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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (12 May – 18 May)

It’s time to look forward to the highlights over the next week. From live music and musical theatre to movies, art and culture to quizzes, we’ve got you covered.Got an event you want featured here? Email us -


Here’s our latest round-up of latest events taking place from Friday 12 May to Thursday 18 May across the borough.

Friday, May 12

Bob Massey History Talk – Mapperley Library, 2.00pm

An afternoon of stories of Mapperley’s past

Dean Richardson as Freddie Mercury – Santini Restaurant & Bar, Ravenshead

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Food + Film: Clue (1985) – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 6.45pm

Based on the popular board game, this comedy classic begins at a dinner party hosted by Mr. Boddy, where he admits to blackmailing his visitors – Mrs. Peacock, Miss Scarlet, Mr. Green, Professor Plum, Mrs. White and Col. Mustard.


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Madonna Tribute – Top Spot, Carlton

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Catch-up Screenings: Allelujah (12A) – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 4.30pm

15, 17 & 18 May £6.50pp

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Kat Jayne – Copper Mapperley

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Saturday, May 13

Burton Joyce Community & Eco Market – Burton Joyce Village Hall, 10.00am

Chris King – Gleaners Inn, Calverton, 8.30pm

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After Dark Murder Mystery Events: Lights, Camera, Murder! – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 2.30pm & 7.00pm

Beneath the glitz and glamour of 1940’s Hollywood there are secrets and lies to uncover as you become embroiled in a murder at the movies! Could the Starlet be behind the slaying? Did the director have anything to do with the death? Was the leading man involved in the mystery?

It’s time for action as you attempt to uncover the clues on set, separate the lies from the lines and see if you can take home the award for best detective and make the final cut…. before the killer does!

*7pm show includes a two course meal

2.30pm £13pp – 7.00pm £18pp

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Tanya Payne – Copper Mapperley

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Drag Show – Bonington Club, Arnold, 7.00pm

Northern Vibes – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Ant Green – Top Spot, Carlton

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Kennie J – The Crossing Social Club, Carlton

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Sunday, May 14

Becky Syson – The Pit @ Newstead, 3.00pm

Artists, Makers & Fine Foods Market – Woodborough Village Hall, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Calverton Villager Get Together – Scout & Guide Hut, Old Labray School, Calverton, 11.30am

Well over 50 years, and it’s still going strong….

The VGT 2023 is fast approaching, with just a few days to go. The donkeys are on their way, the sand will soon be arriving and the paddling pools are being filled, so be ready for an afternoon of fun and laughter. There will be entertainment in the arena with the Calverton Schools, dog agility, Calverton Gymnastics and the flyover has been arranged. There will be games to take part in, free funfair rides, stalls aplenty and along with ice-cream, burgers, hot dogs and the bar, it will be a good day out for all the family.

Jazz in the Bar – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 7.30pm

Jazz vocalist Mandy Tatton delivers beautiful swinging jazz steeped in the influences of Blossom Dearie and Diana Krall, as well as delicious Samba and Bossa Nova songs from Brazil.


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Popmaster – The Nags Head, Carlton, 6.00pm

Registration by 5.30pm

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Denise Johnson – Top Spot, Carlton

Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer, Carlton

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Monday, May 15

Pub League Poker – The Brick Yard, Carlton

Free pint to the winner of the night for season 2, along with the cash pot from player buy ins (£5 a head) and 100 points on the leaderboard.

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Monday Quiz Night – Bread & Bitter, Mapperley

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Monday Quiz Night – Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

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Tuesday, May 16

Bike Night – The Gleaners, Calverton

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Tuesday Quiz Night – The Brickyard, Carlton

Booking advisable due to popularity of event.

£2 buy in per person, £25 bar tab to be won and a rolling higher or lower jackpot

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Wednesday, May 15

Wednesday Quiz Night – Top Spot, Carlton Hill

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Wednesday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Thursday, May 16

Stephen Flinders – Arnold Methodist Church, 7.00pm

Thursday Night Quiz Night – The Gedling Inn, Gedling

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Veronica’s Room presented by Ravenshead theatre Group – Ravenshead Village Hall, 7.30pm

18th, 19th & 20th May £10pp

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Vale Hotel, Woodthorpe, 8.00pm

Weekly quiz night in support of local food bank.

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Event Cinema: National Theatre Live: Best of Enemies – Bonington Theatre, Arnold

18th & 19th May – Various times


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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners Inn, Gleaners, 8.30pm

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Throw Back Thursdays – Top Spot Club, Carlton

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Thursday Quiz Night – Sashas Bar, Arnold

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All listings correct at time of going to press

Please contact venue to confirm availability and details

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