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The Vibe – your guide to what’s going on in Gedling borough (8 December – 14 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 - thevibe@gedlingeye.co.uk.


Here’s our latest round-up of latest events taking place from Friday December 8 to Thursday December 14 across the borough.

Friday, December 8

Christmas Market – Richard Bonnington Primary School, 3.30pm – 6.30pm

Colwick Christmas – St.John The Baptist Church, Colwick, 5.00pm

Elvis – Sashas Bar, Arnold

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Twilight Market – Patching’s Art Centre, Calverton, 4.30pm – 8.30pm

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Connor O’Neill – The Ram Inn, Redhill / Arnold

Robert Perry – The Nag’s Head, Carlton

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Friday Quiz Night – Burnt Stump Inn, 8.00pm

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Christmas Karaoke – The Willowbrook, Gedling, 8.00pm

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Nicola T – Top Spot, Carlton

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Saturday, December 9

Burton Joyce Community Festive Market – Burton Joyce Village Hall, 10.00am – 2.00pm

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Family Christmas Concert – All Hallows Church, Gedling, 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Friz Frizzle and Late Night Comedy club – Netherfield, 7.00pm – 10.30pm

Tickets £8 each

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Santa’s Grotto – Arnold Library, 10.00 – 2.00pm

Jay Harrison – Arnold Liberal Club

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Andy Whittle – Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

Marlow & Smith – The Ram Inn, Redhill / Arnold

The Retro Brothers – Top Spot, Carlton

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Sista Soul – Calverton Working Men’s Club, Calverton

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Sunday, December 10

Darren Anthony – The Brick Yard, Carlton, 4.00pm

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James Snow – Top Spot, Carlton

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Sunday Quiz Night – Larch Farm, Ravenshead

Sunday & Wednesday evenings

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EVENT CINEMA: CBeebies Panto: Robin Hood (U) – Bonington Cinema, 10:30am


The CBeebies Panto is coming back in cinemas for yet another Christmassy adventure, this time with Robin Hood at the helm!

As always, the show will feature many of CBeebies’ most popular actors and presenters. Full of catchy songs, dancing, and pantomime fun, it promises to be the must-see Christmas event for pre-schoolers and their families.

60 mins

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Artists Makers & Fine Foods Market – Woodborough Village Hall, 10.00am – 3.00pm

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Sunday Quiz Night – Old Volunteer, Carlton

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Monday, December 11

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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Catch-up Screenings: The Great Escaper (12A) – Bonington Cinema

Mon 11 – Thu 14 Dec Various Times

In the summer of 2014, Bernard Jordan (Michael Caine) made global headlines. He had staged a “great escape” from his care home to join fellow war veterans on a beach in Normandy, commemorating their fallen comrades at the D-Day Landings 70th anniversary. It was a story that captured the imagination of the world as Bernie embodied the defiant, “can-do” spirit of a generation that was fast disappearing. But of course, it wasn’t the whole story.

It was an inspirational but sanitised retelling of one man’s need to come to terms with the lasting trauma of war. Bernie’s adventure, spanning a mere 48 hours, also marked the culmination of his 60-year marriage to Rene (Glenda Jackson) – The Great Escaper celebrates their enduring love but always with an eye to the lessons we might learn from the Greatest Generation.

“Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson exude ineffable class” Guardian ★★★★

Total Film ★★★★  Metro ★★★★  Mirror ★★★★

Directed by Oliver Parker
With Michael Caine, Genda Jackson
1hr 36 mins // UK 2023

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Monday Quiz Night – The Bread & Bitter, Mapperley

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Nottingham Organ Society- Elizabeth Harrison – Bonington Theatre, 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 – Four Bells, Woodborough, 7.30pm

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Tuesday, December 12

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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EVENT CINEMA: ROH Live: The Nutcracker (U) – The Bonington Cinema, 7.15pm


Join Clara at a delightful Christmas Eve party that becomes a magical adventure once everyone else is tucked up in bed. Marvel at the brilliance of Tchaikovsky’s score, as Clara and her enchanted Nutcracker fight the Mouse King and visit the Sugar Plum Fairy in the glittering Kingdom of Sweets. Peter Wright’s much–loved production for The Royal Ballet, with gorgeous period designs by Julia Trevelyan Oman, keeps true to the spirit of this festive ballet classic, combining the thrill of the fairy tale with spectacular dancing.

Music – Pyotr Il’yich Tchaikovsky
Production and choreography – Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov

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Bike Night – The Gleaners, Calverton

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Seaside Special (12A) – The Bonington Cinema

Tue 12 – Wed 13 Dec 4:30pm

A love letter to Britain from our friends in Europe, Jens Meurer’s funny, bittersweet and loving Seaside Special visits the town of Cromer, Norfolk as it prepares for its annual end-of-pier variety show during the summer of 2019.

With the show due to be performed twice a day for three months, we meet the performers, the team pulling it together, and the townsfolk who will flock to each show day after day. In the background Brexit is hitting its stride, and as we see the talent and the passion driving the show, we also witness a microcosm of a Britain in flux.

All shot beautifully on 16mm film, Seaside Special is affectionate and funny filmmaking reflecting the eccentricities of classic English entertainment while the country sets out to leave its European neighbours.

“Vivid and richly affectionate” Guardian ★★★★

Seaside Special: German film captures British traditions at time of Brexit – BBC News

Read what our Film Programmer Jeremy had to say here…

“A humorous, melancholic time-capsule of a rather unique moment in time — the dying days of the UK’s decades old relationship with Europe. Yet there’s little anger or divisiveness here. For want of a better term, it’s keep calm and carry on. ” Filmhounds ★★★★

Directed by Jens Meurer
1hr 33 mins // GER 2023

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Wednesday, December 13

Winter Wednesdays with Steve McGill – The Gedling Inn, 8.00pm

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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 14

Christmas Party – Core Centre, Calverton, 12.00pm – 4.00pm

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Thursday Quiz Night – The Gleaners, Calverton, 8.30pm

70s Themed Thursday disco – 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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