Discover activities to suit all ages and budgets in this fantastic programme of workshops, performances and events. Find out how you can get involved!

How to book:

Click the appropriate ‘Book’ button/link to book your place at any of the activities listed. For any event or activity without a button/link, simply show up on the day. Donations are appreciated by not necessary – pay what you can! All income raised through this programme will go towards our work with people excluded from the arts.

For enquiries, or help with booking, contact us at:

booking@city-arts.org.uk
0115 9505 251

Workshops & Talks

Fabric Dyeing with Indigo
17 & 24 Jan, 7pm – 9pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Learn the historic art of natural indigo fabric dyeing. Tie, fold, stitch, wrap & peg to create stunning patterns with this distinctive rich blue dye.
£30 for two sessions
Suitable for ages 18+

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Spanish and Art Classes
Mondays: 28 Jan – 4 Mar, 7pm – 9pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Learn basic Spanish with a twist! hablArte is a new company bringing language learning and art together. Using a mix of artistic and creative skills, these classes will teach you how to speak, read, write and understand Latin American Spanish.
£15 per session
Suitable for ages 18+

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Light Night Lantern Making for Adults
30 Jan , 6:30pm – 12pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Design and decorate a beautiful willow lantern for Nottingham Light Night! Your finished lantern will be part of a stunning illuminated installation in the City Arts community garden, on public display as part of Nottingham’s Light Night festival
£5
Suitable for ages 18+

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Light Night Lantern Making for Families
2 Feb, 10am – 12pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Learn how to twist and bend willow ‘withies’ into giant flower, vine and leaf shapes, before covering them in tissue paper to create a hand-made lantern.
£5 per child
Suitable for ages 5-11

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Puppet Play in a Day
20 Feb, 10am – 3pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Design and build your own puppet using reclaimed and recycled materials. Once built we will bring our puppets to life and work together to create a play.
£10 per child
Suitable for ages 7-16

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Drawing Workshops
Mondays: 11 Mar – 8 Apr, 7pm – 9pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Learn a range of different drawing techniques in a friendly and supportive environment. No experience necessary. In each session you will explore a different approach to drawing, from still life to creating visual depictions of music.
£6 per session
Suitable for ages 18+

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Textiles, sewing and repair
14 & 21 Mar, 7pm – 9pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Textile artist Sarah Satchell will take you through the basics of sewing and mending to help save favourite garments or up-cycle those charity shop bargains.
£20 for two sessions
Suitable for ages 18+

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Live at City Arts

Poetry: Between the Shadow and the Soul
5 Feb, 5 March, 7:30pm – 10:30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Nottingham’s most exciting poetry event! Experience highs, lows, laughs and tears at this evening of beautiful words and heart-stopping emotions.
Pay what you can
Suitable for ages 18+


Nottingham Light Night: ‘Listen and Play’
8 Feb, 6.30pm – 10.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

See City Arts’ community garden transformed into an illuminated musical wonderland. Try your hand at playing our amazing giant chime instruments – anyone can sound great! Pop inside to warm up and enjoy live music or stroll over to Sneinton Market for more suprises.
FREE
Suitable for all ages


Music: Cameron Sinclair Harris
16 Feb, 7pm – 10pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Nottingham singer/songwriter Cameron Sinclair Harris plays tracks from his latest EP ‘Hangover TV’. With support from Emzae and Ben Mark Smith.
£3
Suitable for ages 18+

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Exhibitions & Events

Exhibition: Armchair Gallery
9 Jan – 8 March, 10am – 5pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Armchair Gallery, our innovative new iPad & Android app, brings great art and artefacts to you. It has special features for people living with dementia. Find out how it’s being used in care homes across Nottinghamshire from this exhibition in the City Arts window.


Fortune & Glory Film Club Presents: Shaun of the Dead
2 Feb, 6pm – 10pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

An interactive screening of Edgar Wright’s Rom-Zom-Com. Expect a goody bag of interactive surprises; cosplay; quote-along lines; silly contests, and bad prizes. Like Secret Cinema on a poundshop budget!
£8
Suitable for ages 18+

SOLD OUT

Exhibition: UK Young Artists City Takeover
7 Feb – 13 Feb, 10am – 5pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Playful contemporary painting, sculpture and applied arts by Bernhard Buff, Christopher Preece, Jim Adams, Morgan Dowdall and Sophie Gogl. Part of UK Young Artists’ city-wide festival uniting 250 artists from 25 countries.
On upper floor only accessible by stairs


Exhibition: Express Yourself x UKYA
7 Feb – 13 Feb, 9.30am – 5.30pm
INTU Broadmarsh, NG1 7LB

The young participants of City Arts’ Express Yourself programme have worked with Dizzy Ink to create artwork for the UK Young Artists City Takeover.


Long Play: X-Ray Spex’s ‘Germfree Adolescents’
22 Feb, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Listen LOUD to classic albums on original vinyl, without annoying your neighbours. Our first pick is X-Ray Spex’s 1978 punk classic ‘Germfree Adolescents’.
FREE
Suitable for ages 18+

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Exhibition: 10 Years of Express Yourself
13 Mar – 25 Apr, 10am – 5pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

An exhibition of photographs showcasing ten years of amazing creative work produced by young people as part of City Arts’ Express Yourself programme.


Young Producers present “Friday Fuddle”
22 Mar, 7pm – 9.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Young Producers is a group of artists and creatives aged 18-30 who support each other to create art, produce events and curate exhibitions. Got ideas you want to get off the ground? Drop in and find out how to get involved. Bring food and drink and share your work with the group.
FREE
Suitable for ages 18+

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Long Play: Roxy Music’s ‘For Your Pleasure’
29 Mar, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Listen to a classic album in its entirety on original vinyl. March’s selection is ‘For Your Pleasure’, the second album by Roxy Music.
FREE
Suitable for ages 18+

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