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Official Opening of Hopkinson Gallery, Tea Rooms and Studios

The wonderfully bohemian artists’ community – formerly known as The Art Organisation, in Nottingham, is proud to welcome you to its re-launch this weekend as The Hopkinson Gallery, Tea Rooms and Studios.

It starts at 7pm until 12am (smart casual dress is requested for this special occasion).  This is a great opportunity to support this venture and help celebrate a new era for this continually evolving initiative, based on Station Street.

This official re-naming pays homage to the building’s former use – when it was once known as Hopkinson’s Hardware Store. And what a great building it is too.

There’s a genuine community spirit among Nottingham’s many artist groups – of which we can now boast many – and Hopkinson’s is definitely one of the more intriguing venues. The Tea Rooms have a great selection of teas (or coffee) I can vouch for – and you can sit and surf, or take a look at the exhibitions in the gallery while you drink and chat.

A great deal of work has been done to upgrade the facilities over the past 12 months too – and they can now boast contemporary gallery spaces, open studios events, regular classes, workshops and exhibitions – all part of their offering to encourage and grow the artistic community of Nottingham.

There’s a full schedule of exciting and unusual activities planned for this Saturday. With ‘Naked Ant Wrestling’ (a comedy sketch – do not fear, I understand no harm will be done to ‘live’ ants during the performance) – live bands and a DJ – along with the open studios events and a chance to see the work of some of the artists based there.

More details of activities for the official opening, future events and opportunities can be found on the Hopkinson Gallery, Tea Rooms and Studios website.