Jamming session

Musicians enjoying a fun session together at Just Jamming

Just Jamming

Some musicians at our October Just Jamming session

Art Class

Inspired by autumn leaves and making rubbings during our fortnightly Art Club

Art Club

Experimenting and exploring ideas in our Art Club

Theatre Group

Kindred Spirit members improvising under the trees at Wollaton Park

Theatre Group Members

Some of the Kindred Spirit Theatre Group members during a session at Wollaton Park

Participants trying out new techniques during our June Photography walk

Getting closure to nature during our Urban Nature photography walk

Participants exploring the Victoria Embankment during our Urban Nature Photography walk

Our Art Club members worked with Artist Anna Roebuck to make bunting from recycled plastics

Beautiful designs created for bunting in the first Art Club at 25 Prospect Street in July

Artist Anna Roebuck led a session on how to create bunting from recycled plastics in our first Art Club session

Experimenting with different view points during our Photography walk

Participants during our Architecture Photography Walk in Nottingham City Centre - (Photo credit, Sammy)

Participants working with Photography Tutor Dominic Pote on different camera techniques

Photography group participants trying out alternative camera techniques at Newstead Abbey

Practicing pinhole photography with polaroid film in the Japanese Gardens at Newstead Abbey in a photography workshop with Dominic Pote

A brilliant evening of live music from AJAR

Local Folk Trio - AJAR at our Light Night 2020 event

Light Night 'Your Time to Shine' open mic with AJAR performing

A great group of talented musicians enjoying the opportunity to play together

Our regular drummer playing brilliantly at Just Jamming

Guitar and Bass player at Just Jamming

One of our first Just Jamming sessions in Jesse Boot's old office at The Embankment

A trio of musicians playing together at Just Jamming

An Accordion Player enjoying playing at our Just Jamming music night in February

Just Jamming at The Embankment Pub in West Bridgford

A step back in time as we explore the cottage that was once home to the Poet John Clare.

A visit to John Clare's cottage as part of our Literary Season

Another example of the beautiful work produced by participants in our painting workshop at Lakeside

Some amazing final results in the 'Expressive Use of Colour' painting workshop

Peices of work produced and influenced by the later work of Ivon Hitchen's

Amazing pieces of work produced in Liz Goulding's introductory painting workshop

Painting workshop 3

Beautiful colour palettes created with Acrylics

Participants working with Liz Goulding and taking inspiration from Ivon Hitchens

Expressive use of Colour workshop at Lakeside Arts

Working with China Petals Artist, Diane Daley

Making china mosaic Christmas designs at Winwood Heights

Artist and Tutor Liz Goulding discussing painting techniques

Participants experimenting with acrylics on canvas

Selecting compositions in our 'Expressive use of Colour' workshop with Liz Goulding

Exploring Ivon Hitchens later works

Gallery walkthrough of Ivon Hitchens 'Space Through Colour' at Djanogly Gallery with Head of Programming, Neil Walker

Some of our photography group enjoying an afternoon out at Highfields Park with Tutor Jagdish Patel

Participants getting creative with Artist Nancy Power

Some of the fantastic designs created during the introductory to linocut printing workshop

Participants printing their linocut designs with Artist Nancy Power in the introduction to Linocut printing workshop at City Arts

Our walkthroughs are relaxed and informal and a great introduction to Contemporary Art

ArtSpeak Meets at New Art Exchange

Members exploring the 'Open' Exhibition at New Art Exchange as part of our monthly walkthroughs

The group meet every Monday to try out new Art skills

Participants enjoyed experimenting with colours and designs

Silk Painting with Jessica Kemp at our monthly sessions in Clifton

Sarah Manton led a great paper cutting workshop for participants in Clifton as part of their weekly art group

Participants in Clifton adding lots of detail to their designs

Monday creativity in Clifton with participants learning about Paper cutting with Artist Sarah Manton and trying out various techniques

Participants loved helping to create our Graffiti style origami wall at Bulwell Arts Festival

Residents at Lathkill Close enjoyed making origami pieces to create a large wall installation

Bulwell Riverside

Participants helped create this design out of Origami with Pulp and Fold Artist, Karen Barnes as part of the Bulwell Arts Festival

Mosaic workshop with China Petals at Haworth Court in Clifton

Learning from the Bauhaus

Artist Sian Watson Taylor giving an informative and passionate talk about the Bauhaus and the work created as a result of its pioneering approach to teaching, during our walkthrough at Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside.

Djanogly Walkthrough

Enjoying a closer look at some of the work in the Homage to the Bauhaus Exhibition at Djanogly Gallery during our Artist led walkthrough in May

New Art Exchange

Our first gallery walkthrough with Aaron Schoburgh. An impressive, vibrant exhibition reflecting a combination of cultures and iconic brands.

Meadows Creative Cafe

Some of our Creative Cafe participants in The Meadows sharing stories and memories of the area

Light Night Pop Up

Participants helping add the final touches to the ArtSpeak origami installation

Light Night Pop Up

Beautiful paper used for the origami workshop on Light Night

Light Night Pop Up

One participant helping to add to our origami wall in Nottingham's Urban Rooms

Light Night Pop Up

For Light Night 2019 we hosted a pop up event with Artist Karen Barnes who led an origami workshop