What's on in February?

International Postcard Show - 08 to 10/02

Surface Gallery welcomes back the International Postcard Show. This vibrant, long-running exhibition is a highly popular event which includes hundreds of original artworks from established and aspiring artists from all over the world. All submissions are included, from painting and print through to textiles and illustration, creating a wonderfully eclectic mix of artwork. All artwork is priced at £15, so this is a fantastic opportunity for visitors and aspiring art collectors to snap up an original work of art at an affordable price.


Bowling for Soup - 10/02

Now, a decade on from the original Get Happy Tour, Bowling For Soup are delighted to announce The Get Happy Tour 2018! In bringing The Get Happy Tour back to the UK, Bowling For Soup have decided to give their fans what they've been asking for for many years. For the very first time, Bowling For Soup will perform their smash hit breakthrough album Drunk Enough To Dance in its entirety. 


Chinese New Year - 10/02

A whole host of events are going on around the city to celebrate Chinese New Year. Including a Chinese New Year Temple Fair at Old Market Square, See and participate in activities which regularly feature as part of China’s New Year celebrations. There will be arts and crafts including calligraphy and paper cutting; storytelling, music and dance including the Chinese Dragon dance. Also, ample opportunities to try out some authentic Chinese New Year foods! Celebrations also include a photography exhibition, which is a great opportunity to explore Hemudu, an ancient town with over 7,000 years of history, in Ningbo. 96 photos will tell you the story of its fascinating and unique landscape, culture, heritage and development. Later on in the month there is also a Lion Dancing event just around the corner from Igloo Annexe and Pods!


It's pancake day! For £9.95 you can have UNLIMITED pancakes at The Lacehouse - advance tickets needed go HERE for more info and to book your hour long slot.

Nottingham Light Night! - 23/02

One of Nottingham's annual highlights! See the city and various locations be turned into a light installation for one night only. The Nottingham Light Night festival transforms the city and brings it to life after dark through illuminations, spectacles, music, street theatre and much more. Check out LeftLion's top light night locations HERE! "Be amazed by spectacular visuals projected on iconic buildings like Nottingham Castle and the Council House that tell stories or depict moments in time. Let the kids (and kids at heart) bring out their inner Luke Skywalker as they fight off the Sheriff of Nottingham with light sabres while being guarded by the force of Robin Hood." Many events are free and for all the family to enjoy!

Tradition Hi-Fi - 23/02

Nottingham's finest valve sound system playing old school roots and vintage reggae vinyl all night long! @ The Irish Centre


One Eye on the Road Photography Exhibition @ Bonington Building, 23/02 onwards

Documenting all aspects of alternative lifestyles and sub-cultures, Alan has photographed many free and commercial events, environment protest, land rights demonstrations, and rave culture. Giving an insightful view that only people who have been accepted into a community can really achieve, his aim has been to present a more positive view of people and communities that are frequently misrepresented.

Bill Bailey @ Theatre Royal, 28/02

Larks in Transit is a compendium of travellers’ tales and the general shenanigans of twenty years as a travelling comedian. With musical virtuosity, surreal tangents and trademark intelligence, Bill Bailey tackles politics, philosophy and the pursuit of happiness. Plus, he fashions a symphony from a ringtone, tells the real story of Old McDonald, and a re-imagines the Stars and Stripes. Two decades of touring larks from a comic described by the Daily Telegraph as ‘the brainiest comic of his generation’. £28.50 tickets.