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6 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

13 December 18 words: Emily Thursfield

Take some time to chill out and get stuck in to one of these activities...


When? Friday 14 December, 7pm
The Bodega
Psychedelic rockers Sundaze have had quite the year; after headlining both Rough Trade and The Chameleon Arts Cafe, they’ve landed themsen a headline spot at The Bodega this Friday for the release of their EP. Recorded at local studio Rainy Daze Recordings, the EP has been a real local effort, as the band roped in help from some other creative minds, such as Kristian Bell from The Wytches and Joe Fisher from Crosa Rosa, to get their tracks up to scratch. We can’t wait to hear ‘em.
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Just The Tonic Big Xmas Bash

When? Friday 14 December, 6.45pm
The Belgrave Rooms
Just The Tonic have brought out the big guns this year. Seeing December out in the best way they know how, they’ve compiled the best line-up of comedians they could think of for their big Crimbo bash, including one of the biggest and best on the scene: Johnny Vegas. Alongside owd Johnno, you can see Diane Spencer, Darius Davies and the man himself, Darrell Martin, compare the bogger. See you there.
How much?
£13 - £17
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The Twelve Birds of Christmas

When? Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 December, multiple shows
Arnold BizSpace
It’s been so popular, they’ve added four more shows to the bill. The sprogs will bleddy love this interactive family performance by Handmade Theatre, where the classic Christmas tune has been given a birdy makeover. The folk at Handmade have been working their behinds off this year, so it’s great to see all their hard work paying off, and we’re certain this show will add a spring to the step of even the Scroogiest-Scrooge. Ace.
How much?
£5.50 - £7.70
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Big White Shed Pantomimes and Nursery Rhymes

When? Saturday 15 December, 5.30pm
Where? Debbie Bryan’s
What? Join with the poets of the city as they recite fairytales from days past, but not as you’ve ever heard ‘em before. Big White Shed is a community of local bards, and on this not-so-silent night, you’ll be able to clock some of ‘em creatively retelling classic stories – and perhaps going a bit off-piste – in the magical and cosy setting of our Debbie’s tea room.
How much? £4
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Stranger Flings 2: Mingle All the Way

When? Sunday 16 December, 7pm
Where? The Maze
What? If you’re looking for someone to keep you warm during these code months, head over to The Maze to meet, chat and boogie with other singles. It’s all for a great cause, with the money raised to be split between local charities Bras Not Bombs and the With Lee We Fight fundraiser. There’ll be a load of live music too, so don’t worry about any of them awkward silences. And even if the sparks don’t fly, you get a free mulled wine on arrival. We’re sold.
How much? £5
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Dom Pipkin’s Smokin’ Boogie

When? Sunday 16 December, 2pm – 4pm
Where? Peggy’s Skylight
What? Pianist to the stars, Dom Pipkin has toured and performed extensively across Europe and beyond, spending plenty of time tinkling the ivories in New Orleans’ jazz bars. He’ll be coming to Notts to soothe our tired ears with some stunning piano and astonishing stories, and we can’t bleddy wait.
How much? £6 – £8
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