Creative Souls

This section aims to inspire and encourage children and young people to explore their imaginative capacity through creative play, music and the development of skills - helping them to maintain focus, build confidence and have a belief in their own abilities.        

This is a community arts organisation based in Sneinton, Nottingham, providing workshops, courses and bespoke projects to young people and vulnerable adults across the East Midlands via outreach work or through projects run from their modern studio facility at the Greenway Centre.

Since its establishment, the SEND Project has grown organically through adopting a local, community-based focus. Many of the staff and volunteer team live in the area and this creates a warm, positive environment for collective and individual development.

The ethos of the SEND Project is to support people to 'Enjoy, Create & Achieve'. They aim to develop creativity and raise aspirations through enabling people to explore the arts, music, technology and the natural environment, delivering creative learning opportunities as extensions to curriculum, as alternative provision or as part of a bespoke programme or intervention.

For more information about SEND project here.

Young Writers has resources for children 5-18 years and aims to spark a love of writing in every child, one story at a time.

The website provides free resources for teachers and parents, information on competitions and how to get involved as well as great book suggestions for each age group.

Did you know Childminders, Foster Carers and Under 5's Groups can borrow collections of up to 20 books from their local library? and it's free!

Each of the libraries across Nottingham City has a Children's Area with resources for all ages including picture books, learning to read books, gradually more demanding story books and information books at all levels for study and interest.

There are collections of books and comfortable seating for parents, toys for little ones and an exciting section for young people, with Manga titles and graphic novels as well as access to the Internet and a programme of events throughout the year to encourage a lifelong love of books and reading and the development of reading skills.

The Summer Reading Challenge is a reading incentive scheme for all children runs during the summer break together with a substantial programme of story/craft activities.  There are also activities all year round and larger campaigns over the main school holidays. 

For more information regarding how to join, activities and events and much more please visit the Nottingham City Libraries Website.