ArtSpeak Meets is the strand of the project where we explore Gallery spaces, arts venues, events, and other cultural activities together. 


Our gallery walkthroughs are a great introduction to the arts. 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. 

We're also introducing trips to venues further afield and are running these in seasons whereby there is a different arts focus in each season. 

2020 Literary Season

To begin 2020 we're focusing on literature and will be visiting venues that have become renowned due to their links with some of the most prominent writers and poets of the nineteenth century. 

We'll be delving into the history and the works of John Clare, DH Lawrence, Lord Byron and more, through visits and tours of John Clare Cottage, DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum and a Literary Lions walking tour around Nottingham City Centre.  

DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum

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DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum



In the ex-mining town of Eastwood, Derbyshire is the childhood home of one of Nottingham’s literary greats, D.H Lawrence.

Now a hidden gem filled with history and stories, join us for a relaxed and personal guided tour of the D.H Lawrence Birthplace museum as we find out more about the remarkable contribution this local writer made to the literary world and what made him one of the rebel writers. 

The visit will include an additional workshop activity and lunch.

10:30 collection for 11:00 tour, returning to Nottingham by 16:00 

£25 ArtSpeak Members Rate The ticket price includes: return transport from Nottingham City Centre (Outside the Royal Concert Hall), guided tour of the museum, workshop and lunch. 

£30 for non members (Please note you are still required to be aged 60+ to attend this activity. 

This visit will take place at

DH Lawrence Birthplace Museum



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Literary Lions Walking Tour

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Literary Lions Walking Tour


10:30 - 11:30 

As part of our literary season we’re taking a closer look into the history of some of our renowned writers and finding out what gave us our title as a Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. 
Join award winning tour guide, Felicity Whittle for an insightful introduction to Nottingham’s literary heritage. She’ll cover the essential components including the novels, poetry and scandalous private lives of legendary local writers such as DH Lawrence and Lord Bryon. 

The tour will commence from Nottingham Tourism Centre, Smithy Row and finish at the top of St James Street.

Continue the experience and join us after for a drink at the Malt Cross, one of the last remaining Victorian music halls, where you'll have the chance to reflect on the walk and ask any questions you have. 

£5 ArtSpeak Members Rate 

£8 for non members (Please note you are still required to be aged 60+ to attend this activity.

This visit will take place at

Various - see event details




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