Great Notts Show 2013: Little Wolf Parade Preview

This weekends Great Notts Shows is shaping up to be a cracker, with the site already quickly taking shape, the excitement is building ahead of three days of Nottingham celebration – which kicks off tomorrow.

We’ve already had a look at the music that will be taking place, as well as the food stalls and of course the highly anticipated cookery demonstrations, however as well as all that there is a huge art exhibition – in fact it’s almost a mini-festival in itself – taking place courtesy of LITTLE WOLF PARADE.


Little Wolf Parade are a bespoke, not for profit arts organisation who offer opportunities to artists and creatives of all styles and levels, last year they launched with a great night at The Corner in which they showcased an amazing mixture of art installations, performance pieces and more.

This weekend’s LWP event focuses around themes of Home from Homelessness to Homeland and there will be over 40 artists and performers over the weekend producing different forms of work from storytelling to music, performance art to crafts.

Among the huge selection of performers will be:

QUEENIE, who invites you along to enjoy the three ‘C’s’ – cake, chat and a cup of char – in the words of LWP founder Lilly Wolf “I don’t thinks she ever wants you to leave’.

Kate Spence

Kate Spence

KATE SPENCE, co-director of A Home for Waifs and Strays, a new live art initiative in Birmingham, will be appearing as a human puppet during the festival, allowing you the chance to literally pull her strings.

There will be handicrafts and homemaking tips from YVONNE LAKE while SALLY ANNE ROBERTS explains how to be a female to a live audience.

Dorset born actor, director, performer and artist THOMAS SELLICK-NEWTON, who has appeared in Doctor Who, will present his newest piece How Do I Look while you can enjoy tales from VICKY RODEN….and friends.

Charity Shop Sue

Charity Shop Sue

Add to that live music from LEETABIX AND ASHMORE, DH LAWRENCE & THE VAUDEVILLE SKIFFLE SHOW, BETH FRISBY, CHEZ CHEZ, ROB ROBLOU and DAUDI MATSIKO magic from ROB NE’KROS, yoga from BAHIA LOGO, a special visit from CHARITY SHOP SUE – star of the brand new Notts web series – plus a special piece from brilliant Notts illustrator RIKKI MARR.

Rikki Marr

Rikki Marr

Plus lots lots more.

This promises to be a fun, thought provoking and interactive art experience that will have something for all, if you think art is simply paintings and quiet galleries then make sure you check out the Little Wolf Parade this weekend – their on Smithy Row out side Primark.

You can find out more about what Little Wolf Parade have lined up, including the full weekend schedule, here

The Great Notts Show takes place in Nottingham’s Market Square from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 September, for more information click here

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