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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (24 May – 30 May)

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Here’s our latest round-up of events taking place from Friday, May 24 to Thursday, May 30 across the borough.


Friday, May 24

Friday Quiz Night – Burnt Stump Inn, 8.00pm

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IF – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

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Fri 24 May – Sun 2 Jun, Various Times £6.80pp £5.00pp on Tuesdays

From writer and director John Krasinski, IF is about a girl who discovers that she can see everyone’s imaginary friends — and what she does with that superpower — as she embarks on a magical adventure to reconnect forgotten IFs with their kids.

IF stars Cailey Fleming, Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski, Fiona Shaw, and the voices of Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Louis Gossett Jr. and Steve Carell alongside many more as the wonderfully unique characters that reflect the incredible power of a child’s imagination.

Times ★★★★ Telegraph ★★★★

Directed by John Krasinski
With Ryan Reynolds, John Krasinski
1hr 44 mins // US 2024

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EVENT CINEMA Macbeth: Ralph Fiennes & Indira Varma (12A) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 24 – Wed 29 May, Various Times £12.50pp

Directed by Simon Godwin, Artistic Director of the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington D.C, Macbeth will be filmed live at a custom-built theatre space at Dock X in London, giving audiences the chance to be even closer to the action.

Starring Tony and BAFTA Award-winning Ralph Fiennes (Schindler’s List, Harry Potter and James Bond) as Macbeth and Olivier Award-winning Indira Varma (Luther, Game of Thrones and The Seagull) as Lady Macbeth, this is a brand new and critically acclaimed interpretation of one of Shakespeare’s most famous tragedies

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★★★★ ‘A full-voltage, visceral Macbeth. Ralph Fiennes is pure poetry’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘A Macbeth that quickens the pulse, then goes for the jugular.’ Financial Times
★★★★ ‘Beautifully staged. Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma are a killer couple. Spectacular.’ WhatsOnStage

2hrs 30 mins

‘Macbeth contains sequences of flashing lights which might affect customers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.’

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EVENT CINEMA NT Live: The Motive & the Cue (15) – Extra Screenings – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 24 – Tue 28 May, Various Times £12.50pp

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play.

1964: Richard Burton, newly married to Elizabeth Taylor, is to play the title role in an experimental new Broadway production of Hamlet under John Gielgud’s exacting direction. But as rehearsals progress, two ages of theatre collide and the collaboration between actor and director soon threatens to unravel.

Written by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and designed by Es Devlin (The Crucible), the Evening Standard award-winning best new play was filmed live during a sold-out run at the National Theatre.

“Mark Gatiss gives the performance of his career in this shiver-making drama” Telegraph ★★★★★

The Motive and the Cue
a new play by Jack Thorne
directed by Sam Mendes

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VYBZ – Top Spot, Carlton



Alan Squires – Waggon and Horses, Arnold


The Dancing Beggars – The Willowbrook, Gedling Village


Saturday, May 25


Gedling Artists & friends – Westdale Lane Community Centre, Mapperley

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Taco Night – The Gedling Inn, Gedling

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Pancakeboy & Miss Shapen – The Organ Grinder, Arnold


James Parkes – The Vale Social Club, Colwick


Babs and Badgers Quiz Night – Connect, Netherfield

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Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman *Rescheduled- Bonington Theatre, Arnold

Sat 25 May, 7:30pm £12.50pp

Join one of the UK’s favourite folk duos, husband and wife Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman for an evening of intimate and friendly songs and stories, based in tradition.

With a simple setup of guitar, piano and vocals, they present an evening of pure emotion, shared experience, and sheer joy in what they do. The duo has entwined their professional and personal relationship over two decades – delivering assured, distinctive performances that are always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material which ranges from bitter to sweet, wry to sad, political to passive.

Together they are an enviable class act of imaginative song writing and musicianship, twice winning the coveted ‘Best Duo’ at the BBC Folk Awards (2013 & 2016).

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Hold Back The Night – Arnold Liberal Club

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The SKAs – The Gleaners Inn, Calverton


The Hitsters – Calverton Working Men Club


Lisa D’Maio – Top Spot, Carlton

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Wilf – Admiral Rodney, Calverton


Sunday, May 26


Arnold History Walks with Bob Massey – The AMP, Arnold


The Griffin Festival – The Griffin’s Head Pub, Papplewick

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Artisan Fair – Papplewick Pumping Station



Lina – Top Spot, Carlton

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead, 9.00pm

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Monday, May 27


Kids fun Day – Gedling Inn, Gedling


Monday Quiz Night – The Arrow, Arnold, 7.30pm

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Family Fun Day – The Vale Social Club, Colwick


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, May 28


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, May 29


Wednesday Quiz Night – Robin Hood & Little John, Arnold, 8.30pm

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Thursday, May 30


Boogie Night Thursdays – The Longbow, Arnold, 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Creating a safe and fun environment for adults with learning difficulties to socialise and dance the night away.

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Jazz Steps: Art Themen Organ Trio – Bonington, Arnold

Thu 30 May, 7:30pm £15.00pp

Groove-led re-imaginings of the jazz canon from legendary sax maestro Art Themen, who famously combined being a consultant orthopaedic surgeon and playing with the likes of Alexis Korner & Stan Tracey. Pete Whittaker (organ) & George Double (drums) make for a tight trio.

Presented by Jazz Steps

*Please note, seating for Jazz Steps shows is unallocated

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm


George Michael & 80’s Tribute Afternoon Tea – Planters Brookfield, Mapperley

We’ll greet you at the restaurant at 2:30pm and serve you your afternoon tea. Our entertainment starts shortly after and will finish at approximately 4:30pm. Afternoon tea includes a selection of finger sandwiches, fruit and plain scone with jam and clotted cream, selection of mini cakes and tea or filter coffee.

£30 per person

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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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