Activities To Enjoy In Nottingham With Friends And Family This January


As we say goodbye to the last few Christmas events, we welcome 2024 with open arms and excitement for all the great entertainment and activities to come. Check out our top picks for January below, and join us in making the most of this year!

There’s plenty of talent to kick off the year, beginning with The Ghosting of Rabbie Burns By Gillian Duffy Which sees the Lothario ghost of Scotland’s Bard learn some lessons in modern love…and ghosting! (Sat 20th Jan) at The Belgrave Rooms. There’s two performances, with the evening performance followed by ceilidh. 

Fans of musicals can look forward to the iconic JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (8 -13 Jan) when it comes to the Royal Concert Hall.
Set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘
I Don’t Know How to Love him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’

Completely different, but still entertaining, The Johnny Cash Roadshow follows (17 Jan) The only show to be endorsed by the Cash Family! Award winning Clive John pays homage to Cash’s career as the Man In Black.  Delivering all the hits such as Walk the Line, Ring of Fire, Jackson, Orange Blossom Special and Boy Named Sue along-side some of the darker more atmospheric songs from the later American Recordings such as Hurt, this year’s show is an emotional roller-coaster through Cash’s career, packed together in one fantastic unforgettable evening’s entertainment.

Then there’s another celebration, this time of the life and work of one of the best-selling singer-songwriters of all-time, Hello Again – Neil Diamond Songbook (Sat 20 Jan), this acclaimed production will take you on a musical journey through Neil Diamond’s glittering 50-year career.Sing along to all the hits including Sweet Caroline, Cracklin’ Rosie, Forever in Blue Jeans, Song Sung Blue, Hello Again, Love on the Rocks, America and many more.

Nottingham’s annual charity music festival Beat The Streets returns (Sun 28th Jan) bringing the community together to battle homelessness and raise vital funds for Framework. Participating venues include Rock City, Rescue Rooms, Bodega, Stealth and Rough Trade. 

Pledged to get outdoors more this year? Learn how to identify trees even when they are not in leaf at Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre Winter Tree ID (13 Jan) Go along for a guided walk where you will be shown the key characteristics to look for to identify trees during the winter months. Spot some fantastic and unique features usually hidden. With the help of the walk leader, you can learn to identify a variety of tree species.

Fancy something a little different? The National Justice Museum has been voted one of the ‘most haunted buildings’ in the UK! Many people have been imprisoned and executed over the centuries of our building’s macabre history. Do these souls still reside in the cells and halls of this ancient gaol? Retrace the steps of those who were locked away here, uncover eerie tales from staff and visitors alike, and learn of the many paranormal experiences reported within this historic building (Ghost of the Gaol – Select dates from Saturday 13 January to 30th March)

Check back on our website next month for our pick of things to do in February in and around Nottinghamshire

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