Nottingham Castle Trust, the team behind the ongoing rejuvenation of Nottingham Castle, have launched a new campaign aimed at celebrating the city's long, proud history of rebellion standing up to injustice. The campaign, titled Voices of Today, is aimed at inspiring Nottingham residents to get creative and represent their experiences or perspectives on activism, protest and rebellion in a number of ways, including poetry, drawing, singing, acting, dance, creating a protest banner or something different altogether.
NCT's Engagement and Participant Officer Josh Osorio Pickering kicked the project off with a poem of his own, and is encouraging people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to get involved by sending their efforts to @nottmcastle on Twitter using the hashtag #VoicesofToday
The Trust will feature their favourite entries in a regular highlights video over the next few months, and the best efforts will be collated for a larger project hosted at Nottingham Castle once it has re-opened to the public. There might even be some prizes involved...
LeftLion are excited to be getting involved by highlighting twelve people, movements and events from Nottingham's history in our new Notts Rebels series. Each week will focus on a different Notts Rebel, exploring what injustice they were fighting, and how and why they made an impact on the city.
You can submit your artistic take on Nottingham's history of activism, protest and rebellion at @nottmcastle using the hashtag #VoicesofToday