Nottingham Queer Arts Collective: Making Nottingham proud

There mission is to bring together LGBTQIA+ artists of all disciplines from in and around Nottingham to appreciate, liberate, and support the Queer community and art.  

Nottingham Queer Arts Collective: Making Nottingham proud

About this event

Starts: Wednesday 29 June 2022 7:00 PM

Ends: Wednesday 29 June 2022 9:00 PM

At: Nottingham Playhouse, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, Ng1

Nottingham Queer Arts collective was first established in October 2021 by LGBTQA+ members of the Nottingham Playhouse youth board who saw a lack of safe spaces for likeminded peers.

Since their debut the collective has successfully conducted monthly meetings on the last Wednesday of every month.Each month brings a new disciple, new individuals and a new opportunity for existing members to develop individually in a space that allows them to express themselves freely.

Within this review I would like to focus on the most recent event; thus giving you an idea of the atmosphere the facilitators have been able to create. 

The last week of may bought a theatre making workshop to (back) stage where members were able to step behind the curtain and uncover the realities and beauty of design.  This was explored through a mock up gallery display and presentation of costume, props and everyday life as a designer. 

The designer in question was Ivy Richards, a new found graduate of Nottingham Trent University who has worked on a variety of shows including the management of 2 major shows: Macbeth and Jingah. 

The collaboration of a successful designer and chilled atmosphere that let members wander around freely to explore her work, before a structured Q&A was majorly successful as members were able to retrospectively learn and relax. 

Overall, I believe the set up of the group was quintessential to the progression of Nottingham's creative corner that does not only have a place in pride month but within Nottingham as a whole.


Abigail Hutchison

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  • Tom Inniss

    On 16 June 2022, 11:40 Tom Inniss Voice Team commented:

    This sounds like a amazing collective, and it's great how young people identified a need for a space and then made it happen!

  • Aly Stoneman

    On 24 June 2022, 14:09 Aly Stoneman commented:

    Great to hear about this Abi. The opportunity to discover more about theatre design sounds amazing too :)

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