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Links Round-Up: Week Ahead

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Hola! The crowds are killer this time of year – don’t forget to get that Christmas shopping out of the way before Christmas eve, and, if you do, don’t forget to panic on Christmas eve :) You’re welcome.

This week, we’ve got a few juicy morsels to get your teeth into – and remember, if you have any cool stuff happening around the area, drop us an email to let us know!

Firstly, there’s nothing like minor celebrity news to get the ol’ heart racing. You may remember Steve Best, Monumental Games’ Community Developer and brain behind aPint Film Productions, who penned some guest blogs for us back in August. ┬áSteve has finished post production work on his film, Ay up me duck of the Dead, and is moving on to bigger and better things… Zombie things, naturally.

With that in mind, he is hard at work developing Zombie Hood, a zombie feature set in Nottingham. Steve has recently managed to bag former pro-wrestler and star of Zombies from Ireland, Marcus Akin… That’s BB housemate Marcus Akin, in case you didn’t know! That’s right, from Big Brother house to Zombified Nottingham, Marcus has definitely moved up in the world. If you want to get involved, check out the Zombie Hood website, where you could appear in the film as a zombified extra!

Also happening this week – tomorrow, Tuesday 14th December is the next instalment of the ever popular Nott Tuesday event. So head down to Antenna at 18:30 to discover Lean Startups, as delivered by Joel Gascoigne, startup founder and developer. For more info, see the event listing.

Finally, there is a new exhibition over at Nottingham Castle that opened this weekend, celebrating life along the River Trent over the past 50,000 (count ’em) years. Finds range from the ancient – woolly mammoths and Bronze Age weaponry – to the modern – medals and an invitation to the opening of the current Trent Bridge. Check out this listing for more information or pop down to the Mezzanine Gallery at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery.