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Art and Culture in June 2019 - Free Things to do in Nottingham

Sharing their lived experience of keeping well, the students and volunteers at the Nottingham Recovery College have co-produced their list of Free Things to do in Nottingham for June 2019. This blog post focuses on art and culture, but please look at our other blog posts for different events.

All of the listed places and event details are correct at the time of publication but we cannot guarantee the information and recommend that you check the websites before visiting, and also check if any event needs to be booked in advance.

Accessibility information is available via the website links.

In the future, our blog co-production group is keen to include as many free events as possible on a monthly blog post. So if you know of free events relevant to Recovery College students in Nottinghamshire, please contact us via our social media links at the bottom of this post. Thank you and we hope you have lots of fun in June!

Art and Culture in June 2019

A great place to start is to look at the Nottingham Art Map, which provides a list of current exhibitions across the city.

New Art Exchange

At New Art Exchange there is a photography exhibition, The Path by Hassan Hajjaj which presents a consideration of culture and identity in the modern, globalised world. This show is open until 23 June 2019.

In Hajjaj's exhibition, a collection called My Rock Stars depicts noted artists, musicians and designers alongside individuals from Hajjaj's everyday world - people he admires and respects, and chooses to elevate to 'superstar' status through his iconic images.

Saturday Art Club is a free drop-in aimed at 4-7 year old children (0-10 years welcome) on 1, 15 and 17 June.

Beats of the Antonov on 20 June, 6.30pm - 8.30pm (part of the programme for Nottingham Refugee Week) is a documentary about the Sudanese populations of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, and their determination to preserve a specifically African culture in the face of daily bombings carried out by the Sudanese government. The film shows the rich mix of music that has sprung up around the impromptu celebrations staged after surviving each bombing. Suitable for ages 15+. Booking is required for this event.

Nottingham Contemporary

The Lis Rhodes: Dissident Lines exhibition at the Contemporary is running throughout June. Rhodes’ artwork crosses into installation, sound art, performance and writing. This exhibition will span almost 50 years of work.

There are various tours and study sessions related to the exhibition, which are also free, but you may need to book in advance through the website.

The gallery also hosts drop-in family activities 11am–3pm every Saturday and Sunday in June.

Nottingham Trent University City Campus

Check out SHOW - Saturday 1 June 2019 to Sunday 9 June. This is the Art and Design Degree Show from the students of Nottingham Trent University. Taking place across Nottingham Trent University’s City Campus, 1,318 creatives from 26 courses unite for one ambitious summer show. Representing a new wave of talent – skilled and ready to shape our future creative industries.

Wollaton Hall

Wollaton Hall and Park are open daily – please note that the Natural History Museum in the hall is also free!

Green’s Mill and Science Centre

Green’s Mill is free attraction is Sneinton where you can explore a working windmill and see for yourself how grain is turned into flour by harnessing the power of wind.

It is open Wednesdays to Sundays.

Extra tip - If you use public transport and aren’t sure how to get to some of the places listed in this post, here is a journey planner.

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