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

Armchair Gallery Workshop
14 October, 11.15am1.15pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
Visit the likes of Chatsworth House and Yorkshire Sculpture Park from the comfort of your own chair. Using the Armchair Gallery iPad app, you’ll explore some of the UK’s best cultural venues and create artwork inspired by their collections. 
Run by ArtSpeak. To book contact 07579067442 or artspeak@radfordcaregroup.org.uk
£5
Suitable for ages 60+

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Introduction to Persian Daf drumming
16 October, 7pm – 9pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
Get an introduction to Persian Daf drumming at City Arts.
The unique instrument is a large Iranian-Kurdish frame drum. It is used in popular and classical music in Iran. The workshop will be lead by Sherry Fatemi from the Nottingham drumming collective Arnica. Sherry will guide you through the basics of playing the instrument, teach you some Persian rhythms, and explain the Daf’s important role in traditional Persian music. You do not need to have any previous experience of drumming or playing an instrument.
£7
Suitable for all ages

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Dance Workshop for People 55+
21 October, 23 October, 11 November, 29 November, 6pm8pm
Room 9, College Street Centre, College Street, Nottingham, NG1 5AQ
Are you interested in contemporary dance? Join City Arts and the Tom Dale Company for these relaxed yet enjoyably challenging dance workshops. These are taster sessions for workshops that will continue over the next 2 years, leading to a public showcase performance. The sessions will be fun and energetic.

Come along and see if you’d like to get involved!

FREE
Suitable for ages 55+

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Artspeak Creates: Festive mosaics and decorations
4 November, 1.30pm – 4pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
ArtSpeak present a fantastic workshop with China Petals artist Diane Daley. Up-cycle bone china to create beautiful and unique decorative items in time for Christmas.
£5
Suitable for ages 60+

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Live at City Arts

Music: The Rheingans Sisters
14 October, 7pm-10pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Award-winning musicians and composers The Rheingans Sisters bring their critically acclaimed third album Bright Field to City Arts! Winners of the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Original Track’, The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.
£14
Suitable for ages 18+

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Puppet Cabaret
19 October, 7.30pm-10pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Join us for an exciting night of new and experimental puppetry from the member of City Arts’ Puppet Club. An extra-long interval will give you the chance to meet the puppets up close, and have a play with them yourself. Bar open all night long.

£8, £6 concessions
Suitable for ages 18+

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Talks & Music: Hockley Hustle
27 October, 12pm-11pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

12pm6pm: City Arts becomes the mothership of green-focused talks, education and action for Hockley Hustle 2019. We’ll host a star cast of energetic environmentalists – all of them speaking through the Hustle’s bicycle-powered PA!
7pm11pm: Synaesthesia Electronica showcase some the most exciting electronic music talent in the East Midlands and beyond, including SUSHI, PhattFoxx and Rezzonator. Brought to you by the team behind Nottingham’s Electronic Music Open Mic (EMOM) nights, this event combines electronic music with digital art projections on the City Arts stage.

Daytime suitable for all ages
Evening suitable for 18+

Tickets via Hockley Hustle

Poetry: DIY Poets
14 November, 7.30pm-10.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

DIY Poets (we’re nice and we don’t always rhyme) have been performing poetry in Nottingham for over fifteen years. Join them at City Arts for a poetry open mic, performance from DIY Poets and a wonderful acoustic set from Jimi Mack.

£3
Suitable for ages 18+

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Poetry & Music: Benefit for Mapperley Labour and Awate Refugee Centre
20 November, 7pm – 10.30pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Live music and poetry featuring DIY Poets, Hazel Warren, King of Rome and Eibhleen Concradah. Help raise funds for Awate Refugee Centre and Mapperley Labour Party branch.

£3, £1.50 concessions
Suitable for ages 18+


Music: Project Blackbird + Support
7 December, 7.30pm – 11pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

A collective of UK-based musicians, including multi-instrumentalist Jon Read, a former trumpet player for The Specials who has toured with The Dandy Warhols. Project Blackbirds debut album Endurance is a compelling soundscape that defies the constraints of genre or convention.

£5, £7 on the door
Suitable for ages 18+

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Music: Jingle Belles Christmas
21 December, 7pm – 10pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

Come and be entertained with a sumptuous selection box of songs from The Ooh La Las. Daisy, Tilda, Nikki and Lizzie will be singing a mix of classic carols and contemporary Christmas music with plenty of chances to sing along … and maybe sip a sherry or two.

£8, £10 on the door, £6 concessions
Suitable for ages 18+

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Exhibitions & Events

Exhibition: Uncertainty & the Unknown
5 June – 11 October, 10am – 4pm
Institute of Mental Health, Jubilee Campus, Triumph Road, NG7 2TU

Our latest exhibition with the Institute of Mental Health features over 50 works, from 42 artists. They capture different ways that people experience and cope with anxiety, uncertainty, self-doubt and fear of the unknown.


Words of Wisdom: a spoken word showcase
12 November, 6pm – 8pm
City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, NG1 1FH

A showcase of incredible stories and poetry by local people, inspired by the work of Alan Sillitoe. In workshops across the city, local people have been writing stories and poetry inspired by the work of Alan Sillitoe. Join them as they share their “Choice Gossip” with you. A chance to hear some local and personal history, both real and imagined.

FREE
Suitable for ages 18+

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