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


Old Time Sayings

Dates of event: Until 3 Mar 2022 Mon - Thurs, Daily Opening Time: 10:00am - Daily Closing Time: 4:00pm

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

An exhibition of photography by Lamar Francois. Colourful portraits accompany ‘Old Time Sayings’. These are aphorisms and idioms shared by older members of Nottingham’s African-Caribbean community. Pitman Browne Louise Garvey…

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Pencil drawing of a field with a dog in it
Participant Artwork, March 2021

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