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The borough is gearing up for an even bigger and better showcase of music, comedy, culture and creativity at this year’s Gedling Borough Arts Festival – which gets underway later this month.

The event runs from Monday, July 17 to Sunday 23 across several venues in the borough, and will offer a wide range of art, music, dance and literature events throughout the week.

People can take part in a multitude sessions teaching creative writing, willow weaving, painting, singing and acting and are all led by professional writers, artists and makers.

There’s something for adults and children with lots to come and see at venues in Arnold, Mapperley and Carlton.

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This year’s festival has been organised by New Writers UK and Gedling Borough Council.

Leader of the Council, Councillor John Clarke said: “The Gedling Arts Festival is becoming one of the largest arts events in the region and we are very proud to support the activities taking place across the borough over the week. There really is something here for everyone and I would urge residents to come along and enjoy what will be a fantastic festival.”

New Writers UK Founder and President, Julie Malone said; “This wonderful event will give residents of all ages the opportunity to try arts, crafts, choral and other activities in their area they never knew were available.”

For more information and to see the full festival programme visit

Gedling Borough Arts Festival – organised by New Writers UK with the support of Gedling Borough Council – runs from Monday 17 July to Sunday 23 July across several venues in Gedling, Highlights of the festival include:

  • Monday, July 17 – Willow weaving in Arnot Hill Park all day
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Gedling’s Male Voice Choir’s performing at the Richard Herrod Centre
  • Tuesday, July 18 – Lace City Chorus members Open Session to welcome new members
  • Wednesday, July 19 – Writers Stephen Booth and Eve Makis at the Bonington Theatre
  • Thursday, July 20 – Social dance at the Richard Herrod Centre
  • Saturday, July 22 – Craft market, performances and workshops in Arnold Town Centre
  • Saturday, July 22 – ‘Music, Magic and Merriment’ a fun variety show for all the family
  • For more information and to see the full festival programme visit

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