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GIG GUIDE: Bands and musicians playing in the area this week

Friday, April 27

Music
Notts music aces ready for exciting few months with new single and tour

Notts music aces ready for exciting few months with new single and tour

Rising Nottinghamshire stars Ashfields are ‘ready to take it to the next level’ as they embark on a busy few months of action.

Music
INTERVIEW: Alan and Lisa Woolley of RAW Promotions

INTERVIEW: Alan and Lisa Woolley of RAW Promotions

RAW Promotions is a name familiar to music-lovers across the area for their long-standing commitment to putting on gigs locally.

Music
See Bestwood MVC in concert this weekend

See Bestwood MVC in concert this weekend

Bestwood Male Voice Choir will be performing their spring concert on Saturday, April 28, starting at 7pm.

Music
Science and love will come together in a play at Create Theatre this weekend

Science and love will come together in a play at Create Theatre this weekend

A story about science, possibility, love and the quantum multiverse theory is coming to West Nottinghamshire College’s Create Theatre in Mansfield soon.

Theatre and Comedy
Rock meets classical at the RCH

Rock meets classical at the RCH

Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall is the venue on Friday, April 27, for Queen: A Rock and Symphonic Spectacular.

Music
Talented collective ready for Nottingham gig in May

Talented collective ready for Nottingham gig in May

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Ímar will play Nottingham’s Djanogly Theatre on Wednesday, May 9.

Music
Loaded sweet potato with celery, radish and ricotta. Photo by Jason Ingram.

Recipe: Sweet potato topped with ricotta, celery and radish

A baked sweet potato provides a source of slow release energy.

Whats on
DVD review: The Good Karma Hospital

DVD review: The Good Karma Hospital

ITV’s Sunday night feel-good drama The Good Karma Hospital has now closed its doors, writes Tony Spittles.

Arts
Star trio will be picture perfect in latest production of award winner ART

Star trio will be picture perfect in latest production of award winner ART

The 2018 UK and Ireland Tour of the Old Vic production of Yasmina Reza’s Olivier, Tony and Moliere award-winning comedy ART can be seen at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal from April 30-May 5.

Theatre and Comedy
Online duo hit the stage at the RCH

Online duo hit the stage at the RCH

Two of the world’s biggest YouTube stars will bring their touring show to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Wednesday, May 1.

Theatre and Comedy
Record Review with Kevin Bryan

Record Review with Kevin Bryan

It’s time for Kevin Bryan’s latest Record Review feature.

Music

Thousands apply for Canine Cottages critic job as deadline approaches

A dog-friendly holiday letting agency received over 1,000 applications in the first 24 hours after posting a vacancy for a ‘canine critic’, and plenty more are expected before tomorrow’s deadline.

News
Astaire tribute show returns to the area with Strictly stars

Astaire tribute show returns to the area with Strictly stars

The touring show Remembering Fred is coming to Nottingham’s Royal Concert Hall on Sunday, April 29, starting at 7.30pm.

Arts
War Horse’s Royal Concert Hall stay proves to be a record breaker

War Horse’s Royal Concert Hall stay proves to be a record breaker

The recent production of War Horse at the Royal Concert Hall in Nottingham proved to be a record-breaking success, with over 55,000 people seeing the National Theatre’s global stage hit during its three-and-a-half week run at the venue.

Theatre and Comedy
Film Review: Ghost Stories is a satisfyingly nightmarish British chiller

Film Review: Ghost Stories is a satisfyingly nightmarish British chiller

Three supernatural stories are tied together in this retro-inspired horror with abundant jump scares, writes Natalie Stendall.

Arts
Sitcom favourite Sue will head the cast of this year’s Palace Theatre panto

Sitcom favourite Sue will head the cast of this year’s Palace Theatre panto

Sitcom star Sue Holderness will be playing the villain of this year’s festive family feast at Mansfield Palace Theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
INTERVIEW: Comedy favourite Tommy Cannon on his forthcoming acting role at Mansfield Palace Theatre

INTERVIEW: Comedy favourite Tommy Cannon on his forthcoming acting role at Mansfield Palace Theatre

Comedy star Tommy Cannon can be seen in his first solo acting role when the brand new comedy Seriously Dead comes to Mansfield Palace Theatre on Sunday, April 29.

Theatre and Comedy
John Shuttleworth

Top comedy names added to line-up for this year’s Tramlines festival

Celebrating 10 years of Tramlines, the all-encompassing Sheffield-based festival has revealed its first ever comedy lineup plus a new wave of acts with a keen emphasis on Sheffield talent to appear at the milestone event.

Music
Guitar ace Bonamassa to play arena gig in Nottingham

Guitar ace Bonamassa to play arena gig in Nottingham

Hot on the heels of his triumphant March UK tour, celebrated blues-rock guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa returns to the UK in October to perform three arena concerts including the Motorpoint Arena Nottingham on Friday, October 12.

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