Things to do this weekend, 9th – 11th January 2015


A very Happy New Year to you all and we hope you had a merry Christmas. We all know that it can be all too easy to fall victim to the January blues after the turn of the year but we’re banishing them with some fantastic events to kick start 2015. We’ve a wide variety of things taking place, from winter sports to sampling fine wines. So what are you waiting for? Get reading and let your hair down this weekend in Notts. For more information on what’s on in Nottinghamshire, check in with us on our Twitter and Facebook pages.

International Short Track Speed Skating Competition at The National Ice Centre

From Friday through to Sunday, Nottingham hosts its first ever International Short Track Speed Skating Competition, and it’s coming from the fantastic Nottingham Ice Centre. The top British Speed Skaters will come together and compete against top athletes from around western Europe.

This event offers members of the public to see their home athletes compete against other athletes at their home rink and is a great showcase of the world class talent Britain has to offer to the sport.

Please note that the Friday is only open to schools. The general public will be able to attend on both the Saturday and Sunday. For more information on the event, please visit the Capital FM Arena website.

One Act Play at The Lace Market Theatre

This play written by Matt Fox is a production that engages the audience and will almost certainly have you connecting with the performers on stage.

One Act Play sees a couple lying in their bed, reminiscing. However, their conversation and the play itself quickly falls apart as the characters try to take control of their lives and define who they really are. There’s plenty of humour in the journey they take you on as they seek to have a life that they have no experience of. The audience quickly shares their dream and take on the journey with them.

For more information on One Act Play and ticket details, please visit the Lace Market Theatre website.

The Gardens Come To Town at Nottingham Central Library

The charm and history of one of Nottingham’s best kept secrets comes to the city’s Central Library this weekend as St Ann’s Allotments spills its secrets in an exciting new exhibition.

The Gardens Come To Town will present the current use of St Ann’s Allotments to the public as well as detail an in depth history of the site and its uses over the decades. Throughout January there will be talks from people who currently work there on subjects such as bee keeping, gardening or rearing chickens. This weekend, the exhibition launches with a Victorian Tea Party between 3pm – 5pm, where members of the public are invited to come along and meet the team, enjoy a cup of tea and have a chat about St Ann’s Allotments.

For more information on St Anns Allotments, please visit the website.

Introduction To The World of Wine at The Jury’s Inn

Are you keen to learn more about wine? Most people drink wine and enjoy certain varieties but are not always sure why. Well if you would like to become more educated on what appeals to your pallet, or indeed learn about new wines that you might not have tried before, then this Introduction To The World of Wine course at the Jury’s Inn is probably right up your street.

Over the course of the evening you will sample six wines from around the world and receive hints and tips on how to better appreciate them. You will look at all the major wine regions around the world and look at how to taste wine like the professionals do. Of course it’s all done in a light hearted way and the course is suited to those with limited experience of wine who want to have a bit of fun while they learn.

For more information on this event, please visit the Notts & Derby Wine School website.

Junior Race Academy at Langar Karting & Quad Centre

Do you have a hidden talent for driving that you want to pursue or know someone who has untapped potential? The Junior Race Academy at Langar Karting & Quad Centre is still running and taking entrants. This Sunday, the academy returns and the aim is to offer young drivers the chance to progress and develop so that they can compete in local and national race series.

New drivers simply have to complete a trial casual practice session to join. Arrival time is 9.15am and sessions start at 9.30am. All equipment is provided for racing as well as theory training workshops and at least 20 minutes track time. Safety inductions are carried out for all new drivers so that they have basic understanding of the rules of racing and how to handle a kart.

For more information on the Junior Race Academy, please visit the Langar Karting & Quad Centre website.


Posted on 05 January 2015
Featured author: Tom

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

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