Inspire to take part in Bank Holiday extravaganza Nottstopping Festival

Published 18th May 2020

Teams from across Inspire have added an amazing selection of online activities and performances to the line-up of this weekend's much-anticipated Nottstopping Festival.

The festival, presented and organised by Light Hustle, aims to celebrate and connect the wealth of creativity across Nottinghamshire whilst fundraising to provide gifts, treats and experiences for frontline workers.

You can see the full line up on the Nottstopping Festival website here and check out our Inspire contributions below;

Saturday 23 May

10.30am - Interview with Rachel Carter: Hear Rachel being interviewed about her Inspire-commissioned exhibition and her work on the Family Tree with Scrooby Knitters and the Redlands Primary School.

2pm -Jess Fisher: Award winning Able Orchestra musician Jess Fishers demonstrates how to make music with the CONTROL ONE wheelchair controller.

3pm - Inspire Youth Arts: Live Stream - presenting a showcase of  the very best young talent Notts has to offer

6.30pm - Inspire Youth Arts: Live Stream - presenting a showcase of  the very best young talent Notts has to offer

Sunday 24 May

10am - Mayflower Movies: fun family workshop suitable for ages 7+. Make a Mayflower ship, then set sail across an animated ocean to a new world and capture the action in a GIF

11am - Inspire Youth Arts: Showcase 1 - Clips from various IYA films, music, dance and digital performances that showcase the range and diversity of IYA’s projects. 

2pmInspire Youth Arts: Showcase 2 - Clips from various IYA films, music, dance and digital performances that showcase the range and diversity of IYA’s projects. 

5pmInspire Youth Arts: Showcase 3 - Clips from various IYA films, music, dance and digital performances that showcase the range and diversity of IYA’s projects. 

7pm - Inspire Youth Arts: Able Orchestra - watch their performance from at the BBC Salford Studios

Available all weekend

Activity Sheets - Easy to do creative activity sheets that are linked with each of Inspire’s fabulous projects and exhibitions.

Amazing Animal Doodles: Join artist Fabric Lenny for some doodle and animation fun.

Story making challenge with Jayne WilliamsNottinghamshire writer and playwright Jayne Williams challenges children to create a story!

The Charity Knitting Challenge - Hats 400: our 2020 charity challenge invites you to thread up, cast on and create a warm hat to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower setting sail.

Virtual exhibition: Spirit of Mayflower - Language of Sculpture: An exhibition exploring ancestry, macramé knotting and The Mayflower.

VE Day virtual exhibition and chance to add to Nottinghamshire Archives: As VE Day 75 celebrations couldn’t go ahead as planned, we created a fabulous virtual exhibition of Nottinghamshire images of the time for you to explore.

Voices - A poetry project with Ben Norris: An exhibition of poetry created by and with people whose voices, for health, social or age-related reasons, may be rarely heard.

Henry Normal's Epic tour - Around his house: Join Henry for the closing weekend of his epic tour of poems and stories around his house.

Open Studio Notts - This year Open studios has gone virtual and Inspire will promote selected 2020 artists and makers through our virtual exhibition


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