks, head to the Riverbank on Friday 8 March for 100% guitar band anthems where they promise all the high energy rock and indie without the attitude and sticky floor! The evening starts at 8:30pm.

If dance isn’t your thing, you can celebrate Mother’s Day at Hart’s award-winning restaurant this Mother’s Day. You can enjoy a set menu for £30 per person or choose from the a la carte menu available. Delicious food and a wonderful dining experience guaranteed.

Treat Mum to a very special concert, with Nottingham High School’s 500th anniversary concert at the Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 9 March – Nottingham welcomes home internationally renowned conductor, Nicholas McGegan OBE, to direct a performance of Haydn’s sparking masterpiece – The Creation.

Enjoy Mother’s Day at Wollaton Hall on the 10th March where you can take an informative walk around the gardens of Wollaton Hall followed by a delicious Cream Tea in the Camellia House. Booking essential on 01158761057.

Posted on 06 March 2013
Featured author: Erin

Australian now calling Nottingham home. Piano playing, cake making, bicycle riding lady who loves travel.

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