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7 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

11 October 18 words: Dan Lyons

Plan your time carefully, youth...

Camille Christel

When? Friday 12 October, 7pm - 12am
Where? Rough Trade
What? In celebration of her new single, ‘New York’, finally hitting our air waves, Camille Christel is ‘avin a gig at Rough Trade in which your lot can come along for the price of nothing. With her beautiful arrangement of synthesisers and smooth vocals, the music is ethereal and haunting. They’re big fans of her over at BBC Introducing, so make sure to catch her this weekend before she starts selling out bigger shows.
How much? Free
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Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

When? Friday October, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, late show 10pm - 12am
Where? Peggy’s Skylight
What? D’ya like jazz? If the answer is yes, then you’ll be gutted to miss out on the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble over at Peggy’s Skylight this Friday night. These lot have travelled all the way from NYC and have prepared for you the finest jazz in all the land. Consisting of seven talented brass players, who also all happen to be brothers, they’ve shared the stage with the likes of Prince, De la Soul and Earth, Wind & Fire. Booking is advised.
How much? £12 - £15
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Farewell to the Flock

When? Friday 12 October - Sunday 14 October, 11am - 9pm
Where? Fernleigh House and Gardens
What? We will miss all those robin’s around the citeh. If, like us, you’re a little sad to see them go, you can visit them all 33 of ‘em one last time at Fernleigh House and Gardens where there will be an illuminated walk showcasing them. There’ll even be two never before seen robins, too. Money raised will also go towards the hospice so get yersen down and wave goodbye to the flock.
How much? £2 - £11
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Remembering Baby: Opening Night

When? Friday 12 October, 6pm - 8pm
Where? Surface Gallery
What? Surface Gallery are putting on an exhibition which has been described by the likes of BBC Radio 4 as ‘groundbreaking’ and ‘important’; a look at art that reflects the experience of baby-loss and the post-mortem process. It’s set to be interactive exhibition, and will provide artwork made from film, physical objects and sound installation. Best bring a box of tissues for this one.
How much? Free
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Acoustickle Indian Summer

When? Sunday 14 October, 7pm - 11:45pm
Where? The Maze
What? Is the cold weather getting you down? Do you just wish that summer lasted a bit longer? Well, if you need a mid-October pick-me-up, The Maze are putting on Acoustickle: a night of jazz, soul and R&B to warm you right up. There’ll be hot Indian grub, henna and vegan cakes too, so everyone can join in and chill out to some smooth live tunes from some of the UK’s finest jazzy acts.
How much? £8 - £10.15
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Screening: ‘Che - Part One’

When? Sunday 14 October, 2pm - 5pm
Where? The Castle Pub
What? If, on a chilled out Sunday afternoon, you fancy watching Steven Soderbergh’s bleak biopic of Che Guevara, ‘Che’, while having a pint in a pub near the castle, then this event is right up yer street. Hosted by Nottingham’s Revolutionist Communist Group, there’ll be a chat after the screening about Che Guevara himself. It should make for interesting Sunday viewing, it’s free with a suggested donation of just a fiver.
How much? Free, donations encouraged
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Nottingham Philharmonic Orchestra

When? Sunday 14 October, 3pm
Where? The Albert Hall
What? To open their new season, the Philharmonic Orchestra are putting on a cracking concert, where they’ll be playing mostly classics from Italy. The music is composed from two Italian composers - just so you know it’s authentic - and should bring back memories of summer as you think about how you’d much rather be living it up in Rome. Still, the concert should be excellente!
How much? £5 - £18
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