Rough Trade

Rough Trade is a legendary record store which also has a gig venue and bar upstairs that serves up great craft beer...

With Beavertown being a mainstay on the taps, along with Guinness, and with two taps dedicated to serving up rotating local beers, there’s always something for everyone to drink at Rough Trade. They also stock a wide variety of bottles and cans in the fridge.

However, the main appeal of Rough Trade is the focus around music. Not only is it a fantastic record store, but also plays host to some of the best up and coming acts around in its 200 capacity gig venue - recently including The Japanese House, Sundara Karma and even Busted.

Rough Trade
5 Broad Street
Nottingham
NG1 3AJ
Sunday 11:00 - 22:00
Monday 10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 22:00
Thursday 10:00 - 22:00
Friday 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday 10:00 - 23:00

Upcoming events

  • Drag Bingo at Rough Trade

    Tuesday 17 September 2019 20:00

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  • Femmepop Live at Rough Trade

    Saturday 21 September 2019 13:00 - 15:00

    Femmepop will be live Rough Trade Nottingham in support of her new 'London' EP with a special afternoon performance.

    SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 1PM - 3PM

    FREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)

    Femmepop

    Femmepop is singer songwriter/producer Margaret O' Sullivan from Ireland. Femmepop is a one woman show. She writes, records, performs, produces and mixes her work. Ms Femmepop's voice has been classically trained and she attended Cork city's renowned music college, colaiste stiofain naofa. Her critically acclaimed debut album 'From A Girl Who Never Sleeps' was mixed and mastered by the renowned engineer Gavin Monaghan. The Single "Timescapes" - a collaboration with timecop1983, was included on BBC Radio, Tom Robinson's Best Songs of December. A further collaboration with Swedish artist Robert Parker resulted in the Single "Not That Kind" gaining femmepop further airplay in Japan. The song 'Yellow Lines' resulting in Tom Robinson's BBC 6 Music Mixtape. The 'Underground' EP was released in 2016 with BBC Radio Ulster Featuring 'There Is A Place' as 'Track Of The Day'. Her second album 'Dancing With Myself' was 'Highly Recommended' by RTE Radio's DJ Dan Hegarty and it gained further airplay on Ireland's national Radio station RTE and the UK's BBC Radio. The Metro UK compared Femmepop's music to that on something you might hear on Netflix soundtrack to 'Stranger Things'. Femmepop appears with Robert Parker on a song entitled 'demise' which is featured in the Soundtrack to the Swedish Film 'Videoman'. The soundtrack is Out now and is released by Lakeshore Records. The film is out now worldwide on DVD.

    The CYM EP was released on August 17th 2018 and is nothing like Femmepop's previous work. It outlines a vast leap into the unknown for Femmepop which is both exhilarating and exciting artistically. Always hard to pinpoint Femmepop's sound the CYM EP makes this even truer! The EP is now out on all digital platforms. Femmepop recently toured Europe with the CYM Tour, visiting cities such as Berlin, Paris and London. CYM EP has been played on the UK’s BBC Radio, Ireland’s RTE Radio and Germany’s 1LIVE with Klaus Fiehe calling it ‘Wonderful’. Currently performing live, Femmepop has just played Liverpool Sound City Festival where ELLE magazine recommended catching her and Dot 2 Dot Festival. She will soon perform at Berlin's Urban Spree.

    'London' EP

    The ‘London’ EP is a vast departure from the bulk of my previous work. Is it an EP of melodies, sounds and beats that I needed to get out of my system. I wanted to create a body of work without using my main instrument my voice. I realise this is taking a gamble with my listeners but artistically I must do what feels right at the time. I wanted to experiment and branch out as I feel I can do so much more than sticking to the one sound or genre. That is why since I released my first song my sound has always changed.

    The ’London’ EP is a mixture of deep emotions within me. It is about the continuous love affair I have had since I first visited the city. The EP is full of love and sadness. I have always seen the beauty and felt the charm of this city and in the most mundane and ordinary occurrences. I have always loved it’s noisy and dirty underground, it’s tower blocks, green parks, Camden, it’s music, culture, people and accents. It’s abundance of energy, it’s fire. The raw, the gritty, the polite, the angry, the urbanity – the general ebb and flow of the city.

    This EP tries to capture all this grit and fire. It was born on my walks home through its nightlife. I felt so alive like I could burst looking out across the River Thames from the Southbank and these tunes flooded out. It also captures how all this Londoness is slowly disappearing through gentrification and how I feel this amazing city may lose all its uniqueness through years of a greed obsessed government.
    This is my London.

    SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 1PM - 3PM

    FREE ENTRY (NO TICKET NEEDED)

    FLOOR ONE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM IS LIFT ACCESSIBLE AND ALL AGES ARE WELCOME

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  • The Northern Soul 4th Anniversary at Rough Trade

    Saturday 21 September 2019 19:00 - 23:45

    Join us at Rough Trade Nottingham for the 4th Anniversary of
    our Northern Soul events, featuring DJ Russell Fenby and special guests. Celebrating 4 years of Northern Soul at Broad street, this will be a very special edition: featuring dance competitions, prizes, and a number of special guest DJs.

    SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER, 7PM-12AM.

    FREE ENTRY - NO TICKET NEEDED.

    'DJ Russell Fenby presents the Northern Soul Monthly at Rough Trade. Expect the finest vinyl-only selection of early Motown, Detroit Classics, Rhythmic Soul and Northern Stompers - with special guest DJs in support each session.'

    IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RESERVE A TABLE FOR LARGER PARTIES UP TO 60 PEOPLE - CONTACT THE STORE DIRECTLY ON 0115 896 4012 OR EMAIL sam@roughtrade.com

    FREE ENTRY ALL NIGHT UNTIL 12AM - NO TICKET NEEDED.

    FLOOR ONE AT ROUGH TRADE NOTTINGHAM IS LIFT ACCESSIBLE, ALL WELCOME

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  • Queers To The Front at Rough Trade

    Sunday 22 September 2019 20:00 - 23:00

    Queers to the front Booking + Dedicated presents....

    In association with I'm Not From London

    Sunday 22nd September at Rough Trade Nottingham

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    Talk by Maja of Queers to the front Booking + Live Music by Beth Munroe Music and more to be confirmed...

    MAJA:
    "Between estrogenes, glitter nails and toxic masculinity
    Trans* people in society – between the rise of the alt-right, widespread anti-feminism and toxic masculinity the space grows small for gender-nonconforming individuals. Hostility against trans* people, especially trans* people of colour, is on the rise with increasing numbers in hate crimes whilst ideas like the European Union and international cooperation have come under serious threat.

    Again, the gender binary seems to be an untouchable construct even though trans* and queer perspectives and ideas questioning the heteronormative cisgender nuclear family gain more and more mainstream media spotlight in recent years – prompting both very dangerous and very positive outcomes. So, how can the gender binary be challenged? What can we learn from the anti-feminist backlash against the #MeToo-campaign and the overarching negative response by mostly men to the recent Gillette ads challenging toxic masculinity and r*p* culture?

    As a trans*woman that spent a good part of her life identifying as a cis-man, engaging in both men’s soccer teams and all-male punk rock bands before finally coming out at age 20 and eventually getting into queerfeminist activism I was able to really gain very broad insight on privilege and gender norm expectations in the most different of surroundings.

    Speaking about my experiences to different audiences in different venues each night, I try to create a safer space that is primarily for marginalized people such as queer people, women*, people of colour, (dis)abled or neurodiverse people. Together with you, I’d like to open a space that we can discuss, empower, critizise and grow in together, both sharing experiences and learning about privileges.

    My events are open to all genders, but I ask (especially white) cisgender men to take a step back for the night and give space to the less privileged.

    Throughout my talk we’ll walk through my personal evolution and find out about my steps to coming out finally and eventually growing into the trans* woman that I am today. Sharing experiences of surroundings such as the punk rock scene, the BDSM and fetish scene, feminist activist groups but also men’s sports teams, I’d like to explore different facets of gender identity and gender expression but also the hurdles in navigating society as a transgender woman together with you.

    From the limitation in access to transgender health care and estrogenes to sexuality, relationships, gender dysphoria, self-hate, the longing for femininity and the vital importance of sisterhood and solidarity – there’s much to discuss and see.
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    Maja operates an international tour booking agency called “Queers to the front Booking”, engages in different queerfeminist activist groups and puts on DIY punk shows in Germany. She identifies as a trans* woman and uses the pronouns “she” and “her”.

    www.facebook.com/queerstothefrontbooking"

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    Schedule for the night.

    Majas talk will start at 8.00 pm- 8.30 pm followed by a 15 min Q&A followed by music performances from Beth Munroe and more TBC...


    BETH MUNROE
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    9.00 pm

    Beth Munroe Music is a DIY london-based Indietronica artist, guitarist, vocalist, synth player, loop artist and producer. Using soulful vocals and thoughtful lyrics alongside guitar, synth, samples and loops to create an ambient wall of sound.
    Recently featured on BBC Introducing, as well as being honoured as one of the headliners of the BBC Music Day Festival in London, Beth has been critically acclaimed by industry and fans alike as one to watch.

    In 2018 she saw the release of her debut EP as well as an extensive UK & Ireland tour. She has now just released her 2nd EP 'i amok', followed by a UK Tour in April and May, and an EU Tour in June. She is also confirmed to play the Big Top stage at PennFest July 2019, alongside artists such as Craig David, Suede, Pete Doherty and Faithless.

    For fans of Florence and the Machine, CHVRCHES, Sia.

    https://open.spotify.com/artist/3uS1mfyOGJkBxAwRoRz8CD?si=1KuL1EdrSGe5k1WYtLwtgQ

    MORE TBC...

    Free Entry/ Donations will be gratefully received.

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  • LIFE | Live + Signing at Rough Trade

    Tuesday 24 September 2019 19:30 - 21:00

    LIFE will live be in-store at Rough Trade NOTTINGHAM to perform tracks from their new album 'A Picture of Good Health', released 20th September on Afghan Moon.

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