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 to book your place at any of the activities listed. For any event or activity without a button, 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:
0115 9505 251


Creative Workshops

Pixel Me Animation
16th November
6:30 – 8:30pm

Delve into the world of pixel art and animation.

Join Nicole Solarte-Tobon for this beginner’s workshop where you will learn how to design and animate a pixel art version of yourself using online software. Laptops will be provided but feel free to bring your own. No previous experience necessary!


Eventbrite - Pixel Me Animation Workshop

Fabric Printing
18th November
11am – 1:30pm

Drawing inspiration from vintage recipes and cooking, in this workshop you’ll combine mixed media collage and printing. Under the guidance of Raisa McClarey Francis, you’ll create your own designs and print them onto a kitchen tea towel which is yours to keep.

£7 including materials

Eventbrite - Print your own vintage inspired Tea Towel

Marble and Make
18th November
2pm – 4pm

Paper marbling and bookbinding are two traditional crafts on the endangered list.

During this workshop, you’ll gain an insight into the origins of marbling before learning paper marbling techniques using both traditional methods and non-traditional methods. Hannah Satchwell & Holly Farmer will give you step by step guidance to make your own A5 journal which you can personalise, using your own marbled paper to decorate.

£7 including materials

Eventbrite - Marble and Make - make your own paper marbled journal!

Lino Printing
19th November
11am – 5pm

Inspired by vintage postcards and thinking about this dying form of written and visual communication, Amelia Daiz will help you create your own set of postcards using the lino printing technique. Inspiration and materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own along. No previous experience necessary.

This is a full day workshop so please bring some lunch.

£15 including materials

Eventbrite - Lino Printing Workshop

Beginners Origami
7th December

Learn the basics of this ancient art with origami expert David Bogod. You will never look at a square of paper the same way again!

Origami (from ori meaning “folding”, and kami meaning “paper”) is the art of paper folding. The goal is to transform a flat sheet square of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques

£6 consessions

Eventbrite - Beginners Origami

Christmas Origami
14th December

Create Christmas gifts and decorations in this second workshop with origami expert David Bogod.

David has been folding origami models since discovering a book on the subject in his local library at the age of 10. He has participated in folding a four-foot tall Pudsey bear on TV and helped to break the world record for the number of paper elephants in one room.

£6 consessions

Eventbrite - Christmas Origami



Events & Exhibitions

Exhibition: 40 Years of City Arts
10th Sep – 13th Nov

At a public meeting in 1977, the seeds were sown for a new organisation that would eventually become City Arts. This exhibition features a selection of artworks and photos from the past forty years, from posters screenprinted by Mike Sinclair in the early days of the Nottingham Community Arts & Craft Centre to photos from our opening ceremony for the Cerebral Palsy World Games.

Exhibition: Young Producers present IMPRINT
24th Nov – 1st Dec

Young Producers are a creative collective, aged 18-30 who, with support from City Arts, put on exhibitions and events, run workshops and explore creative opportunities. This November they are mounting IMPRINT, their third annual takeover of the City Arts building. The exhibition explores personal heritage.

All are welcome to the exhibition opening on 24th Nov, 6pm until late, with music, performance, drinks and more.

Event: ADVENT Christmas Craft Market
16th – 17th December
11am – 6pm

You’ll find beautiful and unique gifts at our annual Christmas craft market.

This year’s shop will feature new artists and emerging craftspeople including students and graduates from Nottingham Trent University’s Decorative Arts course. Buy their work before they make it big!

Exhibition: Box of Delights
8th Dec – 3rd Jan

For this enchanting installation in our window, forty different artists are creating a magical world inside a cardboard box. Compare and contrast their style, techniques and imaginations. You can get involved! See right for information about how to get involved.

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