Nonsuch is thrilled to be supporting Nottingham 2023 – Nottingham’s bid to be European Capital of Culture in 2023.
Today Nottingham confirmed that it is looking to bid for the prestigious accolade at a launch event which took place in a spectacular Luminarium – a structure of luminescent colour and light – created by internationally renowned local artists Architects of Air.
Competing against Belfast, Dundee, Leeds, and Milton Keynes, Nottingham’s European Capital of Culture 2023 bid team is confident Nottingham’s entry will be heavily supported by people across the Midlands and beyond, and is calling on locals to become Nottingham 2023 ‘Cultural Lions’.
Paul Russ, chairman of Nottingham’s Cultural Strategy Partnership and chair of the Nottingham 2023 board said: “The lions outside the Council House have been a local meeting, gathering and rallying point for decades, we are a proud and inclusive city and urge people of all backgrounds to ‘join our pride’ and help us get to the next stage of the bid by becoming ‘Cultural Lions’.
“Nottingham is an ambitious, young and diverse city with a culture of grassroots collaboration and a history of rebellious innovation.
Nonsuch is thrilled to be supporting this ambitious bid over the coming months. Artistic Director and Chief Executive, Edward Boott said: “This is an incredible time to be in Nottingham. As a company with European team and strong European connections, European Capital of Culture presents an amazing opportunity for us to further develop these links as well as produce some amazing work with the artists and residents of Nottingham.”
DYT, the new creative platform for 13-25-year-olds in Nottingham powered by Nonsuch, will become the hub of youth-engagement as part of this first stage bidding process. Our Future Nottingham is a project that will seek to engage with 2,023 under 25s across the city through workshops, events, roadshows and digital activity. Everyone under 25 is invited to become the change makers who will shape, make, lead, create, connect and design the future through a whole host of amazing opportunities that will be showcased on dytlive.co.uk.