5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

21 June 18 words: Chloe Underwood

This city don't half keep us busy...

Sheryl Crow

When: Friday 22 June, 7.30pm
Where: Royal Concert Hall
What: The nine-time Grammy winner is on tour, and will be performing all of her greatest hits live in concert. From her N0.1s such as “All I Wanna Do”, “Soak up the Sun.” and “The First Cut is the Deepest,” Crow has surfed the charts for over 20 years and this Friday yer can experience her on stage in all her glory.
How come?: She’s only sold a mere 35 million copies of her nine albums worldwide and collaborated with some of the greatest artists ever, such as the Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and Tony Bennett. So why would yer want to miss out on that?
How much?: £29.50-£55.00
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The Able Orchestra

When: Friday 22 June,
Where: Nottingham Contemporary
What: A group of local young musicians, featuring some with disabilities, are set to play a lead role in composing some tunes in collaboration with the world renowned Hallé Orchestra, while also creating original visuals incorporating sound that they mixed live as an integral part of the performance. Nice.
How come?: The Able Orchestra is made up of a diverse range of people in Mansfield that formed an all-inclusive ensemble, in which all members collectively make live music and visual images. They were even selected in 2016 to perform as part of the BBC Ten pieces Proms at the Royal Albert Hall to 12,000 people. Pretty fancy, eh?
How much?: Free
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Nottingham Skate Photography Exhibition

When: Friday 22 June – Sunday 24 June
Where: The Photo Parlour
What: With the support of the Big Lottery fund, sixteen people spent four days taking photos of Nottingham’s thriving skateboard scene. The best of their photos will be exhibited this weekend alongside established skate photographers, such as Varial Magazine editor and frequent LeftLion contributor Tom Quigley.
How come?: The event will be packed with workshops, videos, a Q&A and all-round good times, with the ability to show punters from all walks of life just how radical, in both senses of the word, the Notts skate scene is.
How much?: Free
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When: Friday 22 June – Saturday 23 June, 3pm
Where: El Capo
What: It’s a Dubstep vs Bassline soundclash with a Hip Hop cypher, including sets from Nottingham legends Chord Marauders, Fent Plates and Future Bubblers. Be sure to expect some of the sexiest sub low music you’ll ever hear.
How come?: Some of Nottingham’s finest lyrical upcoming talent will be on show, from genres such as Bassline, JCEE, Hip Hop Cypher and Dubstep. There’s bound to be some stomper sets that yer really shouldn’t miss.
How much?: From £4
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The Great Nottinghamshire Bike Ride

When: Sunday 24 June, 1pm - 5pm
Where: Victoria Embankment
What: Get that bike out yer garage and get cycling this weekend at the Great Nottinghamshire bike ride. Or, if you don’t want to put yer legs through the torture of riding up to 125 miles, then fill yer bellies instead with gourmet grilled cheeses and watch other put themsens through it with all the family.
How come? The event will include races from 25miles up to 125 miles and is incredible fun for all the family. Everyone can get involved, even the sprogs. Don’t worry if you haven’t booked yet, you can always do it on the day.
How much? Free for spectators. Entry fees - £15-£55.
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