A week of arts, music and dance returns to the borough this July

Date Posted: 1:13 PM on Thu, 12 July 2018

Gedling Borough Arts Festival runs from Monday 16 July to Saturday 21 July across several venues in Gedling, there will be a range of art, music, dance, film, open air theatre and literature events taking place over the week.

This year’s Arts Festival, organized by local community groups with the support of Gedling Borough Council, is the biggest event so far and offers several writing, art and craft workshops and shows for adults and children.

Festival goers can take part in a number of arts and crafts sessions including creative writing, photography, painting, singing and acting with sessions led by professional writers, artists and makers. There’s something for adults and children to enjoy including a screening of The Beatles Yellow Submarine at The Bonington, a poetry evening with Joy James, Andy Szpuk and Joy Rice and crime writing with Stephen Booth. The festival will culminate with the Festival Tribute Show at the Bonington Theatre on Saturday 21 July. The festival is expanding to more towns than ever, taking place across the borough at venues in Arnold, Mapperley, Calverton, Netherfield and Carlton.

Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clarke said;

“The Gedling Arts Festival just keeps going from strength to strength. The lineup this year is fantastic and really does have something for everyone to enjoy. It’s incredible to see how big the event has become and I encourage all our residents to come and enjoy another brilliant arts festival.”

Festival Creative Director, Julie Malone said;

“This year’s event is even bigger than previous years and we’re expanding even further into the borough to give more people an opportunity to get involved with the festival.”

For more information and to see the full festival programme visit www.gedling.gov.uk/arts-festival