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Since 1977, we have collaborated with 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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Teddy puppet in boat next to performer with palm tree hat
The Search for Teddy Island, Jo Wheeler 2020


Old Time Sayings

Dates of event: Until 3 Mar 2022 Mon - Thurs, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

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

An exhibition of photography by Lamar Francois. Colourful portraits accompany ‘Old Time Sayings’. These are aphorisms and idioms shared by older members of Nottingham’s African-Caribbean community. Pitman Browne Louise Garvey…

Find out more: about 'Old Time Sayings'
Jar with illustrated wrapper, sat on top of a pencil drawing of a field.
Participant Artwork, March 2021

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13 Bronze Arts Awards for our young participants in 2020/21

28 COVID-safe doorstep puppet shows in 2020/21

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham