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Performer with hare puppets, watched by a child
Nottingham Puppet Festival, Lamar Francois 2021

Since 1977, we have collaborated with communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. We aim to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

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Performer with hare puppets, watched by a child
Nottingham Puppet Festival, Lamar Francois 2021

Online Exhibition

Re-Imagine

Dates of event: Until 31 Aug 2022

Location: Online

Re-Imagine is the first in a series of four online exhibitions. Each explores young people's experience of mental health issues. The series showcases artwork by a mix of UK-based and…

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Exhibition

100 Eggs for Ukraine

Dates of event: 4 Aug 2022 - 22 Sep 2022 Mon - Thur, 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 ornately decorated eggs that are rich in history and symbolism – Pysanky. The Pysanky custom is ancient. One legend from the Carpathian Mountains tells that the concept…

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Family Friendly

Hoopla! St Ann’s – A mini festival for ages 0-4

Date of event: 12 Aug 2022 Event start time: 10:30am - Event end time: 3:00pm

Venue Address: King Edward Park, Carlton Road, Nottingham, NG3 2AR

A fun, free, outdoor festival for 0-4 year olds and their families. Join us for a day of puppetry, music, play and exploration. Watch a puppet show performed on a…

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Honey Williams, standing in front of her work
Honey Williams' Open Studio, October 2021

Case Study

I felt that what I had to say was valued. I started to value what I had to say for myself. The level of respect contrasted with some really bad experiences I was having at the same time.

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Key Stats April 2021 - March 2022

150 Art packs for refugee families

433 Hours of workshops

1 in 5 Artists we employed identify as deaf or disabled

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