5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Words: Hannah Beresford
Thursday 12 July 2018
reading time: min, words

Our calendars are chock-full for the upcoming weekend...


Nicholas Wright's Piles and Piles

When? Friday 13 - Friday 20 July
Hooten Street Project
What? Our Nicholas’ new show features black and white drawings based around piles of human technology that ain’t bein’ used much.
How come? The Notts-based artist, whose work you can eye up on the cover and inside pages of this rag, makes you think abaht the climate, all with the spin of his artistic take on the state of things.
How much? Free


Nottingham Chamber Music Festival

When? Friday 13 - Sunday 15 July
Where? Nottingham High School and others
What? This brand-spankin’ new festival is a celebration of chamber music and arts in the East Midlands, and is heading to Nottingham for its 2018 showcase. They’ll perform at seven events across three days, starting off with Portrait of a Friendship featuring Konya Kanneh-Mason on Friday 13 July.
How come? Taking place in a load of intimate locations across the city, including St. Peter’s Church and Delilah’s, the festival will bring together a whole bunch of bleddy brilliant musicians and artists. It’ll all finish with a grand finale that shows off Nottingham’s history of rebels and revolution, in a closing concert from The Villiers Quartet, featuring music from Goehr and Beethoven. Classic.
How much? £28 - £32



Newark Book Festival

Friday 13 July, 7pm
Saturday 14 July 9.30am
Sunday 15 July, 10am
Where? Various locations
Set up to celebrate all things books, authors and the written word, the festival will be packed with events and panels on crime fiction, literature and children’s stories. There’ll also be a screening of Alan Sillitoe’s Saturday Night, Sunday Morning, the classic film that’s set in good owd Notts.  
How come? With bangin’ authors like Katherine Woodfine or Nick Quantrill, a writing competition for anyone wanting to get stuck in, and even the chance for the little ‘uns to meet the Gruffalo, Newark Book Festival 2018 is all abaht the whole family, and promises to be a bleddy good time.
How much? Each event ticketed separately


Belter Choir presents Songs in the Tunnel

When? Saturday 14 July, 7.30pm
Where? The Park Tunnel
What? Notts own Belters Choir are back with a mix of soul, polyphonic harmonies and modern gospel sounds. Bringing inspiration from Eastern Europe, America, and our very own tahn, they wanna celebrate the 100-year anniversary of women getting the vote with a crackin’ concert in The Park Tunnel.
How come? If the bleddy good tunes and the intimate venue aren’t enough to get you tempted, they’re also raisin’ money for Women’s Aid Integrated Services (WAIS). Bring yourself summat to sit on, get comfy, and chuck in a few pennies for a good cause.
How much? £5


Vinyl Night

When? Sunday 15 July, 8pm
Where? The Bread and Bitter
What? Dig out your 7” and 12” records and bring ‘em along, with twenty minutes of unlimited playing time and a dancefloor for you to strut your stuff. Buy a pint and listen to all your favourite tunes; look on Spotify playlists for a preview of all the songs bein’ played.
How come? Records aren’t just for gatherin’ dust anymore.
How much? Free

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