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Well, we are another week closer to the festive season (I refuse to mention the ‘C’ word just yet) – and what a wet and windy affair it’s been. So, thank goodness we have the offerings of Notts Creative-types in the week ahead, to look forward to.

First, at the New Art Exchange in Hyson Green – a number of activities to intrigue learn and entertain.

Wednesday Walk ThroughsCurator Talk and Tour
Every Wednesday, 2 – 2.45pm

The curators give walk throughs of BAS7 at Nottingham Contemporary at 3pm every Wednesday. This is the final section of a tour that takes in all three venues designed to deepen the understanding of some of the most important contemporary art made in Britain over the last five years.

Starting at Nottingham Castle at 12pm – 12.45pm with a break for lunch before reconvening at New Art Exchange at 2pm – 2.45pm, with the final section at 3pm at Nottingham Contemporary. The Walk Throughs take place 27 October – 15 December 2010.

Admission: Free | No need to book, just meet at Reception

You in the Universe – Annette Waterfield, Art workshop
Saturday 13 November, 2 – 4pm

Create Willow sphere models of the planets and adorn them with ribbons of your thoughts and experiences, creating a 3D representation of the universe that is influenced by your thoughts.

Admission: Free | Age range: Family Friendly (Age 4+ accompanied by an adult)

Sun Ra: A Joyful Noise (PG)
Film Screening, Directed by Robert Mugge (USA, 1978-80)
Monday 15 November, 7pm

Sun Ra – space-age prophet, Pharaonic jester, shaman philosopher and keyboardist / bandleader. A Joyful Noise is a 60-minute portrait of visionary artist Sun Ra and his avant-garde Jazz Arkestra filmed in Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington D.C.

The screening will be followed by a special Q& A with Dr Robert Beckford

Admission: £3 (£2 concessions) | All are welcome

Copyright Frank Abbott

Copyright Frank Abbott

Your Images Here – Frank Abbott
Discussion and Practical Digital workshop

Tuesday 16 November, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Like the arrival of a comet, the opening of the Grand Theatre cinema in Hyson Green in 1896 created a shift in our understanding of the world, before people from around the world had arrived. Experimental filmmaker and lecturer Frank Abbott will lead a discussion and practical digital workshop to create a living monument in Hyson Green for the arrival of cinema.

Admission: Free | Age range: Adult class

British Art Show 7 – In The Days of the Comet

This great British Art Show continues until into the New Year.

With works by artists Christian Marclay, Duncan Campbell, Elizabeth Price and Edgar Schmitz. It is widely recognised as the most ambitious and influential exhibition of British Art Show 7contemporary British art. Organised by Hayward Touring, it takes place every five years and this year launched in Nottingham at three city venues: New Art Exchange, Nottingham Contemporary and Nottingham Castle.

Experience the installations: The Clock by Christian Marclay , where clips from several thousand films have been structured so that the resulting artwork always conveys the correct time… Duncan Campbell’s Bernadette – An unravelling, open-ended story of the female Irish dissident and political activist, Bernadette Devlin, as well as the eclectic User Group Disco by Elizabeth Price. Until 9 January 2011.

Admission: Free – All are welcome

Please also check out the new YARD website

At the Lakeside Art Centre it’s the return of LUSTRE this weekend.  This popular event brings to Nottingham some of the country’s finest contemporary craft makers – selling everything from fine jewellery, bags and hats to sculptural vases and tableware.  Starts 10am to 5pm, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14, November.

Visit the Global Entrepreneurship Week website, for further information of how to you can get involved.

And finally, to end on a really proactive note – if you don’t know it already, next week is Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Over half of all young people in the UK want to start a business. Yet only 1 in 20 of them actually do. The organizers of this event believe it’s time this should become reality for more people across the UK.

This year, they’re making Global Entrepreneurship Week the barrier free week to make this happen. Whether you’re here looking for ideas to host your own event or just looking at what will be happening during the week, you’re in the right place.