Parties, theatre, the Queer Glitter Ball, a Boots Exhibition, and 90s grunge: Here's whats on in Notts this week: 24 - 30 June

Sunday 23 June 2024
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The sun is out, the days are long. Get out and about in Notts this week to see exhibitions, theatre, gigs, parties and more. Here's our top picks of things coming up in Notts...


Counter Culture: 175 Years of Boots

When: Fri 3 May – Sun 21 July
Where: Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts
How much: Free

175 years ago, John Boot opened a herbalist shop on Nottingham's Goose Gate. To celebrate, Boots and the University of Nottingham present "Counter Culture," an exhibition exploring the evolution of shopping since 1849.

Blending design and social history, "Counter Culture" examines changing high street experiences. From Victorian pharmacies to 1980s superstores and beyond, Boots stores have mirrored our evolving social needs, cultural aspirations, and everyday life patterns. Featuring historic objects, images, and architecture, the exhibition showcases the development of modern shopping from both sides of the counter.

This free Nottingham exhibition offers a nostalgic journey for all Boots shoppers



When: Tuesday 25 June – Saturday 29 June
Where: Theatre Royal
How much: £15.50 to £39.50

Reasonable people know every story has two sides - we’ve heard from Maleficent and Cruella, now hear the untold story of everyone’s favourite Disney diva, Ursula. Through a mix of ‘filthy humour’ and an original pop soundtrack, the sea witch brings ‘sex, sorcery and suckers’ in her version of what really happened all those years ago.


The Breeders

When: Friday 28 June
Rock City
How much: 

The Breeders are set to perform at Rock City this week, bringing their iconic alternative rock sound to Nottingham. Known for hits like Cannonball and their influential album Last Splash, the band, led by Kim Deal, promises an electrifying show. Fans can expect a mix of classic tracks and new material, showcasing their signature blend of raw energy and melodic hooks. Support comes from London punk band Big Joanie.


Thirty years of Confetti 

When: Friday 28 June 5-10pm
Where: Binks Yard
How much: Free - booking required

Confetti has been a staple part of Nottingham for thirty years now, becoming one of the country's most prestigious musical training schools. Head to Binks Yard this weekend to celebrate - a perfect venue for a summer's evening - and enjoy live DJ’s playing 90s and noughties bangers, outdoor festival vibes, plus food and drinks.


Notts Queer Glitter Ball

When: Friday 28 June
Where: Broadway Cinema
How much: £10

You shall go to the ball! Dress to the nines, rally your friends and head along to Broadway for an inclusive and welcoming night to remember. Along with all the best queer tunes, you can enjoy sensory calm spaces, Queer cinema and live illustrations being made throughout the night. All proceeds from ticket sales will be going to four excellent LGBTQIA+ charities/ programmes: Albert Kennedy Trust, Rainbow Migration, Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum & Kairos.

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