Jazz Steps Live: The Billy Pod Quartet

Tuesday 13th September, 7.30pm
Billy Pod is a Greek Jazz drummer / composer based in London. His album ‘Drums to Heal Society’ has not just given Vasileios Podaras (Billy Pod) a prominent position amongst the new generation of drummers internationally but has also demonstrated his compelling skills as a composer and music ensemble director, not a role usually associated with a drummer. This quartet brings excitement, texture and an original sound to this very talented composer’s work. Tickets are £12.00 and advance booking is advised.

Heritage Talk: TI-Raleigh

Saturday 17th September, 1.00pm
The TI-Raleigh professional cycling team, sponsored by the iconic Nottingham bike manufacturer, is one of the most famous teams in the sport. Join Chris Sidwells – author of Cycling Legends: TI-Raleigh – to hear about its remarkable achievements and successes, including victory at the 1980 Tour de France. All TI-Raleigh’s team bikes were built in the UK, firstly at the Carlton Cycles works on Dock Road, Worksop, later in a specialised unit in Ilkeston and all designed by a Worksop man, Gerald O’Donovan. Chris explores this local connection in a story that is a triumph of British engineering, as well as dedication to athletic excellence and success. This is a free talk but booking is essential.

Film screening for Inspire’s Poetry Festival: Evidently…John Cooper Clarke

Tuesday 20th September, 7.00pm
This hour-long documentary, first aired on BBC4 in 2012, traces the life of Salford-born John Cooper Clarke, from his explosion onto the punk poetry scene, through years of addiction and on to his comeback. Featuring interviews with stars including Bill Bailey, Alex Turner and Steve Coogan plus JCC performing some of his best-known works, this mini biopic will be introduced by Notts poet Andrew Graves, who also makes an appearance on the film. The film contains strong language and is suitable for ages 15+. Tickets are £3.00 and booking is advised.

Fun Palace

Saturday 1st October, 10.00am to 3.00pm
Go along to enjoy free and fun events and be part of the Fun Palace fun as you try out different arts, science, health and heritage activities aimed at anyone of any age. The whole library and the Aurora Wellbeing Centre next door will be taken over by fun activities; can you get around them all? Entry to Fun Palace is free and no booking is required – simply turn up and take part. Find out more at www.inspireculture.org.uk/funpalaces.

Booking for any of these events can be done online at www.inspireculture.org.uk, in person at the library or by phone on 01623 677200