The Learning and Community Programme will explore the use of colour, pattern, and symbolism within textile design. Working with families, young people and community groups within the local area, we will explore textiles past and present and their relationships to art, design and contemporary culture. The programme will build upon the success of previous projects and partnership working across Nottingham. We will continue to support the professional development of artists that have an interest in social and participatory art practice. We are proud to be a Tate Exchange Associate and will develop a public programme of activity in 2019.

Family Saturdays

Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our free family activities. Create playful patterns with studio artist Anna Manfield. Experiment with colour, line, shape and texture using a range of sensory materials. Work together as a family and feed your curiosity as you explore the galleries! Drop-in at any time!


Saturdays, 1pm – 3pm

2nd June

7th July

Lunch Break

Take an hour out of your day and join us for a lunchtime debate on the first Wednesday of every month. Bring your lunch and meet new people with a shared interest in arts, culture and social history. Enjoy a whistle-stop tour of our latest exhibition and propose a question for the group to discuss. Light refreshments will be provided.


Wednesdays, 1pm – 2pm

 6th June

4th July

Young People’s Programme

Aged 16-25 years? Explore the world of art, design and contemporary culture through our youth programme. Use colour, pattern and symbols to create textile artworks with hidden messages. Experiment with a range of materials and techniques to develop your creative skills. Collaborate with others, make new friends, and share your ideas!


Thursdays, 4pm – 6pm

7th June

21st June

5th July


This season we will be delivering textile workshops with local community groups across St. Ann’s and Sneinton. Together we will explore colour, pattern and printing techniques to create textile artworks that are inspired by our heritage and culture. If your community group would like to participate in a workshop please contact Gina.

For more information on learning programmes contact our Learning and Community Coordinator, Gina Mollett at