Local talent wanted for arts festival

Bulwell Arts Festival
Bulwell Arts Festival

Bulwell folk are encouraged to take part in the town’s second arts festival, which runs from Saturday 4th to Sunday 12th July.

The nine-day celebration promises to be packed with music, art, dance, film, poetry workshops and family fun, and aims to harness the creative power of the townsfolk.

The Lord Mayor of Nottingham, councillor Jackie Morris, said: “We want to nurture the town’s talent and bring together people from the many communities in Bulwell and Nottingham North.”

Organiser Bill Blackamore said: “We want as many people as possible to get involved. Get creative, make art, enjoy art, get the kids doing art. Art of all kinds – sculpture, any medium 2D work, photography, dancing, writing, poetry, knitting, sewing, collage... The list goes on and on.”

As well as celebrating local talent, the free event will also bring entertainment from local and national performing arts groups, as well as hands-on crafts workshops, poetry and cinema.

Festival director Nicola Curzon said: “We’re only in our second year but the festival is fast becoming a great showcasing ground for some of our best home grown talent. Including artists, family events, film, dance, theatre, art, poetry and much omre. Adding to an ever-expanding programme this year, we are holding our first music event celebrating some of our best musical talent.”

The work of over seven artists will grace shop windows in the town, Woodlands windows workshops for the under 5s, a day of music in Bulwell Hall Park, a family fun day at the Bulwell Academy, a concert by Nottingham Wind Ensemble, a riverside historical walk, a silk painting worksop, a community film night and a night of poerty in the William Peverel pub.