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What’s On in Nottingham: November

Vicki Mileson

Tuesday, 1 November 2022

Lingo Magazine’s go-to guide for the top cultural events going on in Nottingham this month. November is promising to be the month of comedy, quizzes, the famed Nottingham Christmas market, and lots more cultural fun to get involved in.

Hispanic Music Night 3 November


Join Hispanic Soc in on-campus bar Mooch for their music takeover! They promise a night of acts celebrating the variety of tunes from across the Spanish speaking world. Make the most of food and drink deals in Mooch and head down at 8pm.


Nottingham Comedy Festival – from 4 November

 

The 14th annual Nottingham Comedy Festival will return from 4 November to 12 November with comedy acts from the UK and beyond attending events across the city. There will be over 80 shows over the nine days. Check out the full line up for times, locations and prices.

 

Canalhouse Comedy Nights – every 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month

 

More comedy will be available at the Canalhouse Comedy Nights where up-and-coming acts will be practicing their material. Doors open at 7pm!




The Big Quiz at Malt Cross – every Monday

 

Put your housemates’ general knowledge to the test at The Big Quiz at Malt Cross. It will cost £5 per team with proceeds going towards the YMCA. The quiz starts at 7:30pm but doors open at 5pm—organisers are expecting this one to be a hit so get in earlier rather than later.

 

Progressions: More to me than sex work – 5 November


Talks: 11am-1pm, 5 November

General exhibition: 11am-4pm, 3-5 November

 

This free interactive art installation by sex workers highlights contemporary experiences in Nottingham. The exhibition is right on campus and will be accompanied by a series of short talks about the history, rights, and research on sex work. Although this is a free event, you will need to book to attend the talks.

 

Blk This & Blk That … A State of Urgency – until 6 November

 

At the Djanogly Art Gallery at Lakeside Arts Centre, this exhibition will address racial politics, migration, religion, history, blackness/whiteness with sculpture, installations and photography.

 

Nottingham Cocktail Week – 7 November to 17 November

 

Conveniently coinciding with “Directed Studies Week” is Nottingham Cocktail Week. For £10 you’ll be able to buy a wristband giving you special access to discounts including 2-4-1 cocktails, 2 for £10 deals and exclusive menus at bars across the city.

 

Participating bars include student favourites such as Penny Lane, Revolution Hockley, Revolucion de Cuba, The Beeston Social and The Walrus, among others.

 


Middleway Words Festival – 10 November

 

Attend this evening with local authors at Waterstones Nottingham right in the city centre. This literary festival began online during the pandemic and now connects writers and readers across the Midlands. Authors including Elizabeth Chadwick, Clare Harvey, T.M. Logan, Ian Charles Douglas and Wilf Morgan will be joined by BBC Radio Nottingham presenter John Holmes to discuss all things books.

 

The talks will run from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and tickets will cost £5 for general admission or £4 for Waterstones Plus card members. They are available here.

 

Brown Girls Do It Too: Mama Told Me Not to Come – 11 November

 

Poppy and Rubina, from the critically acclaimed podcast Brown Girls Do It Too (Best Podcast of the Year – British Podcast Awards 2020, Asian Media 2021), will be taking Nottingham Playhouse by storm to celebrate brown British women, sex and everything in between.

 

Tickets range from £18-24.



Nottingham Winter Wonderland 2022 – from 15 November

 

It’s what we’ve all been waiting for – the return of Nottingham Winter Wonderland. You’ll have until New Year’s Eve to make the most of the market, festive food stalls and the Ferris wheel in the heart of Old Market Square.



Snatched: Drag & Queer Performance Scratch Night – 24 November

 

Hosted at Nonsuch Studios, this open-stage-night promises to showcase some of the best drag and queer talent Nottingham has to offer in a safe and inclusive environment. The night will welcome six drag artists and queer performance makers to share their work, all hosted by a special to-be-announced guest.

 

Event tickets are sold on a pay-what-you-can basis and the suggested donation is £5 – available here.

 

Tarot of Freedom: A Printmaking Workshop – 25 November

 

As part of the ‘Make It Yours’ Creative Workshops at the National Justice Museum, join Paul Henegan to design your own tarot card with the art of printmaking. You’ll learn about tarot imagery, colour, symbols, numbers and energy as you experiment with different artistic techniques.

 

The workshop is from 10am to 12pm and free tickets are available here.


 

Let us know if attend any of these events – maybe even write us a review. We hope you enjoy!

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