The Poetry Hour Tour with Henry Normal
As if Mr Normal hasn’t been treating us ‘nuff lately - he’s only putting on another poetry festival after all - he’s also doing a goodun’ by giving us an early dose of his wise and witty words. He’ll be visiting ten Inspire libraries throughout the end of the month with a host of special guests to wet our appetite for the madness that’s set to come in April. You don’t wanna miss out.
Monday 26 March, 7pm - 8pm, free, Worksop Library, event link
The Power of Darkness
Television Workshop’s annual play season is coming to an end, and we’re a bit gutted. We’ve managed to catch a performance of each play this year, and have been dead impressed by the talented little boggers. This final installment is set in late nineteenth century rural Russia and follows Nikita, a labourer for a “well-to-do” farmer, and his mother, Matryona, trying desperately to escape this oppressive poverty, and sinking to dark depths to do so. This 1886 tragic drama was written by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy and is sure to chill yer to the bone.
Tuesday 27 - Saturday 31 March, 7.30pm, £5 - £10, The Television Workshop, event link
Notts In A Nutshell
You lot know our rag is dedicated to biggin’ up all the talented folk our city has to offer. But, as Notts continues to spew out top talent here, there and everywhere, it’s gerrin difficult to all the biggin’ up on our own, which is why we’re so buzzed nights like this exist. Notts In A Nutshell showcases the best from musicians around town, whether their new to the scene or local legends that just fancy having a strum down The Maze. It’s simple; sink some pints, hear some turns and support YOUR local scene.
Tuesday 20 March, 7.30pm, £3, The Maze, event link
A little while back, we were banging on at you lot to get involved with Think!’s Spring Open Exhibition, by creating your own LP cover artwork. And let’s hope yer did, cus opening nights right rahnd the corner and you might just be in with the chance of bagging top prize. The work on display has been curated by the gallery and will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges who’ll decide on an overall winner, but not before all visitors get a say on the matter too. You all worked hard on these, so it’s time to go and celebrate. Remember, yer all winners in our eyes.
Thursday 29 March, 8pm - 9pm, free but ticket required, Think! In Cobden Chambers, event link
Rise: How Young People Learned to Love Politics and Vote for Jeremy Corbyn
Liam Young started campaigning for Jeremy Corbyn in the 2015 leadership election and hasn’t looked back since. He’s been one of the few voices in the media that’s stuck with Jezza since day one, and has done so much sucking up he’s earned himsen the title of “Corbyn’s biggest fanboy.” By harnessing the power of social media, Liam has emerged as one of the most influential Labour supporters of his generation, and has recently released a book all abaht the Labour Party’s youth movement, which he’ll be talking about at the Poppy and Pint on Wednesday. This one’s for you, young voter youf.
Wednesday 28 March, 6.30pm - 8pm, free, Poppy and Pint, event link
For the full motherload of goings-on this week, check out our What’s On section