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.
The Clothes They Stood Up In
By Alan Bennett. Adapted by Adrian Scarborough

Nottingham Playhouse
Until - 1st Oct

the clothes they stood up in A night at the opera ends with a shock for mild-mannered couple Maurice and Rosemary Ransome when they open their front door to discover their flat completely empty. From light bulbs to carpets to toilet paper, even their chicken casserole has been stolen.

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The Great Big Green Week

Various Venues
Until - 2nd Oct

big green week The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. And everyone’s invited.

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Blk this & Blk that … a state of urgency
Michael Forbes

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
Until - 6th Nov

Blk this & Blk that In his first solo exhibition, Nottingham artist Michael Forbes explores themes of contemporary racial politics, migration, history, religion, and blackness/whiteness. He works with sculpture, installation, and photography.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame
Date – Tuesday 27th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

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The Ants and the Grasshopper

Mamoth Cinema, Nottingham
25th Sept

ants and the grasshopper Anita Chitaya has a gift: she can help bring abundant food from dead soil, she can make men fight for gender equality, and maybe she can end child hunger in her village.

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Genderfux Special
Rebel Riot Poetry

Online
26th Sept

genderflux Rebel Riot Poetry is an inclusive, online poetry night with featured acts and an open mic. It is held on the last Monday, every other month from 7:30-9pm. September's featured acts are JP Seabright, Jem Henderson & Jonathon Kinsman! It's a Genderfux takeover!!!

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Dandelions Poetry Evening
Caroline Stancer Poetry

Fox & Grapes, Nottingham
27th Sept

dandelion poetry Poet Alan Baker, author of 'Letters from the Underworld' and 'Rivverrun', will be our guest reader for the next Dandelions evening. As usual there will be a friendly and supportive open mic, so come along and read your poems.

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The Mousetrap

Theatre Royal,Nottingham
27th Sept - 1st Oct

the mousetrap AGATHA CHRISTIE’S THE MOUSETRAP is the world’s longest-running play. This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed!

As news spreads of a murder in London, a group of seven strangers find themselves snowed in at a remote countryside guesthouse. When a police sergeant arrives, the guests discover – to their horror – that a killer is in their midst!

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Séance
DARKFIELD

Lakeside Arts,Nottingham
27th Sept - 9th Oct

lakeside arts SÉANCE, the first DARKFIELD shipping container experience, transforms the interior of a 24ft container into a Victorian séance room. Over 20 minutes it explores the psychology of a group of people and asks that they believe, not only in what seems to be happening inside the container but also in what might be conjured up into the room with them.

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Satellite of Love
Georgina Wilding & Leanne Moden

Historic Lightship John Sebastian,Bristol
28th Sept

satelite of love Satellite of Love Poetry and Spoken Word run monthly events, workshops and writing retreats. Our monthly events at the Lightship Theatre offer a platform for local and touring poets, open mic and a community poem.

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Poetry Praise Sandwich
Camille McCawley and Sonia Burns

YADA, Green Lane, Derby
28th Sept

poetry praise It's time for another of our regular Poetry Praise Sandwich events hosted by Derby-based poets Sonia Burns and Camille McCawley at YADA's non-alcoholic bar on Green Lane.

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Five Leaves Book Group
Elena Knows, by Claudia Piñeiro, translated by Frances Riddle

FiveLeaves Bookshop,Nottingham
28th Sept

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.

From the ‘Hitchcock of the River Plate’ (Corriere della Sera) comes Piñeiro’s third novel, a unique tale that interveaves crime fiction with intimate tales of morality and search for individual freedom.

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

online via Zoom
Date – Tuesday 27th 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

Sustainability Day at Tiger
Nottingham Streat, Tiger Green Textiles and Tiger Community Enterprise CIC

19-21 Listergate,Nottingham,NG1 7DE,GB
29th Sept

sustainability day Reduce, reuse, recycle - join us for a day of sustainability activities, hints and tips

As part of the Great Big Green Week we are holding a Sustainability Day.

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Woodland and Wetland Project Engagement Session
Friends of Colwick Woods Local Nature Reserve

Greenwood Coffee Stop.
29th Sept

friends of colwick woods We will be joining Nottingham City Council to discuss upcoming changes to the reserve and nearby park. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the future of Colwick Woods and ask any questions you may have.

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Five Leaves Bookshop visits Québec UNESCO City of Literature

Online
29th Sept

fiveleaves bookshop This is the first of six international online events organised by Five Leaves Bookshop, with funding from Arts Council England. The events bring writers from our region of England together with native writers from the cities we are visiting. All of those cities are UNESCO Cities of Literature, as is Nottingham, and as Nottingham’s independent bookshop we want to help to establish links with other Cities of Literature, their authors and their bookshops.

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Poetry for Activism
with Manjit Singh Sahota

Nottingham Writers' Studio
29th Sept

poetry for activism This course will help writers, poets and participants explore the power of poetry, how we can use our art form to challenge bigotry and create a more supportive world of solidarity and understanding.

I will perform several poems to inspire creative writing tasks and lead to open floor discussion about the issue raised in the poems.

Participants will be supported through writing prompts and discussion points with the core aim of developing poems or creative ideas on how to challenge discrimination and create a more positive world.

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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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FISHCAT

Nottingham Playhouse
30th Sept

fishcat This city is desperate for people to birth, live and die here, Sarah’s fighting against that. She CANNOT be like her mum, passing every childhood friend in the aisle of TK Maxx. FISHCAT follows fourteen year-old Sarah as she searches for her future in a daunting, internet infested world, attempting to take on teenage-hood, her dad, and the coolest boy that ever walked the Earth…Gary.

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Black and White
Mark Thomas

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
30th Sept - 12th Nov

lakeside arts Expect creative fun from one of our oldest surviving alternative comics. Taking down politicians. Mucking about. New ideas and finding HOPE.

This award-winning comedian (is there any other type?) asks how did we get here? What are we going to do about it? Who’s up for a sing song?

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NWS Monthly Social

Nottingham Writers' Studio
1st Oct

writers studio It’s time again for our fabulous monthly social! Meet up with fellow writers to discuss/argue the night away over the most affordable drinks in town. The bar opens at 6pm and shuts when we say it does (or until The Carousel kicks us out) so come, enjoy and be merry at the one place which won’t be packed on Saturday night. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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International Day of Older Persons (IDOP) Celebrations
Age Friendly Nottingham
Nottingham City Council

Variois Venues
1st - 7th Oct

age friendly nottingham People aged 50 and over are being encouraged to try a range of activities and make new connections in Nottingham.

Organised by Age Friendly Nottingham in collaboration with local arts and culture partners, a series of events will take place across the city from 1 – 7 October.

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Open Auditions – Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

Stave 2 - The Road to Fame
Date – Tuesday 27th Sept
Time – 7:30 pm
Online via Zoom

Introducing Mr Charles Dickens

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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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Wildlife conservation around the world
Barbara Meyer
Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust


6th Oct

wildlife trust Barbara Meyer provides a fascinating run-down of different approaches to wildlife conservation, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Medea
by Euripides in a version by by Ben Power

Lacemarkt Theatre, Nottingham
10th - 15th Oct

media Medea is a wife and a mother. For the sake of her husband, Jason, she’s left her home and borne two sons in exile. But when he abandons his family for a new life, Medea faces banishment and separation from her children.

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Young Creative Performance Showcase 2022

Lakeside Arts, Nottingham
11th Oct

young creatives showcase Enjoy dance, theatre, music and spoken word performances from this year’s Young Creative Award winners and beyond.

Young Creatives Nottingham, Nottingham Lakeside Arts and Dance4 have come together to present some of the best young talents in Nottingham, for an evening of performances in our Djanogly Theatre.

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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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JAMAICA & HER DAUGHTERS POETRY EVENT
with IONEY SMALLHORNE

New Art Exchange, Nottingham
25th Nov

Jamaica poetry Developed as part of her recent residency at NAE (July to September 22), artist and educator Ioney Smallhorne will be presenting a new body of writing produced as part of her research project Jamaica & Her Daughters in an interactive and multi-disciplinary poetry experience.

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