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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (29 September – 5 October)

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 September 29 to Thursday October 5 across the borough.

Friday, September 29


Abbamia – The Major Oak, Arnold, 8.30pm

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The Brace – Nags Head, Carlton

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A Little Life (Cert 18 TBC)Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Thu 28 Sep – Sun 1 Oct, Various Times £12.50pp

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James Norton (Happy Valley) stars in the theatrical event of 2023 as visionary director Ivo van Hove (A View from the Bridge) stages the English language premiere of A Little Life . Following a sell-out West End run, this record-breaking production of the million-copy bestseller by Hanya Yanagihara will be released in cinemas across the UK and selected European countries on September 28.

A Little Life follows four college friends in New York City: aspiring actor Willem, successful architect Malcolm, struggling artist JB, and prodigious lawyer Jude. As ambition, addiction, and pride threaten to pull the group apart, they always find themselves bound by their love for Jude and the mysteries of his past. But when those secrets come to light, they finally learn that to know Jude St Francis is to understand the limitless potential of love in the face of life.

3hrs 40 mins (Including Interval)

*Content Warning: This production includes strong language, nudity, sexual violence, physical and emotional abuse, self-harm and suicide. It is intended for mature audiences and viewer discretion is advised.

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A Haunting in Venice (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 29 Sep – Thu 12 Oct, Various Times £6.80pp £5pp on Tuesdays

In post-World War II Venice, a retired Hercule Poirot lives alone in his own exile when he receives a visit from an old friend: the world’s number one mystery writer Ariadne Oliver. Enlisting his assistance in the debunking of famed clairvoyant Joyce Reynolds, they attend a séance at the faded and decaying palazzo of famed opera singer Rowena Drake. When one of the guests is suddenly found murdered, could there be more at play than Poirot’s logic can explain?

Based on Agatha Christie’s “Hallowe’en Party”, A Haunting in Venice is directed by and stars Kenneth Branagh and the stellar ensemble cast also includes Tina Fey, Michelle Yeoh, Kelly Reilly, Jamie Dornan, Camille Cottin, Kyle Allen, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ali Khan, Emma Laird, and Jude Hill.

“Michelle Yeoh comfortably steals the show in this starry adaptation of lesser-known mystery ‘The Hallowe’en Party’ ” Independent ★★★

Directed by Kenneth Branagh
With Kenneth Branagh, Michelle Yeoh, Tina Fey
1hrs 43 mins // US 2023

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Lee Michael – The Bonington Club, Arnold

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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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Luke Powel – Top Spot, Carlton

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Saturday, September 30

Echo Beach – Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton, 9.00pm

Free Entry

Dynamic duo, Echo Beach, will take you back to the 80s in style with hits from Frankie Goes to Hollywood, Soft Cell, Pet Shop Boys, Tears for Fears, Gary Numan, Eurythmics and many more from the 80s era

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Killisick Community Fun Day – Killisick Recreation Ground & Community Centre, 11.00am – 3.00pm

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Sci-fi Day – Papplewick Pumping Station, 11.00am – 4.00pm

Join by Colin Baker (the sixth Dr Who, 1984-86), Terry Malloy (Davros, leader of the Daleks) and Norman Lovett (Holly, from Red Dwarf) whom will be available for signed autographs and selfies throughout the day.* The world-renowned Theremin player, Lydia Kavina will also be appearing and performing this amazing instrument.

* Additional fees will apply

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Food & Drink Festival – Four Bells, Woodborough

Celebrating all local food & drinks across the East Midlands on Saturday 30th September. Live music throughout the event from local artists

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Films of Hong Kong: In the Mood for Love (PG) + Kei Po Exhibition – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 2.30pm

A beautiful story from Hong Kong that looks both forward and back with a nostalgia for a romantic form of cinema. Wong Kar Wai’s In the Mood for Love was recently voted as the fifth greatest film of all time according to the BFI’s Critics Poll, a vote conducted every 10 years. The film is  a “heart-breaking story of illicit love that pulses with the ache of repressed desire”. (BFI)

“A film that treats the theme of love and betrayal with a theological seriousness”

Guardian ★★★★★


王家衛執導電影《花樣年華》,被評為史上排名第五位嘅電影,係根據 BFI 每10年進行一次嘅民意調查所得。依部電影係一個「令人超心碎嘅曖昧愛情故事,帶住一股充滿壓抑感嘅慾望痛苦」(BFI)


The exhibition will take place between 1 – 2.30pm and 4 – 6pm, including a speech on the history of Kei Po in relation to Hong Kong. In the Mood for Love will be shown at 2.30pm

Directed by Wong Kar Wai
With Tony Leung, Maggie Cheung
1hr 38 mins // HK 2000

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DJ Ebbo – Crossing Club, Carlton

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John C Morgan – Top Spot, Carlton

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Giant – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Sunday, October 1

AL – Top Spot, Carlton

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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, October 2

Monday Quiz Night – The Arrow, Arnold, 7.30pm

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Nottingham Organ Society – The Bonington, Arnold, 7.30pm


The Nottingham Organ Society return with the brilliant Chris Stanbury as their October guest.

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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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Live Jazz – The Vale, Woodthorpe, 8.00pm

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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, October 3

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, October 4

Mapperley Top Comedy Night – The Plainsman, Mapperley


Little Peas Children’s Clothing Swap Shop – Burton Joyce Village Hall, 7.00pm

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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, October 5

Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

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Jazz Steps: Brandon Allen’s Groove Band – The Bonington, Arnold, 7.30pm


Grooves and then some more… Brandon Allen’s Groove Band does ‘what it says on the tin’! Expect funky baselines, otherworldly drum grooves, soaring synthesisers and intricate and intoxicating sax/guitar melodies. Musical influences include Weather Report, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Harris, John Scofield, Lalo Schifrin, Tom Scott, David Sanborn, The Brecker Brothers and Vangelis.

‘Brandon Allen is arguably the most exciting tenor player in Britain today. His phrasing is unashamedly emotional, soaked in the blues tradition.’ Jazzwise Magazine

‘Muscular and robust one moment, warm and soothing another, stretching out with an abrasive edge’ Jazz Journal

‘…a saxophone heavyweight, at the height of his powers…’. Blues and Soul Magazine

Brandon Allen – saxes
Mike Outram – guitar
Jim Watson – keys
Dave Jones – electric bass
Karl Paavola – drums

Presented by Jazz Steps

*Please note, seating for Jazz Steps shows is unallocated

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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

Please contact venue to confirm availability and details

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