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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

9 July 17 words: Lucy Manning

Oh Nottingham. You're the gift that keeps on giving...

Hypnotherapy Course

Listen to the sound of my voice. You are falling into a deep, deep sleep. Three, two, one, aaaaand you’re under.” If that’s the first thing that pops into yer head top when you think of hypnotherapy, then boy oh boy do you need this here course. NG:She are proud to welcome qualified hypnotherapist, Roger Knott-Fayle to the Broadway mezzanine to deliver a course in hypnotherapy and talking therapy. It’ll be an intensive three day workshop-style course, that’ll leave you feeling proper relaxed and definitely well informed. If it sounds like a bit of you, text Hypno1 to 07850 524 319 along with your name and postcode to secure your place. But get a wriggle on, cos places are limited and we reckon this one’s gonna be dead popular.
Monday 10 - Wednesday 12 July, free to Notts County residents on low income, Broadway Cinema, event link

Releasing Music - Nusic Academy Workshop

Ooh, they’re good ‘uns aren’t they, that Nusic? Notts’ new music champions, and knowledge-provider extraordinaires. Every year they hold a workshop and advice fair, meaning up-and coming-musicians can learn from industry professionals about cracking into the business. Previous sessions have included talks from radio DJs, music law experts, magazine editors, and of course established artists, and this year int no different. Claire Coster, of Atlantic Records, has looked after press for the likes of Skrillex, Charli XCX and Clean Bandit, and will be in attendance to impart her pearls of wisdom. Gringo Records’ Matt Newnham will be on standby to reveal what he’s learnt in his twenty-odd years experience in independent music, and I’m Not From London’s Will Robinson will be filling you in on the indie perspective of the music industry. If you wanna know stuff, this is the place to learn it.
Tuesday 11 July, 5.30pm, free but reserve tickets, Antenna, event link

Confetti Celebrate

That there Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies don’t half do their bit for the kids. We owe both our current Editor and Assistant Editor to their Creative and Digital Media course, and there are no end of young whipper snapper’s growing big and healthy on the technological information Confetti’s tutors feed to ‘em. This week, get yersens over to Rough Trade to join them in a celebration of their Further Education students’ work. Have a goose at the very special short film festival at Broadway Cinema, that’ll display the skills and talents of the TV, Film and Acting students; hope on over to The National Videogame Arcade to nosey at the student’s digital media, VFX and gaming portfolios, and just when you thought you’d seen it all, it’s over to Rough Trade for a free gig put together by the Music and Live Events students. So much to see. So much talent. So much muchness.
Tuesday 11 July, 1pm, free entry, Rough Trade, event link

Turkish Delight

If you’ve not yet managed to get your summer holiday booked, and the prospect of staying in Hoodtown is getting you down, then cry no more. We’ve found a way you can visit far-away lands from the comfort of your own city. Nonsuch are taking us on a journey with their monthly film and food night and a story that’ll tek you all the way from Hamburg to Istanbul. Their screening of Im Juli – a German-Turkish road trip flick with the usual trials and tribulations along the way – sees physics teacher Daniel on the look out for the Turkish girl he saw fleetingly in his hometown in Hamburg. Following the film, it’s up and at ‘em to Antalya Restaurant, where you’ll tuck into a three-course feast with speciality Turkish dishes. That’s a bit of alright, that.
Wednesday 12 July, 6.30pm, £15.50  for film and food, £6.50 for film only, Nonsuch Studios, event link

The Beach

There’s absolutely no denying it. The sun has got his bleddy hat on and we’re a hop, skip and a jumping about the place, summer wardrobes firmly intact. To add to the summer time hysteria, the Nottingham Beach is back to bless the Market Square with sand pits cum fox litter trays and a little paddling pool for the kiddies. The beach bar is back, an’ all. Thank the gods of heat and mojitos for that one. After work drinks will now come in a cocktail glass with sand between yer tootsies as standard. We can’t wait. Plus, the very special addition of a gin garden, available for private hire, is making an appearance at this year’s festival. Pass us a cowd one, duck.
Thursday 13 July, all day, erryday Market Square, event link

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