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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

21 October 18 words: Lily Petkova

We've got everything from theatre shows, to single launches, to Ruby Wax's philosophical musings. Goo on then.

Knot of the Heart

When? Tuesday 23 October, 7.30pm
Where? Lace Market Theatre
What? If you feel like life’s got a bit slow as we enter winter and you need a bit of (healthy) drama in your life, go check out Knot of the Heart at Lace Market Theatre. The play takes you on a journey through drug addiction, recovery, and broken relationships, with the story following a children’s TV presenter who’s been balancing a heroin addiction with a lovelife and a career. When she gets caught chasing the dragon, it goes a bit downhill for her. Not for the faint hearted.
How much? £10 - £11
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Soft Girls and Boys Club Single Launch

When? Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm
Where?
Rough Trade
What?
Soft Girls and Boys Club are bringing their signature brand of psych-rock/dream-pop to grace our soundwaves at Rough Trade with a single launch for their exciting new single Cross Your Mind. Expect a funky set full of deliciously dreamy psychedelic tunes filled with the grooviest hooks. Supported by Lafayette Regency, who are trekking up all the way from bleddy France, and Do Nothing, another Notts staple, this isn’t a gig to miss. Get yer butts down there.
How much?
Free
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BCUC + Truth & Lies Music DJs

When? Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm
Where? Metronome
What? Hailing all the way from Soweto, South Africa, BCUC are in Notts to provide the “africangungungu” sounds to Metronome. Their own brand of “afro-psychedelic” music mixes together a distinctly South-African style with jazz sounds from the seventies and eighties, hip-hop influences and punk-rock energy in a fusion that’s constantly shape-shifting. Gilles Peterson called them “without doubt the best live act” he’d seen in 2017, and Gilles knows his stuff. You’ll be kicking yersen if you miss this one out.
How much? £10.50
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Ruby Wax, The Monk and the Neuroscientist: How to be Human

When? Wednesday 24 October, 7.30pm
Where?
Nottingham Playhouse
What?
What does it mean to be human? Ruby Wax recently proclaimed she knows the answer, and seeing as philosophers like Descartes couldn’t figure that one out, that’s a pretty impressive feat, and reason enough to go check out How to be Human this week. She’s also got the monk Gelong Thubten explaining how the mind works, and neuroscientist Ash Ranpura explaining the science-y bit. It’s time to upgrade your mind duckeh.
How much?
£23.50
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Ghosts of the Caves Tour

When? Thursday 25 October, 5.30pm
Where?
City of Caves, Broadmarsh Centre
What?
Is there a better way to prepare for Halloween than a ghost tour? We think not. Contact the spirit realm this Thursday, hear the ghostly tales of those who dwelled in the Notts caves, and learn about the bizarre, hidden stories from the dark ol’ days of Notts.
How much?
£7.95
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