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Links Round-Up: More Craft, Pecha Kucha, and Postcards!

some of the entries in postcard show

person viewing the postcard showWe gave you a list of many seasonal and Christmas Craft events just over a week ago.  More continue to be announced, best follow our Twitter feed, @creativenotts, where we will try to keep up and re-tweet new ones.  But there are two I spotted this week, each a bit different:

  • Hopkinsons are having a Ho-Ho Hopkinson Christmas Hootenanny between 6 and 10pm on Saturday 13 December.  It starts with a “special antique auction in aid of the local homelessness charity Framework, with an array of beautiful antiques on offer to bid on” and then Swing Nouveau will add music to your browsing for “that perfectly weird and wonderful christmas present” (at a 10% discount). More on their website.
  • The Framework Knitters Museum, Ruddington, will give children the chance to use the historic hand-powered circular-knitting machines (guess the adults have to jealously watch) to knit a tube of material and decorate it with festive sparkle. Saturday, 29 November, between 2 and 6pm, cost £5
    More information on their website.

We have mentioned various projects of City Arts in the past.  They are now  launching their new space at the bottom of Hockley (11-13 Hockley) on 6 December. From that weekend onwards they will be running a Christmas pop-up shop.  As well as being a good place to go, I see from their tweets, @CityArtsNotts, that they have space for more makers to sell in the shop.

If you want a rest from shopping, why not pop down to Sneinton Market on Friday 28th November, between 5.30 and 7.30pm, for the next Pecha KuchaSneinton Market 2.0: Culture, Commerce, Community.  It takes place at One BC Clothing, 9 Gedling St. Sneinton Market, Nottingham NG1 1DS. “Pecha Kucha” is a series of short, usually sharp, talks, theoretically 20 images per talk, with only 20 seconds per image.  Read more, see the lineup of speakers, and past speakers, on their website.

Finally, when you turn away from seasonal and Christmas cards (which you have bought at one of the many craft events, naturally) and think Postcards!  Yes, it is my favourite Surface Gallery event: the International Postcard Show!  They have opened the submission process for the January 2015 show – deadline 10 January – full details on their website.  As they specify “original artwork submissions of any medium, style and ability – but they must fit the specified postcard size of 4 x 6 inches (10.5 x 15cm) and with a maximum depth of 5mm.”  These constraints are no barrier to interesting and creative art, and the small size means they can exhibit every submission.  Entrants have the option to sell (fixed price £15), or exchange with another entrant, randomly selected.  These images are from our blogpost about last year’s show, hope to see you at the show in January.

some of the entries in postcard show