Art, Activities and Friendship for Nottingham’s 60+

ArtSpeak is a Big Lottery funded outreach programme from Radford Care Group with an open invitation for people aged 60+ to get out, get creative, feel good and enjoy life to the full. Through the development of community hubs with an enriched arts programme embedded that meets the interests and desires of participants, ArtSpeak hubs will become social meeting points where an exchange of creative skills and interests can be shared, learnt and developed.

Our belief is that cultural engagement at any age underpins emotional stability and benefits health and wellbeing. ArtSpeak hubs will be set up in community and cultural areas easily accessed by public transport, and movement between City wards and the City Centre will be encouraged in order for participants to benefit from the full range of activities in the programme.

Under ArtSpeak we have the following strands -

ArtSpeak Create/ArtSpeak Participate/ArtSpeak Collaborate/ArtSpeak Live/ArtSpeak Meets and ArtSpeak Creative Cafe

As a member of ArtSpeak you'll have the opportunity to engage in the Arts as a creator of your own work, a participant or an audience member.

Creative Cafés

Join us at one of the following Creative Cafes for a chance to find out more about the project, help form a hub in the area and get Creative in an Artist led workshop.

Wednesday 10th April
14:00 - 16:00
The Meadows, The Pavilion at Queens Walk Recreation Ground, NG2 2DF   (Please use NG2 1HE if travelling by car)

Friday 12th April
11:00 - 13:00
Clifton Library, Southchurch Drive, NG11 8AB

Wednesday 17th April
11:00 - 13:00
Strelley Library, Strelley Road, NG8 3AP

Thursday 18th April
11:00 - 13:00
Bulwell Library, 5 Main Street NG6 8QH


Fancy volunteering with us or becoming an ArtSpeak Ambassador?

We’re looking for dedicated, friendly volunteers to work with us at ArtSpeak hubs, if you can commit to the full programme there will also be training and development opportunities.

Are you a community activist? Do you care about what is going on in your community and have a good understanding of the people living in your area? If the answer is yes, then we need you to join us as an ArtSpeak Ambassador to help spread the word about ArtSpeak and signpost people who would benefit from the programme.

If you are interested in any aspect of the programme please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for more information, we’d love to hear from you.

You can contact Hannah or Sharon via or 0115 9786133

Visit our website for more information and a full programme