Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz


Getting started with Pixel Art
16 Oct
St Anns Library

Join us for this fun free family workshop in which you will explore pixel art. Working as a team you will learn the basics of how to create, modify and animate pixel art on a computer and take the first steps in making a video game!

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Introduction to Persian Daf drumming
16 Oct
City Arts - Nottingham

The workshop will be lead by Sherry Fatemi from the Nottingham drumming collective Arnica. Sherry will guide you through the basics of playing the instrument, teach you some Persian rhythms, and explain the Daf's important role in traditional Persian music.

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Women and confidence building
16 Oct
Nottingham Women's Centre

his course is run by the Women Leading Learning Branch of the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA) • Feel more confident when dealing with everyday situations • Make positive changes in your life • Learn how to deal with emotions • Learn how to manage interactions • Discover how a new confident ‘you’ – can build self-esteem

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Mr Motivator Exercise Class
16 Oct
Forest Recreation Ground

Radio Nottingham

Come and work out to Mr Motivator at the Forest Recreation Ground live on BBC Radio Nottingham between 10 and 11, accompanied by Nottingham’s Tuneless Choir

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What did you do in the war mum?
17 Oct
Sherwood Library

Using previously recorded interviews, Mo Cooper talks about the opportunities and challenges for Nottingham women during WWII - from "the most exciting job they had", to serving 5 million cups of tea at Newark Station!

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Debating the African Perspective - Pre Colonisation
17 Oct
University of Leicester University Road Leicester LE1 7RH

For an evening of Debate and Discussion with some of the countries brightest minds regarding Black History.

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19 October 2019, 12pm - 1.30pm

New Art Exchange

With a collective understanding that Blackness is not a fixed notion and is experienced differently by members of the black community; join us for an open conversation that focuses on intersectionality, commonplace and everyday existence.

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Oct Half Term: Dress & Express

19 October - 3rd Nov

Nottingham Contemporary

This Oct half term, make costumes and props to become a moving sculpture. Suitable for all ages. Free. No need to book, just drop in and stay as long as you like

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We Need To Talk About Erik

 A short story, based, rather loosely it has to be said on some actual things that actually happened one rainy Bank Holiday weekend in Whitby.

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Nottingham Comic Con 2019
19 October 2019
Nottingham Conference Centre Burton Street Nottingham

Nottingham Comic Con is back for it's seventh year!! The event will be held on Saturday 19th October at the Nottingham Conference Centre (Entrance to the event on the day will be via Nottingham Trent University Newton Building on Goldsmith Street).

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Robin Hood Pageant
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019
Newstead Abbey

As you enter through the woods, the sounds and smells of Robin Hood’s encampment will guide you to his merry band of outlaws hiding out. Close by, a royal hunting party, led by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham, is about to snare their biggest prize of all.

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NJO - Loud & Proud!
20 October 2019
Nottingham Jaz Orchestra

The Federation Club, Sherwood

The NJO are joined once more on this HIGH ENERGY concert by local vocal Vicky Moroziuk who will add her beautiful vocals to this 16 piece BIG BAND. Don't miss this wonderful evening, hang on to your hats, it's going to be ENERGETIC!!

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Black Men Walking 2019

Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 October 2019, 7.30pm

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus Nottingham, NG1 5AF

Maybe they should have cancelled, but they needed the walk today. Out in the Peaks, they find themselves forced to walk backwards through two thousand years before they can move forwards.

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October Family Fest

21 to 25 October

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus Nottingham, NG1 5AF

October’s Family Fest will be the biggest, brightest and boldest ever. Our famous Baby Disco returns, as do drama games, dance, music and shows. Plus we have added Messy Play, Circus skills, creative writing and much more. Inspired by festivals of celebration, this will be a wonderful week all about light, family, happiness…and lots and lots of fun.

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October half-term at the National Justice Museum

21 October - 3 November

National Justice Museum

Various fun/frightening/education things to do with Justice.

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Rob Green - Performance skills workshop
22 October 2019
The Old Library, Mansfield, Mansfield

Inspire Youth Arts

Join Rob Green for a unique FREE session on how to deliver a killer performance on stage. Rob will talk about his experience and work with each participants on how to communicate songs/poems/raps to audiences as little as 5 all the way to huge global arenas.

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Getting the Third Degree By Dougie Blaxland

Wednesday 23 October 2019, 7.30pm

Nottingham Playhouse Wellington Circus Nottingham, NG1 5AF

This compelling new drama tells the powerful and deeply moving story of Laurie Cunningham who came to prominence with West Bromwich Albion in the late 1970’s. The first of the black footballing trio famously dubbed ‘The Three Degrees’ – Laurie Cunningham, with his swaggering style and dazzling skills forced favourable comparisons with the legendary Pele.

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Resin Workshop With Jennie

26 October 2019

Retford Hub

A chance to explore resin as you make a selection of beautiful things! £35to include all materials and tuition. Light refreshments and lunch available. £10 deposit payable to reserve your place.

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26 October 2019, 1pm - 4pm

New Art Exchange

Facilitator Mellonie Page leads a contemporary dance workshop with performing arts. Through dance, devising, debate and performance set to Solange Knowles' song, Don't Touch My Hair, this workshop explores the topic of 'hair petting', the touching of black or mixed raced people's hair without their permission.

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CNC Engraving for Beginners
28 October 2019
Hack Space Nottingham

You may have heard of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) routing/ milling before but never had the know-how or opportunity to give it a go.

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FREE Celebratory Bike Ride!
29 October 2019
Nottingham Bikeworks

We want to celebrate our shared love of cycling and get together to enjoy the last of the sunshine (fingers crossed). A leisurely, steady informal bike ride of about 10 miles starting and finishing from Nottingham Bikeworks on October 29th 10-12.

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Recycle and Help Keep Hothouse Projects Going!

Printer Ink Cartridges
Old Clothes

Hothouse Theatre can take them off your hands

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Blyth Village Bonfire & Fireworks Display
2 Nov
Blyth Cricket Club, Nottinghamshire

The annual village Bonfire & Fireworks display on Saturday 2nd November.

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“ah gerrit”: satirical cartooning with Brick
2 Nov
City Arts

Together we will look at how satire works and how you can convert your righteous anger at the world into fiercely funny cartoon political critique.

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6 Nov
Lakeside Arts

Award-winning Anglo-Scandinavian trio Phronesis have been one of the most talked about and acclaimed European bands over the past decade.

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Come & Sing in Harmony
6 Nov
Grand Central Chorus

Harrington Community Junior School NG10 4 Nottingham, United Kingdom

We are offering a free 4-week course on Wednesday evenings starting November 6th till 27th November and finishing on Wednesday 4th December with an open rehearsal and showcase for friends and relatives.

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DIY Poets
14 Nov
City Arts

DIY Poets (we’re nice and we don’t always rhyme) have been performing poetry in Nottingham for over fifteen years. Join them at City Arts for a poetry open mic, performance from DIY Poets and a wonderful acoustic set from Jimi Mack.

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The Centre Is Everywhere Manchester Collective
21 Nov
Lakeside Arts

Manchester Collective plays on the idea of ‘transformation’ in this programme. The Collective commissioned Edmund Finnis’ The Centre is Everywhere for 12 solo string players and performed the premiere at the Southbank Centre in July.

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The Gift - A Ghost Story for Christmas
by Guy Jones

 On the top floor of an old Victorian house, that should be empty, there is a light on. A low light. A candle light.

And next to the light, just visible ... or was it my ... a figure ... and was it ... was she looking straight at me?

She? Yes, it was a girl. Check it out

Christmas and its Traditions with Dr Patrick Harding
1st Dec
Cressell Craggs

On the first day of Advent, we will be hosting Dr Patrick Harding for a short, entertaining talk about Christmas and its traditions and customs.

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