Our Place

Project dates: June 2021 - November 2021

A showcase celebrating the arts, people and places of the East Midlands. Led by Junction Arts.

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Filming for 'Our Place', Samuel Kirby 2021

For Junction Arts’ Our Place project, filmmaker Luke Radford is mentoring City Arts’ Young Producers group.

With Toby Curson, Luke directed the short film Soul Boy for the BBC. It tells the story of Anthony Flavin, a teenager in care who finds a home on Nottingham’s Northern Soul scene. Watch Soul Boy on iPlayer.

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Filming for ‘Our Place’. Photo by Samuel Kirby, 2021.

The Young Producers are creating a film about the “art of rebellion”. They want to pay homage to, and take inspiration from, Nottingham’s creative community past and present. More than just a documentary, the film is a celebration and a showcase for the city: charming, rebellious and creative.

About Our Place

Our Place is a partnership project led by Junction Arts, showcasing the people and places of the East Midlands.

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Our Place has commissioned 7 artist residencies, in 7 communities across the region, to co-create new work that is representative of place. This new work is being filmed by a commissioned filmmaker. An online premier will showcase the diversity of artforms and communities that make up the East Midlands.

The project is inspired by “Our World”, the first live global TV broadcast in June 1967 that connected five continents by satellite. The broadcast was conceived by the BBC and invited international artists to perform and represent their respective countries, culminating in a 2-and-a-half-hour celebratory broadcast involving 19 nations. Today, Our World is most famous for the segment from the UK, starring The Beatles who were asked to write an uplifting song to close the broadcast. The Beatles performed “All You Need is Love” for the first time; an incredible response to the anti-war movement and “Summer of Love”.

Our Place is a partnership project led by Junction Arts and only made possible thanks to public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

About Young Producers

Young Producers is a group for 18-30 year olds looking to be a part of Nottingham’s thriving creative scene.

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Filming for ‘Our Place’. Photo by Samuel Kirby, 2021.

The group support and encourage each other to take part in the arts. City Arts supports the group with resources, funding and advice. Young Producers is a great way to meet new people. Join to learn new skills, collaborate on projects and keep being creative!

Project Team