Things to do this weekend, 8th – 10th January 2016


So it’s a new year, which means there’s a whole 12 months’ worth of events to look forward to, with 2016 promising plenty of new things to do and exciting regular events to pencil into the calendar. Let’s look ahead at what’s on this weekend across Nottinghamshire, and with everything from art exhibitions and bike displays to sports events and sporting personalities making appearances – we’re excited for what’s to come this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! Visit our what’s on for more information, or head over to our Twitter and Facebook pages for up-to-the-minute updates.


International Star Class Short Track Speed Skating Competition at the National Ice Centre

Nottingham’s National Ice Centre welcomes world class skating to its rink this week as the finest talent in speed skating from across GB and western Europe takes to the ice to compete in the International Star Class Short Track Speed Skating Competition.

It’s a great opportunity for spectators to see the nation’s top competitors in action on home ice, where they regularly train when they’re not in competition. To find out more information on the event, and to check ticket availability, please visit the website.


The Art of Mary at Southwell Minster

Southwell’s historic Minster will be decorated inside and out this month in an ambitious exhibition entitled The Art of Mary. Featuring mainly new art from over 20 contemporary artists, the work will explore the life of the Virgin Mary and coincide with the Patronal Festival of Candlemas.

The exhibition will be free to attend for the public and run from 8th January to the 5th February. Artists taking part include Chris Gollon, Susie Hamilton, Sophie Hacker and many more. More details are available on the Southwell Minster website.


Up Close and Personal with Paul Gascoigne at the Royal Concert Hall

He’s one of the all-time great players to ever wear an England shirt, and this week Paul Gascoigne shares stories from his career with audiences at the Royal Concert Hall, in a show simply entitled Up Close and Personal with Paul Gascoigne.

Capped 57 times by England, and having enjoyed a 19 year career that took him to clubs such as Lazio, Tottenham, Middlesbrough and Newcastle United, it’s set to be an intriguing night, as the legend is interviewed live on stage. Find out more on the Royal Concert Hall website.


The Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic at Newark Showground

Get on yer’ bike this January and make sure you’re at the Carole Nash Classic Bike Guide Winter Classic at Newark Showground – with plenty for all bike enthusiasts to enjoy!

Whether you’re in need of new gears for your wheels, advice, or you’re in the market for a new ride, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. It’s even a great day out for the family if you fancy looking at people’s classic rides. More information is available on the official website.


Elisabeth Frink Gallery Tours at Lakeside Arts Centre

Elisabeth Frink is one of the leading sculptors to arise from the 20th century and her works were commissioned for a variety of public buildings, urban environments and sacred spaces. This latest exhibition will display some of the original plasters used, as well as letters, film, photographs and more items which help to piece together the story of how Elisabeth constructed her impressive works of art.

The event is free to visit and more details can be found by visiting the Nottingham Lakeside Arts website.

Posted on 04 January 2016
Featured author: Tom

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

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