When? Monday 23 July, 5.30pm
Where? Market Square Beach
What? As if enough ain’t happening at the Notts beach, the powers-that-be have started a Monday movies night: pull up a deckchair, get comfy, and settle in for some feel-good family films. If you can’t make this one, don’t worry, turn up any Monday until the 27th August.
How come? Perfect for a spontaneous date night, a way to entertain the kids, or just summat to get you out from in front of the telly. Turn off Netflix and go do what you’d be doin’ in your own living room anyway, just on a beach.
How much? Free
Board Games and Tabletop Games Night
When? Tuesday 24 July, 6.15pm
Where? Vat and Fiddle
What? Whether you’re a pro-gamer or whether you’ve only just passed go and collected two mil, the Vat and Fiddle’s got board games for everyone. Don’t worry about getting bogged down by kiddies- the club ain’t for under 17s, meaning you can get gaming without the worry of little ‘uns playing their snakes and ladders.
How come? First two sessions are free, meaning that if it really ain’t for you, you’ve not lost a penny. After that it’s a fiver- but this comes with money off drinks. So roll the dice and buy a pint, meet new mates and make new enemies as you go head to head in various miniature, euro and American games. Just don’t be that bugger that flips the table when they lose.
How much? Free for newbies
NCF £1 Comedy Night
When? Wednesday 25 July
What? Everyone needs a little mid-week pickup. See some of the funniest ducks in Notts at this open mic comedy night, with a mix of up-and-coming class clowns and top-notch comedians. It’s guaranteed to cause those open-mouthed, cackling, dead unattractive laughs that prove yer having a good time; no wonder it was voted Best Open Mic Night at the 2016 Midlands Comedy Awards, and Best East Midlands Open Mic Night at the 2015 Midlands Comedy Awards.
How come? Celebrate hump-day for only a quid, and get a couple laughs under your belt to get you through the rest of the week.
How much? £1 (duh)
The Best Pub Quiz Ever
When? Wednesday 25 July, 8pm
Where? The Ned Ludd
What? This pub quiz makes a bold claim. We’ve gotta admit, while we ain’t gonna join in with calling it the best just yet, it does sound like bleddy good fun. Forget the stuffy general knowledge about politics and all that lark; they promise crazy questions, music rounds, and prizes for the winners. Hosted by Phil Bowen (he denies any relation to Jim), it’s bound to be a laugh.
How come? If prizes don’t tempt you enough, there’s a bunch of free shots. That’s incentive enough for us.
How much? Free
Dog Explosion Album Launch
When? Thursday 26 July, 7.30pm
Where? JT Soar
What? With tracks like Hot Meat and Fire of Delight, Dog Explosion is back with a brand spankin’ new album to knock yer socks off. Oliver Lovley showcases a powerhouse of a voice over his electronic rock tunes, with a stuffed dog in changeable outfits thrown in there. Why not? See the debut of his 11 track album and fall in love with his unique, unyielding style.
How come? A night of music, theatricality and a stuffed dog. You just gotta see it.
How much? £3