Project Events

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


breathing-spaces-play-2016_710x300px 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 […]
View of The Arboretum showing Waverley Street gates and refreshment rooms, 1852. 
Nottingham City Council and 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 […]
13781764_10154285980130011_5773311476157308515_n 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      
Original descriptive tally:  Common Lime Tree
Image: P Elliott 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 […]
Corporation Oaks, c.1909-12
Courtesy of Nottingham City Council and Victorian Children’s Games (3 August 2016) - 16 August 2016:  2pm  Local Studies Library, Angel Row A hands-on event led by Peter Hammond will give 21st-century children the opportunity to experience the toys and games used by their […]
nottingham-arboretum-trees-710px 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. […]
1916-18:  The Forest, Gregory Boulevard entrance. Tanks selling ‘War Bonds’
Nottingham Local Studies Library 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 […]
Green Spaces Exhibition 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 […]
enclosure-tree-trail-710px 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 […]
Cockatiels in the Aviaries in 2014
Image:  David Severn 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 […]
MAR-A4-POSTER-GreenSpaces-PLAY-FINAL 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 […]
flier Poetry Competition (1 June 2016) - The top three poems will each win a cash prize; a further seven will be commended, and all 10 will form part of an exhibition. Entrants can submit up to […]
Arb bandstand at festival 2103 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 […]
King George V Coronation celebrations, 1911 
Courtesy of Nottingham City Council and Victorian Children’s Games (17 May 2016) -   Today, there is a very strong link between children and parks – playgrounds, climbing equipment, children’s activities of all sorts.  This was not always the case – parks were […]
Green Spaces Project at the Great Nottinghamshire History Fair, 9 May 2016
Image:  Judith Mills 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 […]
Final flier 2016 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. […]
View of Arboretum Waverley Street, 1852. Note cows in foreground and lake near the entrance gate
Courtesy of Nottingham City Council and 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 […]