Nottinghamshire YMCA will host a Celebration of Culture showcase on Saturday 20th May at Nottingham Contemporary

Nottinghamshire YMCA will host a Celebration of Culture showcase on Saturday 20th May at Nottingham Contemporary

In partnership with Boxsmart & Cultural Vibrations, YMCA Digital will host this special exhibition that will celebrate the history and culture of several Nottinghamshire communities, thanks to Heritage Lottery Funding. African, Caribbean, and Pakistani communities and culture will be celebrated with a range of activities including food tasting, music, art and fashion workshops, and performances by local musicians Amie Cherry (above), HS Jalal, the Mystic Beats Kids Choir, and Blessing Magore & the Afroklectic Band. The showcase will mark the end of YMCA Digital’s ‘The History of Immigration Project’, a ten-month long project funded by Heritage Lottery Funding, which explored the stories of people from African, Caribbean and Pakistani communities, looking at how and why they settled in Nottingham throughout the 20th century. During the project, young people from YMCA digital interviewed members of the African, Caribbean and Pakistani communities, collecting real life stories to showcase at the event. The young people also received training from local journalists, with workshops and creative activities to stimulate discussion. Darren Goodlad, Youth Programme Manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA, said: “This project was unifying and empowering, especially for the young people who heard stories from the three communities. It is important to share oral traditions and to recognise the journeys that people from all different cultures have taken. We cannot wait for the showcase so that we can celebrate all of the project’s achievements.” YMCA Digital is a Nottinghamshire YMCA youth programme, which engages 13-19 year olds in radio broadcasting, film, animation, music, music production dance, acting and singing. With expert advice and guidance from youth workers, young people working with YMCA digital can...
The Hough Ensemble will perform at Bingham Parish Church

The Hough Ensemble will perform at Bingham Parish Church

Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC) is delighted to announce that The Hough Ensemble will be performing in Bingham Parish Church on Saturday 27 May, starting at 7.30pm.  A piano and wind quintet – a format BCAC has never before presented during its 20 years of concerts – The Hough Ensemble comprises Zoë Glossop (oboe), Emma Pountney (clarinet), Robert Parker (horn), Antonia Nicholson (bassoon) and Antony Clare (piano). The ensemble’s programme continues BCAC’s 2017 ‘M&M’ theme of Mozart and Mendelssohn, embracing Mozart’s Quintet for piano & wind and two pieces by Mendelssohn – his Concert Piece for Clarinet, Bassoon & Piano and Songs Without Words for piano. Stamitz’ Quartet for Wind, Hindemith’s Cor Anglais Sonata and Schumann’s Adagio & Allegro for Horn and Piano will also feature. Tickets are available now at £10 in advance (£12 on the door), with accompanied children free. Payments by cash, cheque or BACS are all welcome – call 01949 876147 or email stevenhalls@hotmail.com for details. Tickets can also be purchased at Bingham Library. The event is being staged by Bingham Community Arts Committee (BCAC): for more information, visit...
La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children has been nominated for Best Franchised/Licensed Activity

La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children has been nominated for Best Franchised/Licensed Activity

Bingham based La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children has been nominated for Best Franchised/Licensed Activity for Children aged 5-12 in the What’s on 4 Kids Awards 2017. If you love their classes and want to get them through to the finals visit www.whatson4littleones.co.uk/award-voting.asp Select the 5th Category – “Best Franchised/Licensed Activity for Children aged 5-12” – Vote for La Jolie Ronde Languages for Children. *Voting closes 3...