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5 Things to do in Nottingham This Week

19 November 17 words: Bridie Squires

There's some interesting stuff to be gerrin' up to this week...

The Stylistics

Hairbrush microphones at the ready. The Philadelphia soul group are in town with their Christmas Smooth Greatest Hits show. Expect everything from You Make Me Feel Brand New, to Break Up To Make Up, and a whole lot of seventies vibes.
Monday 20 November, 7.30pm, £37.50, Albert Hall, event link


Group Therapy present Fern Brady: Suffer, Fools!

After selling out her past two Edinburgh Fringe shows, Brady’s in Notts to take over the Rough Trade stage. The Scottish comedian is set to tickle the populace with an hour of “quick-witted, acerbic stand-up” according to Skinny. Hoodtown, get to know.
Tuesday 21 November, 7pm, £8.80, Rough Trade Nottingham, event link

Poetry is Dead Good

Expect to see the best in Nottingham poetry at the monthly night delving into everything bardeh. This month sees a special guest in the form of Derby’s shouty and political Jamie Thrasivoulou, plus local wordsmiths Cynthia Rodriguez and Akor O.S. Opaluwah, and the usual open mic.
Tuesday 21 November, 7pm, £3, The Angel Microbrewery, event link

Shoe and Tell: Exhibition by Naomi Braithwaite

As part of Being Human Festival, Dr Naomi Braithwaite is hosting a two-day exhibition alongside Nottingham Writers’ Studio, to look at the complexity of identity in teenagers, particularly as they move into adulthood. In a collection of photographs, the NTU senior lecturer uses shoes to paint the picture. Intrigued? Us too.
Thursday 23 – Saturday 25 November, 10.30am – 5.30pm, free, Nottingham Writers’ Studio, event link

The Human Impact of India’s Partition: Pillars for Resolution and Growth

It’s been seventy years since the Partition of India, and this week there’s a chance to explore the lessons to be learned from the historic event. In a lecture that looks at post-traumatic growth, Lina Mookerjee is delivering a lecture that uses her personal stories coupled with theoretical ideas, to give context to understanding.
Thursday 23 November, 6.30pm, free, Nottingham Trent University, event link

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