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Inspired by our exhibition Sound Systems Back in Da Day and the launch of In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, SCRATCH brings together music sellers, zine makers and creatives from across Nottingham. Featuring: • The Music Exchange • Plates Records • Mini Amp-building workshop • Zine makers

Saturday 7 November 11am – 5pm SCRATCH Record + Craft Fair A fun-filled day for music lovers and families


• Interactive screen printing • In Fine Style Exhibition Launch • Live Illustration • Live DJs And much much more! FREE

Get Up Stand Up! Get Up Stand Up! is a new thought-provoking audio and visual experience at Galleries of Justice, produced with NAE. It will take you on a journey through the history of civil rights movements across the world. Selected dates throughout October:


Tuesday 6, 13, 20 October at 4pm, 5pm & 6pm Sunday 4, 11, 18 October at 3pm & 4pm


For more information: 0115 9520555, info@galleriesofjustice.org.uk


Galleries of Justice Museum, High Pavement, Nottingham, NG1 1HN

Front image: A Little Island of Energy- young black women dancing in a youth club in Wolverhampton. © Chris Steele-Perkins (Photo courtesy of Magnum). Image credit below: Ashok Mistry.


WELCOME Dancing off the blues... Nostalgia is the memory of a moment that creates a smile or a warm feeling. The exhibition subtitle, Sound Systems Back in Da Day remembers how black communities gathered regularly in the streetscape of a booming bassline and melody, be that reggae, soul or hip hop. It consolidated identity and a sense of community, allowing sound to establish one’s place and home and giving birth to new British cultural exchanges and genres. Welcome to our Autumn season and the launch of Sound Systems Back in Da Day. In this new exhibition, Michael McMillan with his collaborators Gary Stewart and Trevor Mattheson (Dubmorphology), play homage to the golden era of the Jamaican sound system by animating the main gallery space into one big blues party. Falling during Black History Month, the exhibition stimulates a busy season of interactions, debates and dialogues which readdress history and personal identities. We feature SCRATCH, NAE’s first ever record fair, and we place a special focus on women in the music industry through a seminar led by Jackie P (Kemet FM) and Lady V (V Rocket). In our Mezzanine gallery we exhibit the culmination of a two year project Jamaican Hidden Histories: Sugar was King, exploring the links between Jamaica and Britain through the sweet and sour history of sugar. Later we feature University of Nottingham’s curatorial group Crop Up Gallery who, inspired by our main gallery show, create an exciting multi-sensory experience that translates sound vibrations into visual spectaculars. Later in autumn, Al Newman and Christopher Bateman curate the playful, cheeky and humorous illustrations of Wilfred Limonious, exploring the transformative aesthetic Limonious created in Dancehall Art.

Our diverse public programme offers rich experiences, featuring off site and touring initiatives, musical exchanges with Nairobi, academics and artists in residence, debates and discussions featuring Mykaell Riley and Vanley Burke, Eid, family activities, YARD young people’s theatre, film screening and Q&As. We partner with Bloomberg New Contemporaries for a special discussion event exploring how society can support arts graduates. Travel to Lincoln for Frequency Digital Arts Festival to experience a special edition of Get Up Stand Up!, our partnership project with Galleries of Justice, exploring global civil rights in response to the festival’s theme ‘liberation’. So…why not liberate your creative self and join us in a season that dances off the blues. We look forward to seeing you about… Skinder Hundal

Image credit: Daddy Winner and Sweetie Melody. Image courtesy of Judge Success (Martin)




Image left top and bottom: Michael Walker Image right: Valerie Robertson


Rockers, Soulheads & Lovers: Sound Systems Back In Da Day is a new exhibition exploring the golden era of African-Caribbean sound systems from the 1960s to the early 1980s, curated by Michael McMillan in collaboration with Gary Stewart, Trevor Mathison (Dubmorphology) and New Art Exchange. Sound systems originated from Jamaica and began to emerge in the UK from the 1950s onwards, creating an important space where the black community could dance and listen to their music of choice. Sound systems are custom made, high powered, mobile hi fis. Box Boys and Engineers would ‘string up’ sound systems for a dance and the Selectors would play vinyl records with Toasters/MCs ‘chatting’ on the mic. ‘I started a sound system in 1957 to bring black people together, because things was hard for us in those days. We wasn’t going to run from anybody.’ Doctor Taking the form of an atmospheric audio visual installation, the exhibition will capture the sights, but more importantly, the sounds of blues parties and shebeens. Featured in the exhibition are the personal stories, film footage and photographs from early sound system pioneers in Nottingham and the ‘ravers’ who danced wherever they ‘played out’. ‘You had Doctor, Sir Clifton, Ska Boy, Sky Rocket, Quatro Town, Tropical, Earthquake, Success, TopNotch – loads of sound systems that we at V-Rocket had rivalry with.’ Valerie Robinson (V-Rocket) The show will evoke the sense of being in a dance with authentic ‘House of Joy’ wardrobe speakers, value amps, turntables, vinyl records and a specially created soundtrack. NAE will transform into a blues dance to launch the show on 10 October. Join us for more interactive events taking place throughout the exhibition (see page 8 – 13).

Image credit left: Esmel May Woma, Day Trip 1960s, candy floss rocks, ice cream Image credit right: Vicky Randall


5 September – 1 November 2015 Launch Event: Saturday 5 September 12pm – 2pm

14 November 2015 – 3 January 2016 Launch Event: Saturday 14 November 3pm – 5pm

Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar Was King

Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Full Spectrum Production presents the culmination of a two year project to uncover and showcase historical, cultural and economic links between Jamaica and Britain. This Nottingham exhibition forms the final part of a national gallery tour.

Crop Up is a student-run curatorial group based within the University of Nottingham. Drawing inspiration from Michael McMillan’s exhibition Sound Systems Back In Da Day, Crop Up have commissioned two Midlands based artists to explore music and the phenomena of vibrations and synaesthesia, a condition where stimulating one sense triggers another – here hearing music may cause visions of bright colour and abstract shapes. Addressing challenges faced by individuals who live with sensory impairments, in particular hearing impairments, Crop Up and the commissioned artists embrace the qualities surrounding music in a way that is open and accessible to all.

Jamaica Hidden Histories: Sugar Was King explores how the global history of sugar has impacted on localised domestic culture in Britain and Jamaica. In a workshop held at NAE in August 2014, Jamaican elders residing in Nottingham shared their memories of traditional sweets and treats, made and eaten while growing up in Jamaica. Through these oral testimonies (in video and print format) and a collection of archival photographs, the exhibition explores how sugar has left a legacy central to British and Jamaican heritage. The exhibition also features the work of notable Jamaican-born artists from Nottingham, Esmel May and Lorna Holder. Join us for a stimulating panel discussion as part of the exhibition on Saturday 31 October, 12pm – 2pm (see page 11 for details)

Image credit: Detail from the LP Dance Hall Time (Scar Face, 1986) © 2015 Ossie Thomas and Wilfred Limonious Estate


7 November 2015 – 3 January 2016 Launch Event: Saturday 7 November 3pm – 5pm

In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious In Fine Style is the first solo retrospective of Wilfred Limonious (1949–99), one of Jamaica’s most prolific illustrators and designers, and father of what has become known as ‘dancehall art’. Limonious is loved within reggae circles for his colourful, outrageous album jackets, and in Jamaica for his comic strips for the national newspapers, but virtually unknown in the wider art world. Curated by Al Newman and Christopher Bateman, this exhibition explores Limonious’ prolific output as an album jacket designer, as well as his cartoons for The Star and illustrations for Jamaica’s national literacy programme, JAMAL. In putting together this exhibition and the accompanying book, the curators seek to promote and celebrate an artist and art form that currently lacks representation in mainstream galleries. Al ‘Fingers’ Newman is a musician, DJ and cultural historian based in London. His previous books include Greensleeves The First 100 Covers (Stüssy), DPM, an Encyclopaedia of Camouflage (Maharishi) and Clarks in Jamaica (One Love Books). His recent exhibitions include Sound System Culture: Bristol (co-curator) and Art in the Dancehall (co-curator). Join curator Al Newman and spoken word artist Leonie Veronica for a tour of the exhibition. See page 8 for details.

Image right: Bartosz Kali. Image left: Akini Adongo


Gallery Tours Discover NAE’s exhibitions through a FREE Gallery Tour led by the NAE team and a variety of guest speakers. Saturday 19 September, 12pm Sugar Was King tour with the exhibition curators and NAE’s Black History Month panel. Saturday 24 October, 12pm Sound Systems Back In Da Day tour with curator Michael McMillan. Saturday 21 November, 12pm Wilfred Limonious tour with curator Al Newman and spoken word artist Leonie Veronica. Tuesday 24 November, 12pm Verbal Imaging tour for visitors who are blind or visually impaired. Saturday 12 December, 12pm A specialist tour delivered in Farsi, Arabic and Italian. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Tuesday 22 September 7pm – 8.30pm

Maia Von Lekow In conversation and acoustic live music performance Maia brings a dynamic new colour to Kenya’s contemporary musical landscape. Born and raised in Nairobi to a German/Italian mother and Kenyan father, Maia’s unique heritage is combined into a fresh sound weaving jazz, funk, folk and blues all sprinkled with Swahili spice. Maia will be in conversation with Josh Pickering about life in Nairobi and some of the opportunities and challenges facing Kenya’s young people and the creative community. Age range: All are welcome Admission: £5.00

Image left to right: no credit, Bartosz Kali, Sam Kirby


Thursday 24 September 6.30pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 26 September 11.30am – 4.30pm

Saturday 10 October 7pm – 12am

Who Will Go to Art School? Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015

Eid Celebrations

Sound Systems Back In Da Day Launch Event and Blues Party

A discussion about the future of arts education and the proliferation of alternative art schools. It asks, who in the current economic climate has access to arts education and learning? Speakers: Emma Cocker (Reader in Fine Art, NTU), Anna Colin (Open School East), Paul Goodwin (Professor of Black Art & Design Studies, UAL), and Emily Pope (School of the Damned). Part of the public programme for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2015, selected by Hurvin Anderson, Jessie Flood-Paddock and Simon Starling, and hosted by the New Midland Group. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

This September we invite you to New Art Exchange to celebrate the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. Eid is an important time for the whole community to come together, to share and exchange blessings. Join us for live music performances and traditional food provided by Nottingham’s Malaysian, Gambian, South Asian and Jamaican communities. This is a fantastic event for the whole family to enjoy! Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Explore the rhythms of NAE’s Sound Systems Back In Da Day exhibition as we launch this major show with our very own Blues Party. Reggae Take Over continue to put reggae music on centre stage as they present local DJ talent Motormouf and DJ Princess, followed by some reggae classics brought to you by Daddy Crucial. Finish the evening with a shift into the gallery, where our custom built sound system gets its debut set from its creators, Dubmorphology. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Image left to right: Mohamed Hesham Elzohiry, Bartosz Kali, no credit


Thursday 15 October 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The Truth About Jamaica and Jamaicans NAE’s community led Black History Month Steering Group help to curate our programme and develop their own Black History Month events. This season the group present The Truth about Jamaica and Jamaicans. Is history a weapon of control? How do we learn and understand our cultural heritage? Is much of what we learn through the educational system fact or fiction? Join the debate discussing thought provoking claims about Jamaican history. Light refreshments available. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Saturday 17 October First Promenade: 1pm – 2.30pm Second Promenade: 3pm – 4.30pm

Write Black to the Beginning Join us on a creative journey as we promenade through the work of some of Nottingham’s finest black writers, from 1960 to the present day. Starting in the café you will be led through the Mezzanine Gallery, Learning Room and Performance Space as you experience spoken word, music, anecdotes and more, from a time when black writers were subjected to racism and prejudice. Presented by Panya Banjoko, Patron of the Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature bid. Age range: All are welcome Admission: £3.00 (Under 12s FREE)

Sunday 18 October 2pm – 5pm

Wondrous Women Conversation Cafe The Wondrous Women’s Group present an afternoon of conversation, cake and creativity for women committed to promoting change through creativity. Wondrous Women’s Group believes older women are one of the world’s great unseen resources, with so much to offer to each other and other generations such as experience, insight, humour, beauty, energy, ideas and more. You are invited to join this afternoon to share your experiences, talk about the difficulties older women face and share your vision for the future. For further information please contact wondrousnottingham@ gmail.com or 0115 911 1662 (Self Help Nottingham). Admission: FREE

Image right: National Archive, Jamaican girl with a piece of sugar cane, April 1960

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Friday 23 October 7.30pm – 10pm

Friday 30 October 6pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 31 October 12pm – 2pm

Dream presents Urban Expression

Diversity Dance

Sugar Was King: Cultural Legacy

Dream Urban Expression is a grassroots movement that actively works with young people showcasing a range of talent through dance, music, drama and spoken word. If you would like to get involved or find out more, contact Justin Smith by 12 October, 5pm: 07592759042 or nottingham@dreamtalent. co.uk. www.dreamtalent.co.uk Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

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Presented by Inspire Ur Self Nottingham, Diversity Dance brings together a fusion of local dance groups showcasing a variety of dance styles from the past to the present day. The showcase will include pieces inspired by Street Dance, Body Popping, Whacking and Vogue. Come along and be energised by creative free-styling and new dance routines. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE (donations welcome)

NAE hosts a stimulating panel discussion chaired by Lorna Holder, Curator of Jamaica Hidden Histories and Managing Director of Full Spectrum Productions. Using the exhibition as a backdrop, a panel of artists, academics and entrepreneurs will discuss how family and cultural influences from the past impact personal identities today. It considers how personal memories and experiences pass on to future generations, and what makes Jamaica a global brand. Please see NAE’s website for a list of panelists and further details. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Image left to right: Maria Rosaria Digregorio, screenshot of Musically Mad, Hugh Miller


Saturday 7 November 11am – 5pm

Thursday 19 November 7pm – 9pm

Saturday 21 November 7pm – 8.30pm

SCRATCH: Record + Craft Fair

Musically Mad (2008)

Songs for the Orishas

Film screening followedby Q&A

Orishas are the deities of the Afro Cuban religion of Santeria, the forces that act as intermediaries between God and man. Daniela De Armas has led regular Singing for the Orishas Sessions at NAE, accompanied by the live batá drums of The Axis Percussion Trio, building a choir of singers who have come together to share in the power of this evocative and energising art form. This performance is the culmination and celebration of this exciting project.

A fun-filled day for music lovers and families. Inspired by the exhibition Sound Systems Back in Da Day and the launch of In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious, SCRATCH will be full of record and music stalls, zine and craft sellers, workshops and live DJs. Find your favourite new album, learn to build a mini amplifier, give screen printing a try, or grab a homemade snack from our cafe whilst listening to our selection of local DJs! Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Duration 60 mins Dir. Karl Folke Presented and chaired by Sophia Ramcharan from Stella Vision Films. Taking you into the hearts and heads of the singers and soundmen of UK roots reggae sound systems. From their humble beginnings in the backyards of Kingston, Jamaica, Musically Mad is the story of the people pushing reggae to the masses. Followed by a Q&A with special guests Natty Frontline (Lord Sufferer Sound, Sir Coxsone Outernational, Frontline International), Jnr Quaker (son of Quaker City) and Ranking ( V-Rocket Sound System). Age range: Adult supervision is recommended for viewers under 12 years. Admission: FREE

More information at: www.theaxispercussiontrio.com www.londonlucumichoir.com Age range: All are welcome Admission: £5.00 (3.00 concession)

Image left to right: Courtesy of Jackie P, Veronica Barnes, Muhammed El Nahas

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Saturday 28 November 2pm – 4.30pm

Thursday 3 December 7pm – 8.30pm

Saturday 5 December 6pm – 9pm

Women in Music

Black Heritage and the Archive

YARD Young People’s Theatre presents: Diary Entry

Why is ‘female’ still a music award category? Why are only 5% of Producers industry-wide female? What challenges do women in the industry experience in the face of historic discrimination and ongoing sexism? Women working in music, both in front and behind the mic, share the challenges they have experienced during their careers. Join us to look at the industry from grassroots up as we take a temperature check on where women are heading. Listen to our panellist’s stories, including Lady V from V Rocket and Chair Jackie P from Kemet FM and share your experience. Full list of panellists to be announced.

What are the challenges for curators and artists collecting and presenting a moment in the heritage and history of the black community? How does the community creatively navigate ownership and shared resources? What is the significance of a project like NAE’s current exhibition to the makeup of British history? Inspired by Sound Systems Back In Da Day, curator and academic Michael McMillan; Steel Pulse member and academic Mykaell Riley; Gary Stewart and Trevor Mathison of Dubmorphology; and celebrated artist Vanley Burke will be exploring these key questions. Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

This season YARD looks at secrets and memory. What shapes us? What are our personal interpretations of the world we see and feel? How do we express this to ourselves and others? Join us for a leap into the secret worlds that we inhabit, as we share our hopes and fears, loves and losses. See page 14 to learn more about YARD. Age range: All are welcome Admission: £4.00 (donation)

Image credit: Muhammed El Nahas


Get involved in the arts with FREE creative sessions for all the family. Our programme for young people and families combines creativity, learning and fun to build artistic skills and to encourage a greater understanding of the arts and our exhibitions. Please book early to avoid disappointment as places are limited. HOLIDAY PROGRAMME


19 October – 22 October 10am – 2pm

8 September – 9 December

Half Term Dance What are your memories? How do they shape you? Join us this week to learn new dance techniques and discover how we can use movement to create our very own dance diaries. Age range: 10 – 16 yrs Admission: FREE

Tuesdays, 5pm – 7pm (fun drama sessions for 7 – 11yrs) Wednesdays, 5pm – 7pm (preparing for performance for 11 – 16yrs) These weekly sessions develop skills in performance and devising theatre. We will explore movement, scriptwriting and voice training whilst building confidence in our young aspiring performers. On Tuesdays we have fun playing drama games through role-play and improvisation, while on Wednesdays we work more intensively, acting and creating an original piece of theatre to perform for an audience. The next YARD Theatre performance takes place on 5th December (see page 13 for details). Please note parental/legal guardian permission is required for all participants. Admission: FREE

Image left: Bartosz Kali

SATURDAY FAMILY FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS Join us for a season of special workshops where you will gain the skills needed to put together a show. Alongside Sound Systems Back in Da Day, we will create our own sound system clash party. Act, design, create and take something home to remember your experiences! Saturday 17 October 2pm – 4pm

Style ah style an’ style can’t spoil! (Amanda Russell) Inspired by the hand-me-down tradition, you will create 1980’s style costumes for our production reusing old clothes and setting new trends. You get to dress up too!

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Saturday 14 November 2pm – 4pm

Get Set! (Amanda Russell) Learn how to build theatre props using everyday objects. Set the scene for a sound system event by crafting speakers and decorations, creating a space that is fit for a party! Saturday 5 December 2pm – 4pm

Greetings I Bring (Ben Harriott) Framed by beautiful old photographs of Hyson Green in the 1970s/80s projected on large walls, you will walk those streets again capturing new images as if you were there! Saturday 12 December 2pm – 4pm

Saturday 24 October 2pm – 4pm

Rub-a-dub Dance (Roxzine Alagbala)

Inscription (Sian Watson-Taylor)

Feel the rhythm and show your best moves with Roxzine’s Caribbean dance workshop. Dance to calypso, ska, dub and dancehall, and your work will be filmed for you take home!

Are you a budding writer? Have fun creating a script with Sian for our theatre piece!

Age range: All are welcome (smaller children may need adult supervision) Admission: FREE

Image left: Muhammed El Nahas. Image right: Bartosz Kali



On tour this season:

Our volunteer programme is an exciting opportunity to build employability skills, gain valuable experiences and learn more about the daily activities of a contemporary arts space, all whilst actively engaging with the local community. For more information or to apply please contact Volunteer@nae.org.uk

The Commonality of Strangers by Mahtab Hussain, Strange Cargo, Folkestone, 24 October – 19 December 2015. www.strangecargo.org.uk

Artist and Community Occupations The occupations programme is an opportunity for local artists, groups and organisations to animate the space at NAE. Do you have a creative event, workshop or pop-up exhibition you want to share with the community? If so contact Bethan@nae.org.uk

Paracosm by Faiza Butt, Art Exchange, Essex, 6 November – 5 December 2015. www.artexchange.org.uk Get Up Stand Up! at Frequency Festival, Lincoln, 21 October – 1 November If you are interested in hiring an NAE touring exhibition, email Armindokht@nae.org.uk or visit our website.

Real Creative Futures ExperiMentor ExperiMentor is a bespoke support programme for creative practitioners, which provides space, time and resources for research and development. For more information on the artists or the programme, please contact Bethan@nae.org.uk (visual artists) or Sooree@nae.org.uk (multidisciplinary performance).

Academics in Residence Tasawar Bashir (University of Birmingham Qawwali Research Unit), Harminder Singh (University of Warwick).

Real Creative Futures is a transformational programme of FREE support for Nottingham’s creative businesses and practitioners. Our aim is simple - we want to see Nottingham’s local creative community thrive. For more information contact the Real Creative Future’s team on rcf@nae.org.uk, 01159248630 or visit www.realcreativefutures.co.uk

Image left: Bartosz Kali. Image right: Hugh Miller

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Sunday 15 November All day

Every Sunday 11.30am – 12.30pm

Diwali Day

Capoeira for Kids

In association with Diwali at Lakeside Arts on Saturday 14 November 2015.

Capoeira is a Brazilian sport involving handstands, flips, and other kinds of cool moves. As well as acrobatics, your kids will learn to dance, play drums, and even sing in Brazilian Portuguese! For ages 4 - 11yrs, with the class split between age groups. Drop in weekly or pay for a month to save money. www.capoeiranottingham.co.uk

Age range: All are welcome Admission: FREE

Selected Saturdays, September – December 2015 10am

Kathak Kathak is one of the eight classical dances of India that has a strong emphasis on the rhythm, expression and grace. Join Vina Ladwa, a trained Kathak dance teacher for this course. Sessions are suitable for beginners. Prices will be amended for anyone booking a remainder of lessons. 5 September; 3, 17 October; 14 November; 5, 12, 19 December Admission for 12 sessions: £48.00 – Children (6 years – 16 years £60.00 – Adults Admission per session: £6.00 Please call NAE in advance of each class to confirm dates

Admission: per session £5 per child; per month £15 per child (family discount per month: two children £25, three children: £30).

Thursday 12 November 10.30am & 1pm

Body as Canvas Body as Canvas is our regular participatory workshop for young adults with learning and physical disabilities, delivered by experienced workshop leaders from LEVEL. This season participants will respond to themes in our exhibition by creating a performance. We explore the history of sound system culture using heavy bass and portable sound. For more information about Body as Canvas, please contact Safiya@nae.org.uk Age range: 16+ Admission: FREE Booking in advance required













Spaces for Hire • Performance Space • Learning Room • Meeting Room Refreshments and a selection of world cuisine buffet menus are available. Please enquire with our bookings team at bookings@nae.org.uk or call 0115 924 8630

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Booking Tickets

The easiest way to get to NAE from Nottingham City Centre is by tram. NAE is located opposite The Forest tram stop. Trams depart every 5 minutes from Nottingham train station and Old Market Square, and it takes approximately 10 minutes.

We have limited spaces for our events, so please book in advance to avoid disappointment. You can book over the telephone, through our website using PayPal or in person at NAE’s reception area.

REVENUE FUNDING Parking There is on-street parking near NAE and we have parking spaces available for people with disabilities at the rear of the building, just off Noel Street. This can also be used for temporary parking for group visits. For access to these spaces, simply contact us prior to your visit.


Additional Information The building is fully accessible on all levels and baby changing facilities are available. For our full building access information, please visit our website.


Address New Art Exchange 39 – 41 Gregory Boulevard Nottingham NG7 6BE

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Saturday 5

Exhibition Launch: Sugar Was King

12pm – 2pm


Saturday 12

MELA 2015

10am – 8pm


Sunday 13

MELA 2015

11.30am – 5.30pm


Saturday 19

Gallery Tour: Sugar Was King



Tuesday 22

Performance: Maia Von Lekow

7pm – 8.30pm


Thursday 24

Talk: Who Will Go to Art School?

6.30pm – 8.30pm


Saturday 26

Eid Celebrations

11.30am – 4.30pm


Saturday 10

Exhibition Launch: Sound Systems Back In Da Day

7pm – 12am


Thursday 15

The Truth about Jamaica and Jamaicans

6.30pm – 8.30pm


Saturday 17

Performance: Write Black to the Beginning

1pm – 4.30pm


Saturday 17

Family: Style ah style an’ style can’t spoil!

2pm – 4pm


Sunday 18

Wondrous Women Conversation Cafe

2pm – 5pm


Monday 19 – Thursday 22

Half Term Dance

10am – 2pm


Friday 23

Dream presents Urban Expression

7.30pm – 10pm


Saturday 24

Gallery Tour: Sound Systems Back In Da Day



Saturday 24

Family: Inscription

2pm – 4pm


Friday 30

Performance: Diversity Dance

6pm – 8.30pm


Saturday 31

Sugar Was King: Cultural Legacy

12pm – 2pm


Saturday 7

SCRATCH Record + Craft Fair

11am – 5pm


Saturday 7

Launch Event: In Fine Style: The Dancehall Art of Wilfred Limonious

3pm – 5pm


Thursday 12

Body as Canvas

10.30am & 1pm


Saturday 14

Launch Event: Synaesthesia and Vibrations: Crop Up Collective

3pm – 5pm


Saturday 14

Family: Get Set!

2pm – 4pm


Thursday 19

Film: Musically Mad

7pm – 9pm


Saturday 21

Gallery Tour: Wilfred Limonious



Saturday 21

Performance: Songs for the Orishas

7pm – 8.30pm


Tuesday 24

Gallery Tour: Verbal Imaging



Saturday 28

Talk: Women in Music

2pm – 4.30pm


Thursday 3

Talk: Black Heritage and the Archive

7pm – 8.30pm


Saturday 5

Family: Greetings I Bring

2pm – 4pm


Saturday 5

Performance: Diary Entry

6pm – 9pm


Saturday 12

Gallery Tour: Farsi, Arabic and Italian



Saturday 12

Family: Rub-a-dub Dance

2pm – 4pm





Tuesday and Wednesday from 8 September

YARD Young People's Theatre

5pm – 7pm


Selected Saturdays




Every Sunday

Capoeira for Kids

11.30am – 12.30pm







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