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The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
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The Study Sessions: Sun Ra and the Astro Black
19 November 2015
Nottingham writer Graham Lock on Sun Ra's Astro Black mythology and  its roots in African American history and culture, from the spirituals and Afro-Baptist sermon...
Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
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Internet Paranoia: Someone on Your Case?
12 November 2015
Two events developed with Making Waves and the Open Future Research Group, Institute of Mental Health, University of Nottingham. Internet Paranoia: Someone on...
Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
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Social Media: Miracle or Monster?
10 November 2015
Two discussions about media and madness hosted by Making Waves and the Social Futures Research Centre, Institute for Mental Health. Social Media: Miracle or Monster?...
Black Lives Matter
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Black Lives Matter
28 October 2015
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the UK Race Relations Act and the American Civil Rights Movement, during Black History Month, please join the Centre for...
Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
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Baldwin’s Nigger Reloaded II
27 October 2015
Nottingham group Chat‘Bout launch a newspaper about racism, the criminal justice system and the role of women created in collaboration with artists Barby Asante and...
Thinking Worlds
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Thinking Worlds
26 October 2015
Ray Bradbury once defined science fiction as "any idea that occurs in the head and doesn't exist yet, but soon will, and will change everything for everybody, and nothing...
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
art - Exhibitions
Autumn Season: Alien Encounters
10 October 2015 - 31 December 2015
This autumn we present four solo exhibitions, each featuring new commissions. The four artists use performance, theatre and film. For them, fiction and alternative...
Collecting the Ways
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Collecting the Ways
10 October 2015
Sun Ra expert and author of Travelling the Spaceways: Sun Ra, The Astro Black, and Other Solar Myths (2010) John Corbett in conversation with Irene Aristizabal (Head of...
Archive: In the Making
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Archive: In the Making
03 October 2015
Who makes and hold the archive? What is not archived, forgotten or overlooked?
 How does the archive inform action?
Day Release: Burrowing at the Edges/ Organising Otherwise
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Day Release: Burrowing at the Edges/ Organising Otherwise
16 September 2015
This study day looks at how we survive social institutions, introducing the concepts of Day Release (temporary exit) and burrowing (survival strategies from within),...
Stresses: Living with Toxicity
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Stresses: Living with Toxicity
15 September 2015
In this workshop we explore how toxicity permeates the mental, social and ecological dynamics of life. We consider toxicity both as poison and as symbiotic with life. We...
End of Summer School
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End of Summer School
14 September 2015 - 16 September 2015
This three day school will look at the theories and struggles at the juncture of mental health, social justice and the ‘natural’ world.  Informed by Felix...
Bad Atmospheres and Toxic Positivity
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Bad Atmospheres and Toxic Positivity
14 September 2015
  The summer school will begin its exploration of ecologies with a discussion of work that challenges the current focus in mental health on the individual’s...
The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
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The Horror of Objects: Writing Workshop
04 September 2015 - 05 September 2015
Free, The Meeting RoomEvan Calder Williams, author of the books Combined and Uneven Apocalypse and Roman Letters, leads a two-day writing workshop using...
To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture
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To Defend the Revolution Is to Defend Culture
02 September 2015
6:30pm Free, Cafe Bar A book launch and discussion with author Rebecca Gordon Nesbitt and professor Antoni Kapcia. To Defend the Revolution Is to...
To the Castle!
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To the Castle!
20 August 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree (donations for the People's Histreh welcome)Start 6.45pm St Peter Square (outside M&S) Look out for the Loaf On A Stick!
Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
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Land and Resistance: A Walking Tour
30 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Studio. Tour will depart from Nottingham Contemporary.Roger Tanner and Christopher Richardson lead a walking tour through the city's...
Leaving the Fold
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Leaving the Fold
16 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The Studio  Graham Caveney examines themes of transgression and departure within the letters of prominent aristocrats. Jessica...
The Grand Tour Revisited
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The Grand Tour Revisited
14 July 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pm Free, The Space A panel discussion led by historian and broadcaster Kate Williams that traces The Grand Tour from its history as a rite of...
Pablo Bronstein in Conversation
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Pablo Bronstein in Conversation
08 July 2015
Pablo Bronstein in conversation with International Design critic Alice Rawsthorn, author of Where Design Meets Life.  6.30pm - 8.30pm Free, The...
Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth
art - Exhibitions
Pablo Bronstein and the Treasures of Chatsworth
04 July 2015 - 20 September 2015
 For Season 1 of The Grand Tour at Nottingham Contemporary Pablo Bronstein has chosen 62 works of fine and decorative art to bring to our galleries –...
The Study Sessions
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The Study Sessions
11 June 2015
6.30pm - 8.30pmFree, The StudioLed by Celeste-Marie Bernier, Sharon Monteith and Richard King (Department of American and Canadian Studies, University of Nottingham),...
The Study Sessions
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The Study Sessions
11 June 2015
Led by Professor Richard King, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American...
Sonya Dyer: At the Intersections
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Sonya Dyer: At the Intersections
10 June 2015
The...And Beyond Institute for Future Research - a think tank led by artist Sonya Dyer - presents an exploration of intersectionality, and the Black, female body in time...
The Study Sessions
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The Study Sessions
28 May 2015
Led by Professor Sharon Monteith, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American art.
Critical Whiteness
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Critical Whiteness
20 May 2015
Convened in collaboration with The Centre for Research on Race and Rights at the University Nottingham, this panel discussion focuses on the subject of critical whiteness...
The Study Sessions
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The Study Sessions
14 May 2015
Led by Professor Sharon Monteith, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American art.
An evening with Glenn Ligon
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An evening with Glenn Ligon
13 May 2015
Glenn Ligon, artist and curator of our current exhibition, speaks about the influences that have shaped his practice and what it means to be led by the work of...
The Study Sessions
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The Study Sessions
07 May 2015
Led by Professor Celeste-Marie Bernier, this session will unpack issues of representation, race and rights as told through text, photojournalism and African American...
Politics of the Art School
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Politics of the Art School
30 April 2015
At this event, key members of the 1980s Black Arts Movement such as Keith Piper and Said Ardus are hosted by London-based group Collective Creativity, who will offer...

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