Journey to Justice: Nottingham: The Exhibition
Apr
1
Jun 16

Journey to Justice: Nottingham: The Exhibition

  • The National Justice Museum
Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for England, in a Forest jersey. Image credit: Nottingham Post

Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for England, in a Forest jersey.

Image credit: Nottingham Post

The Journey to Justice: Nottingham exhibition tells two distinct but interconnected stories. The first focuses on the US civil rights movement, its universal significance and its links to the UK. We tell stories of less well-known men, women and children who were involved and we explore factors essential for a human rights movement to succeed. In the second we tell stories of Nottingham's Journey to Justice, looking at the long and vibrant history of social activism and social justice in the city. We tell the stories of people like Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for England; John Clarkson, a gay man sent to jail in 1965 before homosexual acts were partially decriminalised; and Josiah Henson, a liberated slave from the US who came to visit Nottingham to tell his story towards liberation. Together, with other important local histories, Journey to Justice: Nottingham seeks to showcase, until now, lost histories of local people's struggle towards freedom and justice. 

The exhibition is being held at the newly refurbished National Justice Museum (formerly known at the Galleries of Justice) in the centre of Nottingham from 1 April 2017 to June 16 2017. Entry is free.

Pentrich Revolution Bicentenary Series
Apr
22
Jun 13

Pentrich Revolution Bicentenary Series

  • National Justice Museum

Watch out for upcoming events on the Pentrich Revolution. Information on walks, lectures, exhibitions, and more will be coming soon, so stay tuned to our website for more details!

The Penny Lecture Series
Apr
26
Jun 8

The Penny Lecture Series

The 'Penny Lecture Series' has been revived by PhD Candidate Hannah-Rose Murray and Backlit Gallery Director Matt Chesney. For details of these lectures and the motivations behind them click on this event, and the other five lectures, that takes place between the end of April and the beginning of June. 

A Journey into the Past: Knitting and Lace
May
29
Jun 2

A Journey into the Past: Knitting and Lace

Join the Framework Knitters Museum and associates for this week of events, which celebrates Nottingham's knitting and lace industries. Register via Eventbrite to secure your place. All events are free.

Social Justice Video Games Open Days
Jun
24
Jun 25

Social Justice Video Games Open Days

  • National Videogame Arcade

The National Videogame Arcade will be open to members of the public, who are invited to play social justice video games created by pupils at The Trinity School. Free for all.


Austerity, Poverty and Protests
Apr
25
7:30 pm19:30

Austerity, Poverty and Protests

  • NonSuch Studios

Join Louise Regan, Vice President of the NUT, Cllr Steve Battlemuch and Chris Dearden, author of 'The True Cost of Austerity' for Advice Nottingham, for a discussion on austerity, poverty and politics. This event will focus on Nottingham-based campaigners who have fought against austerity and poverty. 

Fanon, alienation and freedom by Jean Khalfa
Apr
25
6:30 pm18:30

Fanon, alienation and freedom by Jean Khalfa

  • Nottingham Contemporary

Jean Khalfa will explore texts from her recent book on Fanon and will shed new light on Fanon's writing on alienation and freedom. This final session in the series will point out Fanon's understandings of the problems to come and some of which we face now. Please book. 

Screening: I, Daniel Blake
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

Screening: I, Daniel Blake

  • Univeristy of Nottingham

Join the Centre for the Study of Social and Global Justice (CSSGJ) for this screening of Ken Loach's Palm D'Or 2016 winning film, I, Daniel Blake. 

Women's History Zine Workshop
Mar
23
5:00 pm17:00

Women's History Zine Workshop

  • Nottingham Writer's Studio

Join Nottingham Writer's Studio for this Zine Making Workshop. Here you'll learn about how as a form the zine has worked alongside women's movements to distribute knowledge, as well as this, you'll be given the opportuity to make your very own zine!

Rewind Fast Forward
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

Rewind Fast Forward

  • New Art Exchange

Join Reel Equality Film for an evening of short film screenings at the New Art Exchange. This event explores where BAME and LGBT histories intersect with film-maker Sandi Hughes. 

Talk with Barbara Walker
Mar
2
6:30 pm18:30

Talk with Barbara Walker

  • New Art Exchange

Join exhibiting artist Barbara Walker to hear her discuss her practice, following her major solo-show at mac Birmingham last summer, as well as her current work exhibited at the New Art Exchange. 

Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage: 10th Celebration Awards
Feb
28
7:00 pm19:00

Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage: 10th Celebration Awards

  • Nottingham Council House

Join Nottinghamshire's Rainbow Heritage for its 10th Celebration and Awards Evening. This event provides a great opportunity to celebrate the great work local people and groups have been doing in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire to advance LGBT+ issues and lives. First come, first served. Entrance free. 

Migrant Media Film Night
Feb
28
6:30 pm18:30

Migrant Media Film Night

  • Nottingham Contemporary

Join Nottingham Contemporary for two Migrant Media film screenings, followed by a panel discussion. 

The Study Sessions: Frantz Fanon
Feb
21
Apr 25

The Study Sessions: Frantz Fanon

  • Nottingham Contemporary

Come along to these study sessions about the ethno-psychiatrist and thinker Frantz Fanon. These sessions look at Fanon's psychiatric work that has only recently been translated into English. See the other events' pages for details on the specific sessions which will run from February. 

Fanon and Psychoanalysis: The 'Black Lacan'? by Colin Wright
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Fanon and Psychoanalysis: The 'Black Lacan'? by Colin Wright

  • Nottingham Contemporary

The first of Nottingham Contemporary's study sessions series will focus on Frantz Fanon's work on psychoanalysis. The Univeristy of Nottingham's Colin Wright will convene the session and feed into the later session in the series on Fanon and psychiatry. Please book.

Museumand Presents: Is this Art?
Feb
15
10:00 am10:00

Museumand Presents: Is this Art?

  • Nottingham Contemporary

Pop along to any of these workshops at Nottingham Contemporary for Museumand's exhibition and an informal discussion about the work they do in bringing Caribbean history and stories in Britain to life. 

A Creative Gathering
Feb
11
2:00 pm14:00

A Creative Gathering

  • New Art Exchange

Drop into the New Art Exchange for this event which explores contemporary art practice, the usefulness of terms like 'Black Art', and the contemporary contexts that inform the work of young artists of colour.

Responding to LGBT Hate Crime
Feb
10
Feb 24

Responding to LGBT Hate Crime

  • University of Nottingham

Pop along to this event where the Rights and Justice Research Priority Area (RPA) will be debating LGBT Hate Crime.

When Art Speaks: Creative Writing Workshop
Feb
4
1:00 pm13:00

When Art Speaks: Creative Writing Workshop

  • New Art Exchnage

Pop along to this guided tour of New Art Exchange's exhibition where you'll be invited to turn your ideas into a poem or creative piece.

Free entry, age range: 16+

Book through New Art Exchange, 0115 924 8630, www.nae.org.uk

The Time is Now, curated by June Givanni
Feb
4
Apr 25

The Time is Now, curated by June Givanni

  • Nottingham Contemporary

A series of screenings of Black and Asian films and documentaries from 1980s to today curated by June Givanni, director of the Pan African Cinema Archive.