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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

16 August 18 words: Emily Thursfield

Get ready for another busy weekend in Hoodtown...

Exploring the Ocean World’s of our Solar System with Bernard Henin

When: Friday 17 August, 6.30pm
Where:
Waterstones
What:
Author and starry-eyed bogger Bernard Henin will be coming to the city to talk about his new book, which features research by a load of intelligent-types into the tiny oceans that exist in our solar system. Evidence suggests that body’s of water, much like the seas here on earth, can be found on Jupiter’s Galilean moon Europa, and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Sounds extremely fascinating, if not a little mind bogglin’. Get dahn there to stretch your brains out.
How much?:
Free, ticket required
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Clean Yoga: Outdoor and Wildlife Clean

When: Saturday 18 August, 10am
Where:
The Arboretum
What:
Two local yogis, Victoria and Hannah, are on a mission to reduce plastic waste in Nottingham, and gerrus all thinking about our plastic consumption and sustainability. After a couple of successful events, they’re back for their biggest and best one yet. Meet at the main Arboretum gates at 10am and start yer day with a yoga session, followed by a litter pick in the park. They’ve also roped in the likes of Lush and Dash vegan store to dish out some free samples and give you their top tips for greenness. We had a chat with ‘em recently, don’t yer know
How much?:
Free, just make sure you stick around for the clean-up
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Steven Page

When: Saturday 18 August, 6.30pm
Where:
Rescue Rooms
What:
This fella is best known as lead singer and songwriter for Barenaked Ladies, the Toronto-based band who had hits with One Week and the Big Bang Theory theme tune. He left the band in 2008 to pursue a solo and theatrical career and two years later, released a banger of a debut album. During his solo time he’s also done some composing theatrical scores for a variety of shows. He’ll be at Rescue Rooms this weekend banging out some of his best tunes, so don’t miss out.
How much?:
£33 - £55 (if yer wanna go VIP and meet the geezer)
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African Farm Festival

When: Saturday 18 August
Where:
Farmeco Community Care Farm, NG13 8JL
What:
The Maasai Cricket Warriors are coming to our fair city this week to help raise awareness on a variety of issues, from gender equality, the End FGM Campaign, hate crime, modern slavery and conservation, to the promotion of their culture and country, Kenya. They’ll be at a series of events over the week, but we’re liking the sound of the African Farm Fest. They’ll be african food, live music, jewellery and artifacts, drumming sessions, tours of the farm and much, much more. If you wanna know some more about ‘em, read this.
How much?: Free entry
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Amulet

When: Saturday 18 August, 7pm
Where:
The Bodega
What:
Electronic new-pop boggers Amulet wanna make pop great again, and are gearing up to do so at their headline gig at the Bodega this weekend. Their latest single, I’d Rather Die Without Your Love, went down a treat, so we’re dead excited to see ‘em belt out their tunes live. There’ll be support from Nactus Kunan, too, so your tabs are in for a proper treat.
How much?: £5.50
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For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section

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