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Former Notts miner digs deep to write mining musical

A former Rainworth miner has written a musical drawing on his experience in the coal industry.

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Peatbog Faeries play at Off The Tracks festival.

Off The Tracks festival tickets up for grabs

Peatbog Faeries, Dub Pistols and Le Vent Du Nord headline this year’s Off The Tracks - and you win tickets to see them and free camping over the weekend.
We have teamed up with the festival promoter to give away a pair of weekend tickets, worth £160, which will entitle the winner to watch the bands at Donington Park Farmhouse and stay on the campsite for free.
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Misty In Roots and The Jar Family are among a stellar line-up of acts performing over the weekend of September 1 to 3.
Children’s activities include a costumed parade, workshops in circus, music, arts and crafts and enjoy hula hoops.
To win two weekend camping tickets, complete the name of this Off The Tracks headliner: Dub .......
Email the answer with your name, address and daytime phone number to: gay.bolton@jpress.co.uk
Entries close on August 29, 2017

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VIDEO EXCLUSIVE: The Sherlocks Live For The Moment as debut album is set to be a smash hit - out August 18

Live for the Moment is the long-awaited debut album from latest Radio 1 sensations The Sherlocks and the moment is finally here - it's released tomorrow, Friday, August 18.
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Wreck is being presented at Nottingham Playhouse next month

Edge-of-the-seat stuff in Wreck at the Playhouse

Challenge your perceptions of our world and the stories behind the headlines in new drama Wreck in Nottingham next month.

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Film Review: A Ghost Story

Film Review: A Ghost Story

Rooney Mara gives a mesmeric performance in this strange and beautiful film about a ghost trapped, eternally, in his marital home long after his wife has left, writes Natalie Stendall.

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Chris Farlowe is part of the Sensational 60's Experience tour

Marc Almond, Rob Brydon and some 60’s legends among big names heading to Nottinghamshire

Hit shows Sunset Boulevard and Titanic – The Musical are also on the way.

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Finnish blues star Erja Lyytinen has dates in Nottingham and Sheffield next month. Picture: Tina Korhonen

Erja getting the blues in Nottingham and Sheffield

Finnish blues star Erja Lyytinen is touring the UK next month.

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Rob Brydon is coming to Nottingham later this year

Rob Brydon has Nottingham date on new tour

Star of shows like Gavin & Stacey and Woukld I Lie To You?, Rob Brydon is embarking on his first stand-up tour since 2009.

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VIDEO: Speedy SIV sales is just the ticket to boost regional economy, says new entertainment and events boss

A speedy new tickets sales system to help people buy easier and faster at SIV's venues - including Sheffield Arena - was outlined today as part of major plans to increase business and boost the region's economy.

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Former Searchers frontman Mike Pender is part of the Sensational 60s Experience tour

Sixties legends are bringing sensational tour to Nottingham

The Sensational 60’s Experience tour is back at Nottingham Royal Concert Hall later this year.

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Nando's is giving away free chicken on A-Level results day

Nando's is giving away FREE chicken to all A-level students

Restaurant chain Nando's is giving away free chicken to A-level students across the East Midlands this week.

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The Skids are live at Rock City next month. Picture: Steve Gunn

The Skids are into Rock City

Best known for their hit Into The Valley, Scottish punk stars The Skids are back on the road to celebrate their 40th anniversary.

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Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

Kevin Bryan’s record reviews

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Marc Almond is live in Nottingham later this year. Picture: Mike Owen

Nottingham date for Marc Almond

Acclaimed as one of Britain’s most gifted and unique vocal talents, Marc Almond comes to Nottingham Royal Concert Hall this autumn.

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Mansfield 103.2 engineer Graham Collis and Jodie Henshaw, of Mansfield Museum, with one of the portable transistor radios on show at the exhibition. (PHOTO BY: Rachel Atkins).

Days of pirate radio revived by Mansfield Museum exhibition

In this high-tech, digital age of fast downloads and streaming, it’s hard to believe that we once had to snuggle up to portable transistor radios to catch our favourite music on pirate stations.

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Sheffield Arena Film and Comic Convention.

Film and Comic Convention at Sheffield Arena

Guests from Doctor Who, Aliens, Terminator 2, Rogue One, Star Trek and Blakes 7 will be among those at the fourth Film and Comic Convention at Sheffield Arena.
The event on Saturday and Sunday, August 12 and 13, will feature Cosplay - where costumes can be displayed on stage with a chance to win prizes, a comic zone where you can meet writers and artistes and comic creation master classes.

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Princess Party at Gullivers Kingdom.

Win a birthday party for your child at Gulliver’s Kingdom

Gulliver’s Theme Park resorts have been sprinkling their magic for nearly 40 years and making your child’s birthday party dreams come true and one they will never forget.

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Melvin Benn launching his ReBalance plans with Lande Hekt from punk rock band Muncie Girls, PRS Foundation chief executive Vanessa Reed and Lucy Wood, also from Festival Republic.

VIDEO: Festival boss launches ReBalance scheme to get more girls into music industry

Girl power got a helping hand today when one of the world's biggest music promoters launched an initiative in to encourage more female UK led bands, solo acts and sound engineers.

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The Dreamboys are coming to Mansfield next month.

Dancing and Dreamboys among Mansfield Palace attractions

Music, laughter, dance and Dreamboys are promised in Mansfield after the town’s Palace Theatre unveiled its autumn programme.

Theatre and Comedy
Can you dig deep for Derby Theatre and help with accommodation?

Can you dig deep for Derby Theatre and help with accommodation?

Derby Theatre is on the lookout for home owners in and around the city who are interested in joining the theatre’s Digs List, to offer short term accommodation to actors and other creatives who work at the theatre throughout the year.

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