10 Things To Do This Week
We sift through the listings so you don’t have to…
1) Wind Orchestra Concert @ The Great Hall
Sunday, 7.30pm, £5
Wind Orchestra are performing their ‘Odysseys” inspired programme this weekend in The Great Hall. Conducted by Kieran O’Riordan, the founding father of the cheekily named Blowsoc, Wind Orchestra is one of the shining jewels in UoNs musical crown. This concert will also feature alumni Elizabeth Charlesworth’s new work “Song for the Open Road”.
2) Hello Dolly! @ Nottingham Playhouse
Tuesday-Sunday, 7.30pm (2.30pm Wed & Sat Mats), £15
Nottingham operatic society bring you this classical musical live on the stage. It’s buy one get one half price on opening night!
3) Club Co launch @ Pandoras Box
If you haven’t heard already this week sees the official launch of Nottingham’s Club Co! With a Skyfall theme and MiC’s Spencer Matthews in attendance, it is going to be an exciting night. The Tab hopes the bar men have been brushing up on their martini making skills, we’ll have ours shaken not stirred of course…
4) A Midsummer Night’s Dream @ Lakeside Arts Centre
Monday & Tuesday, 7.30pm, £12
Shakespeare’s classic reinterpreted and set in the trench of the home front. An interesting take on the play from a Welsh company attempting to give it a distinctly British feel. Will it work? Who knows, but it’ll certainly be interesting.
5) Viva Voce Choir @ St Peter’s Church
Saturday, 7.30pm, £4
MUSSOC’s auditioned choir never fails to impress their audience. This concert, including music by Eric Whitacre and Morten Lauridsen, is guaranteed to give you goosebumps.
6) Ben Howard @ Rock City
Thursday, 6.30pm, SOLD OUT
A very hot ticket this week. With some of the most relaxing vocals of our generation, Ben Howard will be playing his heart warming melodies to a sold out crowd.
7) ‘Night, Mother @ Nottingham New Theatre
Wednesday-Saturday, 7.30pm (2.30pm Sat Mat), £5
A tender and tragic two-hander from a highly accomplished female duo, and rumour has it, they’ve installed an actual working kitchen for the week! The UNCUT offering is a Chekhov double bill.
8) NU:ART Exhibition @ Trent Building PAS
Friday, 9pm, £3
Something of a UoN creative showcase with a range of art forms including photography, live music and dance – ‘a platform for those who wish to share and talk about their art form with the public and their fellow students.’
9) Jake Bugg @ Rescue Rooms
Friday, 7pm, SOLD OUT
Following the huge success of his first album he is back to Nottingham’s Rescue Rooms. Naturally it’s sold out BUT he will return on the 15th of February in Rock City.
10) Sounddhism presents AfricAppeal @ Bodega
Monday, 8pm, £3
A special charity one-off of the popular live music event, raisin g money for The Mo Farah Foundation and IDS projects in Africa. A lot like a miniature festival.