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5 Fun Things to Do in Nottingham This Week: Cel Animation Workshop, Pots and Pints and More

1 August 22 words: Gemma Cockrell

Whether you want to learn a new skill, soak in some tunes, or be all sophisticated and check out some art - Nottingham is your oyster this week (provided you have Thursday evening free)... 

Spider’s Web
When: Tuesday 2 August – Saturday 6 August
Where: Theatre Royal 
How much: £16 - £30

This play originally opened at the Theatre Royal in 1954, and it is back almost seventy years later. When Clarissa finds a body in her drawing-room, she is desperate to dispose of it with the assistance of her three house guests, before her husband returns home. However, it becomes clear that the murdered man is not unknown to certain members of the house, and the search begins for the murderer and their motive. Intrigued? You should be. 

100 Eggs for Ukraine
When: Thursday 4 August, 6pm
City Arts
How much:

On Thursday, the launch party of Tory Hayward’s 100 Eggs for Ukraine exhibition will be held at City Arts. Tory has decorated 100 Pysanky eggs, highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by Ukrainian people while celebrating their culture through traditional folk art. Each of the eggs will be on sale, with proceeds being donated to the Disasters Emergency Committee, and refreshments will also be available.

Pots and Pints
When: Thursday 4 August, 6.30pm
Where: Rough Trade
How much: £27.50

Ever fancied having a go at ceramics? E.K Studios and Rough Trade Nottingham are collaborating to host monthly Pots & Pints night. The first class was held back in July, but they will be teaching new skills at each event, so don’t feel that you will have fallen behind – it is designed so you can attend any (or all) of the workshops. Plus, you will receive your first drink for free!

Cel Animation Workshop
When: Thursday 4 August, 7pm
Where: Carousel
How much: £5

At this workshop, hosted by Petra Taylor in collaboration with Grace Calloway, you will learn about the method of traditional animation, as well as having the opportunity to have a go at making your own animation cel and a custom papier-mâché frame to decorate it all, ready to display. The bar and cafe will also be open selling a selection of hot, cold and alcoholic beverages.

Thom Whitworth’s ‘Funky Organ’ Quartet
When: Thursday 4 August, 7pm
Where: Peggy’s Skylight
How much: £6 - £12

Thom Whitworth’s ‘Funky Organ’ has become a favourite at Peggy’s. With an obvious shared respect and enjoyment for the infectious, spontaneous results of these meet-ups, the band play funk-influenced compositions from Jimmy Smith to Bob Reynolds, as well as the organ swing of Larry Young, or funk-era Herbie Hancock and Grant Green. Expect contagious funk, soulful Hammond swing and explosive grooves.

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