Felt Applique Rosette Brooch Crafternoon
When: Monday 18 June, 11:30-1:30pm
Where: Debbie Bryan
What: Bring aht yer crafty side and learn how to stitch up your very own rosette. You’ll be taught all the proper sewing techniques such as applique and hand-embroidery, so you create a proper good accessory even yer nan would be proud of. The ticket price includes materials, as well as a spot of tea and cake to tuck into whilst you crack on making it.
How come?: It’s being held to celebrate 100 years of our lady ducks having the right to vote, so once you’ve finished it you can don your rosette with pride.
How much?: £12
Prepare for a Pop-Up Workshop
When: Monday 18 June, 6-9pm
Where: Think Creative Space
What: Are you in a creative or digital industry and headin to an event this summer with a pop up stall? This event will teach you all abaht how to promote your business to others, plus all the nitty gritty practical stuff like tax. Experienced local business owners have designed the event, so you’re in safe hands.
How come?: The first of a series of four workshops, this is being held by The Big House programme in order to mentor businesses in the Nottingham and Derby area. Pop your thinkin cap on and get all business like.
How much?: Free
Nottingham Clarion Choir at Refugee Week
When: Monday 18 June, 6:30pm
Where: Council House
What: The lovely singers at the Nottingham Clarion Choir will be belting out some tunes to open the Nottingham Refugee Week. Shove on yer dancing shoes and head to the Council House ballroom, to bop to live music from them and other local artists. There's even the chance to learn how to do some prattin abaht on the drums - just take care of your tabs whilst doing it!
How come?: It’s all for a bleddy good cause, recognising how diverse us Nottingham boggers are. You can also grab more info on how to support the local refugee community, and get your photo snapped to pledge yer support for them.
How much?: Free
RCF Empyrean light and sound installation
When: Tuesday 19 June 6:30-9pm
Where: All Hallows Church, Lady Bay
What: After a long day at work being a stress head, there ain’t no better place to go to relax than this show. Lights paired with soundscapes will get you all chilled out, and they even subtly react to your personality annorl that. If you’re into that kind of stuff or think it sounds interesting, definitely go and give it a bash.
How come?: The show was such a mega success at the Lady Bay Festival back in May, the church requested to open it up to the public for one night. Must be summat special.
How much?: Free
Paul Carbuncle, supported by AJAR
When: Wednesday 20 June 7:30-10pm
Where: City Arts
What: This folk singer will be headlining an evening at the City Arts, and we hear he is dead funneh. He’s said he waited by the phone for stardom to call, and when it did it was selling PPI, so you know you’re in for a right laugh. Get down there and jam to his folk-punk tunes. Bangin.
How come?: This is the last event of the Folk Proms, held to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the City Arts. They’re only selling 40 odd tickets so best be quick if you wanna snap one up.
How much?: £7.50
Summer Sing with Apollo5
When: Wednesday 20 June
Where: Albert Hall
What: 600 likkle boggers from 20 schools across the county will be singing their hearts out for the annual Summer Sing. This year they’re all well excited to be singing with popular a capella group Apollo5, and will be performing songs like ‘This is Me’ from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Bless their cotton socks.
How come?: The Nottingham Music Service have collabed with Nottingham Cathedral director Alex Patterson and youth choir director Eleanor Martin, so they can help kids get a better understanding of live music.
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