Mushroom Fest, Skating, Spooky Theatre and Crafts: Here’s What’s on in Nottingham This Week 27 November - 3 December

Sunday 26 November 2023
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Notts is getting into the festive season this week, with Christmas craft fairs, skating and alternative pantos. But if you prefer to (quite rightfully) be a humbug until the big day, there's also spooky theatre and fungi fun to get stuck into...

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The Woman in Black

Where: The Royal Concert Hall
When: Monday 27 November - Saturday 2 December
How much: £14.50 - £39.50

Starring Malcolm James as Arthur Kipps and Mark Hawkins as The Actor, The Woman In Black is returning to the Theatre Royal direct from London’s West End. Arthur Kipps is obsessed with a curse he believes has been cast by the spectre of a Woman in Black over him and his family, and enlists a sceptical young actor to help tell his terrifying story.

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When: Wednesday 29 November - Friday 22 December
Where: Nonsuch Studios
How much: From £10.50

This Christmas, discover the naughtiest speakeasy in all of Sherwood Forest, where maestro Robin and their dangerously talented gang of Merry Fools are set to throw a party so big, even the Sheriff wants in! With Marian and Tuck’d by his side and the sensually terrifying Sheriff out to cause trouble, Robin and the gang invite you to The Major Oak - a super secret hideaway with a super secret cabaret inside. Stealing from the rich to give to the poor has never been so much fun! 

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Craft Fair Contemporary

When: Friday 1 - Sunday 3 December
Where: Nottingham Contemporary
How much: Free entry

The Contemporary’s popular Christmas craft returns, featuring over forty designers and makers; from independent, local sellers to creators from around the UK. Choose from a wide selection of contemporary craft and design including ceramics, textiles, jewellery, Christmas decorations, homeware, candles, prints, and cards, from local sellers and makers from around the UK.

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Mammoth Fungi Fest - Films, Drawing Workshop and Poetry Workshop

When: Saturday 2 December
Where: Mammoth - A Climate Action Cinema
How much: Various prices from £2

Mammoth Cinema (that tiny one opposite Broadway) opened in the last few years as a climate action cinema, and this weekend they have a host of fungi related fun for all you mushroom lovers. On Saturday, check out a day of documentaries celebrating the beauty, weirdness, and human influences of mushrooms, lichens, and micro fungi, or enjoy a two hour poetry writing (and reading) workshop, open to poets and enthusiastic non-poets of all abilities. Sunday sees a drawing workshop, Sketchy Shrooms, which looks like mush fun for seasoned artists and beginners alike.

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Festive Characters Skate

When: Saturday 2 December, 10.30am
Where: National Ice Centre
How much: £11 (under fives free)

Skate with festive characters at this very special session at the National Ice Centre. It’s going to be magical, as their Christmas lights and majestic tree twinkle and elves, snowman, reindeer and gingerbread man skate around the rink with you. Even better, under fives skate for free, so you can make this a fun and festive family day out. These skating sessions are very popular, so make sure to pre-book your tickets online to avoid disappointment!

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