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6 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

17 January 19 words: Cleo Asabre-Holt

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Robin Hood + The Babes in the Wood

When? Friday 18 - Saturday 19 January
Where? Nottingham Playhouse
What? For the final time, catch Robin Hood and the meddling Sheriff lighting up the pantomime stage. The ultimate panto creep, the Sheriff hatches a dick-dastardly plan to sack off his niece and nephew (the Babes in the Wood) to swipe their fortune. Of course, it’s on our pal Robin Hood to save the day, all with a little help from The Merry Men and Maid Marian. Enjoy songs, dance, lavish costumes, slapstick comedy and enough boos and hisses to knacker out yer Nan.
How much? £23.50 - £40
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Exhibition Launch: Searching for Libertalia + Paranoid Picnic

When? Friday 18 January, 6pm
Where? New Art Exchange
What? A first look at the exhibitions of Shiraz Bayjoo and Hardeep Pandhal. In Searching for Libertalia, Bayjoo fills the Mezzanine Gallery with film and water-soaked imagery, documenting the histories and legacies of colonialism in Madagascar. Pandhal presents Paranoid Picnic: The Phantom BAME, an exhibition of surrealist illustration and textile work, paired with sharp wit with uncanny imagery. Get yoursen down to opening night, and you’ll be treated to a DJ set from global soul DJ Omar Sultani, and a free drink on arrival. It’s a night of tasteful culture that might be just the (free) ticket to warm yer cockles during this chilleh cold-snap.
How much? Free
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Jack Broadbent

When? Saturday 19 January, 7pm
Where? The Bodega
What? It’s no surprise that this fella has been wowing international audiences for the past year. With Jack Broadbent’s raspy vocals and unique slide guitar skills, folk and blues get steamy. Very steamy indeed… Especially once you get swaying in your shoes on Bodega’s dancefloor. If in doubt, get the owd Spotify out for an auditory snoop. Jazz up yer Saturday night whilst showing some love for this talented Lincolnshire lad. 
How much? £16.50
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Nottingham Mindfulness Group: Saturday Social

When? Saturday 19 January, 2.30pm
Where? Sobar
What? A relaxed afternoon of mindfulness. Saturday’s needn’t always be a time of frenzied fun that leaves you with a sore bonce, spot of amnesia and hangxiety. Kick yer mardy bum to the curb and unwind in the company of like minded souls. Settle down wi’ Sobar’s selection of Mindfulness books and find out more about the Nottingham Mindfulness Group team. Key features of note: proper good company in a social environment, periods of mindfulness meditation, mindfulness books, some film, video and audio presentations… and the opportunity to chill yer stressed out beans.
How much? £1
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When? Sunday 20 January 11am
The Vat and Fiddle
This January sees the brewery’s Old Cold Store reinvented as a pop up art gallery, showcasing work from our very own local talent. Come along to peruse at your leisure; there’ll be a private bar with craft beers and prosecco – including deals to make you just as bubbly – plus lots of tea and cake. For the brethren who dared to dance till dawn on Saturday night, slept in late and skipped out on Sunday’s breakfast, never fear… sandwiches will appear! January can be pretty slow for the local artist, so give your eyes a treat whilst doing a good deed. You just might find the pièce de résistance to sling on your bedroom wall.
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Gully 45: Dancehall Launch Party

When? Friday 18 January
What? A night of carnival inspired bass music, deep tropical melodies and the heaviest of subs is making its way to Hoodtown. See the likes of Addison Groove, Jus Now, Dub Boy & Rukus and Pull It take to the decks 'til the early morn. The hype for this one has been mega, with presale tickets already out. Get yoursen down there, pronto. 
How much? £8 - £10
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For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What's On section

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