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Black is the New Black


Sir Lenny Henry talks about perseverance “My message to people who have ever been told that you can’t, I’d beg you not to believe that. And I would dare you to do it anyway.” Laura Mvula, Sir Lenny Henry and more talented Black Britons talk about success.

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Hothouse Theatre’s online Magazine Oh My Nottz is coming out of hibernation!

Oh My Nottz uses the production of video, audio and written content to inspire young people from all backgrounds to become the best people they can be.

After 3 months in lockdown we are preparing to get young people involved in producing articles, radio plays and podcasts for publication once again.

Your donations will help!

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The £9.5 million Covid-19 Recovery Scheme

Power to Change

The £9.5 million Covid-19 Community-Led Organisations Recovery Scheme is being delivered by Power to Change, Locality, The Ubele Initiative and Social Investment Business on behalf of the National Lottery Community Fund. Find out about the Lottery’s other schemes.

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Planet Bounce reopening 1st August

Planet Bounce

Following the Gov announcement on 9th July we have been hard at work to ensure we are able to open our doors once again.

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FlyGirl Are Launching to Empower Wxman of Colour in Nottingham

Left Lion

 With the aim to empower womxn all across Nottingham – with particular focus on womxn of colour – FlyGirl is set to launch later this year. We caught up with Avarni Bilan, one half of the Wigflex team, to see what it’s all about…

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Hassan Hajjaj: The Path

Jul 30 - Oct 25

New Art Exchange

 With an exuberant melee of colours, patterns, appropriated brand logos and found objects, Hassan Hajjaj: The Path is a timely exploration of global culture across continents through the unique lens of acclaimed Moroccan-British photographer.

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Clapbacks For Children Experiencing Racism

Successful Black Parenting

If you don’t give your child a verbal defense they can use in a surprise oppressive attack they will eventually become oppressed and depressed. Don’t let racist children catch your child off guard.

Too often, seeking out a responsible adult to intervene in a verbal attack is not an option for Black children. It is best practice to ignore ignorant people but there will be times that they can not just ignore it.

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Nonsuch Studios

 It’s time to begin to reopen our beautiful Nonsuch Studios and so we’re now beginning to take bookings for select activities in a safe, considered and COVID-secure way.

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BlackInk New Writing Competition 2020

Writing East Midlands

Ends at 23:59 on Monday 3rd August 2020

 Serendipity and Writing East Midlands are looking for creative writers from the African and African Caribbean Diaspora based in the UK to submit short stories for BlackInk: New Writing Competition.

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Home Office urged to correct false slavery information in citizenship test


 More than 175 historians have called on the Home Office to remove the history element of the UK citizenship test because of its “misleading and false” representation of slavery and empire.

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The George Floyd Short Story Competition

Nottingham Writer's Studio

Closes: Friday 14th August 2020 (Midnight)

 Nottingham Writers’ Studio is proud to launch the first year of our new annual writing competition in memory of George Floyd, a black man killed by a white police officer in the US.

“The murder of George Floyd by a man who was meant to protect him is a tragedy. This competition is intended to commemorate his life and shine a spotlight on the BAME community and their stories.” – Alan Walker, NWS Chair

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The Wooden Box
by Guy Jones
 Is Tracey, Sam’s fiancée’s ex going mad? Is she just playing a rather bizarre practical joke or is this the strangest bout of flirting in the history of history?

It all centres on the wooden box that Tracey’s Grandmother, George ‘invented.’

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the nottingham project

 This is The Nottingham Project - a major new Board with the aim of rejuvenating our city. Our ambition is simple. We have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to re-vision the future of Nottingham. We have an incredibly rich cultural heritage and some extraordinary creative talent - now is the moment to harness this and create an incredible future for Nottingham.

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Audiences back in theatres from 1 August

Gov UK

 Indoor performances with socially distanced audiences will be able to take place across the country from 1 August

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Writer's Block
 all things about the writing scene in Nottingham and beyond

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The Solstice Prize for Young Writers 2020

Writing East Midlands

 A creative writing prize for 10-17 year olds brought to you by Writing East Midlands


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intu Victoria Centre Calls for Photographers to Share Lockdown Photos


 intu Victoria Centre is calling for local photographers to submit images captured during lockdown, to form part of a new Lockdown Gallery that will be installed in the centre...

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