The Lentonness public artwork was recently relocated, this time outside the Crocus Cafe in Lenton.
Join us for a conversation with Bahbak Hashemi-Nezhad and Lenton residents to find out more about the origins and motivations behind the project and its unexpected developments. We’ll be discussing the experience of co-producing public art locally, without a fixed outcome; and the idea of leaving a ‘trace’ that continues to evolve with the multiple and changing meanings a neighbourhood can have for different residents. There will also be an opportunity to reflect on how the pandemic has affected this area of Nottingham, and community responses.
Lentonness is an itinerant public artwork that features definitions of Lenton gathered from local residents: a growing list of experiences, observations and characteristics of the neighbourhood. The artwork launched in 2019 at the Savoy cinema, and was designed to keep on evolving – with new definitions added to the original responses, and the sign touring to local sites of social significance.
Crocus Café is Nottingham’s oldest community café. It’s not-for-profit, affordable, vegetarian and vegan with a focus on being fair trade and locally sourced. The café is currently closed, but will be reopening later in May. You can walk past at any time to view the artwork.