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We are a proud city of independents, filled with shops, creatives and entrepreneurs, and Small Business Saturday (7th December 2019) celebrates that.

Around the Creative Quarter

21st Jan - Teenage Flicks

From 1950s Beach Movies to more serious outpourings such as REBEL WITHOUT A CAUSE, the teen or troubled adolescent has long sin...

21st Jan - Nottingham City WI Book Club

Book Club, from Nottingham City WI Meets every third Tuesday (the week after the main City WI monthly meeting), to discuss a pr...

21st Jan - Phlebas

Pop punk, alternative, indie rock club night. Every Tuesday at Bar Eleven. 

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 Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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