Free Make it Yours Workshops

Free Make it Yours Workshops

Between 10am and 12.30pm every Friday morning


A series of workshops - everyone welcome

Between 10am and 12.30pm every Friday morning, you’re invited to drop into our ‘creative space’ and make something inspired by the museum collection.
Our creative sessions are free and open to all. Join us to make and create together and contribute to our growing museum! The sessions will be led by artists, makers and writers, all influenced by this unique museum.

Friday 13 September – Reimagining Our Keys

What do keys mean to you? A way of getting in? A way of keeping out? We have several hundred keys in our collection. We’re exploring what they mean and what they can be used for.Come and see the keys we have and create your own key collage.

Take them home, or display at the museum in our project lab.

Friday 20 September – Make your banners for the Global Climate Strike

Today millions across the world will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

The Nottingham strike will happen on market square from 11am. Our workshop space will be open from 930 am for anyone wishing to make placards and banners.

Drop in anytime during the day to have a ‘protest portrait’ taken for display in the museum. The images will appear in an exhibition about protest next summer.

Friday 27 September – What would you protest about? 

Be part of developing next year’s summer exhibition about young people and protest.

Join artist Hannah Parikh to explore and make sculptural artworks. Come and share your ideas, to make something new together.

Friday 4 October – The Big Draw

Take part of The Big Draw- the world’s largest drawing festival, and National Poetry Day.

The museum collection holds many stories of truth and fiction. Celebrate the stories held in the objects through drawing, poetry and mark making experiments. Come and surprise yourself!

Friday 11 October – Sugar Sculptures

Our collection includes an extraordinary group of objects that had been swallowed by prisoners. Come and view these amazing things and reimagine them as edible sugar sculptures with artist Millee Lee.

Friday 18 October – What is the role of keys?

Are keys for locking away? Are they for power, or protection? Are they to keep danger away?

Our museum is full of doors and keys, that have been used in many different ways in many different places. Join artist Hannah Sawtell to create a piece of art inspired by the keys.

Friday 25 October and Friday 1 November – Reimagine the museum in Lego 

Throughout October the National Justice Museum will be displaying a magnificent life-sized statue of a suffragette- made entirely of Lego.

To celebrate this event, join us to meet the museum objects and create Lego versions. We’ll share photographs of your creations in our project lab.

Friday 8 November – Washing, Singing and Dancing collage

Help us prepare our latest exhibition, showing fascinating photographs of women’s lives in prison.

How might we see everyday life in a new way when living behind bars? Join our artists to make a collage of images.


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