Our New Show

We are very excited to announce the staging of our current project’s final production !!

After being lucky enough to be granted funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have now produced, and are in rehearsals for, our fantastic new play/musical theatre production. The project, initially called Black Lead and Bleaching has culminated in a full blown theatre production of LACE – THE MUSICAL, written, produced by and performed by our very own young people.

Mentored by some brilliant industry professionals, the show will be on at the Nottingham Arts Theatre on 3rd April 2016 at 7:00pm


Tickets are available NOW from https://www.gigantic.com/black-lead-and-bleaching-nottingham-arts-theatre-2016-04-03-00-00

Black Lead and Bleaching performance goes down a storm

A massive well done to Ben Welch, Molly-May Gardiner, ScorZayZee, Esther Coles and Siobahn Canon-Brownlie with special thanks to Rob Green and an extra special MASSIVE well done to the fabulous young people of the cast and crew of Black Lead and Bleaching, our first group written original drama and musical theatre production performed to a sell out crowd at The Lofthouse last night. Enormous thanks must also go to The Arts Coucil who provided the funds to make it all happen. Three cheers to you all and here’s to the continuing development of our show !!! Next stop the West End !! WOOP WOOP !! (Peace and love !!)

A call out for our new project

Hi everyone,

We have been lucky enough to secure some funding from the Arts council for a new summer project for 11-19 year olds !!! Yay !!

We are imagining that it will take a similar form to the Blank Canvas one that we did last Easter (2014) where you (the participants) write some pieces possibly including Drama, Dance, Rap, Poetry, and of course we will need people to do some film making of the project and people who are interested in the production side (such as costume makers etc.). Obviously, we don’t know exactly what we will end up with apart from it will end with some kind of live showcase. However, it will be based around the history of the Lace Market as we (or YOU) will be writing the piece(s) and performing them in our new home at The Lofthouse in the heart of the Lace Market.

You will be lucky enough to be working with our good friend Esther Coles who was recently the star of the BBC comedy NURSE and Legendary Nottingham born rapper SCOR-ZAY-ZEE as well as Ben Welch from Mrs.Green the musical and Molly-May Gardiner who has recently been starring in Singing In The Rain at The Theatre Du Chatelet in Paris.

The project will run from August 3rd, so you will need to get your skates on to apply as places are limited. The flyer for the project is below and there is also an application form. It’s a word document so you should be able to download it, fill it in and email it back to me at info@greenshootsnottingham.co.uk, or if you’re having problems with that just print it off and send it back to us at :-


24 Crofton Road





Black Lead and Bleaching project posterGreenshoots Project Application form (word version)

Greenshoots Project Application form (PDF)

NG83 Blog and screening

Hi foks,

For a while now we have been supporting our good friends at Futurist Films and Rubber Goat Films with their production of a documentary called NG83. It’s with great pleasure that we can announce that the documentary about break dancing being introduced into our fair city in the 1980’s is now complete. The major screening of the final film that documents the lives of some of the main characters from the scene will be at the Broadway cinema some time in October. It is of great interest to us through our community work (Offshoots) through which we were able to gain funding from Heritage Lottery Fund to enable the film to be completed. It is a lovely, warm account of a special period of the communities’ history. Whilst you are waiting for the major screening, there is a blog of images from the project to take a look at on our tumblr site at http://ng83.tumblr.com

Hello everybody !! Good news to let you know about. We have been awarded a bit of money from the Arts Council for our next exciting project !!! Yay !! Have a look at the flyer I have posted up here and sign up to put together a show that we are going to perform at the Warehouse on April 26th and 27th. Anyone interested in writing (songs or drama pieces) doing Rap or Poetry, Dance (particularly tap Gemma Hayes !!), Drama, singing, playing or producing music or helping with production (scenery, costume, organisation etc.) should apply ASAP to get involved. Dates for workshops etc. are on the flyer. Thanks and we look forward to working with you !!

BLANK CANVAS POSTER4Blank Canvas Application Form

Petition for Vintage Warehouse

Hello everyone,

as you know we are trying to keep the Vintage Warehouse as a home for local artists/designers/performers to do their stuff in. Many young Arts enterpeneurs have approached us about taking residence there for their new/fledgling businesses. We also want to keep doing our projects there and create a hub for creatives to meet and network there and, indeed, use the space to perform in and sell their crafts and designer clothing.

We need your help as, because we are not a National Portfolio Organisation, we are not encouraged to put the scheme forward. If you want to help us put pressure on the local Arts Council to make the project happen, please sign our petition at :- http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/save-our-space.html . Thank you 🙂