1525 DIY: Testing Ground

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Bring your event idea - be it a workshop, support space, training, online course, performance, webinar - and get feedback, advice and connections to clarify your next steps in making your event a reality. In this session, we’ll look back on the two collaborative maps of ideas, experiences and learnings from the previous events in the series (one focused on hosting spaces for a community, and other on planning event logistics) and focus on how the knowledge from these relates to you, your vision, your community or practice. You don’t need to have a clear event idea to join, you can simply use this space for brainstorming, exploration or inspiration.


Free for all. This event is aimed at 15-25 year olds. Booking is required.


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If you have any questions around access or have specific access requirements we can accommodate, please get in touch with us by emailing info@nottinghamcontemporary.org or phoning 0115 948 9750

Safety during your visit

Due to COVID precautions, please do not attend this event if you/someone in your household is currently COVID-19 positive, has suspected symptoms, or is awaiting test results.

Staff and visitors are welcome to wear a face covering in all areas.

Sonia Tyrna (she/her) is a queer and Polish ceramic artist, Co-Founder of a social enterprise Collaborative Future providing space and support for people to find value and be valued in their work and of Zesty’s Collective, a Nottingham queer collective. Through her ceramic practice, she has hosted skill swaps with other makers and has ran workshops for young people sharing her love for clay. At Collaborative Future, she frequently plans and and facilitates various one-off workshops, entire programmes of events and spaces for peer learning for unemployed and underemployed young people, as well as for our local Nottingham freelance community. Working with her team she has experience co-facilitating training for organisations on collaboration and communication in the workplace too. With Zesty’s Collective, she regularly plans and hosts various creative workshops and crafternoons for the Nottingham LGBTQIA+ and questioning community.

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