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Mathew Horne's Nottingham – In Pictures


The Nottingham-born actor spent his early years in vintage shops and ancient pubs, and still visits regularly for Campari cocktails and live music. From a castle-turned-art gallery to the very best arthouse cinema in town, he reveals his favourite haunts in 'the Rose of the Midlands'.



Rock City, Rescue Rooms and Stealth

These three gig venues, which are all connected to each other, have a lot of music heritage. All the big bands play here. I’ve seen David Bowie, Radiohead and the Chemical Brothers at Rock City and I still go now; I’m seeing Foals play next month. Inside Rescue Rooms, there are walls of vinyl and books and exposed bulbs hanging from the ceiling. I spent a lot of time there as a teenager. We used to go down every Thursday night and see how many girls we could kiss. Every May, there’s a great music festival that takes place across all three venues – the Dot to Dot festival. There’s a great atmosphere – I’ll definitely be there.

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Mathew Horne guest stars in BBC One's Caribbean crime series, Death In Paradise, on Tuesday 19 February at 9pm on BBC One. He also appears in Playhouse Presents…Hey Diddly Dee on Sky Arts 1, Thursday 14 March at 9pm


Unfortunate NYE announcement

We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, both the Black Cherry Burlesque and Black Cherry NYE All-Nighter scheduled for 31st December 2012 at The Black Cherry Lounge, Nottingham have been cancelled.

To obtain a refund please return your tickets to us before the deadline stated below. Please note, funds will be returned to the card of purchase if you booked using credit or deb it card – tickets should be returned to the box office either by post or in person. For all cash sales, tickets must be returned and refunds collected in person.

The expiry date for Alt-tickets to issue refunds for this show will be Saturday 26th January 2013

We would like to offer our apologies and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events.

Rock City is 30th Anniversary Magazine

A couple of years ago back in December 2010, Rock City turned 30. To celebrate this mammoth achievement the folks over at Leftlion helped us produce a special celebratory magazine.

Download the PDF version Here and have a gander!

It includes the complete listings from 1980 to now, a brief history of the venue, what the musicians think of the place and some crazy tales from the dressing room including Axl Rose in a bath towel and Ozzy Osbourne's riot!

well worth a read.

we promise.

Love TeamRC

iPhone App Now Here!



and of course it is still available on Android in the Google Play Store Here


The Long awaited ROCK CITY APP has just gone live on GooglePlay Store for all you android phone users!

The iPhone version will be in the Apple App Store very very soon!

Get Downloading for some great exclusive offers and to stay up to date with all things Rock City!

Find it HERE

Trainee full time Lighting Designer wanted

Trainee full time Lighting Designer wanted

The successful applicant should have a decent knowledge of DMX data systems and Dimmers, experienced in using the Avolites Pearl Tiger and Expert lighting desks would be an advantage, though not a necessity, the ability to listen and learn is more important.

The Job will entail very late nights helping to run our regular nightclubs and some long days assisting with our live shows.

If interested, please supply a CV along with a brief portfolio to Dave Mcvea (details below)


David J McVea
Technical Manager
DHP Group
Nottingham Rock City
8 Talbot Street

Tel: 0115 941 5840 (Ext 6059)
Fax: 0115 941 8438
Mob: 07506 333 132

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DJ Shadow Competition!

DJ Shadow Give A Way

So we have some DJ Shadow albums to give a way and have decided to run a little competition for you...

Q. Why was DJ Shadow in the 2001 Guinness Book of World Records?

Email your answers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will be in contact with you if you win!

Hey Hey Hey!

Hey Hey Hey's First blog!

So here we are on Rock City's Brand New Website doing our first blog. We have been doing a lot lately at hey hey hey and we thought we would give you a quick catch up!