From Crude Comedy to Catchy Classics: Here’s What’s On in Nottingham this week (19-25th Feb, 2024)

Words: Louis Clevett
Sunday 18 February 2024
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Whether you crave getting insulted by up-and-coming comedians, watching your favourite celebrities or even joining a political movement; Here’s our top picks for this week..

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Chloe Petts

When: Wednesday 21st February
Where:  Canalhouse - 48-52 Canal Street, Nottingham, NG1 7EH
How Much: £15

Following her successful set at Edinburgh Fringe and her sell-out Soho theatre debut. Chloe Petts, emerging as a support act for Ed Gamble in 2021, stands as a crudely-confident unapologetic solo act. She aims to trade in her polite persona and plans on being really rude. Featured at the Canalhouse, expect routines ranging from Greta Thunberg to calling the entire audience a bunch of virgins.

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Being Beestonian

When: Wednesday 21st February
Where: Royal British Legion (RBL) - Hall Croft, Beeston, NG9 1EL
How Much: Free

Led by Matt Turpin (aka Lord Beestonia), on Wednesday 21st February, he’ll reflect on how localism has been redefined in the new media-sphere. Also stating how print media and local journalism stayed afloat during the nosedive of popularity, and what The Beestonian lined up for future projects. In collaboration with Beeston and District Civil Society, Being Beestonian will be all the buzz!

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Rick Astley 

When: Thursday 22nd February
Where: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham - Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA
How Much: Starting at £38.80

If you’re craving an ‘80s revival or longing for a set of ‘ultimate karaoke’, look no further than the Motorpoint Arena to see the ‘rick-rolling’ man himself. Reaching his late career sweet-spot with his new album in late 2023 ‘Are We There Yet?’ He continues to show global audiences that age is just a number. By playing Glastonbury ‘23 and hosting his own New Years Eve Party, he continues his resurgence by touring the arenas of the UK.

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Harlem Globetrotters

When: Friday 23rd February
Where: Motorpoint Arena Nottingham - Bolero Square, Nottingham NG1 1LA
How Much: Starting at £27.75

As the Harlem Globetrotters near their 100th anniversary, they have significantly influenced and perfected the skill and popularity of basketball on a global scale, and continue to do so a century later. Through their artful athleticism and unparalleled moves, this team shares the game through an inclusive game-day experience. The Globetrotters welcome their UK fans to join them for an interactive game day and multitudes of surprises along the way.

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Louis Cypher & Friends Present... Artistic Spectrum

When: Saturday 24 February | Midday - Late
The Old Bus Depot
How much: 
Free / £5 after 7.30pm

A showcase of multi-disciplinary creatives featuring the artists highlighted in January’s LeftLion article written by I’m Not From Brooklyn’s Louis Cypher, aka CypherSoreEyes. Come along to see the lesser known visual art made by local musicians, including Ali Bonsai, Chloe Rodgers, Jack Wolff and more. Expect mini exhibitions, art for sale, a selection of music throughout the evening, and lots of creative vibes.

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Reading for Odesa, with Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature

When: Saturday 24th February
Where: Five Leaves Bookshop - 14a Long Row, Swann's Yard, Nottingham NG1 2DH   
How Much: Free

Exactly two years on from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine, the chance to join representatives of Nottingham’s Ukrainian community, local poets, and Cities of Literature around the world for an evening of Ukrainian poetry in translation.

This international project, led by Milan UNESCO City of Literature and Odesa Literary Museum, aims to refocus well-needed attention on the current situation in Odesa and across the whole of Ukraine.

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Sound at Central

When: Saturday 24th February
Where: Nottingham Central Library - 1 Carrington Street, Nottingham NG1 7FH     
How Much: £11

Join us for this month’s music and performance event ‘Sound at Central’ programmed by the indie band Cheap Thrills. Featuring local bands, Jamie Thrasivoulou, Pan Ini, Caetano Capurro, Wizards Can’t be Lawyers & Sancho Panza, all hosted by Nottingham’s former poet laureate Georgina Wilding! 



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