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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (5 January – 11 January)

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 January 5 to Thursday January 11 across the borough.

Friday, January 5

Laura Parker – The Waggon & Horses, Arnold, 6.30pm

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Maestro – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

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Fri 5 – Wed 10 Jan Various Times £6.80pp / £5 pp on Tuesdays

This towering, fearless love story chronicles the lifelong relationship of conductor-composer Leonard Bernstein and Felicia Montealegre Cohn Bernstein.

“An astonishingly beautiful film, by turns heartbreaking, tragic and tender, one that is fully constructed around two incessantly committed career-high performances.” Times ★★★★★ 

Telegraph ★★★★★ Independent ★★★★ BBC ★★★★

Directed by Bradley Cooper
With Bradley Cooper, Carey Mulligan
2hrs 9 mins // US 2023

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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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The New Real Truth – Top Spot, Carlton

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Wonka (PG) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold

Fri 29 Dec – Wed 10 Jan 2024 Various Times £6.80pp / £5pp on Tuesdays

Based on the extraordinary character at the centre of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s most iconic children’s book and one of the best-selling children’s books of all time, Wonka tells the wondrous story of how the world’s greatest inventor, magician and chocolate-maker became the beloved Willy Wonka we know today.

“Timothée Chalamet’s Chocolate Factory prequel is a superbly sweet treat” Guardian ★★★★★

“The most fun you’ll have in a cinema all year” Telegraph ★★★★★

Independent ★★★★ Empire ★★★★

Directed by Paul King
With Timothée Chalamet
Run-time TBC // US 2023

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Saturday, January 6

Films of Hong Kong: My Life as McDull (U) – Bonington Cinema, Arnold, 2.30pm £5pp

Set in the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong, My Life as McDull follows a piglet child, who isn’t the smartest, the handsomest or the fittest in the neighbourhood. As he daydreams of holidays, Christmas dinners and winning Olympic Gold medals, McDull navigates the minor disappointments of everyday life with his supportive, ambitious mother Mrs McDull.

A charming animated adventure for all the family!


Directed by Toe Yuen
*In Cantonese with English subtitles
76 mins | HK 2001

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Live Music Saturday with Mark Stevens – The Admiral Rodney, Calverton

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Jon Alex – Top Spot, Carlton

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Steve Miller – Arnold Liberal Club

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Robbie H – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Sunday, January 7

Michael James – Top Spot, Carlton

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead, 9.00pm

Wednesday & Sunday evenings

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Monday, January 8

Nottingham Organ Society… Pete Shaw – Bonington theatre, 7.30pm £8pp

Born in February 1960 at Tyldesley, Manchester, currently Playing the stunning KORG Keyboard products. Over the Last 19 years Pete has worked for various organ and Keyboard Companies demonstrating their latest products at Organ/Keyboard festivals around the UK, He is currently UK demonstrator for KORG PA series products and regularly appears at most of the major events with them throughout the UK!

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Monday Quiz Night – The Arrow, Arnold, 7.30pm

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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, January 9

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, January 10

Wednesday Quiz Night – The Nags Head, Carlton, 8.30pm

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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, January 11

Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

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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