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. If you would like to read more about our Photography walks please click here


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. They're relaxed, informal and sociable; giving you the opportunity to meet new people and find out more about the work whilst exploring the latest exhibitions. 


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. 


* We are currently updating our programme of Gallery walks and visits – please check back for details 

June Photography Walk - Urban Nature

ArtSpeak Participate

June Photography Walk - Urban Nature

16/06/21

11:00 - 13:00


Explore this urban landscape and look at areas along the river in a new light whilst practicing a range of photography tasks with Photography tutor Sammy.

Change your perspective and experiment with different view points and compositions as you seek out nature and foliage in an urban environment. Beauty can be found in unexpected places!

The meeting point will be at the entrance to the War Memorial Gardens and will proceed along Victoria Embankment.

Our Photography walks are suitable for all levels and experience of photography, just bring along a camera or camera phone.

Routes will be planned to ensure they are accessible for all participants. However, please inform us of any access requirements you have at the time of booking.

£5 per session

This visit will take place at

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Nottingham War Memorial Gardens

Victoria Embankment

Nottingham

NG2 2LA

Walks & Talks - Local History and Nature

ArtSpeak Ambles

Walks & Talks - Local History and Nature

04/08/21

10:30 - 12:00

Built for Francis Willoughby in 1580s (taking almost eight years to complete), Wollaton Hall was designed by Robert Smythson who had already cut his teeth on several outstanding halls, including Hardwick Hall in nearby Derbyshire.

The grounds will be the focus of our walk, starting in the formal garden at the back of the hall, taking in the Camellia house before walking down to the lake to look back at the hall from a different perspective. There are red and fallow deer roaming the park, which are always a treat to see.

We will spend approximately one hour walking before heading to an onsite café where we can continue to chat.

If you want to stay longer, entry to the hall is free and you’ll have the opportunity to see the current exhibitions.

The meeting point for this walk is the red telephone box which is at the top of the main car park, the one nearest to the courtyard.

All you require is some comfortable footwear. If the weather is poor bring an umbrella and a waterproof coat.

This visit will take place at

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Wollaton Hall and Deer Park

Wollaton

Nottingham

NG8 2AE

July Photography Walk - Architecture Photography

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July Photography Walk - Architecture Photography

21/07/21

11:00 - 13:00


Learn tips and discuss ideas around how best to approach this subject matter with Photography Tutor Sammy during this practical photography walk around Nottingham City Centre.

Be experimental to gain new perspectives on key pieces of architecture around the City and search for other interesting structures and buildings to capture some unique images.

This photography walk will take place around Nottingham City Centre. The meeting point will be outside of Nottingham Contemporary.

Our Photography walks are suitable for all levels and experience of photography, just bring along a camera or camera phone.

£5 per session

This visit will take place at

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Nottingham Contemporary

Weekday Cross

Nottingham

NG1 2GB

Walks & Talks - Local History and Nature

ArtSpeak Ambles

Walks & Talks - Local History and Nature

07/07/21

10:30 - 12:00


Once a site for horse racing and Victorian promenading, The Forest Recreation Ground is now best known for being a space used for football, funfairs, and fireworks. This green open space has been an attraction for so many people over the years and has a wonderful history that oozes opulence in earlier times and is now a multicultural hub for the diverse communities that surround this area of the City.

During this walk, learn about what generated the grandeur of the local architecture and how so much has changed in the past 200 years.

Starting at the Forest Recreation Ground Tram Stop we will walk up to Waterloo Crescent, along to the Boar War Memorial and visit the cemetery, before turning back to rest and continue our chat over a cup of tea in a café.

The meeting point for this walk is the Forest Recreation Ground Tram stop on the car park side. Look out for the ArtSpeak banner!

Local history/nature walks will take place on the first Wednesday of each month. Details for future walks will be added to our website and we will be looking for ideas from participants for future walking routes.

All you require is some comfortable footwear. If the weather is poor bring an umbrella and a waterproof coat.

This visit will take place at

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Forest Recreation Ground

Gregory Boulevard

Forest Fields

NG7 6HB