Alan Sillitoe and Nottingham – An Oral History
Four films that examine the inspiration behind and impact of Saturday Night and Sunday Morning by legendary Nottingham writer Alan Sillitoe. Alan grew up in poverty in Radford, Nottingham. Both…Read more: 'Alan Sillitoe and Nottingham – An Oral History'
Suzannah Bedford announced as new director of City Arts
We are delighted to announce that Suzannah Bedford has been appointed new CEO and Creative Director of City Arts. As former Creative Director of regeneration charity The Renewal Trust, Suzannah…Read more: 'Suzannah Bedford announced as new director of City Arts'
Illustrating Words of Wisdom
In this third and final blog, James Walker discusses the graphics used for our ‘Cheap Gossip for Retail Later’ project, and why it’s never too late to get creative. 'Cheap…Read more: 'Illustrating Words of Wisdom'
Choice Gossip for Retail Later
This is the second of three blogs (first here) written by James Walker about our Words for Wisdom project, which aims to bring older and young people together through literature.…Read more: 'Choice Gossip for Retail Later'
Cantrell Carnival 2019
For the past four years, City Arts has worked to inspire the children and teachers at Cantrell Primary School in Bulwell. We’ve created carnival costumes with every child in the…Read more: 'Cantrell Carnival 2019'
Mrs Bull and the Importance of Gossip
This is the first of three blogs written by James Walker about our Words for Wisdom project, which aims to bring older and young people together through literature. We commissioned…Read more: 'Mrs Bull and the Importance of Gossip'
City Arts’ young participants help showcase 100 years of parks history in new mural
An old railway tunnel has been brought back to life telling the story and history of Arnold. The tunnel, which is located behind Arnot Hill Park, Arnold, on what was…Read more: 'City Arts’ young participants help showcase 100 years of parks history in new mural'
Artist creates accessible Flamingo floats for Nottingham Carnival 2019
A flock of flapping feathered flush flamingos – coming to Nottingham Carnival 2019. via GIPHY This summer City Arts is supporting artist Alison Denholm’s ‘Dancing Mobiles’ project. The project gives…Read more: 'Artist creates accessible Flamingo floats for Nottingham Carnival 2019'
Refugee Week 2019 at City Arts
Fantastic photos from Refugee Week 2019 at City Arts, taken by our talented volunteer photographer Matt. City Arts was open from 15th to 22nd June, showcasing…Read more: 'Refugee Week 2019 at City Arts'
markmaking – an exhibition for Nottingham Refugee Week – 15th to 22nd June
When we create art we make a mark on a surface. When we arrive in a new place we make a mark on a community. For our Nottingham Refugee Week…Read more: 'markmaking – an exhibition for Nottingham Refugee Week – 15th to 22nd June'
‘Uncertainty and the Unknown’ – our latest exhibition with the Institute of Mental Health
City Arts has teamed up with the Institute of Mental Health for an art exhibition looking people’s experience of mental health issues. The exhibition is called ‘Uncertainty & the Unknown’.…Read more: '‘Uncertainty and the Unknown’ – our latest exhibition with the Institute of Mental Health'
City Arts at Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019
Nottingham Poetry Festival runs from 26 April to 5 May. City Arts has helped create something super special for the festival. With Nottingham Poetry Festival and Castle Rock Brewery, we…Read more: 'City Arts at Nottingham Poetry Festival 2019'