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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (18 August – 24 August)

It’s time to look forward to the highlights over the next week. From 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 July 18 to Thursday August 24 across the borough.

Friday, August 18

Barbie (12A)- Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 18 – Wed 23 Aug, Various Times £6.80pp / £5.00pp on Tuesdays

To live in Barbie Land is to be a perfect being in a perfect place. Unless you have a full-on existential crisis. Or you’re a Ken.

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From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (Ladybird, Little Women) comes Barbie, starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken! Barbie and Ken are having the time of their lives in the colourful and seemingly perfect world of Barbie Land. However, when they get a chance to go to the real world, they soon discover the joys and perils of living among humans.

“A miraculous achievement” Independent ★★★★★

Telegraph ★★★★  Little White Lies ★★★★ Empire ★★★★ Metro ★★★★

Directed by Greta Gerwig
With Margot Robbie, Ryan Gosling,
1hr 54 mins // US 2023

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (PG)Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 18 – Thu 31 Aug, Various Times £6.80pp / £5.00pp on Tuesdays

In Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, after years of being sheltered from the human world, the Turtle brothers set out to win the hearts of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers through heroic acts. Their new friend April O’Neil helps them take on a mysterious crime syndicate, but they soon get in over their heads when an army of mutants is unleashed upon them.

“Our pizza-loving heroes ar

e back – and better than ever” The Independent ★★★★

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“Virtually impossible not to be charmed by these reptilian bros!” Empire ★★★★

Directed by Jeff Rowe
Voiced by Micah Abbey, Shamon Brown Jr, Rose Byrne
1hr 40 mins // US 2023

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Oppenheimer (15)Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 18 – Thu 31 Aug, Various Times £6.80pp / £5.00pp on Tuesdays

Written and directed by Christopher Nolan (Dunkirk, Inception, Interstellar), Oppenheimer is an IMAX®-shot epic thriller that thrusts audiences into the pulse-pounding paradox of the enigmatic man who must risk destroying the world in order to save it.

The film stars Cillian Murphy as J. Robert Oppenheimer and Emily Blunt as his wife, biologist and botanist Katherine “Kitty” Oppenheimer. Oscar® winner Matt Damon portrays General Leslie Groves Jr., director of the Manhattan Project, and Robert Downey, Jr. plays Lewis Strauss, a founding commissioner of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

“Cillian Murphy dazzles as the destroyer of worlds.” Telegraph ★★★★★

“A masterfully constructed character study from a great director operating on a whole new level.” Empire ★★★★★

Guardian ★★★★ Independent ★★★★

Directed by Christopher Nolan
With Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt
2hrs 50 mins TBC // USA 2023

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Netherfield Pride

Aug 18, Aug 19 & Aug 20

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Friday Quiz Night – Burnt Stump Inn, 8.00pm

The quiz is a Web based quiz so a phone tablet or laptop will be needed – don’t worry if not 100% with technology it’s really easy and our team are on hand to support if needed

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One Love – Top Spot, Carlton

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Saturday, August 19

The New Real Truth – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Jim Jackson – Crossing Club, Carlton

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Race Against Time – Vale Club, Colwick, 9.00pm

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Howzat – Top Spot, Carlton

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Sunday, August 20

Lisa Kaye -Top Spot, Carlton

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Summer Sunday Sessions – Spontaneous Folk Club – The Pit @ Newstead

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer, Carlton

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Monday, August 21

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, August 22

Pub Quiz – The Brickyard, Carlton

Booking advised 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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Bike Night – The Gleaners, Calverton

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Wednesday, August 23

Wednesday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Wednesday Quiz Night – Robin Hood & Little John, Arnold, 8.30pm

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Thursday, August 24

Comedy Hotspot – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 8.00pm

Hello there comedy fans. The award winning Comedy Hotspot have teamed up with the wonderful Bonington Theatre to bring you the very best in British Comedy. So, who is coming to entertain you on launch night?

I can tell you this, we will have probably the finest line up of live comedy anywhere in the UK that evening, and here’s a little more information on each act.


A repeat award winner of Best UK Compere, Stephen Grant  has written for some of the best in Britain and is widely regarded as being one of the very top TV warm ups!.


Longley has found himself headlining comedy clubs all over the country and is without doubt one of the best comedians working in the UK today.


A multiple award winning Brummie and a rising star of British comedy, her deadpan style sees her deliver a blend of sarcastic, observational humour with self-deprecating stories based on her own life experiences.


The multi-award nominated star’s indecorous brand of gossipy humour has singled him out as one of the UK’s most sought-after talents for comedy. You may have seen him in shows such as Live At The ApolloUnbreakable, co-host on Date or Drop alongside Amanda Holden, Would I Lie To You, Richard Osman’s House of Games, Strictly: It Takes Two, Pointless Celebrities and The Stand Up Sketch Show to name just a few. A superstar in the making – British Comedy Guide

To make this the perfect evening of live comedy, we need an audience up for a laugh. Is that you? Come and join us and see what an award winning comedy show looks like…

18+ | Line-ups are subject to change

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

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DJ Scott, Throw Back Thursdays – Top Spot Club, Carlton, 8.00pm

Old School with some great tunes from Reggae, Ska, Northern Soul, Motown, 70’s and 80’s.

Plus 25% discount on all Drinks.

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Thursday Quiz Night – Sashas Bar, Arnold

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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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Thursday Quiz Night – Copper Mapperley, 7.00pm

Thursday Quiz Night – Gedling Inn, Gedling, 8.00pm

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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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