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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (4 August – 10 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 4 to Thursday August 10 across the borough.

Friday, August 4

Barbie (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 4 – Wed 16 Aug, Various Times

£6.80pp / £5pp on Tuesdays

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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.

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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Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (PG)Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Tue 1 – Sat 5 Aug, Various Times

£6.80pp / £5pp on Tuesdays

Sometimes the hero you are meant to be lies just beneath the surface.

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This year, DreamWorks Animation dives into the turbulent waters of high school with a hilarious, heartfelt action comedy about a shy teenager who discovers that she’s part of a legendary royal lineage of mythical sea krakens and that her destiny, in the depths of the oceans, is bigger than she ever dreamed.

“Has heart, energy and vibrancy” Filmhounds ★★★

Empire ★★★  Guardian ★★★

Directed by Kirk DeMicco
Voiced by Lana Condor, Jaboukie White, Toni Collette
1hr 31 mins // US 2023

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Brad Dear – The Robin Hood Inn, Lambley

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Elemental (PG)Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Tue 1 – Thu 17 Aug, Various Times

£6.80pp / £5pp on Tuesdays

In a city where fire, water, land, and air residents live together, a fiery young woman and a go-with-the-flow guy are about to discover something elemental: How much they actually have in common.

Telegraph ★★★ Times ★★★ Guardian ★★★

*Please note, the Pixar short film Carl’s Date, will play before the start of the film.

Directed by Peter Sohn
Voiced by Leah Lewis, Mamoudou Athie
1hr 49 mins // US 2023

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Friday Quiz Night – Burnt Stump Inn, 9.00pm

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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Nicola T as Beyonce – Top Spot, Carlton

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Saturday, August 5

Aithon Cooper – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Scott Anson – Top Spot, Carlton

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Netherfield Summer Fair – Netherfield Loco Centre, Netherfield, 11.00am – 4.00pm

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Dave Johns – The Crossing Social Club, Carlton

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Newstead Soul Club – The Newstead Centre, Newstead, 8.00pm – 12.00am

Newstead Soul Club residents and guest Dj Carl Piper playing your favourite Northern soul and Motown oldies fantastic dance floor and private car park

Evie Marlow – Beacon Hill, Carlton, 9.00pm

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Brad Dear – Gleaners Inn, Calverton, 8.45pm

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Sunday, August 6

The Soulman -Top Spot, Carlton

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Fundraising Tournament & Fun Day – Woodborough Playing Field, Woodborough, 2.30pm

Mark Ritchie – As Seen O̶n̶ Near a TV – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 7.30pm


Mark Ritchie, has toured the world and is a regular at the Edinburgh fringe. He returns with a hilarious new storytelling show, that he will be taking to Edinburgh later this summer… As Seen o̶n̶  Near a TV

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 7

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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Nottingham Organ Society – Elizabeth Harrison – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 7.30pm


The top organ players from across the country play at The Bonington Theatre on the first Monday of each month!

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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 8

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 9

Family fun day fundraising for Air Ambulance – The Gleaners Inn, Calverton, 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Everyone Family fun day, Bouncy castles, Face painting from 6pm, Lace city chorus from 7pm, Bat the rat, Giant jenga, Raffle lots of great prizes,
Tombola, Bottle tombola, Treasure hunt map win tickets for Ramsdale pirates crazy golf. Raffle tickets and treasure hunt map on sale @ Gleaners .

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Wednesday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Catch-up Screenings: Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (PG) – Bonington Cinema, 1.30pm

Wed 9 – Thu 10 Aug


Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy and a new team of Spider-People to face off with a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

“In every possible universe, and every interpretation, this slaps.” Little White Lies ★★★★★

“Visually astonishing, emotionally powerful, narratively propulsive — it’s another masterpiece” Empire ★★★★★

Independent ★★★★  Metro ★★★★

Directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers and Justin K. Thompson
Voiced by Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld
2hrs 15 mins // US 2023

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Thursday, August 10

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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