Arts Festival first for Bulwell community

Artist Hannah Walker is taking part in the Bulwell Arts Festival
Artist Hannah Walker is taking part in the Bulwell Arts Festival

Bulwell’s first ever Arts Festival is preparing for take off in the town.

The festival will give the community a fantastic selection of activities and workshops to take part in as well as see performances and celebrate the arts within the district.

A packed programme of events are organised to take place over the eight day spectacular which starts on Saturday 5th July and runs until Sunday 13th July.

“The purpose of the festival is to provide contemporary arts activities to a community which would not normally have easy access to them,2 said Rosemary MacLennan of NottArt, who is one of the leading organisers of the event.

“The activities will range between exhibitions and workshops to large scale events with a variety of things to take part in.”

The launch is on Saturday 5th July at the Bulwell Academy where a Summer Family Fun Day will take place along with several artists who will be leading free drop-in sessions.

Other venues over the 10 days will be Bulwell Forest Garden, Riverside Library, Bulwell Market Place, Crabtree Community Centre, Ravensworth Road Church Hall, St Mary’s Church and Bulwell Hall Healthy Living Centre.

Artists taking part include 1623 Theatre who will be bringing Shakespeare to the Bulwell Market Place on Thursday 10th July with some 30 minute scenes.

There will be an exhibition of local artists work in shop windows throughout Bulwell and one of the windows will feature the creative talents of Bulwell Guides’ groups and Hannah Walker.

“The festival is a great idea and wonderful way to introduce art to ordinary people which can be daunting,” said mum of three and art student, Hannah of Bannerman Road. “It’s also a great way to raise the profile of the town and its creative people.”