5 Great Events in Nottingham This Week: The Magic Grotto, Matthew Myers Testimonial and More

Monday 28 November 2022
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Films, sports and more all feature in Nottingham this week...


The Screen: Into the Shadows - Blue Velvet
When: Wednesday 30 November, 6.30pm
Where: Nottingham Contemporary
How much: £5

As part of their exciting new Into the Shadows season, Nottingham Contemporary are screening David Lynch’s unforgettable masterpiece Blue Velvet for just £5. Never seen this one before? It’ll be an instant favourite. Seen it a million times already? Why not once more, in the super surroundings of a Notts institution?


The Magic Grotto
When: From Thursday 1 December
Where: TBC
How much: Various

Transport yourself into a magical merry world down Hockley, as this pop-up Christmas venue comes to the city for a limited time only. Offering everything from immersive festive decor to Christmas-themed cocktails, it’s the perfect escape from cold December nights. Keep an eye on their socials to see where it springs up. 


Film Screening: St Ann's
When: Friday 2 December, 7pm
Where: Lakeside Arts
How much: £3

A chance to brim with local pride, why not watch Steven Frears’ 1969 documentary film St Ann’s at Lakeside this month? Set before the so-called ‘slum clearance’, it’s a film that explores the everyday life of the community, with research coming from Ken Coates, Bill Silburn and The University of Nottingham. Made possible thanks to the BFI National TV Archive, the historic piece will be followed by a panel discussion.


Arxx / Arch Femmesis // Yay Maria! // G4yb0y
When: Saturday 3 December
Where: The Old Bus Depot
How much: £5

In their regular series of music events, I’m Not From London are back showcasing the music of four exciting local artists at the Old Bus Depot. With a particular focus on the queer scene, join Arxx, Arch Femmesis, Yay Maria! and G4yb0y this Saturday to hear tunes that range all the way from garage rock to dark synth and ethereal pop. Part of the fifty gigs around the sun project, we can’t wait.


Matthew Myers Testimonial
When: Sunday 4 December
Where: Motorpoint Arena
How much: From £10.40

Matthew Myers fan? Why not join Panthers players from the past and present as they honour their captain (with more than a decade's association with the club) with a special testimonial game? With past players including the likes of Chris Lawrence, David Ling and Stevie Lee confirmed to star, it’s sure to be an iconic event

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