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Arse Full of Chips Have Reunited

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 14:50:47 GMT

Arse Full of Chips are a local Notts band who make no apologies for being absolutely bob. After years of taunting dead celebrities, parading around their naked mascot, and making ears bleed, they chucked the towel in to wails of both joy and disappointment. Now, they’re playing a reunion gig at nowhere other than Rock City’s main room, so we rounded them up to ask such questions as “How?”, “What?” and “God, why?”

5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT

It's a weekend for saving those pennies, folks... 

Left Panther: Nottingham Panthers News & Updates

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 22:48:34 GMT

The Panthers have been hot on the ice and November brought another massive European game to the National Ice Centre. Our Sally was on hand to tell us all about the team's roaring success

Art Works: Marcus Gillmore

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 15:17:13 GMT

The Letter F

The Centenary of Captain Albert Ball

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:47:11 GMT

2017 marks the centenary of the death of Captain Albert Ball, an English fighter pilot made famous during the First World War. After snapping some of the hidden Notts monuments dedicated to the historical figure, we took a look back at probably the most famous person not to have their name on a Nottingham tram; a man that the legendary Red Baron described as “by far, the best English flying man”...

Film Review: Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:22:58 GMT

A tale of the last glimmers of a Hollywood starlet and why the North of England became her dying wish

Film Review: The Florida Project

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 12:33:33 GMT

Sean Baker gives a rare look behind the curtain of the ‘the happiest place on earth’ in this bleak and eye-opening film

Left Magpie: Notts County News & Updates

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:55:47 GMT

Notts County's amazing run continues this month and our Colin takes us through all of the strange coincidences floating around Meadow Lane

Rumours of a Rave: Interview with Fleetmac Wood

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:40:39 GMT

Since 2012 Roxanne Roll and Smooth Sailing have been celebrating the music of Fleetwood Mac by hosting parties using a curated and created assortment of remixes and edits. To celebrate 40 years of the legendary album Rumours, the husband and wife DJing duo bring their Rumours Rave to Rescue Rooms on Friday 24 November. We put some questions to Roxanne Roll to find out more...

9 Albums You Should Listen To Right Now

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 16:34:05 GMT

Top tunes doing the rounds this month...

Theatre Review: Antigone

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:19:58 GMT

Future and past combine to follow one family’s journey in a dystopian reality

Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro for MIND

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:08:18 GMT

One local lass is gettin’ out there and tackling one of the world's most dangerous mountain climbs in the name of mental health...

5 Things to do in Nottingham This Week

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 19:14:30 GMT

There's some interesting stuff to be gerrin' up to this week...

Nottingham in Photos

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 16:01:02 GMT

Here's what your lot have been snapping over the last thirty days or so...

Finding Headspace - Review of Making Headway's latest book launch

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:24:53 GMT

Living with a brain injury is a difficult and oftentimes raw experience. However, the writers and editors involved in the creation of the newest Global Words Press book Making Headway: Living with Brain Injury are willing to share their stories and inspire us all to live better and braver lives. 

Conceptual and Abstract Art at Rough Trade Nottingham

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:43:30 GMT

This weekend, for one weekend only, Matt Britton and Mike Dack have an exhibition of Conceptual and Abstract Art on at Rough Trade. We popped over to check out what was going on...

Meadows Brick Graffiti from Days Past in Photos

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:26:23 GMT

We went a'snapping around Old Meadows to see what we could find in the way of graffiti, and here's what we found engraved in the walls...

Midlands Women's Aid Need Your Help

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:43:48 GMT

Crimbo is close, which means it’s time to get giving, and if you’re looking for a worthy cause in need of pennies we’ve got it covered. Midlands Women’s Aid, a refuge service in Notts, is looking to raise £840 to buy presents for forty children (budgeting £20 per child) and they need our help. They’ve only got till Sunday 10 December to hit their target…

Noshingham: Roxy Ball Room

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:44:38 GMT

Drinkers of Notts rejoiced upon hearing that the Roxy Ball Room, a boozer with a sporty twist, would be opening its doors on Thurland Street. It promised to bring a taste of London’s nightlife gaming culture to Hoodtown, and our Emily couldn’t wait to get down to the opening night...

6 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT

We've got an extra one for you this week, ducks. All in the name of Christmas spirit...

Theatre Review: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:28:57 GMT

Be careful what you wish for…

Lucy Does... Framework's Street Outreach

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 14:37:50 GMT

Our Lucy was up at the crack of dawn to give the Framework Street Outreach team a hand...

Georgina Wilding is Nottingham's First Young Poet Laureate

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 14:25:49 GMT

Georgina Wilding was announced as Nottingham’s first Young Poet Laureate on National Poetry Day. A rising star on the literature scene, Georgina is the founder of independent publishing house, Mud Press, and has written for radio and TV, most recently performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. A staunch believer in the power of poetry to change lives, between now and February 2019 she’s going to be promoting Nottingham worldwide through words, and getting as many people involved as she can...

Exhibition Review: Collected Words at Nottingham Lakeside Arts

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 16:00:00 GMT

A celebration of Nottingham’s literary wares, past and present...

John Maslen: Interview with the Nottingham Guitarist

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:00:00 GMT

The veteran musician discusses growing up in 1960s Nottingham, playing Peel Sessions with Gaffa, and making his first ever solo album...

Film Review: Paddington 2

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:20:18 GMT

Following on from his feature debut in 2014, Paddington Bear returns to cinemas in another rollicking, family-friendly adventure.

Film Review: The Acting Class

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:30:01 GMT

We checked out the new documentary that's lifting the lid on the struggles facing working-class and BAME people succeeding in the acting profession...

Sex, Drugs, and Rolling On: An evening with Lee Stuart Evans

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 09:12:22 GMT

With a novel under his belt and years of TV experience to his name, comedic heavy-hitter Lee Stuart Evans is fast becoming a staple of Nottingham's literature scene. We decided to pop down to Five Leaves Bookshop for a reading of his latest novel Words Best Sung, and were treated to a night of rock and roll and rampant laughs. 

David Thomas Broughton Interview

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 07:00:00 GMT

The unique and beguiling musician talks living in Korea, awkwardness and what it's like to have a documentary made about you ahead of his forthcoming show at The Maze...

Live Music Review: Blast Off Festival Day Four at Rough Trade

Mon, 13 Nov 2017 17:56:17 GMT

The final day of the Blast Off Festival saw the action relocating back to Rough Trade. A very tired Gav headed down to hear Thee Girl Fridays and The Launderettes.

The Community Recording Studio

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:29:57 GMT

St Ann’s Community Recording Studio (CRS) is a legendary Nottingham institution lighting fires in the bellies of the city’s young people. After setting up in 1991, the facilities have seen the creation of local music legends like Scorzayzee, Lee Ramsey and Nina Smith, as well as today’s rising talent in the form of Young T and Bugsey, Jamal Sterrett and Nartz, to name but a few. Beyond musical projects, the registered charity acts as a source of support and guidance for youths, whacks on theatre productions, makes feature-length films, and has recently started to dabble in the fashion world. We thought it was high time we delved into the history of the organisation, and found out what’s buzzing in and “out da ville” these days…

Live Music Review: Blast Off Festival Day Three at The Irish Centre

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 14:53:13 GMT

Day three of the Blast Off Festival unleashed the big guns - The Courettes, Hangee V, Muck & The Mires and The Pretty Things.

5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Week

Sun, 12 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT

We've taken a break from our regular programming of gigs and giggles to bring you lot a week of educational stuff. Time to sharpen those brains, kids...

Live Music Review: Blast Off Festival Day Two at The Irish Centre

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:52:07 GMT

The second day of the Blast Off Festival saw it move across town to The Irish Centre. Gav followed them to check out Thee Eviltones, The Fuzillis and Kaleidoscope...

Peter Daltrey Talks Making Music

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 19:21:15 GMT

Peter Daltrey, frontman of 1960s psychedelic band Kaleidoscope, was in town performing at the Blast Off Festival. After he came off stage, we caught up with him to talk about his 50 years in music and the forthcoming re-release of their debut album, Tangerine Dream.

The Collabor-8 Collective

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 13:13:58 GMT

Nottingham Contemporary’s Collabor-8 Collective talk us through the beautiful cover they made for us this issue, and explain why, if you’re young and creative, you should get involved with what they’re gerrin’ on with...

Theatre Review: The Little Mermaid

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 20:28:44 GMT

Forget Disney, this is much darker and full of despair and longing. It was fabulous.

King of the Hill: Talking Strange Weather and Spooky Stories with Joe Hill

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:19:46 GMT

A descendant of horror fiction royalty, Joe Hill is a best-selling author of novels, short stories, comic books and graphic novels. His latest book, Strange Weather, brings together four stories of strangeness and surreality that are bound to chill to the bone. With an international book-tour underway, we caught up with him ahead of his appearance at Waterstones to chat about his influences, creative process, and the book itself.

Nusic Podcast #166 with DJ Curtz, Eyre Llew, Eva Plays Dead and more

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:01:40 GMT

On this week’s New Music Podcast we have the band playing Rock City’s main hall, Nottingham’s answer to Maida Vale, plus confirmation we are bringing Spotify to Notts...

Review: The 2017 Jarman Awards

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 13:47:00 GMT

The 10th anniversary edition of the Jarman Award celebrated a diverse group of artists whose work defies categorisation into any singular genre.  We headed down to Nottingham Contemporary to check out the shortlisted artists' work

Live Music Review: Blast Off! Festival Day One at Rough Trade

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 16:14:33 GMT

The four day Blast Off Festival started on Thursday at Rough Trade, bringing garage-rock bands from all over the world. Our Gav went to check out Leadfoot Tea, Kings Of Hong Kong and The Hipshakes...

Art Works: Adam Brett

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 12:09:32 GMT

Toy Photography

Notts Zine Fest 2017 in Photos

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 11:57:40 GMT

Highlights from the Notts Zine Fest 2017 at Rough Trade...

Film Review: Murder on the Orient Express

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:05:43 GMT

Agatha Christie's classic story has been given the big screen treatment by Kenneth Branagh...

Interview: Jack Delaney - Simply Thrilled

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 14:33:43 GMT

Nottingham-based production team Simply Thrilled are offering any company with charitable status a free stand-out live-action promo film of up to 90 seconds...

Some Poems from Dave Bishop of the Millitant Elvis Anti-HS2 Party

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 15:37:17 GMT

Here's our Dave with the latest. Down with high-speed travel. Bring back Rudolph!

5 Things to Do in Nottingham This Weekend

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 17:00:00 GMT

So much arty stuff, so much music... 

Never Mind the Court Case - A Look Back at the Sex Pistols' Obscenity Trial in Nottingham

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 19:01:56 GMT

Did you know that Nottingham was at the centre of a court case that saw punk rock standing up to the establishment over freedom of expression and the meaning of a certain word? On the 40th anniversary of the release of the offending album we look back at the case of the state vs Searle, a time when, to paraphrase The Clash, punk fought the law and punk won...

Frank McMahon from DIY Poets Answers our Questions in Photos

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 15:33:38 GMT

DIY Poets have been running things on the Nottingham poetry scene for yonks. They meet on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm, upstairs in Broadway Cinema, to share work and plan for future events. This month, you can catch the bards doing their thing at The Maze for their quarterly showcase, where they’ll be accompanied by featured poet Kevin Jackson, as well as Dave Fagan with his acoustic covers and originals. There’s also an open mic if you fancied blasting a few words out yersen. This month, we got leader of the poetry pack, Frank McMahon, to answer a few questions in photographic form…

Live Music Review: Kagoule, Catholic Action and Do Nothing at The Bodega

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 12:17:22 GMT

On a night when it seemed every band in Nottingham was hitting the town to play, we headed to The Bodega to see the return of the mighty Kagoule with touring buddies Catholic Action and mates Do Nothing...