Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz
Africa in Motion
Film Festival
Online Till - 31st October

The festival will run from online 15 to 31 October, with most films available for the duration of the festival. Once an audience member presses 'play' the film will be available for 48 hours playable directly on the Africa in Motion website after which, access to the film will expire. Most of the films in the programme are geo-blocked to the UK only.

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All's Well That Ends Well Auditions
Derby Shakespeare Theatre Company
20th, 25th Oct

Shakespeare's clever comedy of lies, deceit, love and sex!

Auditions for our up coming show, All's Well That Ends Well are on 18th and 20th October, with 25th October in reserve for call backs or those who can't make the week before. The show will be at Shakespeare House, 9th - 12th March 2022! come and along and get involved!

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
by Peter Nichols
Lace Market Theatre
Till - 23rd Oct

A classic modern comedy about a couple struggling to save their marriage while bringing up their little girl who suffers with cerebral palsy and is unable to communicate. You won’t know whether to laugh or cry

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The Hollow
The Company
20th - 23rd Oct

An unhappy game of romantic follow-the-leader explodes into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lucy Angkatell, arguably Christie’s finest comic grande dame. Dr. Cristow, the Harley Street lothario, is at the center of the trouble when, assembled in one place, we find his dull but devoted wife Gerda, his mistress and prominent sculptor Henrietta and his former lover and Hollywood film star Veronica. Also visiting are Edward and Midge whose romantic assertions are likewise thrown into the mix. As the list of romantic associations grow so does the list of potential suspects when Cristow is shot dead. Nearly everyone has a motive but only one of them did the deed.

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The Comedy of Errors
by William Shakespeare
Royal Shakespeare Company
Theatre Royal
Friday 22 October–Sunday 24 October

A father ends up in the wrong country on the wrong day as a government makes hasty proclamations about travel. A lonely son, while searching for his brother, loses himself. Across town a wife starts to realise her husband is not the man she thought he was (but rather likes it). Will anything ever be the same again?

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors is a hilarious and touching tale of mistaken identity, double vision and family reunion, directed by comedy master, Phillip Breen.

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Big Joanie/Girls in Synthesis
Rock Against Racism
Rough Trade Nottingham
23rd Oct

Two great bands supporting one great cause. All proceeds go directly to support Rock Against Racism #reset events and activities, challenging racism through education and activism.

This is an 18+ even

Big Wild Walk 2021
Monday 25 October 2021 - Sunday 31 October

Get your boots on for beavers! It’s time to walk for wildlife and show you care about the nature and climate crisis with The Wildlife Trusts’ Big Wild Walk, 25 October to 31 October.

The Wildlife Trusts are asking nature-lovers to fundraise to help raise vital money for their 30 by 30 mission that will restore at least 30% of land and sea for nature by 2030.

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A Raisin in the Sun

by Lorraine Hansberry
Curve Theatre, Leicester

26th October,

Join us this Black History Month for a rehearsed reading of Lorraine Hansberry’s landmark drama A Raisin in the Sun. This special performance will also be followed by BlackChat, an after-show discussion led by Curve Associate Company Serendipity with reflections on the role playwrights across the world have had in sharing stories of Black lived experiences.

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Exile, Magic & Power

Lakeside Arts

27th October,

Join world-leading storyteller Jan Blake for a tale like no other. Using the powerful story of Exile, Magic and Power – which is told by griots across West Africa but is rarely heard in the UK – about the legendary 13th Century Malian King Sundiata Keita as the bedrock for the piece, Jan and her team will work together to try out different ideas, technologies and ways of interacting with audiences to forge an exciting new path for Digital Storytelling.

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Treasure Island
The Kaleidoscope Players
The Duchess Theatre, Lomg Eaton
28th - 30th Oct

Treasure Island (originally titled The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys) is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold".

Its influence has been popular on its perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

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Treasure Island
The Kaleidoscope Players
The Duchess Theatre, Lomg Eaton
28th - 30th Oct

Treasure Island (originally titled The Sea Cook: A Story for Boys) is an adventure novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson, narrating a tale of "buccaneers and buried gold".

Its influence has been popular on its perceptions of pirates, including such elements as treasure maps marked with an "X", schooners, the Black Spot, tropical islands, and one-legged seamen bearing parrots on their shoulders.

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Mystery Film
Phoenix Leicester
29th Oct

Mystery Film is back! Having made a welcome return in September, come along and see which "unspecified film" we've selected for your enjoyment this month.

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Mansfield community hub is the place to haunt this Halloween for fun and friendship
30th Oct

A Halloween themed ‘stay and play’ party and social gathering for all ages is being held at the Old Meeting House on Saturday, October 30.

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Coventry Festival of Running
Race Roster
31st Oct

The Coventry Half Marathon 2021 builds on the strength and enjoyment of runners who have taken part in previous events held in the city. Take on the challenge of Historic Coventry for the Festival of Running. Beat the streets and take part in the event of your choice: Half Marathon, 5k, 2.5k Wheelchair. All participants get a Tech T-Shirt and a Medal at the finish line.

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The Haunted Hour
Hothouse Theatre
31st Oct

Hothouse Theatre will re-presenting their spooky triumph from the Bulwell Arts Festival earlier this year.

But instead of running the whole ‘hour’ in one go, they will be releasing each of the 6 stories, on the hour, from 7 p.m. on Sunday 31st October.

As well as the telling of some little known scary tales from the edge of Sherwood Forest, there will be a classic tale from the pen of M. R. James and one from that of none other than Charles Dickens.

If you can bear it, we would be more than happy to share the evening with you.

Links will be sent via facebook and Twitter so follow or like Hothouse Theatre on social media.

Horror Night at Arc Cinema!
Arc Cinema Beeston
by Beeston Film
1st Nov

Our first event at Arc Cinema is an amazing collection of Horror films from the past two years.

Make a Wish (USA, Eurydice (Italy), Guest (UK), Bulletes of Baptism (Iran), The Killer in Cursed Water (France), Seance (Germany & 2020 B'Oscar winner), Horrorscope (Spain), Loculus (Iran & 2021 B'Oscar winner),

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uk green film festival
Various Venues across the UK

3-14 November 2021

Taking place each year up and down the country, the UK Green Film Festival screens some of the very best films from around the world, exploring some of the big environmental issues of the day.

With an ever expanding number of fantastic cinemas joining the UK Green Film Festival screening network each year, there's a good chance there's a venue showing our films somewhere near you.

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What Fools These Mortals Be!
Robin Hood Theatre Youth Group
Robin Hood Theatre
5th - 6th Nov

What Fools these Mortals Be, is a slightly irreverent celebration of some of the Bard's greatest plays. Featuring Will's Women and A Midsummer's Night Nap.

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Photography workshop
with Chris Denning
Wollaton Arts Festival
6th Nov

The workshop will begin in the Wollaton Art Space in Wollaton library with a chance to experiment with what your camera can do. Weather depending, the group will then head out to Wollaton Park or the surrounding area to take photos and try out different ideas of Composition, Content and Conditions.

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Improv Nonsense
November MissImp
Nonsuch Studios
6th Nov

MissImp proudly presents a showcase of spur of the moment comedy and theatre. Each performance of Improv Nonsense showcases different local and national stars of Improvised Theatre.

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Winter Tree Identification
Warsop Parish Centre

9th Nov

On this short course you will develop techniques to be able to identify a minimum of 3 – 5 trees and shrub species, found within the ancient Sherwood Forest Royal hunting ground, at a time of year when many trees have no leaves as visual aids.

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The Boadicea of Britannia Street
by Ade Morris
Radcliffe-on-Trent Drama Group
9th - 13th Nov

The play centres on Fran Lamb, a widow, cat-lover, poet and writer for the local paper who decides to start her own creative writing group in the local village hall. It attracts panicked PE teacher Penny (who hates children but finds herself pregnant after a brief affair with the Head of Maths), nervous housewife Annie (whose mysterious anxiety causes her to substitute the wrong words for the correct ones), and Janet, the delightfully shy, retiring and bespectacled librarian.

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CEO Sleepout - Nottingham
Meadow Lane Stadium

11th Nov

This October, Nottingham’s most compassionate business leaders will come together, giving up their beds for one night to sleep out at Meadow Lane Stadium, raising funds for people who have been pulled into homelessness.

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Scott Bennett

The Space, Nottingham
11th Nov

Scott is a diagnosed stress head, he’s tried everything, but nothing seems to work. He’s trying his best to live with it, but that is proving to be a challenge. The only comfort is that he knows he’s not alone. We are all under pressure, life is manic, we seem to be in constant demand.

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Nottingham Comedy Festival
Various venues

12th- 21st Nov

Over the years the festival has grown to include a wide variety of comedy, such as stand up, improvisation and sketch. With shows held in many different venues, including theatres, bars, cafes and restaurants, across both Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, we aim to bring together both the brand new comedians to the well established and give everyone an opportunity to enjoy comedy, whether they are performing or watching.

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Pink Mist
by Owen Sheers

The Lace Market Theatre
15th - 20th Nov

Three young soldiers from Bristol are deployed to Afghanistan. Shortly afterwards they return to their mother, wife, and girlfriend who share the pain of their trauma. This lyric play draws on interviews with soldiers and their families.

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Another Winter's Tale
Dogwood Productions

Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall
16th Nov

Two characters, eternally on the run, but from whom or what?

Sheltering from the storm outside, they share the tales of distant times and faraway lands, awaiting...

Who are they, what’s their story? Friends, innocents, showmen, or something a little more intriguing?

Only time will tell…

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Art and Design Open Evening
Nottingham College

17th Nov

Join us for an Open Evening at our Adams campus to find out all about our Art & Design courses, meet our staff and students.

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Digital and Creative Media Open Evening
Nottingham College

17th Nov

Join us for an Open Evening at our City Hub campus to find out all about our Digital & Creative Media courses, meet our staff and students, and explore our facilities.

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Cold Front
by Alan Robinson

Beeston Players
17th - 20th Nov

When Mike whisks Karen away to a remote cottage in the Scottish Highlands, he thinks he’s planned the perfect birthday surprise. But things soon sour when the cottage turns out to be nothing more than a rusty tin shack, and the friends Mike has invited are people Karen can’t stand. As tensions rise and temperatures plummet, they find themselves entombed in a blizzard, leading to frosty exchanges and those of a more amorous nature.

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The Woman Who Cooked Her Husband
Dukeries Theatre Group

Acorn Theatre, Worksop
18th - 20th Nov

Kenneth and Hilary have been married nearly twenty years, but as middle age approaches, Ken finds himself in the arms of another woman. At first, Laura appears to be everything that is missing from Ken’s life with Hilary - young, slim, attractive and a vibrant free spirit - but his little fling quickly becomes desperately out of hand.

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The Thrill of Love
by Amanda Whittington

West Bridgford Dramatic Society
22nd - 27th Nov

A divorcee with a young child to care for, Ruth Ellis works in the kind of night clubs where there is more than just a drink on offer. The girls work hard, play hard, and dream of a movie star life. Then she meets the wealthy womanising David, a racing driver with whom she becomes obsessed. Fame comes - but not in the way she imagines.

The Thrill of Love dramatises the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Britain, and takes a fresh look at the woman behind the headlines.

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Hedgerow Surveying
Nature Conservation

Inspire Culture
24th Nov

This course aims to give an introduction into conducting a hedgerow survey. You will learn how to correctly fill in a basic survey sheet, what information is required and know why this is important.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production.

Theatre Royal

24th - 27th Nov

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated adventure gets a brilliantly farcical overhaul in Lotte Wakeham’s acclaimed production.

World-renowned detective Sherlock Holmes and his colleague Dr Watson are asked to unravel the mystery surrounding the untimely death of Sir Charles Baskerville.

With rumours of a cursed giant hound loose on the moors, they must act fast in order to save the Baskerville family’s last remaining heir.

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