On Sunday I enjoyed a walk around Lady Bay and the grandparent of all Open Studios. Lady Bay Open Studios was celebrating 20 years of artistic openness. The sun was more or less shining and there was a nice community feel as one walked around, almost always passing people clutching their guides, searching out the individual houses occupied by artists or hosting them. (And lots of cake to be eaten at the food hubs.) I may be biased, but I particularly liked seeing one of our guest contributors, Sue Bulmer, displaying her instantly identifiable work.
There are many more studios and exhibitions open this coming Bank Holiday weekend, too many to list here – so check our the Open Studios website and brochure for listings by date and by area, all over Notts – or follow on Twitter @OSNotts.
If you are a subscriber to the Creative Quarter weekly newsletter, you will be already aware of the large number of events and activities taking place under their umbrella ENTER festival. Aimed at enterprising young people, there are support activities, social events, performances, and more, across the Creative Quarter, and the City. Although I am slightly outside their target demographic, I love seeing so many events – find out for yourself in their brochure, their website, or by following Twitter hashtag: #CQENTER.