ARTSPEAK AMBLES - WALKS AND TALKS 

ArtSpeak Ambles are a series of sociable, relaxed walks, visiting local city landmarks and parks across Nottingham.  


Spending time outdoors and in the company of others can have huge benefits to our wellbeing and this new programme aims to help you enter these outside spaces by looking at areas in a new light and enjoying all they have to offer.


Walks will explore each location and there’ll be an opportunity to have a tea and chat at a café at the end of each walk. 


Our current programme covers local history, nature and photography. Please note, the walks are weather dependent and dates will vary throughout the winter months. 


We’ll also be introducing visual arts walks – please get in touch to express an interest in these walks.  

Another category of walks we organize are our gallery walkthroughs, where we explore Gallery spaces and arts venues together. 
Our gallery walkthroughs are a great introduction to art, and are relaxed, informal and sociable. Our gallery walkthroughs give you the opportunity to meet new people, whilst exploring the latest exhibitions and find out more about the artwork at some fantastic venues in the East Midlands and further afield.  


An extension of these gallery walkthroughs are visits to venues further afield. These visits are combined with an educational or practical workshop. At the beginning of 2020 we began this with a Literary season and visited John Clare Cottage and DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum.

Gallery Walkthrough

ArtSpeak Visits

Gallery Walkthrough

13/01/22

11:00 - 12:30


Join us for our first visit to Primary an artist-led contemporary visual arts organisation based in Radford. Primary prioritise creative research, provide studios and residencies to artists, and run a free public programme of exhibitions and events. Based in the old Seely Road primary school building they are home to Small Food Bakery which is open to the public on Thursday – Saturdays.

This month’s meeting will focus on an exhibition in a small, intimate exhibition space, curated as part of Beam Studio.

Beam's aim is to present institutional quality exhibitions on a small scale in a relaxed atmosphere. Their space brings together a gallery, bookshop and café within Primary.

After a coffee and a chat, Beam will lead an information introduction and discussion on the work of Anthony Whishaw RA, who at the age of 93 is still making and exhibiting work.

About the Artist -
Anthony was brought up in South America until he was nine years old, when he came to England to go to school. By 1952, after he had studied at the Chelsea School of Art, he was awarded a Spanish Government Scholarship to study art.

He lives and works in a studio in Kensington, southwest London. The space, originally built as a studio in which to draw horses, housed his family and, more recently, has become his primary studio. He also works from a second studio in Bethnal Green, to which paintings are sent when they are “misbehaving themselves”.



FREE

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Primary

Seely Road

Nottingham

NG7 1NU

Word Walk with Nottingham Poetry Festival

ArtSpeak Participate

Word Walk with Nottingham Poetry Festival

28/02/22

13:00 - 15:00


During this two hour event, you'll be asked to creatively respond to the environment around you while you walk. You will be with local poet Sonia Burns who will provide prompts, guidance and leadership. This session will take place in the Bulwell Riverside area, starting and finishing at Bulwell Riverside Library.

The Word Walk will end at the starting point at 3pm, when you will be asked to hand in a page or two of your work.

The Nottingham Poetry Festival team will then turn the afternoon’s scribbles into a zine (small publication) as part of a series based around Word Walk locations in Nottingham - the collection will be launched at the 2022 Nottingham Poetry Festival on Saturday 7 May.

This is a free event. When booking select the 'ArtSpeak Amblers Admission' ticket.

This visit will take place at

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Bulwell Riverside Library

Main Street

Bulwell

NG6 8QJ

Gallery Walkthrough

ArtSpeak Visits

Gallery Walkthrough

20/01/22

10:30 - 12:00

Join us for a relaxed and informal walkthrough of the latest exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary - 'Our Silver City, 2094'.

Our Silver City is an exhibition-as-sci-fi-novel, or vice-versa. Set in Nottingham Contemporary’s building in the year 2094, it is a glimpse into an imagined future in the city once known as Nottingham. The exhibition is immersive and multi-sensory, visitors are invited to join the artists in speculating on our future and the world we are creating.

The exhibition is split across four galleries, East – Time of Change, South – Time to understand, West – Time for Inner Knowledge and North – Time to Transmit Wisdom. We will begin our walkthrough with a warm welcome and introduction to the gallery and exhibition by Nottingham Contemporary’s Programme Manager. We’ll then take our time exploring this fascinating collection and end in the café to reflect on what we have seen, socialise together and enjoy some refreshments.

This visit will take place at

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Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross

Nottingham

NG1 2GB

Gallery Walkthrough - PROTEST

ArtSpeak Visits

Gallery Walkthrough - PROTEST

27/01/22

14:00 - 16:00(TBC)

The next exhibition at National Justice Museum is Young People and Protest.

This exhibition is a celebration of the power, passion, and ability that young people have shown to get their voices heard, to fight against continued injustice and to enact change locally and globally. It showcases a snapshot of historical and contemporary youth activism from around the world and asks ‘how you will use your voice to fight for social change?'

The gallery will include art led commissions and historic objects. Exploring tools to protest ‘badges and placards’ methods of reporting ‘printed and digital media’.

What does protest mean to you? What cause would you protest about? How do you think protest can create change? Consider these questions during a thought provoking walk around the exhibition space and view the work that has been produced in response to this theme.

The walkthrough will be followed by an object handling/making session and refreshments.

The National Justice Museum uses a combination of real spaces, real objects and real stories to explore the impact justice and the law has on us, our community and society.

The gallery and museum houses an extensive collection of fascinating objects that bring justice and the law to life.

This is a free event.

This visit will take place at

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National Justice Museum

High Pavement

Nottingham

NG1 1HN