Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz

January

Chinese New Year Celebrations

Old Market Square, Nottingham

Saturday 18 January between 11am and 5pm.

The Year of the Rat is almost here, and we can't wait to start celebrating. Nottingham is ready to welcome Chinese New Year in style with a host of events and things to do throughout the end of January and part of February. Keep on reading to discover our selection of top go-to places and things to do if you’re looking for a great start to the new year.

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Afterall This Time: The Overall Magazine Reunion Party

Till 18th Jan
The Angel Microbrewery 7 Stoney Street, Nottingham,

Ladies and gentlemen. If you were a fan of Nottingham's 'Overall There Is A Smell of Friend Onions' magazine back in the 1990s, then you’re going to love this party we have lined up for you at the Old Angel in the new year.

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Songwriter Sessions
Kaleidø, Mollie Ralph & Benjamin Zięć
18th Jan
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
The ‘Songwriter Sessions’ present a mix of accomplished local and touring acts. Each act will perform original music before speaking about their craft, the inspiration behind their music and their writing process.

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Basic Bike Maintenance - Saturday Course

18th Jan
Nottingham Bikeworks Units 1-3 Ayr Street Workshops Ayr Street Nottingham

A practical class where you can learn at your own pace with plenty of support when you need it. This basic course is ideal for those with no previous cycle maintenance experience.

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Idle Valley Bird Walk

19th Jan
Idle Valley Nature Reserve.

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

Looking for something to do this weekend? There is a lot going on at Idle Valley The starling murmurations have been stunning this week. Keep an eye out on the Idle Valley Nature Reserve page for updated on locations and timings.

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Beat The Streets 2020

Various venues, Nottingham

26 January

After an incredible day at Beat The Streets in 2019, we’re delighted to announce that tickets are on sale for next years event on Sunday 26th January

Raising funds for Framwork.

Framework is a charity delivering housing, health, employment, support and care services to people with a diverse range of needs. We empower people to achieve financial stability, social inclusion and independence.

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Ages & Ages Tales – ‘Drip, Splosh, Freeze!’

City Arts, Nottingham

26 January

Throughout the ages humans have relished tales of adventure, mystery, monsters, myth, and mayhem! This event is a unique chance to share stories across the generations. Join us every month for home-spun stories, the odd song or two, and tales from a professional storyteller. All ages welcome.

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Ages & Ages Tales
‘Drip, Splosh, Freeze!’
26th Jan
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
Join us every month for home-spun stories, the odd song or two, and tales from a professional storyteller.

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Steam Sunday

26th Jan
Nottingham Industrial Museum
See our mighty, 4-storey Beam Engine in steam, along with lots of other steam and diesel engines. Our friendly and enthusiastic volunteers will be on hand to answer questions, give guided tours and explain the amazing objects in our Steam Hall.

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Truth Stepping Into Recovery

26th Jan
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
Building the bridge between audience and performers, bringing different unique genres of music and poetry together to celebrate their own personal growth and recovery.

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Talking Heads Open Mic

26th Jan
Queens Head 29 Chesterfield Road, Belper

Come along and perform for the friendliest crowd around. Climb the steps of speech and share your poems, stories and songs or just sit back and enjoy the entertainment. Talking Heads is about YOU. Try out your new material or polish your favourite poems.

We're proud to announce that the amazing Georgina Wilding is our featured poet this month.

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Candle Lit Memorial for Holocaust Memorial Day

27th Jan
Green's Windmill, Nottingham

Mark Holocaust Memorial Day at this candle lit ceremony, lighting one for each group targeted during the Holocaust.

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February

Concert: Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach and Mozart

Music for Everyone

1 Feb

The Nottingham Festival Chorus and Concert Orchestra, with two stunning soloists - Lizzie Humphries and Jamie Wright - perform Brahm's sublime Ein Deutsches Requiem, Bach's joyous Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft, and Mozart's glorious Exsultate, Jubilate.

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Line Drawn Portraiture Workshop

City Arts, Nottingham

5 Feb

A workshop designed to help you improve or get started drawing portraits. We will guide you towards a new approach to portraiture.

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Men's Ice Hockey Olympic Qualifying Tournament

Motorpoint Arena Nottingham

Thursday 6 - Sunday 9 Februrary 2020

Top seeds Great Britain will be joined by Hungary and Estonia, as well as a qualifier from the previous round. The winner of the four-team group will advance to the final qualifying for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

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Light Night 2020

Various venues, Nottingham

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February 2020

Light Night – Nottingham’s famous night of eclectic and electric light installations – is back. This year it’s going to be bigger and better than ever before, with the events spanning the length of two days rather than one!

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Light Night 2020: The Glowstick Trials

National Justice Museum

MissImp: Improv Comedy Nottingham

Friday 7 and Saturday 8 February 2020

As part of Nottingham Light Night 2020 we have a fun event for families with children of all ages, running every half hour.

What’s the naughtiest thing you’ve ever done? What’s the meanest thing you’ve ever said? What’s made you feel guilty in the past?

Put YOUR misdeeds on trial for one night only!

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Remy - live at Light Night

ibis Nottingham Centre 16 Fletcher Gate, Nottingham

Young Creative Awards Nottingham

Saturday 8 February 2020

Singer-songwriter Remy - who won both a Young Creative Award and Future Sound of Nottingham in 2019 - will be performing his soulful brand of guitar pop at the city centre Ibis Nottingham Centre hotel at 8:30pm on Saturday 8 February, as part of Light Night.

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Festival of Science & Curiosity 2020

Various venues, Nottingham

Wednesday 12 - Wednesday 19 February 2020

A week long festival which takes Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths out of the lab and into our everyday lives. The festival is about inviting the people of Nottingham to share not only what they know, but also what they would like to know; it’s about celebrating curiosity, asking questions and taking a leading role in finding out the answers.

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DIY Poets Quarterly Showcase

City Arts, Nottingham

13 Feb

DIY Poets present their February Poetry Showcase. 10 DIY Poets with headline poet Lolly Dean. The usual lively mix of varied poetry styles of the DIY Poets, with the emotional, personal and uplifting poetry of headline Lolly Dean. Great music from Will Jeffery to finish the night.

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Dickens Season
 In 2020 Hothouse Theatre is marking the 150th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ death with a Dickens Season.

It will include some of his finest works adapted for the stage, audio recording, physical radio performances and various workshop!

Of course we are going to need your help!!!

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Paper Crane Poets
Poetry Collective at Beeston Library

4 June 2019 - 17 March 2020
Beeston Library

Are you a secret poem writer or a loud and proud spoken word performer looking to develop your skills? Local poets Chris McLoughlin and Leanne Moden invite poets at all stages and abilities to join them for a series of fun and friendly workshops aimed at creating a supportive writing environment right in the heart of Beeston.

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