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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (27 October – 2 November)

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 October 27 to Thursday November 2 across the borough.

Friday, October 27

Sasha’s Halloween Weekender – Sashas Bar, Arnold

Friday 27th & Saturday 28th

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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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Firework Extravaganza – Carlton Town FC, 6.00pm

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Ultimate Dua Lipa – Top Spot, Carlton

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The Canterville Ghost (PG) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Thu 26 – Tue 31 Oct, Various Times £6.80pp £5.00pp on Tuesdays

In this vivid adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic children’s story, the ghost of Sir Simon Canterville (Stephen Fry) has been roaming his castle for centuries, searching for a descendant who can release him from his curse by performing a brave deed. The only problem is – he keeps scaring them away!

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Finally – a family move in who refuse to be startled, and Sir Simon is able to tell his tale to the inquisitive and courageous Virgina (Emily Carey). Can the two of them survive The Ghost Catcher (Miranda Hart), and The Reverend (Toby Jones), to bring balance to the castle and set Sir Simon free?

“Oscar Wilde’s short story is the basis for this energetic family cartoon, with a spirited ghost voiced by Stephen Fry and a brief visit from confrere Hugh Laurie.” Guardian ★★★

Directed by Kim Burdon, Robert Chandler
Voiced by Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton, Emily Carey,
Miranda Hart, Toby Jones & Freddie Highmore
1hr 29 mins // UK 2023

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The Great Escaper (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Thu 26 Oct – Tue 14 Nov, Various Times £6.80pp £5.00pp on Tuesdays

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story.

It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

“Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson exude ineffable class” Guardian ★★★★

Total Film ★★★★  Metro ★★★★  Mirror ★★★★

Directed by Oliver Parker
With Michael Caine, Genda Jackson
1hr 36 mins // UK 2023

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The Old Oak (15) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Thu 26 Oct – Wed 8 Nov, Various Times £6.80pp

The Old Oak is a special place. Not only is it the last pub standing, but it’s also the only remaining public space where people can meet in a once thriving mining community that has now fallen on hard times after 30 years of decline. TJ Ballantyne (Dave Turner) the landlord hangs on to The Old Oak by his fingertips, and his predicament is endangered even more when the pub becomes contested territory after the arrival of Syrian refugees who are placed in the village without any notice.

In an unlikely friendship TJ meets a curious young Syrian Yara (Ebla Mari) with her camera. Can they find a way for the two communities to understand each other? So unfolds a deeply moving drama about their fragilities and hopes.

“Ken Loach’s fierce final call for compassion and solidarity” Guardian ★★★★

“A timely reminder that communities should offer welcoming hands” Filmhounds ★★★★

Directed by Ken Loach
1hr 53 mins // UK 2023

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Saturday, October 28

Andy Walker – Arnold Liberal Club, Arnold

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Day of the Dead Halloween Party – Inn the Bank, Netherfield

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Halloween Party – The Vale Hotel, Woodthorpe

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The Arnold Drag Show – The Bonington Club, 6.30pm

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Halloween Kids Party – The Vale Club, Colwick, 6.00pm – 9.00pm

Kids Disco, Kids Games, Dress the Mummy

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Halloween Market – The Beacon Hill, Carlton, 12.00pm – 3.00pm

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Halloween Party – The Beacon Hill, Carlton, 8.00pm

With DJ SKINZ. Best & worst costume competition.

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Peter Jones – Top Spot, Carlton

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Skate and Regenerate – Arnold Hill Park, 11.00am – 4.00pm

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Ken & Barbie’s Big Night Out – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Sunday, October 29

Leah Marie – Top Spot, Carlton

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Kids Halloween Party – Robin Hood Lambley

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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Children’s Halloween Party – The Bonington Club, 5.00pm

Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer, Carlton

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EVENT CINEMA: The Prince of Egypt: The Musical (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Sun 29 Oct – Sat 4 Nov, 12:30pm £12.50pp

Based on the classic DreamWorks Animation film and featuring Stephen Schwartz’s “miraculous music” (Time Out) – including his Academy Award®-winning song ‘When You Believe’ – and Sean Cheesman’s “astonishing choreography” (The Guardian), this epic, critically acclaimed production with an original London cast and orchestra of more than 60 artists tells an inspiring tale of resilience and hope.

Journey through the wonders of Ancient Egypt as two young men, raised together as brothers in a kingdom of privilege, find themselves suddenly divided by a secret past. One must rule as Pharaoh, the other must rise up and free his true people; both face a destiny that will change history forever.

Filmed live at the Dominion Theatre in London, this spectacular stage show comes to cinemas for the first time.

2hrs 40 mins TBC

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Monday, October 30

Free History Talk : Halloween – Robin Hood & Little John, Arnold, 7.00pm

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Monday Quiz Night – The Arrow, Arnold, 7.30pm

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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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EVENT CINEMA: Exhibition on Screen: Klimt and the Kiss – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Mon 30 Oct – Wed 8 Nov, Various Times £12.50pp

The Kiss by Gustav Klimt is one of the most recognised and reproduced paintings in the world. It is perhaps the most popular poster on student dorm walls from Beijing to Boston.

Painted in Vienna around 1908, the evocative image of an unknown embracing couple has captivated viewers with its mystery, sensuality and dazzling materials ever since it was created. But just what lies behind the appeal of the painting – and just who was the artist that created it?

Delving into the details of real gold, decorative designs, symbolism and simmering erotica, a close study of the painting takes us to the remarkable turn of the century Vienna when a new world was battling with the old.

From the director of Frida Kahlo and Mary Cassatt – Painting the Modern Woman comes a powerful, gripping and passionate new film.

1hr 30 mins tbc | 2023

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Monday Quiz Night – The Bread & Bitter, Mapperley

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Monday Quiz Night – Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

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Tuesday, October 31

Halloween at Papplewick with The Wooly Tellers – Papplewick Pumping Station, 7.30pm

A spine-chilling evening of ghostly stories at Papplewick Pumping Station

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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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Halloween Party – The Arrow, Arnold

Halloween party at the arrow with DJ Bryan and Scary Jess. Prizes for best dressed, games and trick or treat bags.

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Halloween Screening: The Birds (15)- 60th Anniversary – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Tue 31 Oct, 7:30pm £5.00pp

Wealthy reformed party girl Melanie Daniels enjoys a brief flirtation with lawyer Mitch Brenner in a San Francisco pet shop and decides to follow him to his Bodega Bay home. Bearing a gift of two lovebirds, Melanie quickly strikes up a romance with Mitch while contending with his possessive mother and boarding at his ex-girlfriend’s house. One day, during a birthday party for Mitch’s younger sister, a flock of birds attacks the children in what seems to be a random incident. In fact, it signals the beginning of a massive and organised avian assault on the residents of the town – a mysterious spate of violence that no one can explain… and from which no one might come out alive.

“A peerless horror film” Telegraph ★★★★★

“Alfred Hitchcock’s The Birds turns 60 this year, but its post-WWII anxieties are more prescient than ever”

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock
With Tippi Hedren
1hr 59 mins // US 1963

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Bike Night – The Gleaners, Calverton

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Wednesday, November 1

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, November 2

Comedy Hotspot – Bonington Theatre, Arnold

Thu 2 Nov, 8pm £15pp

You could be forgiven for thinking its going to be hard to better the first two shows, but fear not. Comedy Hotspot only puts on the finest comedy shows, and show 3 will be one of the finest line ups of stand up comedy anywhere in the UK! So, here is who we have in November making a full on assault on your laughter muscles.


Cerys is the current holder of the UK’s Best MC award, as voted for by the industries finest. Her West Country charm is easy to warm to, and she has the ability to warm up any room. So much so she is one of the UK’s leading TV warm up comedians. She has been in numerous nation TV ads, and is currently the voice of the National Lottery ads. She has also been a regular on Casualty as a paramedic since 2018. She is without doubt on of the very best, and she will live long in the memory, that’s for sure.


Sally-Anne is an multi award-winning comedian and a sought-after corporate performer (with clients including Virgin Media and Alcatel).  She is also a regular compere at Glastonbury Festival. She has performed all over the world and has provided regular tour support for Sarah Millican, Russell Howard,  Russell Kane, Hal Cruttenden and Suzi Ruffell. An accomplished breakfast radio presenter (Star 107.2), with TV credits (The Blame Game) and radio panel show credits (BBC Radio 4’s Elephant in The Room), as well as TV warm-up (Deal or No Deal Channel 4).


Ant Dewson is a comedian, mediocre piano player and singer of silly songs. Many of which are rude, all of which are hilarious. He’s a regular performer at the UK’s best comedy, a British Comedian Of The Year Semi Finalist and one of the funniest musical acts on the UK circuit. Ant has shared the stage with some of the country’s finest comedians including Michael McIntyre, Micky Flanagan and Lee Mack. He’s also performed with some shockers, all of whom he is too polite to mention here.

“Highlight of the night” – Tom Robinson BBC 6Music


In August ’23 the good people of NextUp Comedy filmed Alistair’s critically acclaimed Edinburgh show ‘Alistaircratic’, and it is now available to watch both on NextUp and streaming on ITVX. According to Fringe Review, ‘This is about as good as it gets’ while Entertainment Now called it ‘An absolutely stunning hour of comedy’. Alistair Barrie is one of the top headliners on the international comedy circuit. A regular at London’s world-famous Comedy Store, he has performed in over 40 countries including acclaimed performances in Australia, Cape Town, Mumbai, New Zealand and the legendary Comedy Cellar in New York.

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm


Karaoke & Disco – Top Spot Club, Carlton, 8.00pm

Plus 25% discount on all Drinks.

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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

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