Social Events in Nottingham, UK This Week

Let’s explore social events in Nottingham, UK happening this week. Local events are a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Look through this page and consider going out and socializing during one of these social events.

Social events are great and offer a world of possibilities. You can make new friends, learn new skills, see things from different perspectives and it’s fantastic for your mental health. And never before has companionship and being able to spend time with others been as important as it is today.

You probably remember being a kid and going up to another person your age and saying, “Do you want to be friends?” and that was pretty much that. Friend made. Alas, it’s not quite as simple now that we’re grown up, but it doesn’t have to be as difficult or as awkward as we think. There are thousands of people out there who would love to meet up with others, finding them just takes a bit of help and that’s what we’re here for.

On this page, we hope you’ll find some interesting events in Nottingham where you can make some new friends.

Local Groups’ Events in Nottingham

Let’s meet for our first event!

Let's meet for our first event!

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Spice Cay Restaurant & Bar

Let’s make our first connection. It would be great to meet up in person and get to know each other. And what better way to do that than over good food/drinks! Join us for lunch at the Spice Cay Restaurant and Bar in the Lace Market, and let’s discuss what kind of events we’d all like to enjoy.

The Venue: Spice Cay Restaurant and Bar

Time and Date: Saturday May 18th, 12:30pm

Dress Code: Casual

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Nottingham Men’s Dinner club

Nottingham Men's Dinner club

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: Bill’s Nottingham Restaurant

Join me and other men for dinner, conversation, connection and support.

**To reserve your seat at the dinner club, £10 deposit is required in advance .**

We meet around a table to eat and talk together. We focus on fostering a supportive environment, promoting men’s mental health and well-being through open discussions and engaging activities.

Join us to build meaningful friendships, improve me(…)

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Food….. – Royal Gurkha

Food..... - Royal Gurkha

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Royal Gurkha

Yep, More food! This went down quite well last year so here it is again for those who couldn’t make the short notice last time.

Royal Gurkha is a Nepalese/Indian restaurant on Cromford road near Asda, menus can be found online. Always had good food and service previously and it has a good calm atmosphere. The owner, a young chap, is very friendly and welcoming.

As ever the No.1 bus goes either w(…)

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The State of Education:
Why are so many parents opting out?

The State of Education: 
Why are so many parents opting out?

◦ When: Thursday, May 16th

◦ Where: The Hop Merchant

The STATE of Education. Why are so many parents opting out?

Dr Val Fraser Education Adviser, and Former Teacher, Teacher Educator and OFSTED Inspector for HMG.

In the last four years home education rates have increased and are estimated to be 100,000 across England. That is more than one in 100 children with many (25%) parents citing lifestyle or “philosophical reasons” for abandoning traditiona(…)

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Taming the AWS Lambda Deployment Jungle of Packaging Patterns

Taming the AWS Lambda Deployment Jungle of Packaging Patterns

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: BJSS

**May**’s early morning dose of **Notts Techfast** has an extra ‘roar’. This month’s instalment of **Nottingham’s** *’before work’* shot of technology-focussed talks and chat we’re on safari.

This will be a ‘**hybrid event**’ – both in-person at **BJSS Nottingham**’s office, and available to join online too. Those who mark themselves as attending will be sent a link to join the webinar closer to (…)

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West Bridgford night out

West Bridgford night out

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: O’connor Irish Bar

We had such a lovely evening at our last West Bridgford event so have decided to do it again.

A new Irish Bar has opened on Central Avenue, so we thought we would start there and go for a quick drink before moving onto the Parlour around 8.00 where they have a DJ on Friday nights and then finishing the evening at the Botanist. All the bars have good outside space if the weather is good, although (…)

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NCCS Fiction Book Group – ‘Mother Night’ by Kurt Vonnegut

NCCS Fiction Book Group - 'Mother Night' by Kurt Vonnegut

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Vat and Fiddle

**This Months Book Discussion**
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut
Nominated by Mary

*Mother Night* is a daring challenge to our moral sense. American Howard W. Campbell, Jr., a spy during World War II, is now on trial in Israel as a Nazi war criminal. But is he really guilty? In this brilliant book rife with true gallows humour, Vonnegut turns black and white into a chilling shade of grey with a verd(…)

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Midweek Drinks – Farewell Party! 🍷

Midweek Drinks - Farewell Party! 🍷

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: undefined

Hi Everyone,

Apologies for the bigger and bigger gaps between Meetups 😬 As some of you might have guessed, we’ve been considering the future of the group, and now feels like the right time to wind things down (let the actual ‘Young Pros’ takeover! 😂).

We’ve had some lovely comments about the group, and that’s thanks to all of you lovely people who have joined us over the years 😊 And on that n(…)

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MAY BOOK CLUB : THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

MAY BOOK CLUB : THE LOST APOTHECARY by Sarah Penner

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Nottingham Contemporary

*Hope to see you at the May bookclub event. This 2021 well received debut novel, takes us into the world of historical fiction; with a twist…*

**Hidden in the depths of eighteenth-century London, a secret apothecary shop caters to an unusual kind of clientele. Women across the city whisper of a mysterious figure named Nella who sells well-disguised poisons to use against the oppressive men in t(…)

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Football Group – Friday 3rd May

Football Group - Friday 3rd May

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: Forest Recreation Ground

Join us for casual footy at the Forest Recreational ground, with drills and small-sided games.

The cost is £3, which can be paid via bank transfer or through our club website.

Please join our WhatsApp group and my number is 07743479252(…)

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Bouldering at Depot Nottingham

Bouldering at Depot Nottingham

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Depot Climbing Nottingham

A chill bouldering session.

We’ll meet at the Depot at 7:00pm, climb until 9:00pm, then go for a drink after.

* 🧗🏻 All skill levels welcome, including if it’s your first time. You can take things at your own pace and do as much as you feel like.
* 👟 Just wear something comfortable to move around in, you can rent climbing shoes there
* ☕️ Tea and snacks available
* 💰 View the [Depot Pricing p(…)

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May’s Book Club & Lunch

May's Book Club & Lunch

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: Gusto

Welcome to May’s book club! This month, we’re reading “I’m Glad My Mom Died”, which is an autobiography by Jennette McCurdy 📚

Join us at Gusto for some tasty Italian food, as well as a relaxed chat about the book and anything else that comes up 😊

⚠️ There are some trigger warnings for this book, as it includes descriptions of eating disorders, alcohol abuse and mental abuse. Please only read i(…)

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Highfields & Nottingham University Four Mile Circular Walk

Highfields & Nottingham University Four Mile Circular Walk

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Lakeside Arts

Join me for a stroll around Highfields and the University of Nottingham starting from the Lakeside Pavilion.

Frequent trams and buses to the meeting point along with a free car park.

Well behaved children and dogs welcomed on the walk.

Walking Friends has to pay monthly bills to meetup. Any help to cover these costs is appreciated. Contributions can be made on the PayPal link provided below. Se(…)

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Meet and mingle

Meet and mingle

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Crafty Crow

Meet new friends in a relaxed atmosphere

Just let the bar staff know you’re there and we’ll make sure you’re all together.(…)

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Unlock Your Full Potential Group Coaching Workshop

Unlock Your Full Potential Group Coaching Workshop

◦ When: Saturday, May 18th

◦ Where: undefined

**This workshop is led by accredited Young Professionals Life and Career Coach, Alysha Burrell.**

**Why Attend?**

* **Empowerment:** Gain tools and mindset needed to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals.
* **Networking:** Join a supportive community of like minded people to network and learn from.
* **Career Development:** Develop career development skills through mastering the art of teamw(…)

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“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis

“The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: The Needle & Pin

Come and join us to discuss “The Magician’s Nephew” by C.S.Lewis.

The vibe is very relaxed and informal – no swotting needed. I’ll bring some questions along for us as conversation prompts to get us going, but we will see where our chat takes us!

Meeting at the Needle and Pin in Loughborough at 7.30pm on Wednesday 15 May. (Please note this is a cashless pub).

About the book:

On a daring quest (…)

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The Nottingham Spanish Language Meetup

The Nottingham Spanish Language Meetup

◦ When: Wednesday, May 15th

◦ Where: Bell Inn

¡Ven y conozca a otra gente hispanohablante en un ambiente relajado y amable! Come and meet other Spanish-speaking people in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere! This social get together is for conversation practice mostly beneficial for those who can converse in Spanish at intermediate level.

Please do not attend if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.

There is a food menu if anyone wants to eat.(…)

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La rencontre du lundi

La rencontre du lundi

◦ When: Monday, May 13th

◦ Where: Bell Inn

Nous sommes étroitement liés au Nottingham French Conversation Group qui a une page sur Facebook. Vous êtes cordialement invités à vous joindre à eux pour une conversation au Bell Inn. Les propriétaires ont gentiment reservé la salle à l’étage. L’escalier est sur la droite en suivant le couloir. On se réunit chaque lundi à 19h00.(…)

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Tuesday pub meet-up – The Bell Inn

Tuesday pub meet-up - The Bell Inn

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Bell Inn

Regular pub meet – come and join us for drinks and Italian conversation at a variety of levels in a relaxed atmosphere. All welcome – particularly new members.

With some of our usual ground-floor areas restricted at the moment, we are currently meeting upstairs in the restaurant area. The stairs are on the right side as you go in – about half way along the corridor.

A presto!(…)

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Sosial FX and Film General

Sosial FX and Film General

◦ When: Tuesday, May 14th

◦ Where: Gilt – West Bridgford

Chill chat mindmap idears for short film or story telling, or if u are into something similur for crativity.

As i have skills in Maya, Zbrush and AfterEffects for Advanced photography for Film and Editing Comp.(…)

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Tips to meet people at social events

You can make more friends at one party by showing interest in them than in a month by trying to meet people online. Meeting new people and making genuine connections in local events can be fun and easy if you go with the right mindset.

When it comes to meeting new people, nothing beats showing up in the real world. But none of the tips will work if you are not coming from the right place. Keep an open mind when attending social events. Reframe strangers as potential friends, it will make it much easier to approach conversations and fully engage in them.

When choosing an event, keep an eye on interesting themes, something you can relate to. Meeting new people in the context of mutual interest increases your chances of being friends.

Research events with the types of people you want to meet. They could be people in your age group, your field of work, or a specific neighborhood. Do not be too strict though, loosen up a little bit from your expectations.

Go where people are intentionally looking to make friends such as networking events where it feels normal and expected to walk up and introduce yourself.

In this digital era, apps and websites are the most convenient solutions for finding out about local events. If you are not sure where to look for events happening in Nottingham, you can try out Gigantic.com, 10times.com, or Thebestof.co.uk.

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InterNations Nottingham – Spring Party at the Navigation Inn

InterNations Nottingham - Spring Party at the Navigation Inn

◦ When: Friday, May 17th

◦ Where: The Navigation Inn

We are delighted to invite you for our May event at The Navigation Inn, a tastefully refurbished and quiet pub in the Nottingham city centre with a great selection of food and drinks. Please note that the kitchen will close at 19:45.

The Navigation Inn is located at the canal within walking distance from the train station. You can reach the venue in a few minutes from the train station or from th

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