10 Things To Do This Week

Culture Editors Tom Barnes and Amy Sugarman have flicked through the listings and found 10 things you have to see this week…

 We sift through the listings so you don’t have to…

1) Fireworks @ Forest Recreation Ground

Monday, from 5.30pm, FREE

You can’t have Bonfire Night without fireworks right?! A huge free display begins ay 9pm with fairground rides and a huge bonfire thrown in for good measure.



2) The Halle Gala Concert @ TRCH

Wednesday, 7.30pm, £5

When you can get tickets for just £5 with a Go Classics card (get one here) this is an absolute must. The epic Janáček Sinfonietta, featuring 12 trumpets, is a spectacle not to be missed.

3) Steel Panther @ Rock City

Monday, 7pm, SOLD OUT

In a similar vain to Tenacious D, these American boys know a thing or two about Rock and Roll. Anyone lucky enough to have tickets to this gig will be in for a night to remember. Also sold out this week at Rock City is Frank Turner, once again showing Rock City’s very wide breadth of artists.



4) Dream of Gerontius @ TRCH

Saturday, 7.30, £10.50-18.50

Elgar’s setting of John Henry Newman’s poem is one of the highlights of choral repertoire. This will be a delight for the Nottingham Harmonic Choir to sing and for the audience to enjoy.


5) Kappa Gamma @ Bodega

Saturday, 7.30pm

Nottingham’s very own Kappa Gamma return to Bodega with a selection of radio plays from Radio 1, 6Music and XFM. They’re also one to watch in 2013 according to BBC Introducing. See them here quick.



6) Memory of Water @ NNT (Trent Building PAS)

Saturday-Tuesday (10th-13th Nov), 7pm (2pm Sun Mat), £4-7

Another weekly helping from the Nottingham New Theatre. This cast boasts a world of talent with a fantastic show guaranteed.



7) Funhouse @ Spanky Van Dykes

Wednesday, 8pm, free before 9.30pm £3 after

Headline act Drenge recently played in a cave with The Vaccines and Mystery Jets, and now they’re here, alongside similarly hotly tipped bands Loom and Kagoule.


8) David O’Doherty @ Glee Club

Tuesday, 7pm, £12

One of the funniest men alive beings his tour to Nottingham following an extremely successful run at the Edinburgh Fringe. Sensational comedy with songs.



9) All My Sons @ Lace Market Theatre

Monday-Saturday, 7.30pm (2.30pm Sat Mat), £9

Arthur Miller’s stage classic performed at this tiny amateur theatre in the city centre. Not many people know about it, but it’s well worth checking out.


10) Jessie Ware @ Rescue Rooms

Sunday, 7pm, SOLD OUT

Again, if you’re lucky enough to have tickets congratulations! Mercury Prize nominee Jessie Ware was touted as one of 2012’s brightest hopes and certainly has not disappointed.