Blackkklansman + Satellite Q&A with Spike Lee
When: Monday 20 August, 6.30pm
Where: Broadway Cinema
What: Back in 1970s Colorado Springs, Ron Stallworth has just become the first African-American detective in the police department. His first job? Infiltrating the KKK. After seeing a KKK recruitment ad in the local paper, he calls ‘em up, ropes in the help of his friend and uncovers an investigation of a lifetime. This film is based on a true story, and is bound to make you laugh, cry, shake with anger and everything in between. Stick around afterwards for a live satellite Q&A with Spike Lee, broadcast from BFI Southbank.
How much?: £4.50 - £9
George Brough English Session IPA Launch
When: Wednesday 22 August, 1pm onwards
Where: Vat and Fiddle
What: You know us, duck. A promise of a pint and we’ll be there; anytime, anywhere. The Castle Rock lot have caught our attention this week with the launch of a new English Session IPA. Named George Brough, the launch of the beer honours the inventor of the world’s first superbike, and celebrates sixty years of the Brough Superior Club. Join ‘em from 1pm to taste the bogger, and maybe even take advantage of their Pie and Pint for £8.75 offer. They’ll have Brough Superior bikes on display an’ all.
How much?: Free entry
Electronic Music Open Mic Night
When: Wednesday 22 August, 7.30pm
Where: The Chameleon Arts Cafe
What: Get out the studio and show Notts what you’ve been working on for this electronic open mic. Whether your setup is a humble laptop or the full shebang with decks and two turntables, they’ll sort you out with a fifteen-minute slot to show off yer tunes.
How much?: Free
Murders, Mafia, Hitmen and US Prison
When: Wednesday 22 August, 7pm
Where: Brewhouse and Kitchen
What: For six years, Shaun Attwood lived in the company of Mafia mass murderers and Aryan Brotherhood gang members while he was incarcerated in Arizona’s highest-security prisons. At this talk, Shaun will be sharing some of his most gruesome stories from his time on the inside, and explaining how living with a wide variety of killers helped him gain a unique understanding of their psychology. Please note, this event is not for the faint hearted; they’ll be real life footage of gang members and guards doing some very nasty things, so for this reason the event is strictly 18+. We gorra say, he’s spiked our curiosity.
How much?: £12
Herbal Tea Ceremony
When: Thursday 23 August, 6pm
Where: City Arts
What: There’s nothing like a good cuppa at the end of a long, hard working day. We’re more into herbals oursens, so this workshop at City Arts sounds like the perfect way to unwind and relax. Artist and gardener Carys Cook will be teaching your lot how to prepare your own herbal tea, using herbs harvested from the City Arts garden, and will teach you all about localised consumption and relaxation in the process. We’re feeling more zen already.
How much?: Pay what you can
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