Art, Poetry, Music, and the Being Human Festival: Here’s What’s on in Nottingham This Week 6 - 12 November

Sunday 05 November 2023
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Head down to the Being Human Festival, and enjoy some art, poetry or music in between...

Pick Of The Week (10)

Dellu by Enam Gbewonyo
When: 7 October - 13 January
Where: New Art Exchange
How much: Free

New Art Exchange is pleased to present this showcase of textural works and performances on film from Enam Gbewonyo, winner of the NAE Open 2022 Exhibition Prize. Enam is a British-Ghanaian textile and performance artist, curator, and founder of the Black British Female Artist collective. Her art practice investigates identity – womanhood in particular, while advocating the healing benefits of craft. 

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A night of HipHop w/ J. Littles
When: Wednesday 8 November
Where: Jamcafe
How much: £7

Join J. Littles, JayaHadADream, and producer Andy Zoutr, for a night of Hip Hop at Jamcafe. Steeped in social commentary and witty punchlines which emanate from his battle rap influence, Littles’ intricate wordplay and subtle delivery are mixed into a gumbo pot of jazz, soul and drum breaks as he retrieves the sounds of his childhood. 

Pick Of The Week (12)

DIY Poets Quarterly Showcase
When: Thursday 9 November
Where: City Arts
How much: Pay what you can

An evening poetry performance by the poets, featuring local poet Marjie Griffiths, ten DIY poets plus an open mic. Marjie has haunted the periphery of Nottingham’s poetry scene since 2017. By turns amusing and insightful, her poems are known to give the warm fuzzies to all who hear them, delivered with her characteristically self-deprecating charm.

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Alabaster DePlume
When: Thursday 9 November
Where: Metronome
How much: £16.50

Manchester-born, London-based songwriter, saxophonist, poet and orator Alabaster DePlume has announced a new album Come With Fierce Grace. Following a run of European shows opening for Bon Iver, his tour dates continue to expand, including a show at Nottingham’s Metronome.

Pick Of The Week (14)

Being Human Festival
When: 9 - 19 November 2023
Where: Various venues
How much: Free

This festival, dedicated to the humanities, will bring a mix of food tastings, discussions, hands-on activities, walks and performances to the city. Spotlighting past and present local stories which celebrate Nottingham – including the 257th anniversary of the Nottingham Cheese Riots, local Suffragette protests, the lace industry in the Middle Ages.

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