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Anayah-Israel's Life Changing Therapy
Just4Children are fundraising to provide Anayah-Israel life changing therapy to give her the best quality of life.

Anayah-Israel Hello! My name is Anayah-Israel, but you can call me "Biscuit". I'm 2 years old and I live with my Mummy Sarah, my Daddy, Deji and baby brother Judah, in Nottingham.

Sadly, the NHS have minimal therapeutic hands-on involvement which I really, REALLY need. So, Just4Children are fundraising for my on going treatment which so far has helped to pay for an intensive NAPA (Neurological and Physical Rehab) programme in September 2022 (which helped me with my sitting, core strength and swallow).

We're now planning a huge Stem Cell therapy trip to America in June 2023 which will also include a 3 week therapy intensive with NAPA straight after treatment and continued physio, Speech and language, ABM, PBM and HBOT.

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70 Objeks & Tings

Nottingham Castle
Until 5th Nov

Objeks & Tings As part of our successful reopening, a new exhibition marking the Windrush generation’s contribution to British life over the last 75 years is among the first new exhibitions at Nottingham Castle.

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Bears! Nature, culture, and beyond
Department of Classics and Archaeology at the University of Nottingham
Until 31st Dec

Squire Performing Arts Centre, Nottingham

bear What is it about bears that continues to haunt our imaginations, even when they no longer live in the countryside around us? This exhibition explores the surprising relationships between humans and bears in Britain. From ancient bear bones and Roman artefacts to Nottingham bear jugs and Paddington bears, we follow in the footsteps of bears as they roam the land and appear in the most unusual of places.

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The Real & Imagined History of the Elephant Man
by Tom Wright
Until 7th Oct

Nottingham Playhouse

poster If you think you know the story of The Elephant Man - think again.

The European premiere of Australian playwright Tom Wright’s acclaimed play imagines an alternative. This is the story of a man fighting for his right to be and to belong.

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Reimag(in)ing the Victorians
Lakeside Arts
Until 7th Jan

Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, Nottingham

poster From taxidermy and photography to forgotten lives and colonial histories, this exhibition explores how leading contemporary artists reimagine the Victorians in their work. By exploring how artists creatively respond to the 19th century, the exhibition asks why its legacies still matter today.

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Everybody's Talking About Jamie
WINNER! Best New Musical – WhatsOnStage Awards, London
Until 30th Sept

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Following a record-breaking three-year West End residency, sold-out UK & Ireland Tour and Amazon studios award-winning film, the smash-hit and critically acclaimed musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie returns to Nottingham.

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Greta Garbo Came to Donegal
by Frank McGuinness
Until 30th Sept

Robin HoodTheatre, Averham, Newark

poster In the summer of 1967 Greta Garbo Came to Donegal. Ireland is on the verge of violent change. Two couples are on the verge of parting. A woman tries to save her family, while a girl tries to save her future. Seemingly above it all is the loveliest and loneliest of all women, the great Garbo.

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Rory Aaron
Word Wise #69
29th Sept

Dubrek Studios, Derby

Rory Aaron Born in Derby but based in Manchester, Rory moves between the worlds of poetry, music and theatre. An experienced creative facilitator, educator and youth worker, Rory was a part of the BBC New Creatives scheme in 2020, and has showcased his work with organisations such as MIF, Young Identity and Apples and Snakes .

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Some-Antics Comedy Slam - Heat 3
29th Sept

The Big Difference 68 High Street Leicester

logo It's the final heat of the Some-Antics Comedy Slam before the final!

Comedians will compete against each other and the audience will decide the winner!

All comedians have 10 mins to impress the audience with their best routine, with the winner taking home £100 cash prize and a place in the final. Second and third placed comedians will also go through to the final.

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Bugsy Malone
Staples Dance Academy
29th and 30th Sept

Majestic Theatre, Retford

poster Make your dancing dreams a reality by joining our established dance school. At Staples Dance Academy based Retford, our dance teachers specialise in providing students with an extensive range of professional dance classes.

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Deaf-led Arts festival celebrating creativity
29th Sept - 1st Oct


logo I’d like to give a warm welcome and introduction to our Flare Wave website. Here is a chance to meet the team with members of the steering group. I’m thrilled to tell you about our festival event that we will be holding bi-annually. All information and updates of the program will be up on the website. Stay tuned!

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Brassed Off
A Derby Theatre Production
29th - 28th Oct

Derby Theatre

poster Following a smash-hit, sell-out run in 2015, Derby Theatre’s production of the immensely popular Brassed Off returns to the main stage for autumn 2023! Love, loss, faith and flugelhorns.

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A Spoken Word
September Jam & Multilingual Workshop
30th Sept

The Playwright, 38 Shakespeare St, Nottingham

poster A spoken word workshop on the role of self-compassion and a reintroduction to yourself, hosted by Liv, followed by an open mic and music jam headlined by Neo Hannan and Elmz.

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Jurassic - Live
30th Sept

Palace Theatre, Newark

poster Jurassic Live is returning to the UK in 2023 as part of its world tour with a brand new show, bigger cast, more dinosaurs, more sets, better scenery and even more species, including a Pterodactyl which flies right off the stage over your heads. It really is the greatest prehistoric show on earth!

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Fen Giants and Marsh Horrors The Woolly Tellers

1st Oct

The Malt Cross, Nottingham

poster Join us for this special fundraising evening in aid of Street Pastors – including tales and folklore spanning the centuries, from two of our favourite storytellers.

The Woolly Tellers will transport you to the fens and marshes of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, a landscape of big skies and misty waterways. Stories will include The Black Mill, The Grim Reaper, the story of Mucky Porter, plus many more.

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Hobson's Choice
by Harold Brighouse
2nd - 7th Oct

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham

poster Hobson, a bombastic, skinflint widower, struggles with finding husbands for his three daughters, running a boot shop and a drink problem.

It takes his strong-minded eldest daughter, Maggie, to use very unorthodox methods to bring about a happy ending for all concerned, including herself, and saving the business by presenting him with - yes - a Hobson's choice.

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Derby Poetry Festival
2nd - 8th Oct

Various Venues, Derby

logo Often referred to as DPF, Derby Poetry Festival is a four-day poetry and literature festival held in the centre of Derby. We are dedicated to developing new writing talent in Derby and bring excellent work to the city.

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Open Book
2nd Anniversary
3rd Oct

The Organ Grinder, Nottingham

poster The Organ Grinder, Nottingham is a VERY special Poetry night as it is the 2nd Anniversary of OPEN BOOK’s poetry nights!

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3rd - 14th Oct

New Art Exchange, Nottingham

As part of Black History Month, Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service are celebrating the contributions their Black staff make through a portrait exhibition featuring serving and retired, firefighters and support staff who all serve our communities in different ways and keep people safe.

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Musings with Ayo Akingbade
Jarman Award Touring Programme 2023
4th Oct

Nottingham Contemporary

poster Discover the incredible diversity within the world of artists’ filmmaking in the UK, with a presentation of the work of the shortlist of this year’s Film London Jarman Award, which comes with a £10,000 prize.

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Beauty and the Beast
Northern Ballet
4th - 7th Oct

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Northern Ballet bring their signature sparkle to this timeless love story.

When a terrifying creature threatens her father, Beauty selflessly leaves her family to live with the Beast in his castle. As time goes by, she grows strangely fond of her host, who hides an extraordinary secret…a curse that only be broken by true love.

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RYT Spoken Word Open Mic Night
Feat. Tanatswa Muzembe
5th Oct

Donald Watson's Vegan Bar 94 Granby Street Leicester

Tanatswa Muzembe We are delighted to welcome the fantastic TANATSWA MUZEMBE to headline for us this time:)

Join us for a weird and wonderful evening of words at the amazing DONALD WATSON'S VEGAN BAR, Leicester.

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Sleeping with Beauty
An Adult Panto
by Laffin Boi
Blyth Players
5th - 7th Oct

Barby Memorial Hall, Blyth, Notts

poster Filled with rage the Evil Fairy Fanny Fart, vows to get her revenge on the King and Queen, who banished her to life in the Dogging Woods. A plan to kill Princess Beauty is hatched.

Fast forward twenty one years and it’s Beauty’s birthday. A handsome young Prince is on his way to the celebrations, when he isunwittinglyinvolved in Fanny Farts evil plot.

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Speech Therapy
Open Mic poetry
6th Oct

Bunkers Hill, Nottingham

poster On Friday 6th October, The Speech Therapy Autumn Almanac opens its pages, kicks up the leaves and sucks up the remaining heat from that Indian Summer sun with three tremendous writers who have all done time on the Speech Therapy stage.

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In Other Words
by Matthew Seager
6th Oct

Derby Theatre

poster Connected by the music of Frank Sinatra, this intimate, humorous and deeply moving love story explores the effects of Alzheimer’s disease and the transformative power of music in our lives.

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Online Gothic Conference
7th - 8th Oct


poster This October NEVERMORE presents two days of talks and author interviews on the Gothic and Gothic Fiction, with a fantastic array of speakers joining us for this online event!

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Agatha Christie
Your Chance Productions
9th Oct

The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, Derbys

poster After receiving a letter from beyond the grave, Carla Crale believes her mother, who died in prison, was wrongly convicted of her father’s murder.

In a passionate attempt to clear her name, she persuades those present on the day of her father’s death to return to the scene of the crime and ‘go back’ 15 years to recount their version of events.

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The Wildlife Trusts' Big Wild Walk 2023
Wildlife Trusts
October 16 - October 30

poster Challenge yourself to explore the nature on your doorstep or expand your horizons to discover the natural world around you. All while raising funds to protect wildlife.

And this challenge is up to you. You set the distance and fundraising target. Whether you want to walk it, cycle, swim or roll, anything you can think of - this is your challenge.

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