Bulwell Blossoms

Dates of event: 3 Jul 2021 - 11 Jul 2021 Every day, Daily Opening Time: 6:00am - Daily Closing Time: 10:00pm

Venue Address: Cantrell Primary & Nursery School, Cantrell Road, Nottingham, NG6 9HJ

Bulwell Blossom

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.

Art installation made from recycled materials on a school fence
Collage artwork on a school fence, featuring flowers and bees

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

Cantrell Primary School, Rufford Primary School, Crabtree Farm School and Our Lady of Perpetual Succour have each worked with an artist to create artwork outside their school.

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.

A map of the Bulwell Blossoms Route

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.

Get Involved

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 Turner

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.

Sarena Kay

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 Scanlon

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.