Rana Begum’s Space Light Colour
When: Saturday 7 July - Sunday 30 September
Where: Djanogly Gallery
What: Artist Rana Begum is bringing her Space Light Colour exhibition to Nottingham for twelve weeks, starting this month. The work focuses on space, light and form while blurring the boundaries between sculpture, painting and architecture, taking influence from repetitive recitals from the Quran.
How come?: The proper zen exhibition is the latest project from the exciting young artist, with her previous work including 2016’s King’s Cross Cubitt Square, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts in 2017 and Tate St. Ives earlier this year. We’re dead excited to see it.
How much?: Free
Sunrise City 5K
When: Friday 6 July, 5.30am
Where: Old Market Square
What: Yeah, you read that time right. As the name suggests, this walk/run takes places at a very bleddy early time of the morning, starting on Smithy Row and tekking you past famous landmarks of the city. You’ll storm round the castle and Ye Olde Trip, the Notts-Beeston Canal and back to the Lace Market well before the rest of the Notts populace opens their peepers.
How come?: It can be hard to fit a workout around yer working day, and sometimes getting up extra early to get your sweat on can make you feel great. And experts reckon you’re more productive after yerve got your blood pumping. You’ll get a t-shirt and a medal an’ all.
How much?: £17.50
Imara Fundraising Gig
When: Friday 6 July, 7pm
Where: The Maze
What: The folks at the Maze are putting on a charity gig for Imara, a small local charity who work to empower children, young people and their families to recover from the impact of sexual abuse. It’s gonna be a great night full of Notts performers doing their bit to raise both money and awareness.
How come?: There’s gonna be music, cabaret and comedy from the likes of Loop Cycle, The Crescent, Talking to Frank, Molly J Ralph, The Edi Johnston Bit and more. Get down and chuck your spare pennies their way.
How much?: £5 - £10
When: Saturday 7 July, 6.30pm
Where: Rescue Rooms
What: These lot won us over after being crowned champions of Future Sound of Nottingham in 2016, and we haven’t been able to get ‘nuff of them since. The cheeky foursome will be at Rescue Rooms this weekend for their biggest headline show to date to mark the release of their debut EP.
How come?: They’ve roped in a awesome trio of local acts to help open the show. Get a loada this; Autumn Diet Plans, Vega Bay and Hashtag Obi will all be there to bang out a tune or two. We can’t wait.
How much?: £7.70
Nottingham Community Market
When: Friday 6 July, 5pm
Where: Sneinton Market
What: After a blinding success first time around, Notts Community Market is back to promote social eating in Nottingham. Come one, come all to sample food from Nottinghamshire producers at a fair price, and get to know some of yer neighbours. All hot food and drink will be priced between £2 - £3.50 and is bound to taste dead good.
How come?: Save the Earth Cooperative, who run the market, reckon that Notts can be well expensive for families when it comes to eating out, especially when there’s five or six hungry mouths to feed. These lot are looking to adopt more of a European feel to this city; a place for families to come out, grab a drink, some munch for cheap and have a cracking time. They’ll also be highlighting the importance of food education and food waste, both important topics which we should all be discussing.
How much?: Free entry
For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section