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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

1 October 17 words: Emily Thursfield

The goose is back in town...

Mrs Brewster Moves House

There’s many a splendid thing happening dahn The Spiegeltent these next few weeks, but this one is fun for the whole fam. This is a new play written in collaboration with Nottingham care home residents, and is a heartwarming story all about the adventure of life. A clownish trio undertake the task of packing up a lifetime of Mrs Brewster's objects, and along the way they unearth a hidden suitcase full of memories and stories. Plenty of music, puppetry and clowning that the Sprogs will love, and it’s all in celebration of older persons day. This performance is suitable for kids aged 3+. Lovely stuff.
Monday 2 October, 1pm, £7.50, The Nottingham Spiegeltent, event link  

Goose Fair

Yorkshire has yorkshire puds, Liverpool has the Beatles, the South have their posh accents, and Nottingham has the Goose Fair. It’s as Nottingham as Nottingham gets. And their ain’t much else we can say. It’s been going since the year 1284, and it’s only ever been cancelled cos of the plague and the World Wars. Luckily, they don’t sell geese anymore, but we all know what’s gonna be there. It will be the same old mushy peas, the same rides, the same kiddies crying when their dad can’t win them a teddy and the same mad rush to get on a tram at the end of the night. It’s the same old Goose Fair, and that’s how we know it’s gonna be a belter.
Wednesday 4 - Sunday 8 October, free, Forest Recreation Ground, event link

Nottingham Student Fest

We love students here in Nottingham. You guys make up a nice amount of our population and you’re well fun to watch on a night out, especially the ones that haven’t yet figured out how to handle the bevvys. But the folks at It’s In Nottingham love you so much, that they’re dedicating a whole day to yer. There will be unmissable student discounts all over the city, including a special student night at the viccy centre, where for one night only can bag yourself 20% off at stores like Urban Outfitters or Topshop. Pop along to King Street and Old Market Square for some entertainment, including a Crystal Maze game and all the good stuff that’s going on at The Spiegeltent. If that’s still not enough for ya, there’ll be DJs and drinks at the Castle, and you can also bag discount vouchers for the Goose Fair. Now, ‘nuff reading. Go get on with it.
Wednesday 4 October, register online, venues across the city centre, event link

Beginning Screenwriting

Ever fancied yourself as the next Tarantino or Spielberg? Think you’ve got an idea for the next best-selling blockbuster, but don’t know how to get it down on paper? Well never fear me duck, you don’t have to give up on your dreams just yet. Broadway’s popular screenwriting course is coming back, and they’re ready to give you all the inside knowledge on how to write a corker for the big screen. This course will talk you through structuring your story and devising a plot, and you’ll also get tips on creating characters and writing dialogue. It’s an eight week course, but it will be well worth the time and dolla if it helps you create something worth sitting down with a bucket of popcorn and a cold one for.
Wednesday 4 October, 6.30pm, £100-£130, Broadway Cinema, event link

I’m Not From London’s Open Mic Starring Brandy Row

The boys who’ve made a habit of biggin up the local music populace have been taking over The Angel for their monthly open mic night for a fair bit, now. And it’s not just musicians they’re after to take to the stage. Be you poet, comedian, or a singer/songwriter, if you’ve got some material and’re looking for somewhere to give it a go, get on down. Plus, to get everyone warmed up and in the swing of things, they’ve only gone and booked that London bloke, Brandy Row, to serenade you with his bluesy rock and roll and poetic charm. Sound like a bit of you? Get practising, and we’ll see you on stage.
Thursday 5 October, 8pm-12am, free, Angel Microbrewery, event link

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