Melting Pot – food and culture festival



Saturday 19 April – 12pm- 4pm
& Sunday 20 April – 12pm- 5pm

World Food Stalls | Artist’s Interventions | Dance Performances | Live Music | Family Activities

Entry & activities- FREE!

Whether you enjoy food, music, dance, or have a passion for the local community, Melting Pot Festival invites visitors to experience the world at New Art Exchange, Hyson Green.

To see the full festival line-up, please click here.

The event has been made possible through the generous support of the College of Arts, University of Lincoln.


Sneinton Market – Kitchen Rummage Lounge

Do you have any unwanted kitchen equipment? Is your cooking area cluttered up with unwanted gifts? Gadgets that seemed a good idea at the time?

Bring them down to Sneinton market this Saturday! A cabin-bag or a banana box full can be sold in the Rummage Lounge for free and you can keep the money. If you really have a lot why not get half a stall to yourself for a fiver!

Better still, pick up a bargain or two, and go home with more than you got rid of; but things you actually want! The theory of the car-boot, and the practice of Sneinton Market for years!

Fill a few shopping bags with some good quality food at some great prices. A market supporter posted on Facebook this week that he got all this for £13.50!

3 punnets of Blueberries

2 punnets of grapes

2 punnets of strawberries

9 bananas

12 apples

3 courgettes

6 red onions

1 honeydew melon

2 leeks

3 red peppers

3 bunches of radishes

8 carrots

3 parsnips


And some cheeky banter…


Add to that some properly baked bread from Bake Off and Pie, sauerkraut and ginger beer from Zymo and some interesting bargains for your shopping basket. Early till 1.30 at Sneinton Market.

Trade at Sneinton Market, STALLS from £10! Enquiries taken daily.

Email or call us on 07793 389323

Trading Saturdays and Mondays early till One Thirty.

Each Saturday & Monday, the market is 8am-1.30pm



Every 3rd Saturday Rummage Lounge 9a.m.-2pm

Every 4th Saturday Notts Nosh Market 9am – 2pm


Stalls £15. We put the stalls up for you! Introductory offer £10.


Getting about and parking:

At Aberdeen Street Car Park, parking is free for the first hour and just £1 for the 2 hours after that.

You can park all day in the old Market Buildings Car Park for £4.

Parking meters are available on Bath Street

The market place is accessible, and disabled parking bays are available on Bath Street opposite the market.


Buses that pass close to the market are: 43, 44, 39, 24, 25, 27, 100


If you would like to promote your community activity on the market,

or for more information, call us on 07793389323

Cafe OPEN Tuesday 18th March 12.30 – 18.00 Today’s Menu.

Cafe network event change of date!!

The networking event scheduled for this Wednesday has had to be cancelled and rearranged for next week! Sorry for any inconvenience…Look out for new details soon!

Invite to the Nottingham Community Cafe Network social

Dear Community Cafe 

You are warmly invited to the Nottingham Community Cafe Network social

at SPOKES COFFEE HOUSE, 48 Frair Lane, Nottingham


from 6pm till 9pm

There are currently 25 community cafes in the network from across
Nottingham and beyond, running amazing projects to bring tasty, diverse
meals to our communities in affordable, accessible, exciting and
innovative ways.

This event is an opportunity for all of us to meet each other, share
ideas, share our successes, get help on what we struggle with, make new
friends and generally strengthen the community cafe movement!

There’ll be food, hot and cold soft drinks* and music from local acts. There will also be a community cafe’s ‘asks and offers’ board for
you to contribute to.

Its also an opportunity to add to the fare and showcase the food you serve
in your cafes. Each cafe is invited to BRING A DISH!

Please RSVP to

We look forward to seeing you there!

More Info

Spokes Coffee House on the net:

Community Cafe Network on the net:

* If you want to drink something other than soft drinks, please feel free
to bring your own

Melting Pot Food Festival – Call for Collaborators

Melting Pot is a food festival to be held at New Art Exchange (19th and 20th  April 2014), that celebrates and reflects the vibrant and diverse culture of Hyson Green and Forest Fields. Hosted at New Art Exchange and developed with our neighbouring communities, the weekend aims to serve up the sights, sounds and flavours of Nottingham’s vibrant international quarter!
Recognising our shared agenda which is to support our immediate communities, to celebrate the vibrancy of this locality and to have a positive impact on the neighbourhood, we wanted to invite organisations/ community groups like yours to collaborate with us on this event. As well as being an opportunity to reach more people in Hyson Green and Forest Fields, through collaborating we can platform your organisation and we also hope it will be the start of other ways of joint working in the future.
The festival is still in its initial stages of planning, and we are keen to seek you input into its form, however there will be the following opportunities for you within the festival:
–              Have food stall unique to your organisation
–              Contribute towards artistic interventions themed around the idea of food and the social context
–              Lead on / suggests artists to lead on workshops for families
–              Suggest artists for a programme of live music and performances from local musicians and young people reflecting world culture
–              Have an Information stalls about your organisations/ and about promoting healthy cuisine amongst diverse communities 
Please note that there isn’t a fee for you to have a stall nor will we be taking a commission from the sales of the day. There will be a small fee that we will pay towards the workshop leaders and musicians and artists who would perform and lead workshops during the festival.
We would envisage festival collaborators would join us for an initial creative meeting to seek your input into to the form of the event and to discuss what opportunities there could be for the communities and artists you may work with to have a presence at the event. As well as being represented by as many local groups as possible, we also want to ensure this event is enjoyed by as many people as possible. We would ask collaborators could help us spread the word about the event. NAE will lead on the development of the event, but if there are other ways you feel you can support, we would love to discuss that in our initial meeting.
 New Art Exchange | Maria Rosaria Digregorio | 

39-41 Gregory Boulevard, Nottingham. NG7 6BE

| T: 0115 924 8630 | E: | W: 

Reminder….Network Meeting is tonight at the Sumac Centre, Forest Fields at 7pm!