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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (15 December – 21 December)

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 December 15 to Thursday December 21 across the borough.

Friday, December 15

Members Christmas Party with Last Stand – Calverton Working Men’s Club

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Steve Cage – The Ram Inn, Redhill / Arnold

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Its a Wonderful Life – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 1.30pm & 7.30pm

After despairing businessman George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. As he sees what life would have been like if he had never existed, George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted…

“Capra’s Christmas cracker shines anew” – Guardian ★★★★★

Directed by Frank Capra
With James Stewarts
2hrs 10 mins // US 1946

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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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Northern Line – Top Spot, Carlton

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The Marvels – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 15 – Thu 21 Dec, Various Times

Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence. But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan, Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team-up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as “The Marvels.”

“Marvellous!” Independent ★★★★

Directed by Nia DaCosta
With Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani
1hr 45 mins // US 2023

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Saturday, December 16

Kids Christmas Party – The Longbow, Arnold, 4.00pm – 8.00pm

Carlton at Christmas – St. Paul’s Church, Carlton, 7.00pm

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Newstead Abbey Singers & Ensemble – St. Swithun’s Church, Woodborough, 7.00pm

The Big Christmas Party – Burton Joyce & Bulcote Village Hall

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Steve Knight – Arnold Liberal Club

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20th Anniversary Screenings: Elf (PG) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Sat 16 – Thu 21 Dec, Various Times

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys… Raised as an elf, Buddy grows into an adult three times larger than the biggest elf–and realizes that he will never truly fit in at the North Pole. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world — in New York City and finds his workaholic father –who’s on Santa’s “naughty” list, a new mother and a 10-year-old brother who doesn’t believe in Santa Claus or elves. Here, now, Buddy discovers his destiny–to save Christmas for New York and the world!… A modern Christmas classic!

“Ferrell brings manic energy to this tale of an oversized elf called Buddy and it’s still a charmer after 20 years!” Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Jon Favreau
With Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen
1hr 37 mins // US 2003

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Chris Burr – The Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

Children’s Christmas Party – The Robin Hood, Lambley

Have we got a children’s christmas party for you. Saturday 16th december. Childrens entertainer, of course santa will be here and he is bringing mrs claus and this year we have a special suprise.

Mulled Wine & Mince Pies – Rivendell View Care Home, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

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Dance Party Screening: Stop Making Sense (PG) + Dj – The Bonington, Arnold, 7.30pm

No seats, just a ticket and a dancefloor!

Newly restored in 4K to coincide with its 40th anniversary, the 1984 film was directed by renowned filmmaker Jonathan Demme and is considered by critics to be the greatest concert film of all time. Shot over the course of three nights at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater in December of 1983, it features Talking Heads’ most memorable songs.

“Demme’s Talking Heads doc is still burning down the house” Guardian ★★★★★

“Truly captivating entertainment” Empire ★★★★★

“The best concert movie in history” Times ★★★★★

1hr 28 mins

*Doors will be open from 7pm. Chairs can be provided upon request. The bar will be open for the duration of the performance.

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Martin Gregory – Top Spot, Carlton

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Christingle Workshop & Carol Service – St John’s Church, Carlton, 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Marc Bolton – Richard Herrod Centre, Carlton

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Red Rocks – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Sunday, December 17

Kids Christmas Party No.2 – The Longbow, Arnold, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

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Tony Walsh – Top Spot, Carlton

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Family Carol Service – The King’s Centre Shirley Drive NG5 7JX, 6.00pm

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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Artists Makers & Fine Foods Market – Papplewick & Linby Village Hall

10am – 3pm (an extra hour for Christmas)

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Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer, Carlton

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Monday, December 18

Monday Quiz Night – The Arrow, Arnold, 7.30pm

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Christmas in the Village – Burton Joyce Village Hall, 7.30pm

Anatomy of a Fall (15) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Mon 18 – Tue 19 Dec, Various Times

When her husband is mysteriously found dead in the snow below their secluded chalet, Sandra becomes the main suspect when the police begin to question whether he fell or was pushed. 

The trial soon becomes not just an investigation, but a gripping psychological journey into the depths of their complicated marriage. With conflicting evidence and inconsistent testimony, words are wielded like weapons and shocking truths come to light in this thrilling Cannes Palme d’Or winner.

“A sparkling, intellectual thriller” Telegraph ★★★★★

“A stroke of courtroom genius” Filmhounds ★★★★★

“A murder-mystery that touches on marital tensions” Empire ★★★★

Independent ★★★★  Guardian ★★★★

Directed by Justine Triet
With Sandra Hüller
2HRS 30 MINS | FRA 2023

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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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Monday Quiz Night – The Bread & Bitter, Mapperley

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Monday Quiz Night – Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

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Tuesday, December 19

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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Evening Christmas members Party with Tony Marx – Top Spot, Carlton, 6.30pm

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Bike Night – The Gleaners, Calverton

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Wednesday, December 20

Winter Wednesdays with Steve McGill – The Gedling Inn, Gedling

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Redhill Academy Christmas Concert – St.Paul’s Church, Daybrook, 7.00pm

Five Star Swing at Christmas – Bonington Theatre, Arnold, 7.30pm

“A celebration of classic Seasonal Swing !” (Telegraph)

Swing ‘n’ sing-along into Christmas – with the unique Five Star Swing Band show – As featured at London’s Leicester Square Theatre and BBC “Children in Need” .

Enjoy all your favourite Christmas songs with the dynamic swing band treatment from Glenn Miller, Sinatra, Basie, Nat King Cole – jazzing up those Jingle Bells!

“Superb – they swing like crazy!” says Sheila Tracy, BBC. As seen at Dame Vera Lynn’s Charity Ball & Blackpool Tower Ballroom. “Swing and Song of the highest order” – Telegraph. Featuring Simone from the Ivy Benson Orchestra, and Chris Smith (Jnr) composer and arranger for the BBC Radio Big Band, Herb Miller Big Band (Glenn’s brother), plus Tony Bennett’s trombonist!

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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, December 21

Christmas Carols with Santa – Larch Farm Pub, Ravenshead

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

Themed Thursday Disco ‘Xmas & Party Cheese’ – Top Spot Club, Carlton, 8.00pm

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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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