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ArtSpeak Art Club and other updates

The ArtSpeak Art Club is launching next month!

Our Art sessions at 25 Prospect Street are a welcoming space for you to explore your creative potential whilst learning and developing skills in a range of art mediums. Led by our ArtSpeak resident Artist Anna Roebuck, sessions will be fun, engaging and stimulating.

With the opportunity to try something new each week, there’ll be something to suit all interests and abilities. This is a welcoming, encouraging and social space for you to be curious, experimental, enjoy a tea and a chat, whilst producing work individually and collaboratively.

No prior experience or knowledge in art is necessary. Interests of the participants will be incorporated into sessions as the group progresses.

The first session is on Tuesday 13 July, 15:00 - 17:00

Sessions will run on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month and take place at

25 Prospect Street, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 5QE

Sessions will cost £5

All materials will be provided. Depending on the activity there may occasionally be an additional cost for materials. Details will be provided prior to each session.

Attending the session You can either book and pay via Eventbrite or book a spot by contacting us on and pay by cash when you arrive.

About the Artist

Anna Roebuck is a multimedia Artist with over 18 years of experience. Skilled in a range of art mediums and techniques, Anna also works extensively with recycled plastics.

She owns her own studio, The Making House, in Burton on Trent, where she produces work for private sale, commissions and community projects, and delivers high-quality workshops in a range of art and craft techniques.

Sessions as part of the ArtSpeak Art Club will provide a chance to learn skills and techniques from Anna but also give you the freedom to be experimental and develop ideas as a group.

With a variety of events and exhibitions throughout the City, visits to these venues with Anna will be incorporated into the ArtSpeak programme, to compliment the Art club activities, to help inspire and stimulate ideas for work that is produced.

Read more about Anna and see examples of her work and projects here

In other news

Fancy joining us outdoors?

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.

Upcoming walks -

Wednesday 16 June, 11:00 - 13:00

Urban Nature Photography Walk Nottingham War Memorial Gardens and Victoria Embankment

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!

Our Photography walks are suitable for all levels and experience of Photography. 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.

Photography walks are £5, please click here to book.

Wednesday 7 July, 10:30 - 12:00

Local History/Nature Walk

Forest Recreation Ground

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.

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

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.

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 walk is free to attend, click here to book.

Wednesday 21 July, 13:00 - 15:00

Architecture Photography Walk

Nottingham City Centre

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 confirmed prior to the workshop. Please click here to book.

Wednesday 4 August, 10:30 - 12:00

Local History/Nature Walk

Wollaton Park

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 walk is free to attend, click here to book.

Fancy a go at filmmaking?

There's still chance to sign up to our practical filmmaking sessions with filmmaker and tutor, Keith Allott.

The first session will take place on

21 July, 15:30 - 17:30 at 25 Prospect Street, Radford, Nottingham, NG7 5QE.

Our filmmaking sessions are an opportunity for you to develop skills and broaden your understanding of all aspects of the filmmaking process. They are a supportive and encouraging space to share and discuss ideas, work collaboratively and produce interesting material.

Sessions will be practical, informative and fun, giving you the chance to be creative, ask questions, receive advice and feedback on your own filmmaking projects as well as working with and meeting others.

Sessions will take place on a fortnightly basis. After this first session, they will recommence on Wednesday 18 August.

£5 per session - Sign up here or contact us to express an interest.

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