Friday, 17 June 2011

Event - Celebration night for city's arts and history projects (Nottingham)

A showcase of community art and heritage projects from across Nottingham is being held at Nottingham Contemporary.

Called Connecting Communities through Culture, the event on Tuesday, June 21 from 5pm to 8pm brings together cultural venues and Nottingham community groups who have taken part in projects at Nottingham Castle and Brewhouse Yard Museum of Nottingham Life, the Museum of Nottingham Life at Brewhouse Yard, Wollaton Hall, Newstead Abbey, Nottingham Contemporary and the New Art Exchange. The evening has been organised by Nottingham City Council Museums and Galleries.

A performance by Yard, from the New Art Exchange and a presentation highlighting Nottingham Contemporary young people's projects by Get Involved 17 will be followed by an evening of short films including Nottingham's Vocal Map in response to the British Art Show 7, and films about the regional and national award winning projects cataloging the John Player Advertising Archive and restoring Nottingham City Museum's Brough Superior car.

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, Councillor Michael Wildgust, is attending on the night along with those involved in the projects and representatives of their organisations.

Councillor Dave Trimble, Nottingham City Council's Portfolio holder for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, said: "This is a great opportunity to celebrate the excellent opportunities and results from the community arts and heritage projects in the city over the past year.

"Community projects such as these have been taking place for several years but this is the first time our organisations have come together for a joint celebration of their achievements. But following on from this, I am sure we will be able to work even more closely together in the future."

Anyone who would like to attend should contact Faye Sadler at or phone 0115 8762191.

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