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A Carnival of Monsters

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This month, Nottingham plays host to a unique arts event – the Carnival of Monsters is coming to town! From 15th-29th October, if you trot along to the Bartons Buses site at Chilwell, you’ll find all sorts of amazing arty goings-on. From music to art to poetry to comedy, there’s a bit of everything

Over 30 artists living and working the East Midlands will be exhibiting. There will be 5 pavilions acting as art galleries, showcasing the artists’ work in a whole range of different environments, from warehouse space to disused offices. These are open from Monday-Saturday for the duration of the Carnival.

But wait, theres more! On Saturday 15th October, there are special events taking place to open the Carnival:

Black History Month is running from 1pm-5pm
MissImp, Nottingham’s improv comedy group will be performing.
And there will be live music from Chris McDonald.

And on Saturday 22nd, you can take your little monsters along to The Big Draw and let them go crazy with paint, pens and paper as they make their own monsters. Just make sure they’re not wearing their best clothes…

The same day also sees Oxjam take over Beeston for a live music event to raise money for Oxfam. This is a wristband only event, so sign up here: Oxjam Beeston Takeover if you don’t want to miss out!

The Carnival closes on Saturday 29th with more live music from the Denizen record label.

Find out more about the Carnival here: Or follow them on Twitter @monsters_art