Learning Programme

Family Saturdays

Join us for a free family workshop and let your creativity run wild! Bring your imagination to life in this playful and performative workshop, led by artist Nikki Carroll. Create costumes and props that explore your dreams, memories and emotions. Explore the galleries and use a range of art materials to cut, stick and draw. Drop-in at any time! FREE


Saturday 24th November (1pm – 3pm)

Young People’s Programme

Aged 16-25 years? Join us on the second Saturday of every month and help us to form a collective of young artists and creative producers. Share your ideas and explore the world of art, design and contemporary culture. Work collaboratively and develop skills in project management, branding, event planning, curating and arts writing. FREE


Saturday 10th November (1pm – 3pm)
Saturday 8th December (1pm – 3pm)
Saturday 12th January (1pm – 3pm)
Saturday 9th February (1pm – 3pm)


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 gina@backlit.org.uk 

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.