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In 2020, City Arts secured funding from  SSBC's Ideas Fund. The project toured with a doorstep puppet show for families in lockdown. 

'The Search for Teddy Island' was a small-scale show that was performed on the street outside family homes. 

Learning from this experience, this new project will tour all four wards with a mini family festival. 

Starting in July 2022, Nottingham charity City Arts will present four free festival days for under-5s and families. This fun-filled day of entertainment and activity will tour Bulwell, Aspley, Arboretum & Hyson Green and St Ann’s. It will feature puppetry, theatre, creative workshops and more. 

Health and wellbeing support information will be included, such as:
•    breastfeeding information
•    healthy eating 
•    support for new fathers

Local parents will sit on a steering group, helping design a festival that is exclusive to these areas. 

Dates of each of the festival days will be announced at the end of February.

About City Arts

About City Arts

Since 1977, City Arts have collaborated with communities and artists to create and explore art of all kinds – from music to writing, from drawing to dance. It aims to give everyone the chance to be creative, regardless of who they are or where they’re from.

City Arts is a registered charity and is supported by Arts Council England and Nottingham City Council.

Further information


0115 9505251 or [email protected] 

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