Ballet, Talks About Women in Music, a Movie About the UK Rave Scene and Literature Lectures: Here's What's On In Nottingham This Week: 29 April - 5 May 2024

Sunday 28 April 2024
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This week in Nottingham we have ballet, talks about women in music, a movie about the UK rave scene and literature lectures from acclaimed international authors...

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Women in Music

When: Monday 29 April, 6pm
Where: Rescue Rooms
How much: Free

Women In Music returns to Rescue Rooms, featuring panels, discussions, and networking. Open to individuals of all genders and career stages in the industry, the event aims to tackle gender imbalance and offer support for gender minorities. Expect interviews, panels on career mentoring, and support for emerging musicians. Tickets are free, but there's an optional £3 donation to Rape Crisis England & Wales, supporting victims of sexual violence.

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I am Weekender + Q&A

When: Wednesday 1 May 6.15pm
Where: Broadway Cinema
How much: £11.50 (concessions available)

Discover the cult classic Weekender, initially banned but now celebrated by the BFI as an innovative music film, exploring the British rave scene. Experience the original film alongside Chloé Raunet's insightful documentary, I Am Weekender, in a special screening event. Dive into the rave culture's essence through the lenses of both films, followed by a Q&A session with director WIZ, Flowered Up’s manager Des Penney, and Chloé Raunet, moderated by film writer Dom Gourlay.

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When: Tuesday 30 April, 7.30 - 9:30pm
Where: Broadway Cinema
How much: Free (booking required)

Tenx9 was founded in 2011 as a night for ordinary people to tell true stories of their life - not fiction, not fable. Stories with a start, middle and end (although not in that order necessarily). Head to Briadway for a night of captivating true stories on the theme of 'Never Again', which will will have you both laughing and crying. Whether you're a seasoned storyteller or just love a good tale, this event is for you.

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City of Literature Lectures

When: Thursday 2 May, 6:30pm-8:30pm & Friday 3 May, 3:30pm-5:30pm
Central Library
How much:
Free (booking required)

Join two internationally acclaimed authors for two free lectures this week promising a fascinating insight into topics including identity, storytelling, inheritance, desire and nostalgia.

On Thursday, writer Tahmima Anam gives a lecture: “Standing on my Grandfather's Back: Migration, Identity, and How we Inherit our Stories”, in which she explores themes of identity and storytelling through the lens of inheritance, both familial and national. On Friday, join an author and professor Chris McCormick for his lecture: "Counterpoints: Desire and Nostalgia in the Art of the Short Story." Delve into how these elements clash as vital components, unveiling the character's essence.

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Northern Ballet - Romeo & Juliet

When: Tuesday 30 April – Saturday 4 May
Where: Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall
How much: From £15

Experience the timeless tale of Romeo & Juliet as brought to life by Northern Ballet. Set to Prokofiev's iconic score, this breathtaking production combines stunning choreography with Shakespeare's classic story of passion, tragedy, and romance. Join the star-crossed lovers on their journey through Verona as they navigate the feuds of their families and the complexities of forbidden love. Northern Ballet's interpretation captivates audiences with its emotional depth and powerful performances, making it a must-see event for ballet enthusiasts and lovers of great storytelling alike. 

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