What we're about

This Meetup group aims to explore some of the cultural aspects of life, and get people sharing experiences and getting thinking! We are a relaxed and friendly bunch, and we welcome new members to any of our events!

We host:

Monthly book group, held on the third Wednesday of each month.
Monthly film group, a trip to The Broadway cinema held on the first Wednesday of each month.
Nottingham Classics concerts.
Book swaps, where you can trade your old books with other group members.
Nottingham Café Scientifique and Culturel where, for the price of a coffee or glass of wine, you can come to explore the latest ideas in science and culture. Cafe Sci meets on Monday nights during term time. You can read more about Nottingham's Café Sci here (https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-culture-cafe-sci/pages/about_-_Cafe_Scientifique_et_Culturel_%28Nottingham%29).

We also hold other events or lectures that may be of interest, so why not look at our calendar (https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-culture-cafe-sci/#calendar) and see if anything sparks your interest!

As much as possible we try and co-ordinate our events with those on the Nottingham Social Activities Group (https://www.meetup.com/nottingham-social/) with whom we share many members; so why not join both and have a packed social calendar!

Upcoming events (4+)

Book Group - Non Fiction

Online event

This is a regular non fiction meetup, which takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. Currently we are meeting by Zoom - watch this space for link

In February we will be reading Shadowlands. The True Story of CS Lewis & Joy Davidson by Brian Sibley for discussion on February 8th

We usually have around 10 people attend. Not everyone books via Meet Up. You are welcome to attend regularly or drop in as and when a book takes your fancy. Don't worry if you haven't finished the book.

Prepandemic we met in a pub in Beeston. We plan to alternate between on line and in pub at some point.

Book Club AT THE VAT AND FIDDLE

Vat and Fiddle

Enjoy reading? Want to share your thoughts about books or just listen to other people’s opinions? Then why not join us. Book Club meets on the third Wednesday of every month in the Visitors' Centre function room at the Vat and Fiddle pub, which is near Nottingham railway station. Grab yourself a drink, then make your way to the room. Please do buy something if you can, as it helps to support the pub, which lets us use the room for free.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHANGE YOUR RSVP IF YOU CAN NO LONGER ATTEND.

This month's book is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey:

'Tyrannical Nurse Ratched rules her ward in an Oregon State mental hospital with a strict and unbending routine, unopposed by her patients, who remain cowed by mind-numbing medication and the threat of electric shock therapy. But her regime is disrupted by the arrival of McMurphy - the swaggering, fun-loving trickster with a devilish grin who resolves to oppose her rules on behalf of her fellow inmates. His struggle is seen through the eyes of Chief Bromden, a seemingly mute half-Indian patient who understands McMurphy's heroic attempt to do battle with the powers that keep them imprisoned. Ken Kesey's extraordinary first novel is an exuberant, ribald and devastatingly honest portrayal of the boundaries between sanity and madness.'

Looking forward, the books for February to June are:

March: A Visit from the Goon Squad - Jennifer Egan
April: My Dark Vanessa - Kate Elizabeth Russell
May: The Lamplighters - Emma Stonex
June: Expectation - Anna Hope

Book Group - Non Fiction

Online event

This is a regular non fiction meetup, which takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. Currently we are meeting by Zoom - watch this space for link

In February we will be reading Shadowlands. The True Story of CS Lewis & Joy Davidson by Brian Sibley for discussion on February 8th

We usually have around 10 people attend. Not everyone books via Meet Up. You are welcome to attend regularly or drop in as and when a book takes your fancy. Don't worry if you haven't finished the book.

Prepandemic we met in a pub in Beeston. We plan to alternate between on line and in pub at some point.

Book Group - Non Fiction

Online event

This is a regular non fiction meetup, which takes place on the second Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. Currently we are meeting by Zoom - watch this space for link

In February we will be reading Shadowlands. The True Story of CS Lewis & Joy Davidson by Brian Sibley for discussion on February 8th

We usually have around 10 people attend. Not everyone books via Meet Up. You are welcome to attend regularly or drop in as and when a book takes your fancy. Don't worry if you haven't finished the book.

Prepandemic we met in a pub in Beeston. We plan to alternate between on line and in pub at some point.

Past events (708)

Book Club AT THE VAT AND FIDDLE

Vat and Fiddle

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