Things to do in Nottinghamshire: 24 February – 3 March

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PHOTO: Peter Tarleton

This week we’ve got lots of things you can enjoy with the family, including the chance to watch a musical…sitting on beanbags!

The Virtual Self at New Art Exchange

Friday 24 February

6.30pm – 8.30pm


Fancy seeing something a bit different? Have a look at this exhibition which explores how class, race, gender and politics can be solidified or challenged in the digital realm. As technology becomes a prevalent part of our daily lives, what does the future hold for how we see and use our identities at a distance in a virtual space.

UNTITLED co-curator Hansi Momodu-Gordon is joined by exhibiting collaborative artists Larry Achiampong and David Blandy for this must see exhibition

The Rum Festival at The University of Nottingham

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 February

6.30pm – 11.30pm (open 12.30pm – 5.30pm on Saturday also)

Prices vary

Get ready for over 100 different incredible rums, including new and exclusive flavours, producers and a variety of entertainments.

On arrival at Studio 7 you’ll be greeted and handed your Rum Festival glass (a gift for you to take home!) and a brochure, full of information on all the rums you can try, fun facts about each of the suppliers and the suggested garnish to compliment your drink.

There will be live entertainment and dancing; talks from rum industry experts and bloggers, tasty street food and so much more!

Buy your entry ticket in person from the Nottingham Tourism Centre for £10 and get a voucher for one FREE drink.

Book your ticket here.

Beanbag Music Club at Royal Concert Hall

Saturday 25 February

11am, 1.15pm & 3pm

£7 (£1 for children under the age of 1 year)

Sit on the mountain of beanbags and join in with the professional musicians alongside beanie Bear. The event lasts approximately 45 minutes with the chance to meet the musicians and have a go on the instruments.

Beth, Joe and Tricky are a fun, family band from Nottingham playing the Spice Girls, Tchaikovsky and everything in between. Their sound comes courtesy of two ukuleles and a violin – light-hearted pop classics and quirky mash-ups like you’ve never heard before!

Book tickets here.

A Force for Nature at Highfields Park

Saturday 25 February



Drop in to this conservation day and help take care of your local green space. This event sees people take to nearby parks across Nottingham with their local ranger and help with tasks such as tidying up, digging and planting to improve the environment for everyone using those spaces.

Meet at the boathouse up from the boating ticket office.

Booking is helpful, but not essential, and can be done by calling the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.

Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire at Canalhouse

Thursday 16 – Saturday 25 February

11pm – 1am


The increasingly popular Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire has been running at the Canalhouse for a fourth year. The competition and festival is a celebration of local breweries with the winner being crowned Champion Beer of Nottinghamshire 2017.

With around 40 beers on offer, will you agree with the chosen Champion? This FREE event is on for a few more days so there’s no excuse for missing out on tasting the best beer Notts has to offer!

Enjoy the week Notts!