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
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…Find out more: about 'Bulwell Blossoms'
‘A Place to Belong’ & ‘Blossoming Friendships’
Dates of event: 14 Jun 2021 - 19 Jun 2021 Weekdays, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:30pm
Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
For Nottingham Refugee Week 2021, we present two exhibitions celebrating diversity and the contribution refugees and asylum seekers make to our city. A Place to Belong When I first came…Find out more: about '‘A Place to Belong’ & ‘Blossoming Friendships’'
‘Old Friends (and new daydreams)’ by Alison Duddle
Dates of event: 23 Jun 2021 - 21 Jul 2021 Weekdays, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm
Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
An exhibition of puppets by Alison Duddle, part of Nottingham Puppet Festival. Alison’s work encompasses puppet and mask design and making for street and indoor theatre, parades, film and TV.…Find out more: about '‘Old Friends (and new daydreams)’ by Alison Duddle'
Articles & Updates
The JINGAH Project: Connecting with Notts Refugee Forum & Rehersals Begin
The JINGAH Project is a modern musical by Duncan Townsend and Chloé Charody. It is a spectacular collaboration between musicians, circus performers, puppeteers and theatre designers. City Arts have been…Read more: 'The JINGAH Project: Connecting with Notts Refugee Forum & Rehersals Begin'
A film about ‘Bulwell Blossoms’ – a collaboration between four Nottingham primary schools
Watch this fantastic film created by Bulwell Arts Festival about 'Bulwell Blossoms' - primary school pupils' environmentally-themed art installations in Bulwell, Nottingham. https://youtu.be/kjRt9V-DpPA Inspired by New Orleans carnival, City Arts…Read more: 'A film about ‘Bulwell Blossoms’ – a collaboration between four Nottingham primary schools'
Charlotte Jarvis talks ‘Trinkets’ – her show for Nottingham Puppet Festival
Charlotte Jarvis of Giddy Kipper Theatre is a performer, theatre maker, director and puppet maker. She is one of five young artists to receive a City Arts bursary supporting them…Read more: 'Charlotte Jarvis talks ‘Trinkets’ – her show for Nottingham Puppet Festival'
Create Together – An Activity Booklet for Refugee Week 2021
Working with Nottingham City Council's Community Cohesion team, we've created a fantastic activity booklet for Nottingham Refugee Week 2021! Designed by Lydia Lapinski of Thoughts Make Things, it has been…Read more: 'Create Together – An Activity Booklet for Refugee Week 2021'
Primary Colour: Creating a Carnival Programme for a Primary School
Evey year since 2016, City Arts has worked with Cantrell Primary School in Bulwell - running a carnival project which brings the whole school together. Our plans for 2020 were…Read more: 'Primary Colour: Creating a Carnival Programme for a Primary School'
Ayup puppet! The Nottingham Puppet Festival is back for 2021
Working in partnership, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, City Arts (Nottingham) and Nottingham Trent University, have announced dates for the Nottingham Puppet Festival which will take place this…Read more: 'Ayup puppet! The Nottingham Puppet Festival is back for 2021'
The JINGAH! Project – an environmentally-themed family theatre project
City Arts' Artist Development Programme supports people to make work with participation and community growth at its heart. An example of this is our support for Duncan Townsend & Chloé…Read more: 'The JINGAH! Project – an environmentally-themed family theatre project'
Looking back at Light Night
Light Night in Nottingham started in 2008, and City Arts has been involved since the beginning. We have been part of lighting up the night, and opening up the city,…Read more: 'Looking back at Light Night'
How we created ‘The Search for Teddy Island’
City Arts created the family friendly puppet show ‘The Search for Teddy Island’ in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With arts venues closed, we wanted to bring real life theatre…Read more: 'How we created ‘The Search for Teddy Island’'
The Search for Teddy Island
Streaming free on YouTube, The Search for Teddy Island tells the story of a teddy bear’s hunt for a home: the mythical Teddy Island. The journey takes them over land…Read more: 'The Search for Teddy Island'
The Search for Teddy Island: COVID-safe family puppet show tours to St Ann’s doorsteps
City Arts is touring a family friendly puppet show ‘The Search for Teddy Island’ to the doorsteps of St Ann's residents. With theatres still closed due to the pandemic, the…Read more: 'The Search for Teddy Island: COVID-safe family puppet show tours to St Ann’s doorsteps'
Creative activities to try at home for Refugee Week 2020
Refugee Week is a gesture of welcome and solidarity. It’s a celebration of cultural richness and the contribution that refugees and asylum seekers make. Each year Refugee week has a…Read more: 'Creative activities to try at home for Refugee Week 2020'
Paper-based workshops for Nottstopping Festival
For Nottstopping Festival, we live streamed three FREE activities on the theme of paper and mindfulness. If you missed them at the time, you can watch them below. Tune in,…Read more: 'Paper-based workshops for Nottstopping Festival'
Parades, play and emotions at Light Night 2020
We had a wonderful time at Nottingham Light Night 2020. For the first time the event took place over two days, Friday 7th & Saturday 8th February. City Arts produced…Read more: 'Parades, play and emotions at Light Night 2020'
Nottingham Puppet Festival returns for 2020
Following the success of the first Nottingham Puppet Festival in 2018, the Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall, in partnership with City Arts and Nottingham Trent University, has announced a…Read more: 'Nottingham Puppet Festival returns for 2020'
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'
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'