Welcome to City Arts

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

Exhibition

Perception Together

Dates of event: 10 Jul 2022 - 10 Jul 2022 Sunday, Daily Opening Time: 11:00am - Daily Closing Time: 3:00pm

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

Enter an immersive, interactive multi-sensory installation artwork.  Perception Together takes inspiration from synaesthesia. This is the phenomenon of distinct senses intersecting, for example seeing music or hearing colours.  The installation…

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Exhibition

Hope and Healing

Dates of event: Until 27 Jul 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

City Arts is proud to host an exhibition by Refugee Roots for Refugee Week 2022. It celebrates the hope felt in art workshops run by the charity, and the healing…

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Gaby and Meridith tighten screw on homemade metal forearm armour
Young Producers Gaby & Meridith, Samuel Kirby 2021

Case Study

I was constantly surprised how well I felt I was doing. I’ve gained confidence working with a creative team. It brought me out of my shell.

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Key Stats 2020/21

28 COVID-safe doorstep puppet shows

5 Podcasts celebrating black creatives in Nottingham

70+ Artists supported

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