If you’re considering coming to Notts to study, but are a bit worried that it’s not a massive city, you’re worrying for no reason. Notts is amazing! Here’s 8 wicked places you can visit that are less than 8 minutes on foot from Confetti!
Showing a range of indie films and documentaries, as well as the latest blockbusters The Broadway is one of the coolest places to catch a film in Nottingham. The chairs are super comfy, it’s not dead pricey and there’s the stylish Paul Smith suite designed by Notts’ very own…well, erm, Paul Smith!
The Broadway has good food and a lovely terrace on Broad Street (one of the best places to hang out in the city). They also run workshops, film festivals and you can get yourself membership for discounts. Study a film degree or FE course and chances are you’ll be visiting this place regularly and might even see your own work on the big screen.
Is it a record label? is it a record shop? Or is it a nice intimate gig venue? Well it’s all of the above! Chuck in the outdoor seating area, located on … you guessed it Broad Street and you’ve got yourself a right nice little hang-out spot!
With loads of great events there’s something for all Confetti students here. Drink & draw socials, film screenings, gigs and a lot of the time you get to meet some big artists for cosy gigs and record signings. There’s also the in demand Rough Trade photo booth. Did we mention they signed local duo Sleaford Mods? Yeah that too!
The NVA (that’s what the cool kids call it) put on loads of events, guest speakers and tournament nights. They also have the Toast Bar, which serves a lot of…well toast*
*Other food may be available.
Not only is the Motorpoint Arena home to the famous Nottingham Panthers ice hockey team, so you can deffo go ice skating. It also hosts some of the biggest bands, acts and comedians in the world. This year they’ve got Cirque de Soleil, Bastille, Bring Me The Horizon, Jack Whitehall and Russell Howard to name a few. You can always go and see Disney on Ice as well if that’s more your thing?
Rock City has been going strong for 35 years as one of Nottingham’s most famous music venues. It’s seen pretty much every band worth a listen grace its stages. If you’re from Notts you’ve probably seen loads of people play the basement ‘before they were famous’. Then had to move upstairs to the main hall to see them with 2,000 other people a year later.
If you’re not from Notts you’re in for a treat! Coming up this year they’ve got Jake Bugg, Sleaford Mods, White Lies and the list goes on. There are also weekly club nights! Rock City is also found right in the middle of loads of other places that are wicked such as Stealth (D&B, House, Techno etc) and Rescue Room (bit indie).
One of the most stylish streets in Notts, Bridlesmith Gate is home to brands like Fred Perry, Ted Baker and loads of others. It also links to some pretty cool restaurants and if you explore some of the alleys off this street you’ll find some nice little bars and cafes.
It also has some of the best outdoor acoustics in the city, if you get a licence to busk this is the pitch you want. Don’t you all rush at once Music Performance students!
In summer it’s a beach (we are not kidding they dump 2 tons of sand on it) this year the city got pretty famous on Twitter when a kid decided to go snorkelling in the fountains.
In winter it’s a Winter Wonderland (again, not kidding there’s an ice rink and everything!)
Throughout the year there are loads of markets and festivals taking place here and it is deffo gonna become the place you meet your mates. If you don’t know what the left lion is you’ll find him here and you’re gonna be weirdly proud of them within a month!