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The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild Collection
Dates of event: 11 Mar 2024 - 25 Apr 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
As part of the Nottingham Puppet Festival, the National Puppet Archive present an exhibition of work by John M. Blundall (1937-2014). Blundall is best known for his early work in…Find out more: about 'The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild Collection'
City Arts Hosts • Poetry
Women Say Stuff #9
Date of event: 8 Mar 2024 Event start time: 7:00pm - Event end time: 9:30pm
Online + Venue Address: City Arts, 11-13 Hockley, Nottingham, NG1 1FH
Presented by DIY Poets, Women Say Stuff is their 9th annual International Women’s Day poetry event. It celebrates women's voices on the mic. The three fabulous featured poets are Simona…Book Now: 'Women Say Stuff #9' View event: 'Women Say Stuff #9'
The Search for Teddy Island
Date of event: 9 Apr 2024 Event start time: 11:00am - Event end time: 11:30am
Venue Address: Wollaton Library, Bramcote Lane, Nottingham, NG8 2NA
This show tells the story of a teddy bear’s hunt for a home, the mythical Teddy Island. Their journey takes them over land and sea. Along the way they meet…Book Now: 'The Search for Teddy Island' View event: 'The Search for Teddy Island'
Charlie Comet and the Magic in the Attic
Date of event: 9 Apr 2024 Event start time: 2:00pm - Event end time: 2:30pm
Venue Address: Bilborough Library, Bracebridge Drive, Nottingham, NG8 4PN
It’s summer which means one thing and one thing only for Charlie Comet; play! Swinging throughout the house, causing mischief with his trusty sidekick Jinx in tow, Charlie fills his…Book Now: 'Charlie Comet and the Magic in the Attic' View event: 'Charlie Comet and the Magic in the Attic'
On a personal level art, and the idea of presenting art or images, had become a bit of an anxious process... Places like City Arts, and opportunities they offer, can help you out of a trough.
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Key Stats April 2022 - March 2023
1 in 6 Artists employed were deaf or disabled
57k Exhibition audiences for the Window Gallery
134 Artists supported
“City Arts has become part of our DNA at InterCollege and it will always remain a part of the DNA”
Asser Mortensen is a founder of, and Director at, InterCollege Aps. The organisation is a social enterprise working in the fields of education and training. For 8 years, City Arts…Read more: '“City Arts has become part of our DNA at InterCollege and it will always remain a part of the DNA”'
Celebrating 8 Years of Erasmus+ Funded International Collaborations
Over the past 8 years, City Arts has embraced enriching collaborations with international partners. Funded by Erasmus+, these projects have reached over 500 participants and resulted in the creation of…Read more: 'Celebrating 8 Years of Erasmus+ Funded International Collaborations'
Nottingham Puppet Festival Bursaries for East Midlands Artists
Nottingham Puppet Festival will return in April 2024, bringing the city to life with puppets and people. Nottingham’s Theatre Royal & Royal Concert Hall and City Arts are producing the…Read more: 'Nottingham Puppet Festival Bursaries for East Midlands Artists'
Nottingham Puppet Festival is back for 2024
Nottingham Puppet Festival will return for the third time in April 2024. Events happening between Tuesday 9 and Sunday 21 April will showcase the many diverse and exciting forms that puppetry…Read more: 'Nottingham Puppet Festival is back for 2024'
“I’m a lot more driven and I’m a lot more confident about taking opportunities.”
Caitlin Mccavana is one of twelve young artists who took part in City Arts’ Autumn 2023 ELEVATE course. From writing a business plan to building their brand, participants learnt essential…Read more: '“I’m a lot more driven and I’m a lot more confident about taking opportunities.”'
Hoopla! 2023 – feedback from your festival…
In 2023, our mini-festival for 0-4 year olds visited four Nottingham neighbourhoods. Supported by Small Steps Big Changes, it brought theatre and art to children in Bulwell, Aspley, St Anns…Read more: 'Hoopla! 2023 – feedback from your festival…'