• Broxtowe Creates Festival - June 2024

Broxtowe Creates Festival - June 2024

Information about the Broxtowe Creates Festival which will be running throughout June 2024.

A sizzling summer of events are going to be running across Broxtowe this summer! A new cultural festival in Broxtowe has received £30,000 in Arts Council funding. The festival will run during 1- 30 June and will include a diverse cultural mix of theatre performances, art workshops, film showings, live music, a children’s writing competition and an art exhibition.From 1 - 30 June free events man playing guitar and woman painting

The funding bid was put together through a Community Committee, made up of Broxtowe Borough Council Officers, Members and local people who have expertise in different cultural sectors. The Community Committee was founded as part of a European exchange project with cities in Germany, Sweden, France and Poland, called CCity.

The festival will include events at a range of indoor venues and outdoor public spaces including:

  • Performing Arts: An hour long theatrical performance, using creative writing and performance-based workshops to amplify and empower marginalised voices and under-represented members of the community.
  • Film: A mini film festival featuring the winners from April’s Beeston Film Festival, and other arthouse film screenings.
  • Literature: Awards and exhibition for the annual D.H. Lawrence Children’s Writing Competition.
  • Music: Pop-up classical, jazz and contemporary musical performances in indoor & outdoor spaces across Broxtowe by professional, amateur and youth musicians, plus an afternoon of live music by local performers on an outdoor stage as part of the Kimberley Jam.
  • Visual Arts: Art workshops and an open to all art competition resulting in a physical and online exhibition during June. 

Dates of all the festivals /events will be shared soon. We can't wait to see you there! 

Take part

Children's Writing Competition

Submit your short stories, poems and non-fiction pieces for a chance to win a kindle and national book tokens.

The competition's theme is 'The Four Seasons.' Taking inspiration from D.H. Lawrence’s great love of the natural world and his ability to capture the changing of the seasons in words, entrants are invited to write a short story or poem or celebrating the ‘The Four Seasons.’ 

There are  3 age categories; age 7 and under, age 8-11 and age 12-16. First prize in each category will win a Kindle, with runner up and highly commended prizes of up to £50 in National Book Tokens. Successful entrants will be invited to an awards ceremony at the D.H. Lawrence Birthplace Museum on 22 June 2024, and have their work entered into an exhibition for September.

Open for entries until 10 May 2024.

Find out more and how to enter on our D.H. Lawrence Writing Competition: Children's Prize page.

Art Competition

Residents are invited to submit original artwork (one entry per person) based on the theme of ‘Friendship.’

This is a fabulous opportunity to see your work displayed in an online exhibition and to win art materials.

A selection of artwork will also be displayed in an in-person exhibition at a local venue.

Categories: Under 11s, Ages 12-18 and Over 18s. 

Enter by emailing broxtowecreatesart@gmail.com with:

  • Subject: Art Competition and including your full name, title of your work and category you are entering in.
  • A photograph of your work (maximum size 2MB) in .jpg format. The name of the file should be your surname, initial and title of work e.g. BloggsJMyBestFriend.jpg

Open for entries until 31 May 2024.

For further information about the festival, contact: broxtowecreates@gmail.com  


Communications Team