The Elves and The Shoemaker at Nottingham Playhouse

Culture around the city

In our vibrant, literary city, there’s always something amazing taking place everywhere you look!

We’ve pulled together some of our favourite arts and culture organisations in Nottingham, all of which are hosting at-home activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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Lakeside Arts

Online content to explore – curated by the Lakeside team and associated artists. Lots of activities to try, listen to, read and watch for all ages.

Read, Watch, Listen

Nottingham Playhouse

Online content featuring activities, podcasts, workshops and video performance.

UNESCO City of Literature

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Talking Rubbish

Fantastic children's theatre – brought to you by Theatre Rites and The Spark Arts for Children – all about finding treasure in what other people throw away.
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The Big Veg Takedown

Enjoy an animated story, developed over the summer of 2020, with help from the audience! Artists, children and their families all worked together to create this exciting story.
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Writing outside

Writing for Wellbeing with Cathy Grindrod

Join Cathy as she delivers her writing prompts; designed to help you write in whatever way suits you best.
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The Girl of Ink & Stars map

The Girl of Ink and Stars

A tale of maps, myths and monsters.
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The Fall of the House of Usher with Marty Ross

Storyteller Marty Ross retells Edgar Allen Poe's classic, haunting short story.
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