Pick of the Week: 23 - 29 March

Sunday 22 March 2015
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From theatre to job fairs, there's no end of stuff for you to do this week
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Get yer boogie on, ladies

The Boogie
If you’re sick of getting yer arse grabbed of a night out thanks to your killer dance moves, then fear no more. A new night is developing at 200 Degrees Cafe - they don’t just do the most artistically decorated lattes to grace our high street, you know. Inspired by her teenage daughter and 74-year-old mother dancing in the kitchen, Rachel Hinton decided there ought to be a place where women of all ages can get together and have a good old groove in a safe, comfortable place. And that’s exactly what she’s created. In an alcohol-free environment, women over the age of fourteen can pop on their best garms and strut on down to a women-only dance space in the centre of our city. Get yer Friday night freak on, ladies.
Friday 27 March, 8.30pm, free, 200 Degrees Cafe

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Go and catch the plague...

Television Workshop: Roses of Eyam
Nottingham’s hidden gem is opening its doors to the public. Not only are they putting on a cracking show in a cracking venue, they’re going all-out as it’s director Ian Smith’s final show. Having coached the kids at Workshop in all things TV, film and stage since 1987, Ian is planning on taking a backseat. His final production features nearly all the current Workshop students, and will serve as testament to the values and practices of the group under Smith’s watchful eye over the past thirty years. The story is set in the plague-ridden village of Eyam, where villagers heroically quarantine themselves in a bid to prevent others from suffering their fate. As well as class acting from seasoned professionals all under the age of 21 – including Nick Preston of Our Girl and Sarah White of The Crucible – the cast transform into a choir under the watchful eye of music director, Claire Ingleheart. Tickets are on sale now, and they’re cheap as chips considering you’ll be watching the next generation of Oscar winners…
Tuesday 24 – Friday 26 March, 7.30pm, £8/£10, St Mary’s Church

The Woolly Tellers
Last week, a warm, wonderfully expressive chap rang the buzzer for our offices, and popped in to deliver a flier for his company’s new show. Almost twenty minutes later, the chap was still here, chattering away and brightening our bleak afternoon with stories about his family and tales of Nottingham history. We loved him. We’re sure we’re also gonna love his show. The storytelling duo specialise in tales of the ghostly and grizzly because, apparently, that’s what you lot love best, you dark-souled sods. The pair often raise money for MacMillan nurses, having had personal experiences with the services they offer, and it is guaranteed you will become as besotted with them as we were.
Monday 23 March, 7.30pm, £6, Theatre Royal

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It's this one thing...

Unbeknown to many, Glee don’t just put on nights to tickle Nottingham’s funny bones, they also play host to musos from all over the place. One artist they’ve got coming up is rather big in the game and she’s going to be performing with a full, live band. That’s right – the One Thing singer is coming all the way from the States to get her gig on in the ends alongside local Bertie B from Kemet Radio, and DJ Ace of BBC 1Xtra. It’s part of her UK tour with Punch Touring and we wanna show the lady some proper Notts love, so Why Don’t We? It’s gonna be rammo in the main room with booties shaking all over the shop, so grab yersen a ticket while you still can.
Thursday 26 March, 7.30pm, £17.50, The Glee Club

Shelter Point
The dreamy production duo both originally hail from owd Cov’ but they came here to study at Confetti so we’re bagging them and whacking a great big Notts stamp on the sack. All because they’re awesome, and we require said awesomeness to add to the pillars of Nottingham’s world domination in the form of proper chill sounds. Yeah. Creating music based in electronic ambience, their production breathes influence from the likes of Mount Kimbie and SOHN. After picking up attention from Zane Lowe and Annie Mac, getting signed to Sony subsidiary Space + Time Records, and touring with Indiana, the lads are rising to the occasion in a midweek gig at Stealth. A chance to get lost in some hazy, woozy noises for next-to-nowt, with a surprise support act on top, you’d be a daft ‘un to give it a miss just because it’s a school night.
Wednesday 25 March, 7.30pm, £5, Stealth

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Tracey Kershaw

Tell Me About Your Mother
We’ve all got a mam of some sort. Whether male or female, whether they birthed you, brought you up, or both, the presence of a strong, care-giving person in our lives is something we perhaps take for granted. Mummies are not perfect, and our relationships with them may often be strained and strenuous, but they are there for us nevertheless. Pay homage to your beloved mother in Tracey Kershaw’s exhibition, commenting on and exploring the complex maternal relationships we each experience. Take a seat in her pseudo-domestic living room and jot a couple of lines down dedicated to your mammy. Pop over to her website to input your own comments about your mother to be used in a later stage of Kershaw’s project.
Monday 29 March - Saturday 4 April, 10am, free, Bromley House Library

Tempreh are wicked at putting on events to get the youths engaging the creative side of their brains. They’ve tapped into a magic pot of mystery that specialises in inventing exactly the right kind of stuff to get you out yer beds and involved in summat productive. This month, they’ve come up with this art and music social for young people between the ages of 15 and 25 to participate in workshops at the gallery. They’ve even got some free ‘glittery’ drinks and snacks for you to get yer paws on. From 9pm, there’s gunna be a live performance from a local youth superstar in the cafebar, so you can enjoy a proper Saturday night gig with yer mates. What more could you want from the weekend?
Saturday 28 March, 6.30pm, free, Nottingham Contemporary

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Photo: Rescue Rooms

Scor-Zay-Zee and Chester P
After smashing his Kickstarter campaign out of the park and into the depths of the universe, Scorz is well on the way to giving us a taste of his new album, Aeon: Peace to the Puzzle. An enigmatic fella, he’s not averse to disappearing from the scene to the woes of rap fans everywhere, but now we can rejoice in hip hop happiness, cos he’s back in the ends and co-headlining with the legendary Chester P Hackenbush of Taskforce fame. Support for the night comes in the form of Heavy Links, a trio of old school, boom bap noisemakers from the Midlands who’ll blow yer socks off before the night’s even got started. We’re loving the revival of proper hip hop at the moment – nice one Dealmaker for bringing this through.
Saturday 28 March, 6.30pm, £11, Rescue Rooms

Everyone’s gone a bit mad for house music as of late. One place catering to the demand with a kick is the swanky and sophisticated Riverbank on Trent Bridge. This month sees them fire up a weekly event, Shimmer, celebrating all things soul, funk, disco and house with lashings of style. Shimmer launches with resident DJ, Damian Wells, treating the lug holes to house classics until the early hours. Riverbank have got themsens a brand new menu, new décor and cocktail list. Not a bad shout if you fancied gerrin’ yer glad rags on and having a fancy night out next to the river. You’re even sorted if you wanna get the owd elevens out - they’ve got a toasty smoking area that’ll have you thinking you’re on your jollies. You can even step it up a notch and book a VIP booth inclusive of a Prosecco reception, delicious pizza and sharing platters.
Saturday 28 March, free before 11pm, £5 after, Riverbank

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Film by Harry Wilding

Short Stack Film Night
The only place to source our city’s follow-ups to the one and only Shane Meadows is back again at the only venue in town to offer you a tyre re-vamp, salt beef beigel and a 7” vinyl all in one. Celebrating the city's filmmaking talent, Rough Trade will be hosting the showcase of short films once again. With titles including Council Housed And Violent - directed by our very own screen editor, Harry Wilding - you’ll be able to absorb the latest short film and music video creations from film students and seasoned professionals alike. There’ll be beer a plenty, and it’s a great opportunity to get networking if this is the industry you want to get involved in.
Sunday 29 March, 7pm, free, Rough Trade

Nottingham Creative Fringe
Working to unite the creative community with the public are social entrepreneurs, Laura and Kirsty, of Bees Make Honey production company. The girls are back with a bang for their second annual Creative Fringe Festival, uniting the arts in locations around Sneinton, including Backlit, Surface Gallery and City Arts. With workshops on how to get your work seen by the right people, gallery showings and even a women in hip hop all-dayer courtesy of Mimm and Donuts, there really will be summat for everyone to enjoy. You can even bag yersen some sweet deals on ale and veggie treats, thanks to Beccy’s Global Kitchen and Black Iris Brewery. Most of the events are free, but artists will no doubt be offering samples of their work for you to take home. Support your local artists and do something different with yer weekend.
Friday 27 - Sunday 29 March, various times, various prices, Sneinton Market

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Roberto Alborghetti

Ghost Bus
Roberto Alborghetti has just finished promoting his second official biography of the Pope himself. He’s a big timer for sure. We managed to turn his head from esteemed religious leaders, though, in favour of creating a couple of short films about an owd bus in Chilwell, no less. Alborghetti first saw the bus in the former Barton’s bus depot on High Road. Having been washed of all branding, the bus stands as an entirely mechanical figure, devoid of human influence. This was right up Roberto’s street, and he’s only gone and made two short films about it. It’s gunna be a spooky story, set against a beautiful musical score composed by Simon, Richard, James and Tom Barton themselves.
Friday 27 March, 7pm, free, The Gallery, Chilwell

Build a Mini Amplifier Workshop
Gone are the days of bellin’ up yer mates in bands to source a super sonic amplifier to really crank up the bass for your flat-party at the weekend. Now, thanks to Hackspace, you can bleedin’ well build yer own. Sick, we know. Create the perfect device to plug your mp3 into, with your own fair hands. Not only will you leave with a fully-fledged boom box, but a strong sense of achievement. You don’t need any experience at all, and you’ll even get to play with the soldering irons - under the watchful eye of the instructor, of course. You’ll need to book online pretty sharpish, as sales close in a couple of days time. Don’t miss out if you like your tunes loud n’ proud.
Tuesday 24 March, 7.30pm, £5, Hackspace

Bulwell Jobs Fair
If you don’t wake up on a Monday morning filled with joy at the prospect of heading to work, then perhaps it’s time you looked for a change in career path. Ready and waiting to hold your hand in the journey towards your dream job, are our very own council, and their wicked jobs fair in Bulwell. You’ll have a chance to take in a whole host of career and apprenticeship opportunities that could lead you in a new and exciting direction. There’s no excuse for being miserable in a dead end job, folks, keep yer head up, yer ears pricked, and pop on the tram. Who knows what you might find out.
Friday 27 March, 10am, free, Bulwell Riverside Sports Hall

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