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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

15 September 19 words: LeftLion

Because life is all about that five 'til nine... 

September / October Morning Six Week Jewellery School

When? Tuesday 17 September, 10:30am - 1pm
Where? Nottingham Jewellery School
What? Yeah yeah, we can all cobble together a stringy friendship bracelet. But if you fancy bringin’ up your jewellery makin’ skills up a gear, this six week course will give you all the snazzy skills to make some proper pretty stuff. You’ll learn a variety of silver smithing skills, including saw piercing, texturising, stamping and more. But the choice is yours of what you make. Necklaces? Bracelets? Earrings? A whole world of sparkly options! Go wild! All the tools and equipment will be provided for you, as well as materials. Razzle dazzle, baby. 
How much? £150 
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Analysing Pugin

When? Wednesday 18 September, 11pm - 2pm
Where? Nottingham Trent University
What? Forget that cathedral in Cheeseland that burned down - we’re all about preserving the history of our wonderful St Barnabas Cathedral right here in Notts. Visit the Creative and Virtual Technologies Lab at Trent for a talk on the new discoveries of Pugin’s original designs on the cathedral, where you’ll also be shown what they can tell us today about the architect’s work. There will also be the chance to participate in a map of sacred landmarks in Nottingham, where you can exchange local knowledge on them with other folk.
How much? Free
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Escaped Ink's Wine and Write Night

When? Wednesday 18 September, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Where? Another? Wine Bar
What? All writers know that either a cup of coffee or a glass of wine can help give you mega momentum when it comes to tapping down the words. Whether you’re a notepad scribbler or a keyboard smasher, hobby writer or Amazon best seller, everyone is welcome to get creative. There will be tips, fun prompts, and the opportunity to get feedback on your work. Oh, and apparently the wine is self-service. The best kind of wine service. The bar is in Trinity Square, which makes it uber easy to pop into to wind down and wine out. 
How much? £8.50
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Drag Bingo

When? Wednesday 18 September, 8pm 
Where? Rough Trade
What? You don’t have to be an old lady to enjoy a fun night at bingo. Drag Queens Nana Arthole and Marilyn Sane are here to give you life with this throwback night to the 90s - and trust us, they own everything. The prize bags up for grabs will give you all those throwback vibes, with Yo-Yos, jelly bracelets, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, and other fabulous thangs. Whip that wig into a scrunchie and get dressed up in your best naughties gear. Sissy, walk down there for a sickening night.
How much? £4
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Cursed Britain: A History of Witchcraft and Black Magic in Modern Times

When? Thursday 19 September, 7pm - 8:30pm
Where? Nottingham Mechanics Institute
What? It may be September, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get spooky before the ol’ Weenie day comes about next month. Historian Thomas Waters has written a book about witchcraft in our country, and will be doing a talk about it. The history of this ain’t usually spoken about, but Thomas promises an exciting, interactive evening exploring the different styles and types of magic. If you’re into casting the odd spell yourself, he’ll also have some top tips on how to weave historical methods into your abracadabras. It all sounds delightfully bewitching.
How much? £4 redeemable against book purchase
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