Nottz Diary
What's happening around Nottz
Due to the changing circumstances relating to the pandemic, some live events listed may have been cancelled. Please check with the organisers to see if the event is going ahead.
Billy Elliot the Musical

Curve Theatre, Leicester
Until 14th August

curve theatre For the first time in the UK, the award-winning, world-renowned Billy Elliot the Musical gets a new look in this Made at Curve production, directed by Nikolai Foster and choreographed by Lucy Hind.

It’s the mid 80s. Thatcher is at her most powerful. Men mine and boys box. Until, in a small town in County Durham, a young boy falls in love with ballet.

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Identical
by Erich Kästner

Nottingham Playhouse
Until 14th August

indentical This classic tale tells the story of twin girls separated at birth and reunited by chance at a summer camp ten years later. To get to know their parents and reconcile the two halves of their family, they decide to swap places and live each other’s lives.

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100 Eggs for Ukraine

The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
Until 22nd Sept

city arts An exhibition of ornately decorated eggs that are rich in history and symbolism – Pysanky.

The Pysanky custom is ancient. One legend from the Carpathian Mountains tells that the concept of evil is personified as a dreadful cave-dwelling serpent.

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Night Must Fall
Classical Thriller Season

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
9th - 13th Aug

classic thriller When a cantankerous old lady, Mrs Bransom, hires a charming young man called Danny as a live-in companion, her niece Olivia, a shy introvert young lady, is less than charmed and suspects Danny of foul play.

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'Under the Bridge' Choir
Debut Performance

The Lock Keepers Rest Micropub -Sawley Lock House
BlueTonic, Nottingham C.A.N and Trekkah Benjamin

10th Aug

Nottingham CAN Funded by The National Lottery Foundation and delivered by Bluetonic & Nottingham C.A.N, the ‘Under the Bridge’ project has brought together a network of local males passionate about exploring and raising awareness of male mental health. Taking part in a 15-week program of outdoor activities around Blue Spaces, the project has created a safe space for men to learn and try new things, meet new people and strengthen support/social circles and also talk about health and wellbeing.

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August Showcase
DIY Poets – August Showcase

City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
11th Aug

diy showcase City Arts are pleased to host DIY Poets’ August Showcase.

Nottingham’s premier poetry group DIY Poets are presenting their latest showcase as a hybrid online/in-person event, live from City Arts. Featuring sets from Donald Holmes, Elaine Boot and Sonja Dengler. Plus, 7 DIY Poets.

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Real Talk August
Open mic poetry

The Maypole Café Bar and Theatre
11th Aug

real talk Real Talk is back on Thursday 11 August. With amazing featured acts including Real Talk's Pippa Nayer, multi dimensional artist Laura Dickinson and musical duo Loose Change. Also our resident DJ DP Beats

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NAE OPEN
AWARDS CEREMONY

New Art Exchange

12th Aug

new art exchange Join us for an evening of art, music and drinks to celebrate all of the artists presented in the NAE Open 2022.

The winners will be awarded a variety of prizes including the prestigious Main Prize, selected by a panel of respected artists and curators, the Public Choice prize, generated by visitors to the show and the NAE Exhibition prize which will lead to future projects with NAE for the selected artists.

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Prints with plants
introduction to lino printing workshop

AMC Gardens - Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens

14th Aug

amc gardens Join us for a friendly, relaxing and inspiring day in the wonderful community gardens to use the plants and wildlife here as a base for creating your own lino prints. This is a workshop for beginners (and anyone who would like a refresher), no experience needed. All materials provided.

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Punjabi Poetry
World Jam

Wollaton Hall and Deer Park
RESCHEDULED TO 14th August

punjabi poetry Immerse yourself in the heady art of writing Punjabi poetry, with the aid of poetry examples, prompts and cultural reference with British Malaysian Punjabi poet, writer and model Sunita Thind. Explore yourself through the fusion of Punjabi and English language, smell the aroma of cardamon and garam masala, let your imagination fly.

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Smash Night
Leamprov, and Unspeakable Acts

The Playwright, Nottingham
17th Aug

smash night Come and give your laughter muscles a work out with three great acts from Nottingham and beyond performing hilarious scenes and games for your amusement. Based on YOUR suggestions these funny performers will spontaneously create never to be seen again comedy sketches you won’t want to miss!

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Walking Wild
A guided poetry workshop
Woven Earth
Sophie Sparham

High Leas Farm, Riber, Matlock
18th August

sophie sparham A guided walk that will encourage you to stop, pause and take in the nature around you. We will explore the land together in the midst of summer, using prompts and the senses to write poetry that responds to our surroundings. Expect beautiful views and a fire to finish.

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Decorate your own Pysanky egg

City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham
20th August

city arts Join this workshop with artist Tory Hayward and learn this ancient folk tradition. You will be guided through the process create and writing symbol-rich designs, before dying your egg in a variety of colours. You will leave with your own unique decorated egg.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame
Date – Tuesday 20th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

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Creative Writing Workshop
Leanne Moden

The National Holocaust Centre and Museum, Acre Edge Road, Laxton
23rd Aug

leanne moden On Tuesday 23rd August we are proud to welcome Leanne Moden to the Centre

Leanne is running a creative writing workshop included within our standard admission fee at no additional cost to you!

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Five Leaves Book Group, discussing
The Book of Form & Emptiness by Ruth Ozeki

Five Leaves Bookshop
24th Aug

five leaves bookshop Our book group is open to all. Attend every meeting, occasionally or just once a lifetime. All we ask is that you read the book in advance and take part in the discussion. There’s a short introduction by a member of staff or a group regular or someone we know with a special interest in the book in question.

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Laura Grevel
Feature Artist Time to Arrive Open Mic

online
24th Aug

laura grevel Laura Grevel is a performance poet, fiction writer and blogger. She has performed her poetry in Texas and Europe. A proud member of DIY Poets and Poets Against Racism in Nottingham, United Kingdom, her work is eclectic, tackling the immigrant experience, narratives, character sketches and even grackle squawks.

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Wordsmiths & Wise Crackers
Poetry Scum #24

The Lord Roberts Pub, Nottingham
25th Aug

poetry scum This month we're doing something a little different, Wordsmiths & Wise Crackers, bringing you 2 top stand up comedians headlining & poeting!

Sign up to open mic from 7pm on a first come first served basis. If you're travelling from outside of Nottinghamshire please contact us directly to book at slot, poetryscum@gmail.com

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Environmental/Protest poetry and music
open mic night

Sumac Centre, Nottingham
26th Aug

sumac centre An evening of art, music and poetry from 7pm to 10pm!

The Sumac Centre is a volunteer-run social & community space based in Forest Fields, Nottingham. Established in 2001, the Sumac has been a hub for many people over the years.

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Word Wise #60
Adrian B. Earle

The Maypole Café Bar and Theatre
26th Aug

adrian b earl Word Wise is the concept of poet and performer Jamie Thrasivoulou, now compered and by Sophie Sparham. A spoken word and poetry night uniting the best talent from around the UK and beyond, with Derby's finest performers. Word Wise won the 2019 Saboteur award for Best Regular Spoken Word Event in the UK.

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Re-Imagine
Institute of Mental Health

City Arts, Hockle,Nottingham
31st Aug

city arts Re-Imagine is the first in a series of four online exhibitions. Each explores young people’s experience of mental health issues. The series showcases artwork by a mix of UK-based and international artists aged 13-25.

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Meadows BIG Day Out!
The Bridges Community Trust and Green Meadows Project

The Meadows, Nottingham
3rd Sept

Meadows Big Day out The Meadows BIG Day Out is back again!

Green Meadows, Bridges Community Trust and Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens have joined forces to offer a whole day of free fun and activities for all ages.

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YCA 2022 Animation & Film Showcase
Young Creative Awards Nottingham

Broadway Cinema
3rd Sept

film showcase A very special screening of work by young people from Nottingham who have been recognised as winners and finalists in the 2022 Young Creative Awards - to include entries from the Film, Animation & Digital Media and Dance categories.

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The Full Shebang
First Art and Mansfield District Council - My Mansfield

Mansfield Town Centre
3rd Sept

full shebang A FREE one-day arts festival for all ages - everyone’s invited! Outside and in, there’s all sorts of fun to be had in and around Mansfield town centre. Experience awesome gravity-defying outdoor performances, witty walkabout shows, the chance to dance through the decades, hands-on activities, live music, and more.

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Catch Your Breath
comedy that might send you to sleep, with Ed Patrick

Five Leaves Bookshop
5th Sept

catch your breath Strong drugs for his patients, strong coffee for him. But it’s not just sleep-giving for this anaesthetist, as he navigates emergencies, patients not breathing for themselves and living with a terrifying sense of responsibility. It’s enough to leave anyone feeling numb. Ed is, by the way, an anaesthetist and a comic. So don’t worry, there’s plenty of laughing gas to be had.

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West Side Story
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre

Nottingham Arts Theatre
8th - 11th Sept

west side story Young lovers are caught between prejudice and warring street gangs in this seminal retelling of Romeo and Juliet.

From the first notes to the final breath, West Side Story is one of the most memorable musicals and greatest love stories of all time.

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Nottingham Green Festival
Sumac Centre and Nottingham Green Festival

The Arboretum, Nottingham
11th Sept

green festival The 29th Nottingham Green Festival is due to be held on Sunday 11th September 2022 at the Arboretum.

The Green Festival is a free event organised by volunteers and local community organisations. This fun-filled family-friendly event also has a serious intent - to share skills and knowledge to tackle the ongoing climate crisis, biodiversity loss and other environmental concerns.

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The Gods Are All Here
with Phil Okwedy
Litchfield Storytellers

Live in Lichfield & Online
13th Sept

Phil Okwedy Sparked by the discovery of a series of letters from his father in Nigeria to his mother in Wales, The Gods Are All Here is a compelling, lyrical and warm performance.

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Legend: Music of Bob Marley

Theatre Royal, Nottingham
13th Sept

bob marley egend, the music of Bob Marley is an unforgettable evening celebrating this musical icon in one fantastic stage show extravaganza. Combining his superb, distinctive vocals with flawless musicianship, and a supremely talented cast.

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You're The Voice Belper Musical Theatre

Belper School
16th & 17th Sept

the voice Come and join us for an evening of music with Belper Musical Theatre and Belper Junior Musical Theatre.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens
Stave 2 - The Road to Fame

online via Zoom
Date – Tuesday 20th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm

open auditions Hothouse Theatre will be holding open auditions for the next phase of its ongoing audio project, looking at the life of one of the most famous writers of all time, using extracts from his writing.

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame, will be rehearsed over Zoom and will be recorded at a face-to-face session at a venue to be decided. Because the project is audio, there is no need to learn the line and no need to perform in front of an audience.

Hothouse Theatre auditions are done using a workshop style, so no preparation is required. We also have an inclusive approach, so all who are interested in getting involved will be given a role.

If you are interested come along to find out more.

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Recordings already done Stave 1 - The Early Years: Part 1 - Born in a Caul

Stave 1 - The Early Years: Part 2 - The Schooling of Dickens

Write a Sestina
a Poetry Workshop with Leanne Moden

Nottingham Writers' Studio
22nd Sept

leanne moden In this workshop, we'll explore the sestina, one of the most interesting, fun and challenging poetry forms!

What is a sestina? “A sestina is a type of poetry, made up of six stanzas of six lines each, normally followed by a three-line envoi. The words that end each line of the first stanza are used as line endings in each of the following stanzas, rotated in a set pattern.”

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BILLY DOSANJH LAUNCH

New Art Exchange
22nd Sept

nae Billy Dosanjh is an artist and film-maker who explores and platforms the cultures and experiences of empire workers led by stories in the Black Country (West Midlands). His forthcoming solo exhibition at NAE features a series of works, including the newly commissioned film, Indie for England (2022), and The Exiles (2019 – present) photo series.

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Cat On A Hot Tin Roof
FourBlokes Theatre Company

Rose Theatre Chesterfield
28th Sept - 1st Oct

cat on hot tin roof FourBlokes Theatre Company are delighted to be returning to the Rose Theatre to open the 2022 Autumn season with Tennessee Williams’ classic Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.

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Frankenstein
Ravenshead Theatre Group

Ravenshead Village Hall
29th Sept - 1st Oct

frankenstein Ravenshead Theatre Group are excited to announce our next production is the chilling and atmospheric Frankenstein! Come and witness the first true science fiction sorry as a scientist deals with the horrifying aftermath of interfering in the creation of life.

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The Ghost Train
by Arnold Ridley

Burton Joyce Players
29th Sept - 1st Oct

ghost train Whilst it not quite Halloween, the story centres upon a group of railway passengers who have been stranded at a remote rural station overnight and are increasingly threatened by a latent external force.

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Kinky Boots
ESNA Theatre

Loughborough Town Hall
4th - 8th Oct

kinky boots Follow the lives of Charlie, a shoe factory owner struggling to save his family’s business, and the fabulous drag entertainer, Lola, in a bid to create a line of sturdy stilettos unlike any the world has ever seen!

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Hugh Cornwell: Live + Signing

Rough Trade Nottingham
24th Oct

rough trade Rough Trade Nottingham is very excited to present a live in-store performance and signing from Hugh Cornwell. This unique event celebrates the release of the widely regarded poet laureate of the punk era and former frontman of The Stranglers' tenth solo album 'Moments of Madness' released on October 21st via His Records.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame
Date – Tuesday 20th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

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