Celebrate comedy, film and music here in Nottingham this week...
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse Live In Concert
When: Monday 30 November
Where: Royal Concert Hall
How much: From £28
For the first time ever, the Academy Award® winning film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, is set to tour the UK Live in Concert this Autumn. This masterpiece of film animation will be shown on a huge HD screen and will be accompanied by a unique fusion of live orchestra, turntables and percussion playing the music from the score and soundtrack. After an eagerly anticipated and glowing sold-out world premiere at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York in March, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Live in Concert will head to venues across UK cities including a Nottingham date. The one-of-a-kind show is ground-breaking in replication of the film’s score and soundtrack, fusing elements of orchestral with turntables and live DJ, and electronics for a rare and bold live experience.
When: Tuesday 31 October
Where: Rescue Rooms
How much: £22.50
No one ever said international rock stardom was easy, but The Hunna have often made it look that way. Their rise to global success has been meteoric: formed in 2015, their 2016 debut album went gold and shot into the UK Top twenty. The 2018 follow-up climbed even higher, as The Hunna built a golden reputation for crafting instant rock anthems. Live, they’ve always been one of the most exciting bands on the circuit, with an insanely devoted fanbase guaranteed to turn every gig and festival appearance into an unmissable event.
Doc’n Roll Festival - Free Party: A Folk History + Q&A
When: Wednesday 1 November
How much: £10
The tenth edition of Doc'n Roll Film Festival will run across London cinemas and eight regional cities simultaneously from 26 October to 12 November 2023. Their regional city festivals in 2023 will feature a "Best of the fest" selection of great films in Brighton, Bristol, Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, and Nottingham. On 1 November, Free Party: A Folk History will be shown at Broadway: An independently-made documentary following the birth of the free party movement in the late eighties and early nineties UK and the social, political and cultural impact it's had on our present times.
Nottingham Comedy Festival
When: 3 - 11 November
Where: Various venues
How much: Various prices
We know this one is at the start of November, but we thought we’d be kind and give you some advance notice so you can plan ahead. The Nottingham Comedy Festival is back for its fifteenth year, taking over various venues across the city. They pride themselves on supporting local, national and international comedians through all stages of their careers, and they are proud to announce their new stage LOL-GBTQ dedicated to LGBTQ+. Full details are available on their website.
Dance Like Your Daz
When: Saturday 4 November
Where: The Old Cold Store
How much: £5
The Nottingham scene comes together to remember our friend, brother and all round legendary gent, Darren Blair. Darren was taken from us far too early last month and his family have had to pay to get his body back from Vietnam in tragic circumstances. All funds raised from this event will be going to Darren's family. Daz was well known by many in Nottingham especially in the music scene, where he worked for promoters I'm Not From London and at the Arena for many years. He managed several local bands and was a regular at many live band and club nights. He was a force of nature and a massively supportive and positive figure within the scene and well loved and respected by so many in our scene. DJs from across Nottingham from various collectives will be coming together to play a mix of styles as Daz loved so many genres. Expect everything from Dancehall to Jungle, DnB to Hiphop, Funk to Reggae.
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