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6 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

15 November 18 words: Emily Thursfield

It's an interesting one, this weekend....

NCBI LGBT+ Short Film Club

When? Friday 16 November, 6.30pm - 9pm
Where?
Nottingham Mechanics Institute
What?
In honour of Trans Day of Remembrance, the Mechanics Institute will play home to an evening of short films and relaxed friendly discussions open to all members of the LGBT+ and Trans+ community. The Alcohol free event gives your lot the opportunity to share a little about yourself and chat to others about issues raised in the films. It’s wheelchair accessible too, so we’re all winning.
How much?
Free event, donations welcome
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To register or find out more contact NCBI Nottingham: 0115 9582842, 0791 347 6905, ncbinotts@ncbi.org.uk

Latte Art Throwdown

When? Friday 16 November
Where?
Sneinton Market Avenues
What?
Notts’ first ever latte art competition is already giving us a buzz. Blend coffee shop are hosting the shindig in Sneinton Market Avenues, where sixteen baristas and coffee enthusiasts compete for cash prizes. The competition is being held in the geodesic dome currently sat on the market, and there will also be music, street food, mulled wine and beers to enjoy. The competition is being judged by six-time UK latte art champion, so there’s no messing around here; it’s bound to be a treat.  
How much?
Free for spectators, £10 for competitors
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The Great Christmas Dig

When? Saturday 17 November, 1pm and 4pm
Where?
Bonington Theatre
What? Those wisecrackers over at Handmade Theatre are showcasing two festive performances of their history inspired show, The Great Christmas Dig. Full of songs, puppets, stories and fun facts, it’s bound to entertain the sprogs and bring a smile to your face, too. The show is designed for ages 3-11 to enjoy, and after the reaction it got from a Doncaster audience last year, they can’t wait to bring it back to home turf.
How much?
£5 - £7
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Classical Oxjam

When? Saturday 17 November, 6.30pm
Where?
Beeston Parish Church
What?
We’re pretty sure you know the Oxjam drill by now. After a highly successful Oxjam Takeover Day earlier in the year comes Classical Oxjam, an evening of classical bangers to suit all tastes; they’ve got a mixed ensemble, a brass duo, piano, violin, vocal quartet and plenty more to look forward to. The whole thing is, of course, in aid of Oxfam, and it’s set to be a highly enjoyable evening.
How much?  £7.70 - £9.90
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YOUnique Festival

When? Saturday 17 November, 12pm - 6pm
Where?
New Art Exchange
What?
A programme of free workshops, performances, drop in debates and advice sessions for young people, given by young people. The New Art Exchange have been working with this group of kids interested in the creative arts, and between them have developed this festival, which centres around the topics of unity, youth and life as a young person in Notts. Take a gander on their website at the workshops available and get on down.
How much?
Free
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¡Salud! Film Showing

When? Sunday 17 November, 2pm
Where?
The Castle Pub
What?
Despite the US blockade, Cuba is determined to be a positive force for humanity worldwide. The Cuban Revolution continues to send doctors around the world to areas in need, and the Latin American Medical School trains people from poor and underdeveloped backgrounds in the skills they need to spread the healthcare their communities desperately needs. This documentary follows the work being done by these inspiring folk.
How much? Suggested donation £3
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