Free arts festival at Nottingham Contemporary – by young people, for young people
A Nottingham-based youth arts group ‘Collabor-8 Collective‘ from Nottingham’s Contemporary gallery will take over the building this November with a free festival of young creativity for the city. The weekend long event entitiled Circuit: Affinity will showcase art, workshops, music, film and performance from emerging local and international talent. Music will span grime, hip hop, R ‘n’ B, indie and include live performances from critically acclaimed artists including MOBO nominated Lady Leshurr, Nashville alt-rockers Bully, BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Jamz Supernova, Harleighblu, Abouttoblow.com’s very own Warren Xclnce alongside many more.
The whole of Nottingham Contemporary and its surrounding areas will be home to pop-up performances by young creative artists including The Mouthy Poets, and the 2015 Nottingham Young Creatives Award winner Jamal Sterrett. There will be chill-out spaces and open mic sessions to carry the festival into the early hours. Film screenings will take place throughout the festival, including Guillemot, a film made by young people in St Anns with Full Effect, a Royal Foundation project. The event will also include drop in free VJ workshops and UV jewellery making.
Nottingham Contemporary’s Collabor-8 Collective are part of Circuit, a national programme connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts in galleries and museums. Click here to find out more information and a full list of all the artists involved.
Fri 6th & Sat 7th November 2015
12pm – 12am
Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB.