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Get under canvas with #NottinghamBigTent

Pupil s from schools across Nottingham city have created 80 special pieces of artwork to create the panels of a giant tent, which will tour the city promoting cultural diversity. The Nottingham Big Tent opens today (Monday June 19) and visitors to Old Market Square will have the opportunity to walk through and see the different panels that make up the tent which represent the schools and organisations that have created them.

The project involves 35 local schools and has been funded by a grant from the Scape Group. The aim is to celebrate Nottingham’s rich diversity and community cohesion.

Our friend Councillor Sam Webster, said: “We have some extremely gifted pupils at our schools in Nottingham and, once again, they have shown their talent with this fantastic art exhibition.

“The message of celebrating different cultures, promoting diversity and community harmony has never been more appropriate, and I hope many people will take the opportunity to have a look while they’re in town over the next few days.”

The Big Tent will open at noon on Monday and will stay up until the afternoon of Wednesday 21 June. There will be an official opening ceremony planned for 10am on Tuesday 20 June.

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