Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz
Encounters Film Festival 2021
Till 30th Sept

Encounters is the UK’s leading short film, animation and virtual reality festival. The festival discovers, supports and develops new talent in filmmaking, providing a platform for emerging and established filmmakers from around the world, and continues to be a unique meeting place for the industry.

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Derby Folk Festival

Derby Market Place 1st - 3rd Oct

Obviously, there are lots of things to consider, and we’re in an ever-changing environment, but we’ll be doing all we can to bring you a fantastic mix of artists and events, all in Derby’s city centre.You’ll see all of the names we’ve announced at the bottom of the home page, and you can find out more about them on the Artists Page.

This year we’re using the “Love Derby” temporary venue on the Market Place, and in honour of our greatly missed friend, colleague and founder, this will be The Mick Peat Stage.

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It's Not Rocket Science
by Cecilia Alexander
Edinburgh Showcase

New Theatre Nottingham

2nd Oct

'It’s a man’s world' they say, looking at Earth. But beyond that, the vast expanse we call ‘space’, is largely unknown, unclaimed; a free for all. At least, it could be if my boss stopped calling me ‘sweetheart’. Eve always knew she belonged in the stars, but those on Earth keep bringing her down. Watch her grow up and grow wiser about how rocket science is the easy part, but being treated equally isn’t.

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Petticoat Council
Nonsuch Studios
5th & 6th Oct

This is the story of the first all female-run council in Britain, a real-life group of housewives from a rural Warwickshire village who broke down barriers to transform their community.

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BFI London Film Festival 2021
Broadway, Nottingham
6th - 17th Oct Oct

We're very proud to be a venue partner for the 65th BFI London Film Festival, giving audiences an opportunity to enjoy the world's best new films directly from LFF in cinemas around the UK - including here at Broadway.

Tickets go on sale for paid Broadway members from 12pm on Monday 20 September, and on general sale from Wednesday 22 September.

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Extra Time
Derby Theatre Productions , New Writing
9th - 17th Oct

A pitch-perfect tribute to Derby and the 1946 FA Cup win.

A rousing theatrical feast for any football fan or theatregoer, Extra Time is a pitch-perfect tribute to Derby, its people and its club, a must-see, uplifting show to bask in the glory and nostalgia of the 1946 FA Cup win, and to celebrate DCFC and our great city.

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Probiotic Food Workshop
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens
9th Oct

Come & learn how to make your own tasty & nutritious probiotic foods to boost you and your family’s diet with little effort or expense. Donate/pay what you can event. Get in touch and book a space

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The Lady Vanishes
by Derek Webb
Bonington Players
Bonington Theatre, Arnold
13th - 16th Oct

On a train headed for England is a mixed group of travellers, one of which, a wealthy young woman Iris Carr, befriends elderly Miss Froy. But then, after dinner, Iris wakes to find Miss Froy has disappeared. Mysteriously, the other passengers deny Miss Froy ever existed.

What secrets are the sinister doctor, the fierce baroness, the honeymoon couple, the vicar and his wife and the garrulous spinster sisters hiding?

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The Wedding

Nottingham Playhouse
13th - 16th Oct

We are all married, bound by a contract.

But what are the terms of this relationship? And can we consider a divorce?

Led by Amit Lahav, The Wedding is inspired by the complexities of human nature: the struggle between love and anger, creation and destruction, community and isolation.

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A Day in the Death of Joe Egg
by Peter Nichols
Lace Market Theatre
18th - 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 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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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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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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