Keeping children entertained during lockdown. On this page you'll find:
We're pleased to bring you the second edition of our free creative activities pack designed for Nottingham’s children and young people. It’s filled with over 40 engaging and fun activities created by 20 of Nottingham’s arts organisations. Read the online version here on issuu or download the pdf here - with all the embedded hyperlinks to videos, music and further activity sheets or download the PDF Print version (without embedded links).
Take part in creative online tutorials and workshops, just for fun or to learn a new skill. Make sure to share your creations on social media and use #challengenottm and we'll share them on our social media
Entries open for the Young Creative Awards on 1 January 2021. Since 2009, the annual awards have been nurturing, inspiring and celebrating young creative talent in Nottingham. Open to 11-24yr olds who live, study or work in Nottingham, they celebrate achievements in Animation & Digital Media, Creative Writing, Dance, Design & Architecture, Drama, Fashion & Textiles, Film, Graphic Design, Music, Photography and Visual Art. Winners are awarded cash prizes and promotion, as well as mentoring, work placements and professional development opportunities. It’s free to enter. If you’re interested in having a former YCA winner come to your school to talk to students, please email Nick Lawford.
Next Door Dance are looking for participants aged between 11-25 to take part in an exciting new project creating short movement films based around Greens Windmill in Sneinton during November and December.
Participants can choose to take on the role of performer, choreographer or film and editing to create a number of short films under the guidanchttps://isteam.wsimg.com/ip/b149f807-65f8-4c55-9523-06da3e69a782/Nonsuch.jpg/:/rs=w:388,h:194,cg:true,m/cr=w:388,h:194e of Next Door Dance company members. Sessions will take place online on Sundays (with the aim of filming on location in December). Please contact NDD for more information.
Fearless Youth Association is a Nottingham based organisation that aims to inform, empower, inspire and develop young people through workshops, projects and training programmes. They offer free online digital media training programmes for young people to learn or develop skills in a variety of areas:
NONSUCH YOUNG PERFORMER TRAINING: An exciting pre-professional training programme for aspiring actors and performers aged 16-25. Running until Tuesday 30th March (13 weeks no half term break) 6pm to 8pm.
NONSUCH YOUNG COMPANY: Nottingham’s newest Youth Theatre for creatives aged 2-4, 5-7, 8-11 and 12-15 from Nonsuch Studios.
Ages 8-12: Tuesdays 4.15pm-6.15pm Ages 12-18: Wednesdays 5pm-7pm. Free. Live via Zoom
YARD is a creative and supportive hub for young people to come together, develop their performance skills, devise their own work, and explore new approaches with a diverse range of professional artists. Open to all. To find out more contact firstname.lastname@example.org
First Thursday of the month from February 5.00pm-6.30pm. Free. Live via Zoom. Ages 14 and over.
YOUnique is an exciting arts and activism festival organised by, and for, young people. YOUnique Producers are a small and dedicated team where young people who learn all aspects of festival production by creating the annual YOUnique Festival.
To find out more contact: email@example.com
Lakeside Youth Theatre are recruiting new members aged 14-18.
Lakeside Youth Theatre provides a platform for members to create, develop and take risks using their own ideas in a safe environment. Young people will get to work with exciting artists, performers and professionals, perform in some unusual spaces and devise new and exciting theatre work. Whilst sessions are currently happening online, they are planning and devising some really exciting projects for when we get back into the studio.
They believe that theatre is a platform for all to have a voice and ensure that the sessions are inclusive and accessible. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 17th February 2021
Nonsuch are running another digital discover day over the February half term for children and young people aged 6-11.
More details can be found on the Nonsuch website.
The second edition of the ChalleNGe Nottingham Activities Pack is filled with over 40 engaging and fun activities created by 20 of Nottingham’s arts organisations.
Accompanying teachers notes are available to support curriculum planning.
The activities can be enjoyed in small groups, with family, friends or in the classroom or individually at home. We hope you find ideas that inspire you!