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Life in the Creative Quarter

Exciting and creative things that make the Creative Quarter a great place to be...

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Nottm Poet Fest

2019’s Poetry Festival is set to be the busiest yet, with cross-discipline collaborations, LGBTQIA & BAME writing workshops, new and exciting venues on board, and of course, a gaggle of must-see performers raising the roof for ...

Each week we ask a big question on Twitter.

What would you like to see happening in the Creative Quarter? #CQquestion

@Di Tunney TBO

@CQNottm New independent businesses moving into the empty units on Hockley to connect it up with Sneinton Market - which seems to be developing fast! #CQquestion #CQNG @CQNottm

@Catherine Mayhew

@CQNottm I'd like to see continued support for independent retail and leisure businesses, and promoting the CQ as a visitor destination #CQquestion #CQNG @GrowingNottm

@Karina Sanna

@CQNottm Live music, bars and food!!...... a cool new area to hang out 😀#CQNG


@CQNottm We'd like to see all the great creative work that's happening in #Nottingham here on the site - something new every day to share and #inspire. We'd like to see more communication between designers and more great events like @dxnevent #CQquestion #CQNG

Around the Creative Quarter

17th Sep - Never Mind The Bodega

Every Tuesday evening in the Bodega's downstairs bar 8pm till 10pm Quiz entry fee = 50p Drinks deals exclusive for qui...

17th - 18th Sep - Request Line

It's your turn to be the DJ, every Tuesday at the Bodega, straight after the weekly pub quiz finishes.•  10pm till lat...

17th Sep - 21st Dec - Vegan Market

Nottingham’s Sneinton Market is a local social enterprise for all communities.A resource for Sneinton, St.Ann’s and the emergin...

What makes Nottingham a great place to live?


We are the UKs greenest city


Low average rental prices for city centre apartments


House prices are low relative to national average


Rich history and cultural heritage

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Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midland’s fastest growing city.

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