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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (14 July – 20 July)

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 14 July to Thursday 21 July across the borough.

Friday, July 14

Greatest Days: The Take That Musical (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 14 – Thu 20 Jul, Various Times

£6.80pp / £5pp on Tuesdays

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Greatest Days is the feel-good and universal story of love and friendship featuring the hit songs of Take That and adapted from the smash stage show by the writer of Calendar Girls.

We follow five best friends who have the night of their lives seeing their favourite boy band in concert. Twenty-five years later their lives have changed in many different ways as they reunite for one more epic show by their beloved band, to relight their friendship and discover that maybe their greatest days are ahead of them.

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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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Abba Party Girls – Top Spot, Carlton

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Saturday, July 15

Newstead Family Fun Day – Newstead Recreation Ground, Newstead, 1.00pm – 5.00pm

Woodborough Summer Fair – Woodborough Sports Field, 12.00pm – 3.30pm

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Woodborough Art Group Summer Exhibition – The Institute, Woodborough, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Craft & Gift Fair – St.James Church Hall, Mapperley, 11.00am-2.00pm

Gin & Coke – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Summer Fair – Howard House, Redhill, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Back to the ’90s & 00s – Four Bells, Woodborough, 5.00pm

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Kim B – Top Spot, Carlton

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Flying High Annual Summer Showcase 2023 – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 2.00pm & 6.30pm


Flying High Expressive Arts CIC proudly present a breadth of talent from the local community in its annual summer showcase. People as young as 5 up to 87 will perform on the professional stage, some for the first time, in a range of theatre pieces, dance and song which will showcase some of the skills, ideas and confidence gained over the year. Pieces will include stories old and new with morals and thought provoking themes; fun, uplifting songs from this year’s Edinburgh Fringe show, Peter Pan; humorous sketches from life’s encounters and beautiful contemporary dance performances – a real mixture. We would love you to come and see for yourself!

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Jay Harrison – The Crossing Social Club, Carlton

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The Dice Shakers – The Old Vol NG4, Carlton, 8.00pm – 10.00pm

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Sunday, July 16

Popmaster – The Nags Head, Carlton, 6.00pm

Registration by 5.30pm

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Woodborough Art Group Summer Exhibition – The Institute, Woodborough, 10.30am – 4.30pm

Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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Armed Forces Breakfast Club – The Bank, Netherfield, 12.00pm

The Carlton Arnold & Gedling Armed Forces Breakfast Club is going for lunch! An amazing Around the World buffet for only £10.00 each.

If you would like to be included, please email

Paul Carbunkle – The Pit @ Newstead, Newstead, 3.00pm

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Open Mic Hosted by Hanousha – Gleaners Inn, Calverton, 5.00pm

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Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer NG4, Carlton

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Jamie Lee Lewis – Top Spot, Carlton

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Monday, July 17

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, July 18

Quiz Night – 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, July 19

Wednesday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Event Cinema : Oklahoma! Starring Hugh Jackman (PG) – Bonington Cinema

Wed 19 – Sun 30 Jul, Various Times £12.50pp

Oh, what a beautiful day! This July, the magic and energy of live theatre is coming to cinemas around the globe with the National Theatre’s acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Starring then-newcomer Hugh Jackman (Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman) as Curly, alongside Maureen LipmanJosefina Gabrielle and Shuler Hensley, this riveting stage production was filmed during its record-breaking 1998 run in London.

Directed by theatre legend Trevor Nunn (CATS, Les Misérables) with new choreography by Susan Stroman, Oklahoma! features some of musical theatre’s most delightfully hummable songs, including “Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’,” “The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” and the joyous title tune, “Oklahoma”. Now one of the most beloved musicals ever to grace the stage is coming to the big screen 80 years after it first premiered on Broadway. Grab your friends and ride your surrey to a cinema near you!

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Thursday, July 20

Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

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Food + Film: The Eight Mountains (12) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 6.45pm


Set against a truly magnificent Italian lanscape, The Eight Mountains is a profoundly moving portrait of a lifelong friendship between two boys who, after choosing differing paths, find themselves together once again where they first met.

“A movie with air in its lungs and love in its heart” Guardian ★★★★★

Times ★★★★  Little White Lies ★★★★

*Food will be served from 6.45pm onwards, with the film starting at 7.30pm

*Chicken and vegetable pasta with garlic bread  | Veg / vegan option – Creamy garlic mushroom pasta with garlic bread

*In Italian with English subtitles
Directed by Felix Van Groeningen, Charlotte Vandermeersch
With Luca Marinelli, Alessandro Borghi
2hrs 25 mins // ITA/BEL/FRA 2023

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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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