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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

18 February 19 words: Cleo Asabre-Holt

Do summat for yoursen...

Acoustic Rooms: Tash Bird

When? Monday 18 February, 7:30pm  
Where? Rescue Rooms
What? Kick-start your week with the very special Tash Bird and the release of her new single Reminded. With her original acoustic melodies, Tash featured in the top twenty in the iTunes UK singer-songwriter charts and is a right treat for the ear canals. For the creatives and aspiring artists among us, there’s also open mic slots up for grabs. Just sign up on the night from 7:30pm. So come along ducks, and take to the stand whilst supporting one of Nottingham’s finest.
How much? Free
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Poetry from Nia Davies

When? Monday 18 February, 7pm
Where? Five Leaves Bookshop
What? Bring yer bonce down to the cosy setting of Five Leaves Bookshop for a Monday evening poetry reading where Nia Davies, editor of Poetry Wales, will be gracing us with her presence. This lady has had her published poems and essays translated widely and featured at international festivals, so is not one to be missed. The night will also feature a reading from Poet and Performer Matti Spence, who’ll be bringing his strong grounding in Zen Buddhism to chill your Monday stresses.
How much? £3
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I Am (7-10 Years)

When? Tuesday 19 – Friday 22 February
Where? New Art Exchange
What? Stuck for summat to do with the yoof over half-term? Whether they’ve got a loud voice or a quiet whisper, they dream big and bold or small and magical… get them stuck into these drama and performance workshops with professional acting coach Natalia Bruce. The four-day course is suitable for beginners and will use games and play to build towards a unique performance showcasing your young’uns, who they are and who they want to be.
How much? Free
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£1 Comedy Night Special

When? Wednesday 20 February, 8pm
Where? Canalhouse Bar
What? It’s no secret things are pretty turbulent across the globe. Quite the understatement… But let’s not lose perspective! Watch comic Tony Jameson transform tragic events into merriment and take it upon himself to try and fix the world as it slowly starts to fall apart. Brexit, harassment, body shaming, social mobility, ITV and the impending apocalypse are just some of the issues covered in his show Idealist. You’ve already broken the back of the week so rightly deserve to indulge in a night of laughs.
How much? £1
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Andy’s Drum Circle

When? Thursday 21st February, 7pm
Where? Malt Cross
What? Ever been to a drum circle? What about a drum circle in a cave! Hosted by experienced drum facilitator Andy Harris, these sessions are located in the atmospheric caverns beneath The Malt Cross. Informal but with some teaching and instruction, you can essentially use your judgement to make some proper good rhythmical beats. Basically, a very valid excuse to take out any pent-up frustrations on an unsuspecting drumhead by giving it a right hefty battering. All instruments and percussions will be provided, but if you’re an experienced drummer, feel free to bring your own kit.
How much? £5
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