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5 Fun Things to Do in Nottingham This Week: Nottingham Poetry Festival, Moonstruck and More

1 May 22

Music, films, poetry, comedy - whatever you're into, there's something for you...

Let's Eat Grandma: Live + Signing
When: Thursday 6 May, 6pm
Where: Rough Trade
How much: From £12.50
For any sickos hoping to catch a live consumption of an elderly lady, you’re sadly going to be disappointed. For those wanting to check out some properly unique music, though, you’re in for a treat. Gaining plaudits for their "experimental sludge pop", Let’s Eat Grandma are very much on the up, and you can experience their fresh sound in the best possible way - live and in-person.

Matt Forde
When: Thursday 5 May, 6.30pm
Where: The Glee Club
How much: £15

Returning to his home city, comedian, radio presenter and former Russell Howard's Good News writer Matt Forde is taking over The Glee Club as part of his Clowns to the Left of Me, Jokers to the Right tour. Armed to the teeth with satirical ammunition by the utter incompetence of our Government, Forde’s performance is going to be a must-see.

Nottingham Poetry Festival
When:
Friday 6 - Sunday 15 May
Where:
Various
How much:
Various

Boasting wordsmiths including Henry Normal, Jah Digga and Joelle Taylor, Nottingham is packed with top class poets - and the Poetry Festival is a place to celebrate our city’s incredible talent. Offering everything from live performances to wellbeing workshops, this packed ten-day event is sure to have something for everyone.

'Stratagem' with Alan Partridge Live
When:
Friday 6 and Saturday 7 May
Where:
Motorpoint Arena
How much:
From £41.05

Everyone’s favourite fictional broadcaster is coming to Nottingham, bringing his trademark ineptitude to the city as part of the nationwide Strategem tour. Promising to “inform, educate and entertain in approximately equal measure”, a hilarious night of live comedy - from one of the most outrageous characters in British TV history - awaits…

Moonstruck
When:
Sunday 8 May, 7.15pm
Where:
Broadway Cinema
How much:
£5

Are you a Nicolas Cage fan? Of course you are - we all are - so it’s your lucky month. Broadway Cinema are running a special Cage season throughout May, screening all of the icon’s greatest hits. This week, they’re showing Moonstruck, the Cher-starring romance that helped to launch his career back in 1987. Don’t miss out. 

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