Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz
Treasure Island
A Derby Theatre Production

Derby Theatre
Till - 31st Dec

treasure island poster Theresa Heskins’ award-winning adaptation of Treasure Island is inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic tale of buried treasure and buccaneers. Brimming with a bountiful supply of live music, sumptuous sets and costumes, drama and ahoy me hearties, this is a thrilling theatrical voyage for all ages to embark on.

Batten down the hatches and book now for the truly wonderful Treasure Island - a pirate-filled production perfect for the whole family.

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LACED: In Search of What Connects Us
Main Gallery

New Art Exchange, Nottingham
Till - 8th Jan

a splash of colour Laced is a network of artists linked to curator Loren Hansi Gordon through shared connections to Africa and its Diasporas. For Laced 'Africa' is England, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, France, Germany, Guyana and the US.

As a temporary stitchwork to hold together a set of ideas, impressions and connections, Gordon began the curatorial process by developing a poetic text to guide the selection and commissioning of works and her research has culminated in a rich web of interconnections that offer viewers a glimpse into the multiplicity of female diasporic experience.

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From Academy Award Nominated and Emmy Winning Filmmaker Liz Garbus

Showcase Nottingham
From 12th Nov

BECOMING COUSTEAU examines the epic life of Jacques Yves Cousteau, the ocean explorer who spanned the globe with a misfit crew of divers and filmmakers, under the lifelong creed, “Il faut aller voir” -- “We must go and see for ourselves”. The Frenchman who first sounded the alarm to save the oceans was born with a dream to fly, but a car accident grounded his aviation career, and he found rehabilitation and inspiration through free-diving in the South of France.

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Regency Christmas at Belvoir Castle
Belvoir Castle

Till - 2nd Jan

We’re celebrating Christmas in the very finest of styles this year. This historic gem, Belvoir Castle, will be filled with exquisite and sumptuous Regency-styled decorations, ensuring every state room including the Guard Room, Ballroom, State Dining Room and King’s Rooms is adorned with colour and rich in décor. Come, see and experience for yourself the wonders of Christmas past as you walk through these themed rooms, styled by award-winning interior designer, Charlotte Lloyd-Webber.

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Sleeping Beauty
UK Productions

Mansfield Palace Theatre
Till - 2nd Jan

Characters from sleeping beauty Mansfield Palace Theatre has an excellent reputation for staging wonderful fun family pantomimes. Sleeping Beauty will be no exception to this! Book now to secure your preferred seats and date and be ready to enjoy this wonderfully wicked panto! ​

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Groan Ups

Theatre Royal
Till–Saturday 4 December

Following their phenomenal rise to global success with smash hit comedies The Play That Goes Wrong, The Comedy About a Bank Robbery, Peter Pan Goes Wrong and The Goes Wrong Show on BBC One, multi award-winning Mischief return to the stage with their brand-new comedy all about growing up. The touring cast features Daniel Abbot (Archie), Jamie Birkett (Chemise, Miss Murray), Matt Cavendish (Simon), Killian Macardle (Paul, Mr White), Yolanda Ovide (Moon), Dharmesh Patel (Spencer) and Lauren Samuels (Katie).

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Small Pictures for Christmas exhibition
Nottingham Society of Artists

Nottingham Society of Artists
Till - 12th Dec

someone holding a picture frame Looking for unique Christmas gifts? Then come and see our members for the Small Pictures for Christmas 2021 exhibition for a wide range of art works from our society members.

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We Wish You a Merry Murder
National Justice Museum
4, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Dec

various characters looking dodgy ​It’s 1927. The roaring twenties show no sign of slowing down. A dazzling Christmas party is taking place in Nottingham’s Shire Hall, hosted by movie star, Frankie Faulkner. Guests include a renowned psychic medium, a retired colonel, and the best private investigator in the world. Personalities will clash. There’s bound to be trouble… even murder!

Do you have the wits to discover who the murderer is... or will they walk free?

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Beauty and the Beast (In Person)
by Kenneth Alan Taylor

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre
Till – Sat 15 Jan 2022

Beauty and the beast Join us to laugh and cheer, ‘boo’ the baddies and singalong to magnificent musical numbers – it’s a guaranteed great night out for all the family.

When the beautiful Belle is trapped in an enchanted castle by a mysterious beast, the stage is set for a spellbinding adventure. Can she escape with the help of her friends? Will Belle melt the beast’s frosty heart and lift his curse before it’s too late?

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Craft Fair Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary
Till - 5th Dec

craft designs We are delighted to return this year with our popular event, Craft Fair Contemporary.

Featuring 40 designers and makers over our festive weekend, from local independents to makers from around the UK. There will be a wide selection of items for sale to help make Christmas shopping a joy this year!

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Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs
Nottingham Arts Theatre

4th - 19th Dec

After being raised in a castle with her father, King Crumble and her kind but comical Nanny, the beautiful and fair, Snow White finds herself on the wrong side of her step-mother, the Wicked Queen.

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Lenguas Diversity #6
by Lenguas Open Mic

4th Dec

Lenguas Diversity is a monthly performance space for your voices, a community hungry for different lenguas where we gather and celebrate diversidad through any kind of art. Let’s keep it abierto!

Performers will have up to FIVE minutes each, helpful for those who decide to read a piece in a different language than English and then translate it.

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Winter wreath making workshop
Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens
4th Dec

a wreath on a door Join us for a creative afternoon to make your own festive wreath using a range of seasonal hedgerow plants. All resources, equipment, hot drinks and snacks provided. £20 per place or £7 concessions.

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Playing Shakespeare – Comedies

Nottingham Playhouse
4th Dec

Nottingham Playhouse Using some of Shakespeare’s most famous comic scenes and speeches, this is a great chance to learn how to demystify the characters and language of the world’s greatest playwright. Who is the workshop for?

The course is suitable for anyone who is interested in playing and knowing more about Shakespeare, whether you are a beginner or more experienced.

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Iona School Fayre
Iona School Nottingham

4th Dec

iona school logo Each year the fayre raises much-needed funds for our school. Last year this event was unable to happen due to the Covid pandemic. In addition to this, the expenses incurred through all of the preparation for Ofsted, managing two lockdowns, ongoing maintenance, including expensive utility repairs, have had a huge impact on our available reserves.

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Like a blot from the blue
Poets say, “when the straight jacket didn’t work, they gave him a crooked jacket” with Generalissimo Bryan Franco.

5th Dec

blot from the blue poster The last Like A Blot From The Blue Open Mic Zoom Show of the year. With Bryan Franco in the feature spot. Christmas jumpers are optional, but I won’t complain if they are worn.

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Show Your True Colours
World Jam

Awate Educational Centre, Nottingham
5th Dec

man on mic In the workshop you'll be introduced to ways to educate yourself, build your self esteem, open minds and embrace culture and cultural difference.

The workshop will be hosted in English, but we invite you to write in any language.

The workshop will be hosted by True Colours, the man behind many workshops in schools, prisons and many more places, as well as the author of the poetry collection Outspoken and the owner of the clothing brand

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Alice Notley
Centre for Poetry and Poetics, Sheffield

Arts Tower Western Bank Sheffield
5th Dec

Alice Notley Alice Notley was born in Bisbee, Arizona, on November 8, 1945, and grew up in Needles, California, in the Mohave Desert. She was educated in the Needles public schools, at Barnard College, and at The Writers Workshop, University of Iowa. During the late 60s and early 70s she lived a traveling poet’s life (San Francisco, Bolinas, London, Wivenhoe, Chicago) before settling on New York’s Lower East Side. For sixteen years there, she was an important force in the eclectic second generation of the so-called New York School of poetry.

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Alfreton Hall Christmas spectacular

Alfreton Hall Church Street Alfreton
5th Dec

christmas bells etc An unmissable Christmas event for your diary that promises to be a family-friendly and exciting evening out for all of the family

Enjoy an evening of Real-life reindeer's , Santa’s grotto, Christmas music, food & drink and A SPECTACULAR FESTIVE FIREWORK DISPLAY!

Wrap up warm this December and get yourself in the Christmas spirit as the skies are lit up.

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Writing Happiness
Writing Back Joyfully Showcase

Online via Zoom
6th Dec

sunflower This showcase is the culmination of a series of workshops on writing happiness run by Rachel Lewis and Elspeth Wilson in conjunction with Spread the Word, and with guest facilitation from Jamie Hale and Christy Ku.

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An Inspired Christmas Concert
Inspire Nottingham

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham
6th Dec

snowflakes Join us in person at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham or online at our virtual Inspire Concert Hall as we celebrate the start of the festive period with this showcase of amazing performances from a host of talented young singers from Nottinghamshire schools and choirs.

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Poetz at The Beer Headz, Grantham
by Scott Coe

The Beer Headz, Grantham
7th Dec

a sign saying heads up This is your Headz Up - The Poetz are back at the Beer Headz in Grantham. Tuesday December 7th from 7:30pm. Plus join us and your host Mike Alderson for poemz & pintz. Poetry Open Mic, first Tuesday of every month at Beer Headz in Grantham.

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The Vicar of Dibley
Original script by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Robin Hood Theatre, Nottinghamshire
7th - 11th Dec

Vicar of Dibley words in gold An adaptation of the award winning classic BBC TV show, The Vicar of Dibley, written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Adapted and Directed by Cavan McLaughlin.

The story follows the lives of the somewhat eccentric parishioners of the country village of Dibley, and their vicar the Rev. Geraldine Granger.

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'The Snowman' film with live orchestra

Reach Derby The Riverside Centre Riverside Court Derby
7th Dec

the snowman with violinist Make it a Christmas to remember, with a special screening of family favourite ‘The Snowman’ accompanied by a magnificent live orchestra.

​Immerse yourself in this magical, award-winning concert. Alongside The Snowman, enjoy ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ based on the bestselling book by Michael Rosen.

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The Curious Cabaret

The Berliner 6 High Road Beeston
7th Dec

three people looking curious The Curious Cabaret is back, bringing you an evening of legerdemain, laughter and libations, hosted by Member of The Magic Circle, Chris Wilder.


Each month, the Curious Cabaret showcases different magicians from around the UK who excel in their areas of magical expertise, demonstrating feats of mind reading, sleight of hand, and illusion.

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Dust to Earth
Study Session
Nottingham Contemporary

7th Dec

a cuttle fish and trees Study Sessions are informal and intimate discussion groups. This season's series, Dust to Earth, expands on our current exhibition Our Silver City, 2094. The title refers to extra-terrestrial particles known as cosmic dust, a key source for life on earth.

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WRAP Live!
with Jude Yawson
by Curated & Created

Metronome Huntingdon Street Nottingham
7th Dec

man with beard looking left Don't miss our first WRAP Live! event of the academic year at Metronome. We'll be joined by special guest Jude Yawson, poet and co-author of Stormzy's Rise Up: The #Merky Story So Far, who'll take to the stage to share his work.

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Open Book
Open Book poetry/spoken word

The Organ Grinder, Nottingham
7th Dec 8 p.m.

mic and stand The third monthly Open Book poetry/spoken word event is being held at the Organ Grinder, Alfreton Road, on Tuesday 7th December at 8pm. Jonathan Taylor and Maria Taylor headlining. Look forward to seeing you there.

Willow Weaving Christmas Decorations
Idlewells Shopping Centre

8th Dec

first art logo Make something special this Christmas with willow.

In these two hour sessions you’ll learn to shape, weave, and complete a festive ornament or two to take home in time for Christmas.

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George & the Dragon
by Geoff Freeman
East Leake Amateur players

8th - 11th Dec

poster with dragon motif East Leake Amateur players is an Amateur Dramatics group located in the Village of East Leake in Rural Nottinghamshire The group has been running for over 20 years now with the aim of providing an arts and entertainment outlet for the local community. The group is self funded and run by its members who comprise more than 70 in number with ages ranging from 8 to 80!

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Word Wise and Real Talk
featuring Chris Oliver

The Maypole
9th Dec

word wise logo Real Talk and Word Wise are teaming for a December special featuring Chris Oliver.

Entry is free and there will be an open mic.

Chris shares his wisdom and outlook on life using Spoken Word, and has performed around the UK. His insights are thought provoking and heart felt, drawing on his personal experiences growing up in Nottingham.

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Unlocking the Chesterfield Canal
Tyler Turner

Tapton Lock Lockoford Lane Chesterfield
9th Dec

a bridge and canal lock This session will take place from 17:30-19:30 at the Tapton Lock Visitor Centre on Thursday, December 9th.

"Join me on a poetic trip through history and nature along the Chesterfield Canal. Together, we will explore examples of canal-themed poetry and produce our own by engaging with our senses and surroundings." - Tyler

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Script & Play Reading
Left Lion

Nonsuch Studios, Nottingham
9th Dec

nonsuch logo Explore the exciting worlds of classic and contemporary theatre in Nonsuch Studios’ Theatre Book Club.

Anyone can read a play at home, but Script Reading at Nonsuch Studios brings to life the world of plays, the characters and plot, the people who wrote them and the world in which they were written.

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Run Your Tongue!
Spoken Word Open Mic night feat. Cathi Rae

Leicester Contemporary 16 Market Street Leicester
9th Dec

woman looking at camera Join hosts Rob Reeves and Rosa Fernandez - and headliner CATHI RAE - for a wonderful evening of words at Leicester Contemporary.

If you would like to perform on the open mic, please email beforehand (poets, singers and storytellers are all welcome - in fact, as long as it involves words, you are welcome to open mic!)

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Jack and the Beanstalk
by Matthew Siveter
Retford Musical Theatre

Retford Little Theatre
9th - 12th Dec

poster of Jack and the Beanstalk We look forward to bringing Jack and the Beanstalk to the stage in December and hope you will enjoy it. This is traditional family fun and entertainment just in time to get you in the Christmas spirit!

Our pantomime has been especially written for us by our artistic director and alumni Matthew Siveter. Matt is a professional panto dame and works all around the world performing in Gilbert and Sullivan Operas and in concerts.

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(not-got-an) Office Christmas Party
In Good Company

Nonsuch Studios
9th Dec

christmas stars ndependent Artists and Freelancers, you may decide your hours, choose the jobs you do, you may have your creative freedom. But you don’t get the office Christmas party of your dreams.

Well not anymore. IGC presents an evening of Christmas crackers (the ones you pull, not the unfunny jokes), cheesy music, chrimbo jumpers and drinks. Get ready to dance with ‘co-workers’ you have never met, complain about the music and the snow (or lack of).

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NWS Christmas Social
Nottingham Writers' Studio

The Carousel 25 Hockley Nottingham
10th Dec

NWS As the end of another year draws to a close, we think it's high time that we got together, clinked our glasses and celebrated another successful year of writing!

At this year's NWS social, we have two taster workshops run by artist, poet and NWS Development Manager, Thom Seddon and author Teika Marija-Smits, a free glass of fizz and nibbles on arrival and lots of delicious cocktails available to purchase from The Carousel bar.

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Home Rangers

At Nonsuch Studios
10th Dec

Nonsuch logo Home Rangers is a creative drama session tailored for the Home Educated Community

Participants will engage in a wide range of skills and theatre approaches such as mime, puppetry and acting to camera.

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A Festive Farewell to 2021
For Books' Sake

10th Dec

christmas tree lights We are BACK! Get a little bit festive with For Books’ Sake this winter! We’re back online for another big party with all our friends on 10th December 2021. After the raucous success of our tenth birthday party last summer and our Queer Heartbreakers Ball earlier this year, we returning for another digital extravaganza.

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Word Walk at Newstead Abbey
Nottingham Poetry Festival

Newstead Abbey
11th Dec

two people writing while leaning on a tree The Nottingham Poetry Festival team will be at the Newstead Abbey Cafe from 1pm with clipboards, paper, and pens available, inviting you to respond to the environment creatively by writing, doodling and chatting. We will then enjoy an afternoon stroll, moving across the grounds with our writing utensils in tow.

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Festive Tree Planting
The Woodland Trust

The Young People's Forest at Mead Mead Heanor
11th Dec

woodland trust logo Plant trees with us on Saturday 11th December. 10.00am – 12.00pm or 1.00pm – 3pm.

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year”, so why not celebrate by planting trees with us? At our Festive Tree Planting days, we will be adding a few little touches to bring some festive joy.

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12 days of Christmas
Silhouette Theatre company

Greenhill Methodist Church School Lane Greenhill
11th Dec

baubles on a tree Inspired by the 1970's television Christmas specials of Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies and The Generation Game, our stars Mal and Al take us back through history to celebrate the Christmas stories that have shaped our world and given us the Christmas time we love to this day. How did The Three Wise Men get so lost? Why is Oliver Cromwell so grumpy? Who is late for their Christmas dinner and why have the guns stopped on the battlefield?

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Robin Hood

Teatre Royal, Nottingham
11th Dec - 9th Jan

cast of Robin Hood Join the most heroic outlaw of them all as the arrow-shooting hero Robin Hood strives to win the hand of the beautiful Maid Marion while he and his trusty band of Merry Men outwit the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. It’s a show packed full of comedy, action, adventure, and plenty of glitz and glamour.

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The Maypole Inn 42 Brook Street Derby
12th Dec

man smiling These sessions are aimed at musicians who have some facility with their instruments and basic music reading skills. Experience of playing jazz or improvising is definitely not essential but more experienced jazz players are very welcome.

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World Jam December music& Social

200A Ilkeston Road, NG7 3HG Nottingham
12th Dec

peopel playing music Hello all, Last time we met at Lady Bay on a beautiful sunny September day for our final summer jam. We are excited to invite you to another Music and Social but this time an indoors intimate one at Awate Centre. Awate Educational Centre is a vibrant community hub, aimed at uniting the host and refugee communities within Nottinghamshire.

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Speak Easy: The Spoken Word Collective
Young People

Nottingham Playhouse
13th Dec

nottingham playhouse Come and join the first ever Speak Easy Spoken Word Collective at Nottingham Playhouse. Led and curated by members of the Nottingham Playhouse and UNESCO City of Literature youth boards, this informal event will be a sharing of words, open mic and discussion about poetry. A dynamic youth led open-mic that celebrates the power of creativity through language.

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How the Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn

Lace Market Theatre
13th - 18th Dec

telephone One of Ayckbourn’s earliest and funniest plays. A story of confusion as two characters attempt to hide their affair, by using another couple as an unwitting alibi, with hilarious and perhaps predictable results

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Good Companions Musical Theatre

Repton 400 Hall Theatre, Derby
14th - 18th Dec

'annie poster Although the Pandemic sadly meant cancelling our planned production of Annie in April 2020, we are pleased to announce that this production is now scheduled to take place at The Repton 400 Hall in December 2021.

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Tales for a Winter's Fireside
with Lichfield Storytellers and Friends

LICHFIELD: Martin Heath Hall (and live ONLINE)
14th Dec

three people holding candles In long-ago times, when trees were rimed with frost and snow lent a sparkling beauty to the land, companionable folk would gather at the fireside to share stories and good cheer.

Lichfield Storytellers and Friends love these old wintry tales and they are delighted to bring you their favourite heart-warming stories, with a ghostly fable or two – and what would Christmas be without a few traditional songs?

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Festive Feast & Beer + Carols
Malt Cross, Nottingham
14th Dec

festive bunting Ahead of the Carols, we’ll be serving a veritable Festive Feast with all the trimmings.

Booking is essential for the Festive Feast, which we'll be serving from 6pm.

Diners welcomed with a mulled wine on arrival.

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by GOBS Collective

Mimm Studios
14th Dec

GOBS Collective invite you to the fifth instalment of PEEPSIN – the monthly poetry book club built by members of the gobbiest Nottingham spoken word group in the city.

This December, we’re meeting to discuss Running Upon The Wires by Kae Tempest.

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'Allo 'Allo

Acorn Theatre, Worksop, Worksop
15th - 18th Dec

'allo allo cast TaylorMade Productions present Allo Allo. Based on the hugely successful television series, this uproarious comedy relates the adventures of a hapless cafe owner, Rene and his famously off-key songstress wife Edith, in wartime France. Rene, finds life extremely complicated, as he has to juggle appeasing the double threat of his wife and the occupying Nazis, plus a complicated love-life and working for the resistance.

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Poetry Scum #20

Sumac Centre, Nottingham
16th Dec

scum poetry It's our final Poetry Scum of the year & our last event before we take a break for a few months. This month will be a little different, host & founder Jesse will be headlining & telling a trilogy of truth, narrating the past 3 years of her life, The Truth, The Whole Truth & Nothing But The Truth. There will be no other headliners, if you attend this will be explained further but it's also to give us all more time to socialise after the event instead of having to leave quite quickly due to to time constraints.

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The Ghost of a Smile

The Old Library, Mansfield
16th Dec

Inspire logo From the team who, by their own admission are “pretty brilliant”… and who brought you “Spitfire Solo”, “Bond!”, “Your Bard” and “The Six-Sided Man” comes the perfect ghostly experience.

Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm!

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Sneinton Christmas Fair

St Christophers Church Hall, Trent Lane, Sneinton
16th Dec

Sneinton Christmas poster After the interruption caused by Covid 19 we are delighted to inform you that the Sneinton Christmas Fair is back. Taking place on Thursday 16th December from 4pm until 7.30pm at St Christophers Church, this year’s fair returns with a bang, packed with loads of activities which includes:
Santa's Grotto, free giveaways, free food and refreshments, live music, Christmas carols, roasted chestnuts, arts and crafts, tombola’s etc.

Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm!

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The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dementia Friendly Film Screening

Mansfield Central Library
16th Dec

The Muppet Christmas Carol poster These relaxed screenings are particularly suitable for people living with dementia and memory challenges, their family and friends but anyone is welcome. Please feel free to talk, sing and move during the screening.

Doors will open 20 minutes before the screening and there will be a 20 minute interval. We will be sensitive to the audience when it comes to lighting and volume in the auditorium.

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Social Collage Club Workshop

Idlewells Shopping Centre
17th Dec

First Art Logo Let your imagination go wild with this contemporary take on classic collage.

Rip, stick, and tape to make an extraordinary picture; or get in the festive spirit and make a Christmas card!

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It's A Wonderful Life
Directed by: Frank Capra
Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed

Broadway Cinema, Nottingham
17th - 24th Dec

James Stewart and Donna Reed An angel helps a despairing businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed… A Christmas cinema classic which never fails to bring a tear to the eye.

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Some-Antics Spoken Word
Episode XLVIII

GRAYS Coffee Shop & Kitchen, Leicester
17th Dec

some antics poster Some-Antics will again be inside at Grays Coffee Shop and Kitchen in LCB Depot!

As usual there will be open mic, a poetry slam, Ninja Bob playing tunes and we are stoked as hell to have Adam Kammerling featuring! Bob will be playing tunes from 7pm and the poetry will start at 8pm.

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Welsh Fairy Tales
by Viktor Wynd

on Zoom
19th Dec

man uncovering a baby Let Viktor Wynd share a nightcap with you, tuck you into bed and tell you Fairy Tales to send you into a deep sleep of strange dreams. Be warned these are not the Ladybird or Disney versions and may not be suitable for the tenderist ears.

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Nonsuch Festive Makers Market

Nonsuch Studios
19th Dec

nonsuch logo Join us on Sunday the 19th for our festive makers market, spread out over our ground floor at Nonsuch Studios. Featuring the best local makers, artists, and traders, we’ll be filled wall-to-wall with creativity! The Nonsuch Kitchen will also be open serving drinks and snacks throughout opening hours, with our café area open to all.

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One More Sleep till Christmas
Robin Hood Theatre Youth Group

Robin Hood Theatre
19th Dec

a christmas tree The youth theatre takes you on an hour's journey through Christmas, in a way only they can! From Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol" to the Three Kings' journey - camel style. From Children's letters for Santa to 'Twas the Night before Christmas.

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Flying High Young Company

Bonington Theatre
21st - 22nd Dec

Cast of Aladdin Join us for this wonderful rags to riches, traditional story of Aladdin with original, uplifting songs for all the family!

With sell-out shows at this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, this is a wonderful family show performed by the Flying High Young Company.

"The word that most immediately springs to mind is 'joy'. Joy on stage and in the auditorium"- The Broadway Baby

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Families Online Making Workshop
Paper Creations

21st Dec

paper christmas baubles Join graphic designer Bethan Durie for this one-hour online workshop and make your very own paper creation. Let your creativity take over as you craft something beautiful for the whole family to enjoy.

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Introduction to Whittling Workshop
First Art

Idlewells Shopping Centre
22nd Dec

First art logo Learn the basics of whittling in this introductory workshop.

Here you’ll learn all the basics for carving and shaping wood. At the end of the session you’ll even make an elf to take home.

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Christmas Cheer '21
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre

Nottingham Arts Theatre
22nd Dec

Christmas baubles etc A Concert of seasonal entertainment featuring a host of Songs, Poems, Sketches, Mince Pies and Mulled Wine to get you in the festive spirit.

All proceeds from this production go to support the work of Nottingham Arts Theatre.

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Forest Rec Christmas Day parkrun

Forest Recreation Ground, Nottingham
25th Dec

peopel running parkrun A friendly, FREE 5k run at 9am EVERY Saturday suitable for all ages and abilities. Please join us to run or volunteer, and afterwards at Homemade Cafe.

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The Pied Piper of Hamelin
by Martin Smith
The Enfield Players

Mackworth United Reform Church, Mackworth Derby
6th - 15th Jan

pied piperposter When the town of Hamelin is suddenly overrun by rats, the locals are puzzled with what to do. Until, that is, a mysteriously musical stranger appears to help them with their plight. Will he succeed in making the town safe from the evil Queen Rat or are the children of Hamelin now in danger? Join Karl and Heidi on their journey to save Hamelin.

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Facilitating Creative Writing Workshops
by Leanne Moden

16th Jan

abstract Are you a writer, or poet or spoken word artist, looking to learn more about facilitating your own creative writing workshops? Then this fun and friendly session is just the thing for you!

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Burton Joyce Players

Burton Joyce and Bulcote Village Hall
26th - 29th Jan

glass slipper Tickets are available to purchase from Rhubarbs Cafe and Tea Room (Church Road, Burton Joyce), The Willow Tree Tea Room (Main Street, Burton Joyce), Hugo’s Kitchen (Main Street, Burton Joyce) or online from TicketSource:

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