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5 of the Best Things to Check Out in Nottingham This Week: From Pint of Science to Sigrid

8 May 22

A busy week awaits, with book launches, pop stars and powerful plays all coming to Nottingham...

Pint of Science
When:
Monday 9 to Friday 13 May
Where:
Various
How much:
£5 per event

Bringing together two of the greatest phenomena on Planet Earth - science and beer - Pint of Science will bring some of the most fascinating talks and activities to pubs, cafes and community halls across Nottingham this week. With individual events ranging from an exploration of workout ‘highs’ at The Waterfront to investigations into superbacteria at the Canal House, this is a great chance to kick back, grab a cold one and learn something new - a perfect combination, we reckon.

First Touch
When:
Monday 9 May to Saturday 21 May
Where:
Nottingham Playhouse
How much:
£8.50-£32.50

Written by rising talent Nathaniel Price (BBC’s Noughts and Crosses and Sky’s Tin Star) and directed by Jeff James, this powerful new play is inspired by the recent abuse scandals that have plagued the football industry. Starring the Television Workshop’s Chloe Oxley and Taiden Fairall, and taking place in one of our city’s finest venues, this is a proper Notts production that is bound to pack a punch.

Sigrid
When:
Tuesday 10 May, 5pm
Where:
Metronome
How much:
From £18

Fresh off the back of releasing her brand new album How to Let Go, pop sensation Sigrid is coming to the Metronome for a stripped-back gig on Tuesday evening. If the Norwegian’s debut album, Sucker Punch, is anything to go by, you can expect this one to find itself in the official charts for a long time. Tickets for her 7pm show have already sold out, so make sure you get yourself to the 5pm gig before it’s too late.

Feminist Book Fortnight: Launch Event
When:
Tuesday 10 May, 7pm
Where:
Five Leaves Bookshop
How much:
Free

Our friends at Five Leaves are hosting a launch event to mark the beginning of Feminist Book Fortnight - diving into the history of the event, which first began in 1984, as well as its activist aims, distinctive regionalism, and relationship with the capitalist literary marketplace. With special guests including Dr. Eleanor Careless, author of Feminist Book Fortnight: A Short History, and radical bookseller Jane Anger, expect a fascinating night of literature - all for free. 

Alt-J
When:
Thursday 12 May, 6.30pm
Where:
Rock City
How much:
£32

Never mind your left hand, make sure you keep your Thursday evening free - because British Mercury Prize winners Alt-J are making the trip from Leeds to Talbot Street for a gig at our beloved Rock City. Get ready for a night of unique indie hits from their new album The Dream, as well as some of their iconic older tunes.

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