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Words of Wisdom: a spoken word showcase

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11-13 Hockley

Nottingham

NG1 1FH

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A showcase of incredible stories and poetry by local people, inspired by the work of Alan Sillitoe.

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In workshops across the city, local people have been writing stories and poetry inspired by the work of Alan Sillitoe. Join them as they share their "Choice Gossip" with you. A chance to hear some local and personal history, both real and imagined.

The event will feature:

  • spoken word performance from the workshop participants
  • animated films featuring the wonderful drawings of Paul Warren (creator of the event image above)
  • augmented reality poetry - point our iPads at posters to see performers appear
  • the City Arts bar - selling a range of soft, hot and alcoholic drinks

As part of our ‘Words of Wisdom’ project for people aged 55+, writer James Walker and poet Andrew Graves have been running workshops in locations across Nottingham. The result is a fantastic collection of stories and poems inspired by Nottingham legend Alan Sillitoe.

Words of Wisdom is funded by Arts Council England and the Baring Foundation. The project was devised by City Arts in partnership with UNESCO Nottingham City of Literature, Nottingham City Libraries and Nottingham City Homes.

For ages 18+. Wheelchair accessible. Hearing loop available. Gender neutral toilet. Accessible toilet

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