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When, while the lovely valley teems with vapour around me, and the meridian sun strikes the upper surface of the impenetrable foliage of my trees.

People listening to speeches during the opening at Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary Exhibition

After a year spent working with the lovely people of Clifton Estate, it was heartwarming to see so many people come together for the opening of Creative Connections at Nottingham Contemporary on the 19 July 2017. It had been a difficult project, with my father being in intensive care for months during part of it, and I can’t quite believe it all came together so well. I got quite overwhelmed with emotion during my thank you’s! Working with the young people […]

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Two men playing electric guitar in a community centre

Clifton, Jam sessions at Highbank Community Centre

The community centre has been run by George and Julie Bugg for three years. George has played in a Beatles tribute band for years, and since taking over the club, he’s introduced an open mic night. There were such an array of people taking part from the over 80s to under 18s, and some real talent! Such a friendly, welcome and supportive atmosphere, it was so lovely to be able to visit.

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Clifton, 1st Clifton Brownies

This Brownie pack was one of the first groups of any kind to be formed on the estate. The First Clifton Brownies was started by Peggy Towson at St. Francis Church around 1955. It’s now run by Deidre Nall who has been a guider for 33 years. They meet once a week in terms times in the Clifton Village Hall. They do a variety of craft, design and sport activities, and Deidre says that she loves seeing a transformation in […]

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