One Nottingham is involved in a wide range of other projects, which contribute to the priorities and targets of the Nottingham Plan to 2020, and promote the city; supporting communities and citizens in lots of different ways.
Nottingham Literacy Trust
Organisations across the city have partnered with the National Literacy Trust to develop Nottingham’s exciting new Literacy Hub. Facilitated by One Nottingham, partners such as Nottingham City Council, Small Steps Big Changes, City of Literature and Boots have come together to not only look at improving literacy levels across the city, but to increase employability skills amongst secondary and post-secondary pupils, as well as improve transition practices from primary to secondary.
With new Hub Manager Emily Landsborough fresh in post, activities for the Literacy Hub in Nottingham are full steam ahead. The city can look forward to an array of activities following the stakeholder launch in April, with the main public launch taking place in summer 2018, during the school holidays.
Nusic are a Nottingham based community project dedicated to all things Notts and music. Nusic passionately support a wide range of Nottinghamshire’s musicians, who have had no or very little previous media exposure. Their key question is always, ‘can we make a difference’.
Nusic run an annual schools tour, hold workshops and deliver specialist surgeries, as well as producing fortnightly podcasts featuring local artists. They support the Young Creative Awards and host an annual competition called Future Sound of Nottingham, which gives finalists the opportunity of playing to a Rock City audience. The winner then goes on to open on the main stage at Nottingham Splendour festival, who in 2016 were the Young Creative Awards music winners, Super Furniture.
You can find out more information about the work of Nusic at www.nusic.org.uk
Women in Notts
One Nottingham supports the Women in Notts network, which was relaunched in March 2016. WIN is a very different sort of women’s network, made up of a group of likeminded leaders and business women, who may be key decision makers, have important roles across the city and county, or who have made their mark on the region, or beyond.
Their informal meetings are used to discuss things that matter across the political, social and business landscape and the group is committed to supporting young women and other aspiring women leaders in the city and county.
Jane Todd, OBE, the Chair of One Nottingham is the patron of Women in Notts; Lorel Manders, One Nottingham Partnership Manager, is on the steering group, and the One Nottingham Team support events and promotions.
You can find out more information about the Women in Notts network at www.womeninnotts.co.uk.
Festival of Science and Curiosity
The Festival of ‘Science and Curiosity’, is about inviting the people of Nottingham to share not only what they know, but also what they would like to know. If you could ask a question of any scientist, alive or from history, what is the one question you would like to ask? Or what would you like to investigate anyway, whether or not it is the topic of current research?
Stemcity believes that Science is creative, and that Science has to be part of our cultural lives – and not remote, hidden away, or only conducted in labs behind closed doors.
Supporting our work around aspiration and fairness, Stemcity want to turn Nottingham into a city where everyone has the confidence, the courage and the opportunity to be curious. They build links between local people and opportunities for employment and skills in the bioscience, science and engineering companies in the city.
The next Festival of Science and Curiosity is due to take place in February 2017. You can find more information at www.stemcity.co.uk/