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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

27 August 17 words: Lucy Manning

No time for napping, there's things to be doing

Game of Thrones Season Finale

Ooft, things are hotting up over in Westeros. Or should we say, freezing over. The White Walkers aren’t letting up, and poor owd Jon Snow hasn’t half been round the ringer of it. Will Sansa and Arya ever be able to work on the same team? And is Daenerys the true queen? All will most likely not be revealed in the season finale on Monday night, but you can have a right rip roaring time watching it down at Alt Bar anyhow. It’ll set you back £3 to get in, that comes inclusive of a soft drink, unless you come dressed up as your fave character, in which case your entry is free. Plus, you get to watch surrounded by GoT fanatics like yourself. Bless.
Monday 28 August, 8.30pm, £3, ALT Gaming Lounge, event link

Rough Trade Pop Quiz

Who said knowledge of all the number one hits from the last ten years was never gonna get you anywhere? This Tuesday, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to put yer grey matter to the test at Rough Trade’s Pop Quiz. There’ll be questions spanning all genres and eras, asking you to remember lyrics and intros to blasts from the past and current chart toppers alike. And there’s a mighty prize up for grabs, too. You could get your mits on £50 to spend in any Rough Trade store, and add to your musical collection with top notch vinyl. Tuesday’s have never looked so good.
Tuesday 29 August, 7pm, free, Rough Trade, event link

Recycle Craft Party

Sometimes, you just need to take a couple of hours out of the day to do something creative and relax your mind. This week, if you make your way over to the National Justice Museum, and pop your head into the Robe Room, you’ll find a loverly bunch of people – that’s Pulp Friction CIC and Tiger Green Textiles – getting right crafty with scraps of fabric. You can get involved too and make yourself a lavender bag, or a denim wristband. They’ve got all the materials, and your finished products will make proper nice gifts for your mates and your nan. It’s free to get involved, but if you do wanna take your bits and bobs home, dob ‘em a few bob so they can continue with events like this one.
Tuesday 29 August, 10am, free entry, The Robe Room, National Justice Museum, event link

Smash Night

The usual theatre set-up can be a bit humdrum. The same old words spoken the same old way, and you can figure out how the bleddy play is gonna end before it even begins. If you’re after a theatre experience with a bitta spice, bitta summat different, get yoursen down to The Angel on Wednesday and catch MissImp take to the stage with their own brand of unique, improvised comedy. And you get to control the action with suggestions for characters and storylines. Sound like a bitta you? We thought so. Doors for the event open at 7.30pm, with the show starting bang on 8pm, so make sure you get there early enough to get a pint in.
Wednesday 30 August, 7.30pm, £3 concessions, £5, The Angel, event link

Paint n Sip

That there beach in the Market Square hasn’t half been rained on this year. It made its appearance long after our weeks worth of summer weather had been and gone, and settled in to a stormy August. Mek the most of it before it pops back into hibernation with a spot of painting, courtesy of Paint ‘n’ Sip. For £15, they’ll provide you with all the materials you’ll need to create a truly beautiful masterpiece, inspired by the gritty sand beneath your feet and the chlorinated fountain water being kicked up by snot-nosed sprogs. It might not be the Maldives, but it’s ours. Get stuck in.
Thursday 31 August, 7pm, £15, The Beach in Market Square, event link

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