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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

7 December 17 words: Emily Thursfield

We've got some right toe-tappers this weekend... 

Abi Moore’s Acoustic Christmas

Start your weekend right with some top-notch musical entertainment that’s bound to get us all into the Christmas spirit. Acoustic singer-songwriter Abi Moore is gonna be blessing us with the beautiful sounds that come out of her windpipe when she performs the new tunes from her winter EP, “It’s Not the Night To Be Alone”. She’ll also be belting out some winter classics, too. Known for her outstanding vocals and weaving endearing anecdotes into her lyrics, this girl really knows how to put on a show.
Friday 8 December, 7.30pm, £8, The Poppy and Pint, event link

Superheroines: You Want Fox and Babe Punch

Want a night filled with some of the most bad-ass babes in Notts? Look no further, ducky. Friday will see You Want Fox, Babe Punch and DJ Sophie Fishwick take to the stage at Rough Trade, all in aid of domestic abuse prevention charity, Equation. As a charity, their main goal is to have equal, healthy relationships in a society free from domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender inequality, and this night is all about promoting their work and celebrating girl power. If yer come dressed as you’re favourite comic book character or super hero and you might be in with a chance of winning a prize. See you there.
Friday 8 December, 8pm, £6-£8, Rough Trade, event link

Seasonal Karaoke with Joe Strange

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; Christmas is stressful. Buying present, wrapping presents, writing cards, planning dinner… it’s enough to drive even the calmest of people absolutely barmey. Blend Coffee Shop knows this feeling all too well, and this here karaoke party is their way of getting you lot to let off some steam and sing loudly to the skies. Join Joe Strange and the gang for a festive singalong dahn Sneinton Market where Christmas cheer and fancy dress is strongly encouraged. We reckon they’ll be plenty of voices lost after this one…
Saturday 9 December, 4pm-9pm, £6, Blend Coffee Shop, event link

Jack the Ripper / Crime in Victorian England

Sometimes, there’s nowt better than sitting down to learn all about Britain’s most prolific serial killer. While we’ve all heard of Jack the Ripper, the fact that none of us know who the bleddy hell he really was means there’s plenty up for discussion here. As well as looking at Jack’s murders and the police suspects, they’ll be plenty of chat about some of the enthralling aspects to the murders that are never really discussed; think undercover police in drag and the masonic cover up theory. We just love a spot of murder on a Saturday.
Saturday 9 December, 10am-3pm, £13.50, Beeston Library, event link

Liam Gallagher

Our city’s bound to go bonkers when the outspoken Gallagher brother brings his first solo arena tour to Notts this weekend. His debut solo album ‘As You Were’ and his no-nonsense, word-vomit esq offerings on Twitter have seen Liam capture our hearts all over again, and we’re sure the show will be nothing short of banging. From emotional scenes in Manchester to starting a mass sing-along at Glastonbury, we can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for us lot. Maybe he’ll even do Wonderwall…
Sunday 10 December, 6.30pm, £40, Motorpoint Arena, event link

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