Everyone is an artist

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Watercolours with Blue to Green, Panya Banjoko 2022

Since 1977, we’ve been breaking down barriers to reconnect people with art, culture and creativity. We stand up for people who are underrepresented in the arts. We see talent where it has been overlooked and undervalued. Anywhere can be your studio, your gallery, your stage. At City Arts, we believe you are an artist. 

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Watercolours with Blue to Green, Panya Banjoko 2022

Young Producers • Exhibition

WordPlay

Dates of event: Until 18 Jul 2024 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

Presented by the Young Producers at City Arts, this exhibition showcases poetry-based artwork by both local and international emerging creatives. Featuring a wide range of voices and talents from up-and-coming…

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Exhibition

Back to My Roots, and back to my roots

Dates of event: 23 Jul 2024 - 29 Aug 2024 Mon - Thu, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 5:00pm

Venue Address: The Window Gallery, City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH

An exhibition of five portraits in oil painted by Nottingham-based contemporary surrealist artist Laura Decorum. They explore the artist’s family history and they challenge oil painting’s historic role in immortalising…

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Family Friendly

Hoopla! in Bulwell

Date of event: 1 Aug 2024 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 2:30pm

Venue Address: Behind the Toy Library, Bulwell Hall Park, Squires Avenue, Nottingham, NG6 8GG

Returning for a third year, Hoopla! is a fun, free, outdoor mini-festival for ages 0-4. Enjoy puppetry, music, play, movement and exploration. A wonderful event. There was so much joy…

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Family Friendly

Hoopla! in Aspley

Date of event: 6 Aug 2024 Event start time: 10:00am - Event end time: 2:30pm

Venue Address: Melbourne Park, Melbourne Road, Nottingham, NG8 5HJ

Returning for a third year, Hoopla! is a fun, free, outdoor mini-festival for ages 0-4. Enjoy puppetry, music, play, movement and exploration. A wonderful event. There was so much joy…

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Anna McLaughlin wearing an academic gown, leaning on a statue
, Anna McLaughlin 2022

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I’ve learnt new skills and that’s given me confidence. I don't think I would have my current job without having volunteered at City Arts.

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Key Stats April 2023 - March 2024

48k People enjoyed our outdoor performances

61k Exhibition audiences for the Window Gallery

34% of participants lived in the most deprived communities in England

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