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Nottstopping Festival - A Bank Holiday Extravaganza

A virtual event by Hockley Hustle Music & Arts Festival and The Circle Of Light Project
Nottstopping Festival - A Bank Holiday Extravaganza


The Nottstopping Festival will be a two day county wide digital festival extravaganza running over the bank holiday weekend, 23rd and 24th of May 2020. To livestream the festival, please select the 'Website' button above.

The festival will feature a line-up of entertainment from huge names including The Worst Witch star Bella Ramsey, Michelin-starred chef Alex Bond, the band Do Nothing, the Kanneh-Mason sisters and many more. 

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The following Community Connect Projects are part of the Nottstopping Festival:

Doorstep Disco                   Write Up My Street
Cooking Up A Storm          Pack Up Your Troubles
From Me To You                 Wish You Were Here
Notts Go Fly a Kite             It Must Be Love

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. 

This festival is a vital opportunity to bring together Nottinghamshire’s incredible cultural organisations and individuals to stage a weekend of positive, uplifting brilliance for thousands of people across the city and county in a time of unprecedented uncertainty and separation.

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.

Please click on each of the names of the organisations to see what they are doing during the festival: Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham Playhouse, Lakeside, Rough Trade, Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies and Metronome, Wigflex, Nottingham Castle (Voices of Today & Kenyan food with Josh Osoro), Broadway Cinema, BFI Network, Just The Tonic, Television Workshop, Dance4, University of Nottingham, Nottingham Music Hub, Nottingham Poetry Festival, Notts TV, Nottingham City of Literature and more. For a full lineup please click here

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. 

To live stream the festival and view the online brochure with the full programme, please select the 'Website' button above.

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