Storytelling and Dance Workshop for Younger Children

Calling all young children and their adults. Join African Dance teacher and performer, Itara Mason online Sunday 4th July at 11am Combining storytelling and Dance . She is guaranteed to get you moving in this fun filled online workshop. This video is part of a video series that is suitable for Early Years children, as well as those in older infant and primary schools.

See it here!


Adam Nightingale – Writer and Storyteller

Monsters, Trees, Pistols and Pins: Wierd Tales from Nottinghamshire.

 Adam is a writer, performer and storyteller. He is author of five history books and numerous short stories and spoken word pieces. He also makes up one third of the spoken word and music trio The Fighting Nightingales. 

Adam has also written and presented the history storytelling podcasts 17th Century Tales and The Hood Free Zone.

He has also written the one man shows An Evening with Professor Edvard Von Goosechaser, The 17th Century Show and Georgian Bloodbath: A Grisly Lecture.

Pull up a chair and join Adam on Monday 5th July 7:30pm – Link here


Mark Nightingale – Flamenco guitarist

Flamenco – A Short Introduction to Listening to Flamenco Guitar

Born in Kirkby-in-Ashfield Mark is a musician and a composer. He studied drama at Guildford School of Acting and dance at Elmhurst Ballet School where he developed a lifelong passion for flamenco. After a number of years working as a professional actor he gravitated towards music.

As one third of spoken word and music trio The Fighting Nightingales, Mark plays the acoustic guitar as well as the mysterious twelve string touch-style stick guitar (affectionately known as The Beast). He has recently written music for The Hood Free Zone, 17th Century Tales podcasts, and the play An Evening with Professor Edvard Von Goosechaser (where he performed the role of Marco the Mute Musician). He once did a gig in a coffin factory.     

Join Mark on Sunday 4th July @7pm Link here


Hot House Theatre – Saturday Film Club . Inspiring Young People Through Media.

Join Hothouse Theatre’s Youth project for 2 hours of fun checking out films and audio made by young people over the last few years. From the crazy Wizard Film to Santa getting locked up for breaking and entering, this is a great chance to see some of the zaniest offerings from Nottingham’s premier young person’s film crew!

Film Club is part of Hothouse Theatre’s Oh My Nottz project. Part of the Bulwell Arts Festival Saturday 10th July 1-3pm
This event will be live streamed on the Oh My Nottz facebook page.

Follow the link here https://www.facebook.com/Oh-My-Nottz-225422237628063/


Film Project with Young People 13-21yrs

What an absolute cracking few weeks. I’ve had the privilege of being around some very inspirational young people aged 13-21yrs all with a common goal of performing, to entertain, have a safe place to create and to be themselves. No matter what their background or differences there’s a place that is accessible for all.

This group of young people are absolutely inspiring for the next generation. We’ve been chatting, filming and working with them for our collaborative project with JSI who run Bilborough Fest looking at what inspires the young people through their music and all the skills they have collected by working on music projects with the wonderful Josh Sims.

These young people are amazing. All the sound /set ups have been performed by the young people . We can’t wait to share the video with you all…coming soon!

Big shout out to Magelle, Ryan, Owen, Noa, Lowry and many more. They really do deserve your support !


Claire Finn – Actor

A warm welcome to Actor Claire Finn Joining us on Wednesday 7th July @ 7:30pm with two of her spoken word films titled ‘Living Ghost’ and ‘The Voice of All Seasons’.

Claire has an array of professional experience working in theatre, radio & television. Her credits include ‘Inside Holloway,’ as Edith Thompson (Channel five), ‘Criminal histories’ as Margaret Flower (BBC East Midlands) and various roles with Notts TV. Her theatre credits include Southwark Playhouse, Mansfield Palace Theatre, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Nottingham NEAT festival 2016 and Edinburgh Fringe 2014. She has worked in various voice over roles, including BBC radio Nottingham and BFBS radio. After completing her degree in applied theatre studies, Claire continued to study and complete her post graduate certificate in museum and heritage management with Nottingham Trent University. Allowing her to gain further skills and experience as a freelance practitioner working within the heritage sector. She has utilised her drama skills to devise creative educational sessions, storytelling performances and historical interpretations for various museums. Claire has previously worked with the National Civil War Centre, Ancient Wood, National justice museum, Stamford Georgian festival and Papplewick pumping station.​

We are thrilled that Claire is Joining us this year!

Links will be posted nearer the time


Hothouse Theatre Presents…

An hour of ghost stories and spooky goings on. Friday 9th July at 8pm.

Not for the faint hearted, this hour will be filled with a combination of classic ghost stories from M. R. James and Charles Dickens, as well as a few eerie tales from Bulwell.Why not find a nice quite spot, draw the curtains and listen in … if you dare!

This is an evening that will scare your pants off! The Haunted Hour will be live streamed on Hothouse Theatre’s facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/Hothouse-Theatre-1641701209407927/


Highbury Hospital Community Garden Mosaic Project with Artist Anna Dixon

During May, June and July the mosaic Artist, Anna Dixon, is running a series of collaborative art workshops at the Highbury Hospital Community Garden on the Hospital site. Service users, staff, volunteers and carers are working together to create several mosaic plaques on the theme of nature. When completed the plaques will be installed in the Highbury Community Garden for all to enjoy!

We will be showcasing these wonderful finished creations during Our Festival week!


5, 4, 3, 2, 1…We are soon to have lift off with ‘Our City On Mars’ Schools Project!

Ever wondered what it would be like to live on Mars?…Please head on down to The Bulwell Riverside next week and take a look at the amazing work on display in the Library from Saturday 3rd-10th July.

Due to Covid restrictions only a limited amount of people are allowed in the building at one time. Be sure to ring and ask about safety and numbers before you go. There should be no disappointment though as all Art work will be displayed for you all to see in the windows of the Library… Happy Exploring!