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From events including issues-focused free exhibitions and stimulating free workshops, join the discussions, gain valuable insights and enjoy a fun and memorable experience. We also have regular daily performances - click here to find out more.

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Exhibition:

Saturday 10 February - Sunday 3 November 2024

Juvenile In Justice

Our latest exhibition, ‘Juvenile In Justice’, is an exploration of the lives of young people living in prison, made in collaboration with Californian artist and activist, Richard Ross

Project Lab

Exhibition:

Until Sunday 21 July 2024

Project Lab - Re-Present

Building on their research with university students across England and Scotland who have a criminal record, this Project Lab presents the work of Dr Helena Gosling and Sarah MacLennan.

Escape Room

Event:

Select dates April - September 2024

Guilty?! - A National Justice…

A brand-new multiple-choice escape room from the National Justice Museum!

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 21 June, 2:30pm-4:30pm

Nottingham Refugee Week 2024

How do birds know when and where to create a home? With artist Ismail Khokon learn about conceptual photography using a double exposure technique inspired by this years Refugee Week theme…

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 21 June, 10am-12pm

Our Home - Special Refugee…

Use collage materials such as magazine images, photocopies, buttons, lace, fibres and fabric, letter stamps and posca pens to create their unique little version of home.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 28 June, 10am-12pm

Rethinking Rehabilitation and…

In this workshop with Paula Daniel Pontes, you will make transfer prints inspired by words and drawings exploring alternative ways of rehabilitating young people caught up in the criminal justice…

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 5 July, 10am-12pm

Shaping Hope with Clay

Join us with artist Yuxi Hou, to create clay sculptures that symbolise the meaning of hope to you.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 12 July, 10am-12pm

Delicious Chocolate

Chocolatier Lisa Davies will demonstrate techniques that can be used to create a food platter inspired by the Juvenile In Justice exhibition.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 19 July, 10am-12pm

Being Human

Inspired by our Project Lab and current exhibition, artist, Clare Taylor will guide you through the process of creating a clay selfie.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 26 July, 10am-12pm

Watery Journaling

A journaling circle and meditation workshop with art Witch, Wingshan Smith using elements of nature to craft protective symbols for everyday use.

Crime Club

Crime talk

Event:

Wednesday 31 July, 6pm - 8pm

Crime Club: A Day In Court

The Assizes were held three times a year in the Nottinghamshire County Courts, here at the Shire Hall. The Judges travelled around the country and saw the felons awaiting trial.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 2 August, 10am-12pm

Mascots of Hope

Cut, sew, stick, and create with storyteller and artist Alison Solomon and make a cuddly toy from cast-off socks and gloves.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 9 August, 10am-12pm

Social Change Word Collages

With poet Leanne Moden you will be gently guided through a creative writing session to make an inspired word-based collage.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 16 August, 10am-12pm

From Handcuffs and Ankle-tags…

In this bracelet-making workshop with Michelle Hubbard, you will identify words of positivity, as a reminder of the privilege of freedom.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 23 August, 10am-12pm

Collective imagining through…

Small intimate sculpting workshop, looking at intuitive ways of furnishing everyday environments with Klara Szafranska. This workshop will reimagine personal objects.

Cocktails and Crime

Murder Mystery

Event:

Saturday 24 August 2024, 7pm

Dead to Writes - Cocktails &…

Travel back in time this August Bank Holiday weekend with our brand new 1950s-themed murder mystery.

Make It Yours

Workshop:

Friday 30 August, 10am-12pm

Discover Your Surroundings

A mindful and experimental photography workshop exploring black and white photography with socially engaged artist and Co-production Creative Leader Ismail Khokon.

Murder Mystery

Christmas

Event:

Thursday 28 November - Saturday 21 December 2024, 6.30pm

The Spirit of Solstice: A…

Join this festive evening of intrigue, accusations and suspicion – complete with cocktails, dinner and laughter.