What’s on in Nottingham? 9 events to try this week


We’re event planners who specialise in non-traditional events and events with an edge. So, we thought we should include a few unusual options in this week’s list of things to do in Nottingham.

This week there’s: Comedy, Theatre, Film, an Art Exhibition Launch, a Book Launch, and a couple of events that are harder to describe…


Mon, 27th March – 8pm – Smash Night – The Angel

Looking for something different to the usual stand up comedy night?

MissImp aka Nottingham’s improvised comedy company presents SMASH NIGHT: a brand new night of improvised comedy! Performers will ask the audience for suggestions and turn them into comedic scenes and stories on the spot. No-one knows what will happen!

Find out more HERE

Something different…

Tues, 28th March – 8:30pm – The Found Footage Festival – Broadway

The Found Footage Festival is a one-of-a-kind event that showcases footage from videos that were found at garage sales and thrift stores and in warehouses across America. Curators Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher take audiences on a guided tour of their latest and greatest VHS finds, providing live commentary and where-are-they-now updates on the people in these videotaped obscurities.

Come along ane enjoy an impressive collection of strange, outrageous and profoundly stupid videos

Find out more HERE

Meeting new people, Drinks, Karaoke.

Weds, 29th March – 6:30pm – #NottsTweetUp  – Rum House

Each month, local tweeters and bloggers get together for an informal meet up and a good night out! The venue changes each time but this month it’s at Rum House with Caribbean canapes, live music from local musicians and if you want to have a go – luxury karaoke!

It’s not about having a million followers on twitter – just come along to meet new people and have fun! Organisers Adam Hayes and Deborah Labbate are very friendly – you can even say hi via twitter and introduce yourself before you go.

Find out more HERE


Weds, 29th March – Sat, 1st April 7:30pm – The Crucible – Nottingham Arts Theatre

The People’s Theatre Company present Arthur Miller’s 1953 play.  The whims of one woman turn a town of good, respectable people upside down. Friends turn against each other and darkness engulfs them in a play that takes you right into the heart of the Salem Witch Trials. Rumour turns to panic which turns to hysteria, but there might be more to people’s accusations than they are letting on…

Find out more HERE


Thurs, 30th March – 8:15pm – The Elephant Man – Broadway

Kino Klubb have organised this special screening in tribute to John Hurt who sadly passed away earlier this year. This is your chance to watch this classic, surreal and unforgettable film on the big screen.

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Exhibition Launch Event

Fri, 31st March – 6pm – Unearthing the Banker’s Bone – New Art Exchange

Unearthing the Banker’s Bones is an exhibition that questions present society through an apocalyptic vision of the future. There will be a chance to have a first look at the installation plus welcome speeches, a complimentary drink and a DJ set in the CafeBar.

Find out more HERE

More Theatre…

Fri, 31st March – 8pm – Letters to Windsor HouseNottingham Playhouse

We seem to be at Nottingham Playhouse every weekend! We particularly love the recent run of unusual performances they’ve been hosting in their Neville Studio. This weekend, there is the award winning show – Letters to Windsor House which involves. songs, politics, dodgy landlords and detective work. Need more convincing?  Time Out  called it “A kind of 21st Century Withnail and I”…

Book Launch Party

Fri, 31st March – 7:30pm – Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor – Nottingham Contemporary 

The award winning writer Jon McGregor will be celebrating the launch of his latest novel and he’s invited us all along! He’ll be doing a reading and there’ll be drinks and dancing later on.

Find out more HERE

Something weird and brilliant!

Sat, 1st April – 7pm – Festival of Fools – Nonsuch

We’re big fans of Nonsuch and we loved the”Stop Pretending Art is Hard” events by The Dilettante Society. This week they’re joining forces to bring you outlandish performances, intriguing exhibitions and much more…

There will be a chance to get your hands dirty with arts supplies and adorn the walls of the D.I.Y gallery with your creations, take a portrait in the fancy dress photo booth, play pin the facial hair on the artist, and enjoy some Gin.

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Do you have an event in mind that you’d like us to plan for you?

We specialise in non-traditional social and corporate events with an edge that will leave your attendees impressed. We’re so much more than a party planner. Every event we plan is tailored to make sure you stand out from the crowd in Nottingham.

Contact us for more information and to arrange a free 30 minute consultation with our senior event planner.

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