VIDEO: Shakespeare, mosaics and strings and knitting- Bulwell Arts Festival has it all

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Bulwell Arts Festival has had the lot! From Shakespeare to Roald Dahl, mosaics to knitting, there has been something for everyone across the community.

The eight day event kicked off last Saturday, 5th July with a Summer Family Fun Day at Bulwell Academy that proved a runaway success.

With zorbing, face painting, music ensembles, screen printing and the Scraper Bike project, the young and the young at heart were entertained.

Throughout the week there has been a vast range of free workshop events across the town including film nights, a tea dance, talks, performances and demonstrations.

“The family fun day was really well attended and had a great atmosphere,” said planning committee member, Rosemary MacLennan of NottArt. “And the event on Sunday at Bulwell Forest Garden saw visitors creating installations made from string, which not only brought people into the garden but acted as a point of interest to visitors too.”

There is still plenty on offer over the next few days including a performance walk by Bulwell Tourist Association leaving Wilko’s at 3pm. Saturday evening features a performance by Nottingham Wind Ensemble at the Bulwell Academy at 7.15pm. Tickets should be booked in advance costing £6 by calling 0115 9410543.

The festival comes to a close on Sunday with a printmaking workshop at the Bulwell Healthy Living Centre from 11am to 3pm. The event is free to NG6 residents but must be booked. Call 0115 9753898.

“The events have been embraced by the community and been warmly received,” added Rosemary. “But I think this was because it wasn’t simply launched but planned with local people consulted on the content and with their involvement.

“This has helped make it a success and our aim is to make it a regular event.”




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