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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

3 December 17 words: Emily Thursfield

We've searched high and low to find you lot summat to do on this fine week. Don't say we never treat you...

The American Civil Rights Movement Revisited

UoN’s professor of US Intellectual History, Richard H. King, knows a thing or two about American history. He’d be pretty rubbish at his job if he didn’t. But it turns out, our Richard has a lot to say about the Civil Rights Movement, one of the most important periods in the country’s short life. Not only was he born and brought up in the Deep South, he was actually active during the movement himsen and has since edited and co edited three books on the subject. Join him on Monday for a chat where he will try his best to answer all of your burning questions.
Monday 4 December, 7pm, £3 including refreshments, Five Leaves Book Shop, event link

The Nutcracker

Pantomimes ain’t for everyone, we get that. If you’re more about christmas cheer than christmas cheese when it comes to festive entertainments, you might enjoy this here performance. The Royal Opera House has created an enchanted version of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, filled with dancing snowflakes, stage magic and of course, some of the best ballet dancers out there. Loosely based on the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann, you can expect all the usual suspects; Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and the Sugar Plum Fairy. It’s bound to be a proper magical performance.
Tuesday 5 December, 7.15pm, £11-£13.50, Savoy Cinema, event link

Queen + Adam Lambert

While we know that nobody can properly fill the Freddie Mercury sized hole in our hearts, you’ve gorra admit that American popstar Adam Lambert gives it a pretty good go. Lucky for Notts, Queen is coming to town with Adam in toe to give us all a taste of their classic hits. Sing yer hearts out to Don’t Stop Me Now, shake what yer momma gave you to Fat Bottomed Girls and stamp all night to We Will Rock you. Sounds banging. And let’s be honest, screaming Bohemian Rhapsody after sinking a few pints in a crowd of excitable fans never gets old.
Tuesday 5 December, 8pm, £77-£88, Motorpoint Arena, event link

Krampus Alternative Christmas Party Gig

It may be a weeknight, but when the sesh is calling, it’d be rude to ignore. Never ones to shy away from raising the roof, The Maze are throwing a proper rock ‘n’ roll bash to kick off December. Noise will be coming from the likes of rock demons The Terrorsaurs, Arkoza, Krossfire and Nil Desperandum and you’ll even get a glow stick wristband and a candy cane with every entry. Sounds like the best alternative Chrimbo party ever, if you ask us.
Wednesday 6 December, 7.30pm-11pm, £3-£4, The Maze, event link

Christmas Willow Weaving with Chris Baxter

The merry season is upon us, and this is just the thing to help you deck out your crib for crimbo. Get down to Curious? Nottingham on Saturday 18 November, and join Chris Baxter for a festive-inspired willow weaving workshop. For £50, Chris will provide you with all the resources and tuition needed to make pretty much whatever you fancy, whether it be a wreath or a mini reindeer. He’s even been kind enough to chuck in tea, coffee and cake too.
Thursday 7 December, 10am - 1pm, £35, Curious? Nottingham, event link

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