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Since 1977, we have helped communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. We aim to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

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Performer with hare puppets, watched by a child
Nottingham Puppet Festival, Lamar Francois 2021


Swan Life

Dates of event: 19 Oct 2021 - 18 Nov 2021 Mon - Thurs, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

An exhibition of photography by Simon Withers. These striking images of swans were captured on the banks of the River Trent. An ongoing relationship with the swans has become central…

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The Workhouse

Dates of event: Until 31 Oct 2021 Wed – Sun, Daily Opening Time: 10:30am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

Venue Address: The Workhouse, Upton Rd, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT

A video installation, showcased at National Trust property The Workhouse in Southwell. The austere building is the most complete workhouse in existence. It was built in 1824 as a place…

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