Independents Festival Workshops

Nottingham hosts a wealth of creative talent and this July we celebrate that by highlighting the fantastic array of workshops on offer in the city. Take a look below to find out what's on.

Saturday 6th July:

By Our Hands We Make Our Way - Relief Carving Workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 10am - 5pm

ABOUT: Learn the art of traditional relief carving using chisel and mallet. 


Minor Oak - INK IT OVER workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 11am - 1pm OR 2pm - 4pm

ABOUTGet creative with this fun and arty workshop. Enjoy relief painting using wonky veg.    


Debbie Bryan - Wall plate crafternoon workshop:

WHERE: Lace Market

WHEN: 5pm - 7.30pm

ABOUTTry your hand at illustration and hand-lettering to craft a unique decorative wall plate


The Shop - Glass beads workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: All throughout the day

ABOUT30 minute lamp work glass making and jewellery construction sessions


Handmade Nottingham - Handmade pots workshop:

WHERE: King's Walk

WHEN: 11am - 2pm

ABOUTMake your own pinch pot from air drying clay.


The Carousel - Self portrait workshop:

WHERE: Hockley

WHEN: 11am - 3pm

ABOUTLearn about Risograph printing and create your own selfie.



Sunday 7th July:

Debbie Bryan - Wallpaper panelling workshop:

WHERE: Lace Market

WHEN: 4pm - 7.30pm

ABOUT: Design your very own wallpaper with this fun workshop at Debbie Bryan. Includes canapés, cake & Ginger Fizz cocktail.  


By Our Hands We Make Our Way workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 11am-5pm

ABOUT: Design your very own wallpaper with this fun workshop at Debbie Bryan. Includes canapés, cake & Ginger Fizz cocktail.  


Wednesday 10th July:

Debbie Bryan - Write the poem workshop:

WHERE: Lace Market

WHEN: 5pm - 7.30pm

ABOUT: Run by poets Big White Shed founder and Mouthy Poet Anne Holoway & Nottingham Young Poet Laureate finalist and Mouthy Post Christ McLoughlin.


Saturday 13th July:

Handmade Nottingham - Crochet plant pot hanger workshop:

WHERE: King's Walk

WHEN: 10.30am - 1.30pm

ABOUTCreate your very own chunky crochet plant pot/hanging planter! Tea and cake included!


The Bead Shop - Introduction to jewellery making workshop:

WHERE: Market Street

WHEN: 10am - 1pm

ABOUTLearn how to create your own jewellery.


Minor Oak - Miniature sculpting workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 10am - 5pm

ABOUTMasterclass for beginners on how to create a miniature sculpture.


Sunday 14th July: 

Minor Oak - Miniature sculpting workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 10am - 5pm

ABOUTMasterclass for beginners on how to create a miniature sculpture.


Handmade Nottingham - Product workshop:

WHERE: King's Walk

WHEN: 10.30am - 1.30pm

ABOUTLearn how to price for retail and wholesale with expert advice from Hana Glover.


Saturday 27th July:

The Bead Shop - Silversmithing workshop:

WHERE: Market Street

WHEN: 10am - 1pm

ABOUT: Dive into the art of silversmithing with the fantastic entry level workshop. Look forward to creating your very own ring to take home. 


Olivia Aspinall - Terrazzo workshop:

WHERE: Sneinton Market

WHEN: 11am - 2pm

ABOUT: Learn how to create your own beautiful terrazzo coasters. 



Silver smithing workshop by The Bead Shop