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5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

27 February 20 words: Jack Saffery

Five ways to spend yer weekend...

Free Creative Writing Workshop with Panya Banjoko

When? Friday 28 February, 11am
Where? St Ann’s Valley Library
What? Writers, artists, photographers and more! Have you got a piece of work related to one of Nottingham’s most iconic neighbourhoods? Whether stories, poems, photos or memories come and share yours at St Ann’s Valley Library. Feature in a one-off news story and have your work and memories shown others in the area. If you’re not interested in submitting anything then you should still take the chance to listen and view some work done by others in your neighbourhood and meet the writer, the poet, the storyteller Panya Banjoko!    
How much? Free
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When? Friday 28 February, 6.30pm
Where? Rescue Rooms
What? Ah, AC/DC - one of the biggest rock bands of the 80s, with their iconic songs an iconic look. One of their best tributes band is touring across the UK, with their next show being at Nottingham’s own Rescue Rooms! You’re guaranteed to rock out to your favourite songs with as much energy as the original AC/DC in the 80s. Not into 80s rock? Doesn’t matter! Come down for a fun night of drinking and dancing with your friends until you get into the spirit of rock and roll.
How much? £12 - £13.20
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Stage Fighting

When? Saturday 29 February, 2pm
Where? Nottingham Playhouse
What? A brawl on Tower Bridge, knife fights in the jungle and sword striking musketeers in France! The theatre can bring all these wonderful acts to life and yet no pain comes to the actors. Do they take the hits or is it purely the skill of the craft? You can go hands on and learn stage combat with the master Philip d’Orleans. Learn all the different tricks of stage combat starting with unarmed combat and slowly making your way up to various different types of weaponry!
How much? £35
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Mosaic Presents: Autism Friendly Acoustic Night

When? Saturday 29 February, 6pm
Where? Monty Hind Youth Centre
What? Have you ever wanted to listen to live music but have the choice of a comfortable environment along with it? Listen to the musical stylings of Richard Jenkins, Daniel B, Ryan Gibbons and more whilst being in comfort! That’s right, Mosaic’s autism-friendly show provides seats to all, the option to chill in a quiet room for those who want to take a break from the music and ear plugs available to those who want to continue seeing the performers. It’s a show for all to enjoy so come down, be comfortable and enjoy the music.  
How much? £5
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Paint a Pot

When? Sunday 1 March, 10am
Where? Harley Gallery
What? Sunday mornings are meant for relaxation and a cup of tea. And what can be more relaxing than painting pottery? You’ll get to choose from various pots, tea sets and vases to decorate. Designer’s choice! You could go with a nice floral pattern to random paint splatters… Basically, knock yourself out! Once you’ve finished your work it will be professionally glazed and ready to pick up after a week. Bring the family and make it a contest of who’s mug is better!  
How much? £5 – £22
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