Poetry, Exhibitions, Muppets and Santa: Here’s What’s on in Nottingham This Week 4 - 10 December

Words: Scarlett Caldicott
Sunday 03 December 2023
reading time: min, words

December is here, and it ain't half feeling like it! Brave the cold this week in Nottingham and enjoy some poetry, art and film, or get festive with Muppets and Santa...

Potw Slamovision

Slamovision Finale

Where: Metronome
When: Tuesday 5 December
How much: Pay what you decide

Doors open at 6pm, which gives you time to explore a photographic exhibition of Women Writers of Nottingham. From 7pm enjoy spoken word from outstanding poets across the world, with entries from several cities of literature, and a performance from last year’s winner. After the crowning of the Slamovision 2023 winner, make sure to stick around for the open mic afterparty!

Potw Madness

Madness C’est La Vie Tour

Motorpoint Arena
When: Tuesday 5 December
How much: £50.78 - £68.86

The Nutty Boys are touring their latest album, their first in seven years, a unique, contemplative commentary on the current landscape of England. The ska and pop band formed in 1976 and are back in Nottingham, boasting hits from their latest album and classics such as Our House, It Must Be Love and House of Fun. They’ll be accompanied by Lightning Seeds, responsible for nineties hits like Life of Riley.

Potw Late Light (1)

Late Light, With Michael Malay… an Illustrated Talk On Moths, Eels, Libraries, the Economy and the Links Between Them

Where: Five Leaves Bookshop
When: Thursday 7 December
How much: £4

Michael Malay came to England at 21 and loved the greenery that he’d read so extensively about. He began a strong love for naturalism, but became aware of just how much was missing. Late Light tells the stories of four seemingly uncharismatic creatures, and Michael’s ventures into their dwindling worlds. Michael captures how it feels to find pockets of magic and meaning on our doorsteps, and how to sustain our hope for the future. Hear him talk all about it at the famous Five Leaves Bookshop on Thursday evening.

Potw Muppets Christmas

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Where: Royal Concert Hall
When: Thursday 7 December
How much: £32 - £68

Disney’s famous The Muppet Christmas Carol is being performed with an orchestral soundtrack at the Theatre Royal. Broadway World has called the show ‘The ultimate festive escapism,’ with a score composed and written by Miles Goodman and Paul Williams. The Muppets Christmas Carol has become a family festive classic that sees The Muppets act out Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, where Scrooge is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future and shown the error of his selfish ways.

Potw Ridykeulous

No Shadow Between Thighs: a Ridykeulous Triple Bill

Where: Nottingham Contemporary
When: Saturday 9 December
How much: £6

Exploring ‘Inspirers, conspirators and collaborators of Ridykeulous,’ this triple bill delves through classic, cult and unknown Queer Cinema to accompany Nottingham Contemporary’s current exhibit Ridykes’ Cavern of Fine Inverted Wines and Devient Videos. They’ll be showing The Trip by Eileen Myles, The Nagel Incident by Steve Hall & Cathee Wilkins and Community Action Center by  A.K. Burns + A.L. Steiner.

Potw Santa

Santa’s Grotto

Where: National Ice Centre
When: Various dates from Saturday 9 December
How much: £18 - £21

Treat your little ones to a visit with Santa at the frosty Ice Centre, where they’ll get the bonus of hot chocolate and ice skating along with their gift from Santa. Pre-book to avoid disappointment and get your wish lists ready!

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