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Fascinating Finds from Nottingham's Caves
Places of Work and Play
Until 7th July

University of Nottingham Museum

poster Nottingham is famous for its hundreds of caves which lie underneath the city’s historic centre, carved into the sandstone rock, some going back to the medieval period.

This exhibition highlights some of the fascinating cave finds, showing the ways in which caves were used for work – as places for tanning leather, brewing and storing ale, or craft-working – and as places of leisure, with impressive caves found underneath many of the city’s famous pubs, inns and townhouses where people gathered to drink, eat and enjoy themselves.

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Water into Wine
Exhibition
Until 24th Aug

poster Water into Wine is a series of new paintings by Nottingham artist Kim Thompson that recaptures and upscales the beauty and depth present in the experiences of nine Nottingham residents of Caribbean descent, some of whom include the artist’s family. The paintings steer away from common narratives of trauma whilst also placing a spotlight on the existence of Black life in a regional British city. Water into Wine encourages us to rethink our perspectives on narratives underrepresented within the contemporary art gallery or museum context and to find relativity and connection within our own lives.

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NAE OPEN 2024
Until 21st Sept

New Arts Exchange

poster The NAE Open returns for its fourth iteration with a presentation of works that includes paintings, video, live art, photography, textiles and sculpture. This dynamic exhibition was created through a competitive open application process for Nottinghamshire-based artists and Global Ethnic majority* artists living anywhere in the UK. Tasked to seek out the most innovative and high-quality artworks that address critical societal concerns and interests, a panel of advocates, including neighbours, artists and curators, chose from a substantive amount of submissions. The result is an eclectic and compelling selection of artists at different stages of their careers.

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30 Days Wild
The UK's biggest nature challenge!
Until 30th June

logo 30 Days Wild is The Wildlife Trusts' annual challenge event, where everyone involved does one wild thing a day throughout the month of June.

We’re excited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 30 Days Wild with YOU this year.

Sign up today and receive a FREE pack in the post, plus lots of inspiration for activities.

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Rabbit Hole
by David Lindsay-Abaire
Until 29th June

Lace Market Theatre, Nottingham

poster Becca and Howie Corbett’s life is changed forever when their young son Danny is killed in a car accident. Eight months on they are drifting apart as each tries to deal with their grief in their own, different, way. Meanwhile, Becca’s mother is trying to support her with her own answers, her sister Izzy’s colourful life hasn’t slowed down, and the teenage driver who killed their son is reaching out.

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Mountbatten Hospice Wing Walk 2024
Emily Jones

In 2024, I am taking to the skies and taking part in the first charity Wing Walk on the Isle of Wight in aid of the wonderful Mountbatten Hospice on the island who looked after my lovely Dad and our whole family in his final weeks.
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Sherwood Arts Week
Until 30th June

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Alice in Wonderland
A Derby Theatre Production
Until 6th July

Derby Theatre

poster A wonderful and whacky theatrical adventure for all ages. Take a trip down the rabbit hole with Alice and join her on a ridiculous and riotous adventure through Wonderland.

A new version by Nicola Werenowska based on Lewis Carroll’s classic story.

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Bad Ideas Club
with Bad Betty Press
25th June

Mansfield Central Library

logo A bad poem’s just an early draft…

Poets! Share new work, first drafts and ‘bad’ ideas in a warm, inclusive setting.

Come and join local poet and writer Sophie Sparham and Nottingham based independent publishers Bad Betty Press for a free, relaxed poetry workshop where you can share your ideas and work on new projects.

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The Full Monty Musical
Presented by Nottingham Arts Theatre
25th - 29th June

Nottingham Arts Theatre

poster Based on the cult hit film of the same name, The Full Monty a 10-time Tony Award-nominee, is filled with honest affection, engaging melodies and the most highly-anticipated closing number of any show. The powerhouse team of Terrence McNally (Ragtime) and David Yazbek (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) cook up an aggressive crowd pleaser that both entertains and grabs your heart.

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Unfortunate
The Untold Story of Ursula The Sea Witch. The Musical Parody.
25th - 29th June

Theatre Royal, Nottingham

poster Fresh from complete sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe and around the UK comes this critically acclaimed smash hit parody musical. Starring Shawna Hamic (Orange is the New Black, 1776 on Broadway) as ‘Ursula’ and River Medway (RuPaul’s Drag Race UK) as ‘Ariel’, Unfortunate is coming to Nottingham and things are gonna get wet!

Join everyone’s favourite Disney Diva, Ursula, as she gives her take on what really happened all those years ago under the sea. With an original hot pop soundtrack and trademark filthy humour, it’s time to take the plunge and dive into this year’s hottest night out.

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Human Rights,
Shami Chakrabarti in conversation with Rachel Holmes
Five Leaves Bookshop
NEW VENUE
26th June

Nottingham Central Library 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham, NG1 7FH

bookcover After the devastation of World War Two, the international community came together to enshrine fundamental rights to refuge, health, education and living standards, for privacy, fair trials and free speech, and outlawing torture, slavery and discrimination. Their goal was greater global justice, equality, and peace. That settlement is now in danger, attacked by opponents from across the political spectrum and populist and authoritarian movements worldwide. We are threatened by wars, inequality, new technologies and climate catastrophe, and we need our human rights now more than ever.

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Poetry Scum
Feat Chris Oliver
27th June

The Robin Hood Sherwood, Nottingham

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Dandelions midsummer poetry reading
with Becky Cullen
27th June

Five Leaves Bookshop 14a Long Row, Nottingham, NG12DH

logo Dandelions normally meets in the Sir John Borlace Warren pub, but twice a year they put on their tux and frocks for a more sophisticated evening, with fine wine rather than pints and pork scratchings. Or at least some fruit juice served in ill-matched glasses.

As usual the Dandelions evening will have a friendly and supportive poetry open mic.

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Disney's ALADDIN JR
LEOS Youth Group
27th - 29th June

Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton

poster Disney's Aladdin Jr brings the famous movie to life, on stage. Aladdin and his three friends, Babkak, Omar, and Kassim, are down on their luck until Aladdin discovers an old lamp and a magical Genie who has the power to grant three wishes. Wanting to earn the respect of the Princess Jasmine, Aladdin embarks on an adventure that will test his will and his moral character.

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Word Wise #78
Feat Ciarán Hodgers
28th June

Dubrek Studios, Derby, DE1 3LB

poster Word Wise is 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.£3 Early bird tickets (plus booking fee) £5 on the door. This month we've got the legendary Ciarán Hodgers.

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Everywhere
by Nicky Bellenger
Derby Youth Theatre
28th - 29th June

Derby Theatre

logo A brand new play for young people, performed by our Youth Theatre group.

Roo’s 13th Birthday is approaching, but in the build up to the big day, something’s not right at home. On the night Mum disappears, Roo is convinced his parents are splitting up. But then there’s a letter from the hospital, and three words turn the whole family’s world upside down: ‘Young-onset Alzheimer’s’.

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Bad Ideas Club with Bad Betty Press
29th June

Mansfield Library

logo A bad poem’s just an early draft… Poets! Share new work, first drafts and ‘bad’ ideas in a warm, inclusive setting.

Come and join local poet and writer Sophie Sparham and Nottingham based independent publishers Bad Betty Press for a free, relaxed poetry workshop where you can share your ideas and work on new projects.

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Motivation, Action, Consequences
Jae Malone
The Society of Authors
Writing East Midlands
29th June

Nottingham Central Library, 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham

poster In story writing, your main character will carry out an action that is going to affect the other characters . This is just like real life. All actions have reactions. However, as the writer, do you always think beyond the action itself? Do you know what the consequences of that action are going to be for everyone involved? Writers sometimes forget how far-reaching an action can be, and they move the story on, leaving issues in the narrative hanging. Let’s look at some examples of motivation, action and consequences.

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Attenborough in Watercolour
Painting Workshop
29th June

Attenborough Nature Reserve, Barton Lane, Attenborough, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 6DY

poster Spend a relaxing day painting at Attenborough Nature Centre led by Anjana Cawdell. Anjana is a nature inspired watercolour artist based in Nottingham, who loves to paint in a loose, impressionistic style. The workshop is designed to get you excited about the wonderful medium of watercolour in a small group setting of up to 8, enabling you to appreciate the mindfulness aspect of the practice and equip you with lots of valuable tips to help you with your future paintings.

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Belly Dance World
Dance
29th June

Nottingham Playhouse

poster Join Belly Dance World and friends for an evening of live drumming from Saiidi Beats and dancing from across the Middle East and North Africa.

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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
EMUS
4th - 6th July

The Duchess Theatre, Long Eaton, Derbyshire, NG10 1EF

poster Annie Oakley is the best shot around, and she manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she's discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

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A Slight Ache
A play by Harold Pinter
Ava Hunt Theatre
6th July

Derby Theatre

poster On the longest day of the year …

At height of summer …

On the surface everything appears to be perfect in Edward and Flora’s life… But the presence of a supposedly innocent Matchseller, triggers a series of revelations, and their lives will never be the same again.

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Imagination the Showcase
We Are Hazza Theatre School
6th July

Nottingham Playhouse

poster Follow the story of Dolly as her imagination explodes right in front of her eyes.

The true depth of the imagination can take you to some wonderful places, but be warned, the imagination can be a dark place. This is a true spectacle showcasing the students’ hard work over the past year through song, dance and acting.

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Sneinton Festival
6th - 14th July

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Inside Odds On
Dante or Die
8th - 20th July

Derbion Shopping Centre (opposite Iceland), Derby

poster Inside Odds On is an immersive exhibition taking over an empty high street shop that plunges you deep down into the world of online gambling: from that first win, all the way behind the screen to give a game’s-eye view of how your fellow players are really doing.

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