Words of Wisdom
Words of Wisdom offers people aged 55+ a chance to take part in writing and poetry workshops. Run by professional writers, the workshops take place in libraries and other community…Read more: 'Words of Wisdom'
Dates of event: 6 Oct 2021 - 31 Oct 2021 Wed – Sun , Daily Opening Time: 10:30am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm
Venue Address: The Workhouse, Upton Rd, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0PT
A video installation, showcased at National Trust property The Workhouse in Southwell. The austere building is the most complete workhouse in existence. It was built in 1824 as a place…Find out more: about 'The Workhouse'
Articles & Updates
The Workhouse – A Screendance Film by Sima Gonsai
A new dance film produced in collaboration with dancers aged between 55 and 79. The dance performance was entirely choreographed, rehearsed, filmed and edited remotely, using Zoom. It is directed…Read more: 'The Workhouse – A Screendance Film by Sima Gonsai'
Freedom? – A film by poet Kate Fox and Nottingham residents
Created by poet and broadcaster Kate Fox, this beautiful film features Nottingham residents’ thoughts on the theme of Freedom. We worked with photographer Colin Potsig to capture images of Nottingham…Read more: 'Freedom? – A film by poet Kate Fox and Nottingham residents'
Silent Orchestra – musical instruments for people with dementia
Watch this short film about Silent Orchestra – a set of multi-sensory instruments for people living with dementia. https://youtu.be/ZLvCEIx9vvI Artist Jenny Hibberd, music tutor James Skyes and programmer Andrew Johnston…Read more: 'Silent Orchestra – musical instruments for people with dementia'
A Pause – a lockdown poem for Nottingham
Created during lockdown, this crowd-sourced poem captures how we felt when the world paused. Nottingham poet Panya Banjoko based the poem on contributions from ninety-three Nottingham residents, spanning all ages.…Read more: 'A Pause – a lockdown poem for Nottingham'
Celebrating the work of Nottingham poet Panya Banjoko
Enjoy three films celebrating the work of writer, poet and PhD Researcher Panya Banjoko. These films were created to be used in writing workshops with members of Nottingham's African-Caribbean community.…Read more: 'Celebrating the work of Nottingham poet Panya Banjoko'
Armchair Gallery – get creative in isolation with our free app
The coronavirus crisis is bringing isolation and social distancing to us all. But for many of the country's older people this experience is not new. In England, more than 2…Read more: 'Armchair Gallery – get creative in isolation with our free app'
Choice Gossip for Retail Later
Sadly, the COVID-19 outbreak means the shutters are down on our current window exhibition. And anyway, there’s no one out on the streets to look at it. Here it is…Read more: 'Choice Gossip for Retail Later'
Silent Orchestra – multi-sensory instruments for people with dementia
City Arts has been supporting artist Jenny Hibberd, music tutor James Sykes and programmer Andrew Johnston to create multi-sensory musical instruments for people with dementia. Their creations are a creative…Read more: 'Silent Orchestra – multi-sensory instruments for people with dementia'
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'
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'
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'