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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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Sherwood Voices
Storytelling Audio Walks
Andy Barret

poster Put on your walking shoes and step into Sherwood Voices!

Get your headphones ready, put your best foot forward, set your own pace, and join us on our journeys into the heart and soul of the Sherwood Forest area. . .

As the saying goes, you can’t truly understand someone, or the place that has shaped them, until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. That’s why we’ve created a series of six audio walks, written and directed by Excavate's Andy Barrett, and led by Sherwood people, who will take you on a journey through the stories and culture of the Sherwood Forest area.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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