5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

20 May 18 words: Emily Thursfield

There's gorra be summat you can do to cure the mid-week boredom... 

2Magpies Theatre: Last Resort

When: Monday 21 - Tuesday 23 May, 7pm
Where:
Djanogly Theatre
What:
Could yer imagine how different things would be if the dirt paths and chained fences of Guantanamo Bay was five star holiday resort? A sort of sun on your face, sand between your toes and an endless supply of rum cocktail kinda affair. Theatre extraordinaires 2Magpies will take you on an all-inclusive, multi-sensory package holiday during this fifty minute show.  
How come?:
This one is more than meets the eye. This immersive show has been developed through a whole lot of research, brought together by artists, academics and human rights organisations including Reprieve. Sounds dead good.
How much?:
£12 - 14
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Nottingham Big Lunch

When: Monday 21 - Friday 25 May
Where: Various venues
What: While you might have every right to give yoursens a break at lunch time, turns out most of you boggers are tekin less than 25 minutes away from your desks. The Big Lunch is a new initiative from Nottingham BID, encouraging your lot to get out, stretch your legs and enjoy the vast amount of lunch eddibles our city has to offer.   
How come?: You can enjoy free grub from forty eateries, including the likes of Harts, Jamie’s Italian, Pit & Pendulum, Cock & Hoop, Malt Cross, The Castle Pub, The Cheese Hop, and Herbert Kilpin.  
How much?:
Free for employees of businesses who are Nottingham BID members
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Notts Photo Meetup: Photography Training Session #1 - From Auto to Manual

When: Monday 21 May, 6pm - 7.30pm
Where:
Rough Trade
What:
The first in a series of workshops that will help your lot to become photography pros. Focusing on the basics of the art, this session will cover the exposure triangle and the advantages of moving from auto-focus to manual modes. There’ll also be some time at the end to grab a drink and get to know some new peeps.
How come?:
It’s perfect if you’ve always wanted to snap pretty pictures but have never known how. Don’t worry if you’re a complete novice, the teachers will talk yer through the lot. These skills will help you move on to next month’s workshop, all abaht white balance and working with RAW files.
How much?:
£10
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Jon Richardson: Old Man

When: Wednesday 23 May, 8pm
Where: Royal Concert Hall
What:
Get dahn the to the Concert Hall to see that bloke that’s always on the telly. A regular star of Live at the Apollo and 8 out of 10 Cats, Jon has got plenty of problems to complain about but no ways to solve ‘em.
How come?:
Since his last national tour, he’s become a husband and a father. These experiences have opened his eyes to the real world and left the bogger feeling mighty frazzles. We reckon some of you lot can relate.
How much?: £20.50
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The Bootleg Beatles

When: Thursday 24 May, 6.30pm
Where:
The Glee Club
What: 
They're not the original, but they're a bleddy good knock off version. Starting with Beatle-mania and ending with their final, roof-top performance, The Bootleg Beatles will tek you on a journey through the sixties, bringing the sound and atmosphere of the ever-popular band to life. 
How come?:
Not only are they the world's most famous Beatles tribute act, they're also a bunch of bleddy good'uns; this show is a special fundraising event for The Ear Foundation, a Notts based charity that supports children, young adults and adults with a hearing loss, Hear and Communicate in a Technological era. You've gorra go now, duck. 
How much?:
£35
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