Community Festivals, Sonic Sculptures, Puppets and Skating: Here's What's on in Nottingham This Week 8 - 14 April 2024

Sunday 07 April 2024
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Marvel at giant puppets, celebrate community activism, learn about sound sculptures or get your skates on - there's loads to get involved in in Nottingham this week...


Sonic Sculptures

Where: Broadway Cinema
When: 3 - 14 April 2024
How much: Free

Embark on a captivating journey of sound and space at the Broadway Gallery with Sonic Sculptures, an innovative series of events redefining the boundaries of auditory experiences. Transforming the gallery into a living instrument, Sonic Sculptures promises an array of mesmerizing soundscapes and interactive workshops.

Delve into the intersections of material, space, and sound through our unique Framework for Practice installation, as well as a line up of enthralling performances and engaging workshops. Prepare to have your expectations challenged and your senses invigorated as Sonic Sculptures empowers early-career creatives and nurtures a vibrant community for future sonic explorations across disciplines.

Workshops include:

  • Draw With Sound Workshop - 10 April 6 - 8pm
  • Robert Mitchell Live - 13 April - 1pm
  • Tape Machines Workshop with Tom Harris - 14 April - 11am - 3pm

Nottingham Puppet Festival

When: 9 - 21 April 2024
Where: Various venues
How much: Various

Dive into the enchanting world of puppetry at the Nottingham Puppet Festival, a collaborative effort between the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall and City Arts Nottingham. Returning for its third edition, this year's festival boasts over sixty events across twelve days, promising a plethora of delights for all ages.

Highlights include a captivating talk by Ronnie Le Drew, famously known as Zippy from Rainbow (read our interview with Ronnie here), a spellbinding family show by Handmade Theatre at Central Library, and a behind-the-scenes exploration of The Sooty Show. Join us for a celebration of creativity and imagination that will leave you inspired and entertained.


Sumac Centre 40th Anniversary Festival

When: 12 - 14 April
Where: Sumac Centre
How much: Various

Celebrate four decades of community and activism at the Sumac Centre's 40th Anniversary Festival. Located in Forest Fields and rooted in the legacy of the Rainbow Centre, the Sumac Centre has been a cornerstone of Nottingham's environmental movement since 2001.

Come along for three days of music, delectable veggie and vegan feasts, activism, and more to commemorate their rich history and look ahead to a future filled with community spirit and positive change.

Pick Of The Week

Samsung X Skate Notts Event

When: Saturday 13 April, 10am - 5pm
Where: Tram Line Spot next to Nottingham Contemporary
How much: Free

Experience the thrill of innovation and adventure at the Samsung Flip Park Notts event, featuring exhilarating skateboarding sessions to interactive workshops and panel talks. 

Whether you're a skateboarding enthusiast, a beginner, or simply looking for a fun day out with friends and family, the head down for adrenaline, innovation and excitement on wheels.  


Johnny Marr

Where: Rock City
When: Sunday 14 April 2024
How much: £34

Prepare for an electrifying evening with legendary musician and Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr. Renowned for his exceptional talent and influential contributions to the music industry, Marr promises a night of iconic hits and mesmerizing melodies. 

With his distinctive sound and innovative approach to music, Marr continues to influence generations, carving a legendary career as a solo artist and collaborator.

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