10 Things To Do This Week

We know it’s exam time, but here’s a few events you might be able to justify as ‘cultural procrastination’…

1) 2nd and 3rd Year recitals @ Djanogly Recital Hall

Monday- Wednesday, Free

Come and see second and third year students in their assessed recitals this week.


2) I Am @ Showcase Cinema

Thursday, 7.15pm, £10

Although The Tab doesn’t usually include films in our what’s on listings we had to give this a mention. I Am is Tom Shadyac’s new release and is only showing for one day at selected cinemas around the country. The film examines what is wrong with the world and how we can make it better. This all from the guy who brought us Ace Ventura. It will be an interesting watch for anyone who heads down.



3) Live at Lunch @ Theatre Royal

Thursday, 12.15pm, Free

After the stresses and strains of an intense exam period, what could be better than spending lunch time listening to some soothing blues? Dale Storr, from Sheffield, is a master of New Orleans Piano and will be tenderly caressing the ivories for free in the Theatre Royal Dress Circle Foyer.



4) From Where I Stand I Can See You @ Nottingham Trent University’s Bonington Gallery

Until 8th February, 10am-5pm, Free

The works of Traci Kelly, United Kingdom and Rita Marhaug, Norway come together in Trents Bonington gallery to show their thoughts and feelings on a modern world.



5) Speech Therapy @ Hotel Deux

Thursday, 8.30pm, Free

Nottinghams best loved spoken word event is on this week. Performers venture from far and wide to perform so expect the unexpected, and all for free.



6) Joking Apart @ Nottingham Playhouse

From Saturday, 7.45pm, £8

An Alan Ayckbourn play about love- in the sense of unrequited love, but also in terms of tennis…



7) Saturday Night Comedy @ Just The Tonic

Saturday, 6.45pm, 7pm

Featuring Piff the Magic Dragon, a man who dressed as a dragon, and recently supported Mumford and Sons at the Capital FM Arena.



8) John Aram Quintet @ Lakeside Arts Centre

Thursday, 8pm, £12

Nottingham-born John Aram returns with live jazz accompanied by live film and visuals from Joss Sessions.



9) Abigail’s Party @ Theatre Royal

Monday- Saturday, 7.30pm (Weds and Sat Matinees at 2pm), £20.50

Classic play set in the gloriously gawdy 1970’s about a girl called Abigail, who quite predictably has a party. She’s not in it though, there’s too much chaos ensuing next door…



10) Hallward Library

All Week, 24/7, Price: soul, sanity, etc

Nothing more than a cruel joke (and the fact Rock City, Rescue Rooms and Bodega are all quiet in January…) Good luck in those pesky exams!