World-Class Virtual Nottingham Festival In Support of Key Workers To Bring Communities Together
A brand new world-class virtual festival of the arts designed to entertain and connect people living through lockdown will take place 23 & 24 May 2020.
Nottstopping Festival – presented by Light Hustle – will feature a multi stream programme of 150 hours of music, film, dance, comedy, theatre, poetry, food, art and design, fashion and family focused activities.
Billed as a festival by Notts and for Notts, the diverse programme will be packed with wide-ranging content from the region’s vibrant cultural sector including Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside, Rough Trade, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and Metronome, Wigflex, Nottingham Castle, Broadway Cinema, BFI Network, Just The Tonic, Television Workshop, Dance4, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Music Hub, Nottingham Poetry Festival, Notts TV and Nottingham City of Literature.
Brought together by Hockley Hustle and Circle of Light who joined forces to deliver the Light Hustle livestream in early April, the mammoth Bank Holiday extravaganza will be raising funds to provide treats, gifts and experiences for the county’s hardworking frontline key workers.
As well as artists responding with pieces from isolation, there will be performances taking place on some of the biggest stages that have fallen quiet during lockdown plus the chance to take part in live Q&As with leading lights across film, theatre and music and interactive workshops for all ages.
There will be lots of ways for people and communities to get involved from taking part in a choreographed dance along to ‘Write Up My Street’, a story writing project for neighbours to create together street by street, as well a special singalong for care home residents and a kite-making project for children.
Nottstopping Festival is being staged thanks to five main funders: Nottingham City Council, Creative Quarter, Nottingham BID, Marketing NG and Nottingham Culture Board plus support from Inspire, One Nottingham, the Confetti Media Group and Notts TV.
More details on the line up and some big names getting involved will be announced weekly. A Nottstopping Festival leaflet giving the lowdown on how communities can take part will be mailed out shortly and will be available on the festival website.