Africarmen and the importance of scheduling culturally diverse performances

In this blog post, Madeleine Hardy, intern at Nottingham Lakeside Arts, provides an insight into the upcoming performance of Africarmen and its relevance during Black History Month. Tavaziva Dance bring Africarmen to Nottingham Lakeside Arts with Artistic Director Bawren Tavaziva’s most ambitious work to date. While the performance is based on Georges Bizet’s famous opera, …

Events for Black History Month 2015

Black History Month kicks off this week, marking the start of a month of celebrating black history, art and culture at The University of Nottingham and beyond. We’ve got a range of events taking place on campus and in the city, ranging from music and spoken word to public lectures. Almost all are free. Get …

‘Read Hear’ and see and feel: re-imagining a library space for one afternoon

Timo Schrader, Impact and Outreach Coordinator for the Department of American and Canadian Studies, gave a brief talk on black poetry and music at our ‘Read Hear’ event, Saturday 18 October. Read on for his analysis of the performances, and thoughts on event as a whole. Celebrating Black History Month, The University of Nottingham teamed …

Afrovibes festival — the best of South African theatre and dance

Nottingham Lakeside Arts will be hosting a range of South African cultural events through the final week in October. There’s some amazing looking stuff going on. And the opportunity to eat some amazing food. Seriously, hollowed out bread filled with curry. HOLLOWED OUT BREAD FILLED WITH CURRY. Who doesn’t want to eat that? Anyway, the University …

Read Hear at Nottingham Central Library

On Saturday 18 October, The University of Nottingham will join forces with Read Hear, a project with Nottingham City Libraries and local music promoters, I’m Not From London. Read Hear brings live music and spoken word performances to public libraries and began as a collaboration between University of Nottingham staff member Claire Henson and Will Robinson and …

BHM launch event – Nottingham Lakeside Arts

We held a launch event for the University’s Black History Month activity last night (yes, yes, it started last week, let’s just ignore that…). It featured local musicians and poetry readings, and went down really well. First up was Yasmin Issaka. Just her and her guitar. And her vocals were pretty impressive. Here she is …

Black History Month launch event — Blessing Magore

Guest post from Claire Henson, Equality and Diversity Events Co-ordinator at the University For the last year, I have been part of the organising team for the University of Nottingham’s Black History Month. When we began with a series of ideas, we knew that our vision for what we wanted to achieve was ambitious. However, …

Amazing events for Black History Month 2014

Black History Month kicks off next Wednesday, marking the start of a month of celebrating black history, art and culture at The University of Nottingham and beyond. We’ve got a range of events taking place on campus and in the city, ranging from music and spoken word to public lectures. All are free. Get these …