Inspired by New Orleans, City Arts and Cantrell Primary School worked with three other schools in the Bulwell area on a project for Bulwell Arts Festival.
In normal times, City Arts and Cantrell would create a school carnival for Bulwell Arts Week. We weren’t able to this year, so we looked at how other carnivals around the world have responded to the pandemic. In New Orleans, float builders decorated houses in different neighbourhoods. The audiences walked the route to see them. Instead of the parade passing the audience, the audience passed the parade!
About Bulwell Blossoms
Pupils have been looking at nature, the environment and recycling. Inspired by these themes, they’ve created art installations from recycled materials. Together the installations tell a story about the environment.
This map shows you the locations of the schools. The installations will be displayed for the whole of Bulwell Arts Week. It takes about 1 ¼ hours to walk around the route. A nice day out for the whole family. All installation are easy accessible and can be viewed from the street. Download a PDF of the map.
Want to create your own artwork? Each artist has made a short film with ideas for things to make at home. The videos will be release during the week on the Bulwell Arts Festival Website and Facebook page.
About the Artists
Sarah worked with Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Catholic Primary Academy & Cantrell Primary & Nursery School.
An Eco artist and designer, Sarah hand makes beautiful artworks, sculptures, lighting, jewellery & gifts from waste materials. Discarded items such as plastic bottles, cans, glass bottles & circuit boards are reincarnated into shiny new creations.
Can Samba’s Sarena Kay worked with Crabtree Farm Primary School.
Established in 2014, Can Samba is a Nottingham-based street theatre and carnival-arts troupe. Their bold, colourful and wonderfully noisy performances thrill audiences in Nottingham and beyond.
Rachel worked with Rufford Primary & Nursery School.
Rachel Scanlon is a North West (UK) based artist working in three-dimensional and installation art. Her practice involves transforming spaces to create imaginative and inspiring places.