Project Events

Here’s a selection of some of the events that happened during the Green Spaces Project.


Breathing Spaces – the script (23 January 2017) - In July 2016 the Green Spaces Project staged performances of Breathing Spaces, a play specially commissioned for the project, written by Andy Barrett, produced by members of Excavate and performed by […]
Poetry Competition Winners (13 January 2017) - We are delighted to be able to announce the three winners of our Poetry Competition. Congratulations to the winners and thanks to everyone who entered. FIRST PRIZE Arboretum Shapes by […]
Images from Breathing Spaces, our community play (30 August 2016) - Our play, Breathing Spaces generated a vast range of exciting photographs, some of which are reproduced here.  All photographs courtesy of Jo Wheeler      
How well do you know the Arboretum? (30 August 2016) - When did you last explore the Arboretum?  Do you really know all there is to see?  Have a go at our Discovery Trail. It’s a fun thing to do that’s […]
The Development of Public Parks in Nottingham in the mid-19th Century (3 August 2016) - 24 August 2016: 2pm Local Studies Library, Angel Row A talk by Professor Paul Elliott Paul looks at the provision and development of public green spaces intended to promote civic pride. […]
Parklands in Wartime: Nottingham’s parks in WW1 and WW2 (3 August 2016) - 11 August 2016, 2pm Local Studies Library, Angel Row A talk by Jonathan Coope Jonathan will describe the impact of two world wars on Nottingham’s parks. From fundraising band concerts […]
Breathing Spaces – the parks tour! (28 July 2016) - So our parks tour of Breathing Spaces has come to an end. We began with a rather shaky first performance at Queens Walk Recreation Ground on July 16th, although the […]
… and tomorrow the play begins! (15 July 2016) - It’s been a hectic twelve weeks or so as we’ve worked full tilt on Breathing Spaces, our community play that will be performed over the next two weekends in four […]
Nottingham’s Historic Green Spaces Exhibition (15 July 2016) - Using pictures, film and the written word this Exhibition celebrates these spaces and reveals something about why they were created, where they are located, how they have been used, and in what ways […]
‘Making’ Workshop (15 July 2016) - Great fun was had by all on Wednesday 13 July, when 30 Year 4 children from Claremont School joined Ali Bakewell, Production Manager for Breathing Spaces, in a workshop in […]
Enclosure Parks tree trail leaflet published (14 July 2016) - Nottingham City Council, in conjunction with the Nottingham Green Spaces project, has just published a new Tree Trail leaflet giving details of many of the most significant types of trees […]
Children’s Discovery Trail around the Arboretum (23 June 2016) - The Arboretum was always intended to be a place to explore and make new discoveries – especially to enjoy trees from around the world, flowers, and exotic birds – as […]
Breathing Spaces: a community play by Excavate (17 June 2016) - Breathing Spaces is a community play, specially commissioned for the Green Spaces project.  It is written by Andy Barrett, Artistic Director of Excavate and will be performed by community actors and members […]
Events Calendar 2016 (1 June 2016) - Here’s the list of all our public events. New things are being added all the time, so please keep checking to see what’s new!   When What Where 9 May 11-3pm Great […]
Green Spaces Project at the Nottinghamshire Local History and Archaeology Day (17 May 2016) - 2016 sees the third Local History and Archaeology Day at the University of Nottingham.  The Green Spaces Project will have a display there, so come and see us to find […]
14th Annual Inclosure Walk (17 May 2016) -   In the first half of the nineteenth-century, when Nottingham was surrounded by fields, it was possible – just – to walk around the town boundary along pathways between fields. […]
Annual Anniversary of the Opening of the Arboretum (17 May 2016) - The Nottingham Arboretum was officially opened on 11 May 1852 amidst great ceremony and celebration. It was acclaimed for its size and for the many viewpoints across the Arboretum and […]