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5 Great Events in Nottingham This Week: Craig Charles, Red Ellen and More

10 April 22

With live music, immersive cinema and poetry book clubs, there's something for everyone in Notts this week...

PEEPSIN with GOBS Collective: Casey Bailey's Please Do Not Touch
When: Tues 12 Apr, 7pm
Where:
Mimm Studios
How much:
Free (donations welcome)

Fancy a chat about poetry? There’s no better place to do exactly that than with the GOBS Collective - founded by Bridie Squires, formerly of this parish. As part of their monthly poetry book club, GOBS are diving into Casey Bailey’s Please Do Not Touch, a “beautifully shattering collection” that “unstitches small and personal disasters on the page”. Please do book a ticket if you’re interested.

Red Ellen
When:
Weds 13 April - Sat 30 April
Where:
Nottingham Playhouse
How much:
£10.50 - £32.50

This powerful play explores the true story of Ellen Wilkinson, the Labour MP who was known for her battle to save Jewish refugees in Nazi Germany and her fight against fascism in Spain. Outside of politics, though, her life was much more controversial - and included affairs with communist spies and government ministers. Get ready for a remarkable story in a remarkable setting.

Craig Charles’ Funk and Soul Club
When:
Thurs 14 April, 8pm
Where:
Unit 13, Cornerhouse
How much:
£19.75

Not content with winning himself countless fans during an outstanding TV career, which includes cult favourites Robot Wars and Red Dwarf, Craig Charles has established himself as a Funk and Soul icon with his popular Saturday night show on BBC Radio 6. Now, he’s bringing the noise to Nottingham with a night full of great tunes and great guests, including Beane and Sir Funk.

Celestines Present... Our Night EP Release Show
When:
Fri 15 April, 7pm
Where:
Rough Trade
How much:
£6

Get out there and support local talent when Celestines release their debut EP, Our Night, this Friday. Having already been featured by BBC Introducing, these guys are definitely ones to watch, and with support acts including Drew Thomas and Killing Aura, this is the perfect way to kick off what is bound to be an exciting period for the indie band. Grab your tickets before they’re gone.

Hustle Cinematic #1: Black Speculative
When:
Sat 16 April, 6.30pm
Where:
Nottingham Contemporary
How much:
Free

With their Black Speculative event, Hustle Cinematic are offering a special, immersive screening of Afro Samurai at Nottingham Contemporary, alongside live music from DJs NikNak and Uncle Mo, and a special introduction from gal-dem’s Kemi Alemoru and award-winning animator Jessica Ashman. Exploring themes of fantasy, speculative fiction and afro-futurism, and encouraging fancy dress and cosplay, this is not one to miss.

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