Events

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Coach (Nottm-London return ticket) for 'Restore Nature Now'

Coach (Nottm-London return ticket) for 'Restore Nature Now'

Taking Place Today

Coach (Nottm-London return ticket) for 'Restore Nature Now'

Taking Place Today

Book your coach ticket to travel from Nottingham to London for the Restore Nature Now event.

The country’s best-known wildlife and environmental organisations are all joining forces – for the biggest, family friendly gathering of people for nature and climate that the UK has ever seen. Restore Nature Now is a protest calling for urgent political action on the nature and climate emergencies.

The event is a legal, peaceful, inclusive and family-friendly march through central London.

Travel to London by coach. Meet at 7am on Station Street, close to Nottingham railway station and leave London at 6pm for the return journey.

We’re seeing alarming declines of wildlife. One in six species in the UK are now at risk of being lost.
There is hope: while we know the threats, we also know the solutions.

Organisations involved include: The RSPB, The Wildlife Trusts, The Climate Coalition, WWF-UK, National Trust, WWT, Greenpeace, Woodland Trust, Wildlife and Countryside Link, Rewilding Britain, Extinction Rebellion and Chris Packham.

Restore Nature Now are calling for urgent action - demanding a much stronger commitment to nature’s recovery from politicians of all parties, because we cannot afford to wait any longer.

Mammoth Cinema are kindly hosting the ticket sales and Extinction Rebellion Nottingham volunteers are organising the coach travel.

Tickets are non-refundable.

Read more about how to get involved on the XR Nottingham website
The Nettle Dress

The Nettle Dress

Showing Sunday 23 June

The Nettle Dress

Showing Sunday 23 June

A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.


‘Exquisite and inspiring, beautiful and helpful for anyone suffering loss or grief.’ Sir Mark Rylance


Textile artist Allan Brown spends seven years making a dress by hand, using only the fibre of locally foraged stinging nettles. This is ‘hedgerow couture’, the greenest of slow fashion. It’s also the medicine that helps him survive the death of his wife, which leaves him and their four children bereft, and how he finds a beautiful way to honour her.


'Grasping the Nettle' is at the heart of it. Making a dress this way becomes devotional, with every thread representing hours of loving attention. Over seven years Allan is transformed by the process as much as the nettles are.


The challenge of making zero carbon clothing means re-learning ancient crafts: foraging, spinning, weaving, cutting and sewing. Finally the dress is worn by one of his daughters, back in the woods where the nettles were picked.


A modern-day fairytale and hymn to the healing power of nature and slow craft.

A
recorded Q&A with Allan Brown and the director Dylan Howitt will be screened after the film.

Click Click

Click Click

Showing Thursday 27 June

Click Click

Showing Thursday 27 June

Click Click, a documentary on the career of legendary Malmö skate photographer Nils Svensson by filmmaker Phil Evans.
The film chronicles the photographic career of Malmö's Nils Svensson, spanning over three decades and documenting the ever evolving Malmö skate scene and the characters that have emerged from the city's DIY culture. Although Nils has been a master of his craft for years, he never pursued it professionally. He opted instead to work with Bryggeriet, the organisation that is the heartbeat of the Malmö skate scene. On the side of developing skateparks, contests, spots and a relationship with the city council, he also managed to take time to document Malmö's legendary DIY spots, parks and the skaters that emerged from these spots such as Pontus Alv, Oski and many more.
While Nils photographic talents took him further afield to shoot campaigns for shoe brands and projects with Polar, he always remained rooted in Malmö. It is here today, where he finds himself questioning his relevance. Nils recently turned 50 and although he is well respected he finds himself doubting his involvement in a traditionally young culture. Will he hang up his camera after three decades or will his friend's convince him to keep on going?

The documentary is brought to Mammoth - A Climate Action Cinema by Skate Nottingham, that will join us to present their work on the local skate scene, how Malmö as a city has inspired what they do, and their action plan for 2024 in trying to combat the problems Nottingham is faced with at the minute.

Grimm Tales & Golden Poems

Grimm Tales & Golden Poems

Taking Place Friday 28 June

Grimm Tales & Golden Poems

Taking Place Friday 28 June

A storytelling of four folktales and six classic poems, hosted by Dan Stock.

Some of these stories go very deep, some chart spiritual journeys, but all delight: an eight-year-old prince loses his golden ball; a princess besmirches her face while another takes evasive action to save her brothers, and what of the boy who went forth to learn what fear was? Star-studded with classic poems from Emily Dickinson, D. H. Lawrence and more, all exploring the magic of animals, this evening aims to nurture and nourish and feed you with vegan chocolate cake. Bar open. 

This is an event to raise funds for the World Land Trust who do incredible work around the planet saving, restoring and connecting forests, ensuring the survival of countless species. At the last count: the protection of over 12,936 species; the planting of 2,748,372 trees; the protection of 2,835,984 acres (and the co-funding of over 3 million more). See their website worldlandtrust.org to find out more about all they do. 

Dan Stock trained in acting at LAMDA and Applied Theatre at Central and currently performs with Storytellers of Nottingham. For more information about the World Land Trust and to donate please visit: justgiving.com/page/dan-stock-ecostories 

Why Not Scotland?

Why Not Scotland?

Showing Saturday 29 June

Why Not Scotland?

Showing Saturday 29 June

Across mainland Europe, nature is making a dramatic recovery. Wildlife is returning, forests are expanding, rivers are being set free and wetlands restored. As nature bounces back, people are returning too, finding new economic opportunities and enjoying the many benefits of a revitalised landscape.
If rewilding can happen in Italy, Germany, Poland and Norway, could Scotland be next?
Why Not Scotland? is a feature-length documentary, which forms a central part of the Alliance’s Rewilding Nation campaign. The film accompanies Flo, a young Scot from Glasgow, on an intensely personal journey, as she seeks out examples of nature recovery around Europe. Like many of her generation, Flo is concerned by the state of nature and fearful about an uncertain future. However, during her travels, she discovers places where nature is making a spectacular comeback, breathing life back into the landscape and revitalising human communities. Encouraged by these stories of hope and renewal, she is prompted to wonder: Why Not Scotland?

Why not Scotland is a film by SCOTLAND: The Big Picture, a founding member of the Scottish Rewilding Alliance, a collaboration between organisations who are calling for Scotland to declare itself the world’s first Rewilding Nation, with nature flourishing across 30% of all our land and seas.
Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Taking Place Sunday 30 June

Fashion Fictions - Mending Workshop

Taking Place Sunday 30 June

Join us for the last day of the Fashion Revolution Weekend!

In this workshop we will step together into a parallel world, in which every street has a repair salon. For one afternoon, Mammoth will become one of these salons, a welcoming place to bring your missing buttons, fallen-down hems, rips and tears. Whatever your level of hand-sewing experience, you’ll be supported to tackle your mends – materials and equipment will be supplied – and along the way we’ll chat about what it would be like to live in a repair-centric society, and what we might do to get there.

Leading the workshop will be Dr Amy Twigger Holroyd, Associate Professor of Fashion and Sustainability at Nottingham Trent University.
Together We Cycle

Together We Cycle

Showing Friday 12 July

Together We Cycle

Showing Friday 12 July

The film Together we cycle investigates the critical events that led to the revival of the Dutch cycling culture. Many people think that cycling in the Netherlands is a natural phenomenon. However, until the 1970s the development of mobility in the Netherlands followed trends across the globe. The bicycle had had its day, and the future belonged to the car: the only thing that had to be done was to adapt cities to the influx of cars.
But Dutch society took a different turn, and against all odds, people kept on cycling. There is no easy answer to the question why this happened in the Netherlands: many factors, events and circumstances worked together, both socially and policy-wise. In Together we cycle, key players tell the story of the bumpy road which led to the current state, where cycling is an obvious choice for most citizens.

Le bonheur + Forage-along

Le bonheur + Forage-along

Showing Thursday 18 July

Le bonheur + Forage-along

Showing Thursday 18 July

Join us for (possibly) the world’s second ever forage-along! 

Agnès Varda’s Le bonheur is a Technicolor dream that hides a kaleidoscopic nightmare – or, as Varda describes it, it is ‘a summer peach with its perfect colours, and inside there’s a worm’. The film’s tale of bliss and betrayal has confused and divided critics since its release. 

Worms won’t be joining us for the screening, but The Nottingham Forager will. In her expert company we will sample foraged delights inspired by the film and hear her reflections on the changes she has noticed along Nottinghamshire rivers. 

 This event is part of the ‘Water and World Cinema’ film season dedicated to local, national, and international bodies of water and inspired by the intense reporting on these waterways in the UK press. The film season is generously sponsored by NTU’s Institute for Knowledge Exchange.