Common Land is an artistic led, community project by the local St Ann’s resident and playwright Mufaro Makubika.
The aim is to collate information , oral histories, photographs and memorabilia about creation of the St Ann’s estate in Nottingham in the decade 1966 to 1976. This transformational period saw large sections of St Anns demolished despite local residence appeals, to make way for new ‘improved’ housing.
The aim of this project is to create a play, which draws on the history of St Anns and experiences, memories, and views of people who live there.
NBA are facilitating 9 events in and around St Anns where ex residence, workers, business owners or anyone who had ties to the St Anns area during 1966 and 1976 can share their memories. We will also have a scanning facilities to capture photographs, newspapers, fliers or any literature that relates to the area in the specified period.
If you have something to share join us:
5th & 14th July: Joint Service Centre, St Anns Well Rd NG3 3PX 1-4pm
11th July: ACNA Centre, Hungerhill Rd St Anns NG3 4NB 11-2pm
20th July: Local Studies Library, Angel Row NG1 6HP 1-4pm
22nd July: Stonebridge Farm open day, Stonebridge Rd NG3 2FR 11am – 3pm
15th August: New art Exchange 31 gregory Blvd NG7 6BE 5-7pm
18th Aug: Stonebridge FARM Caribbean Day Stonebridge Rd NG3 2FR 12-6pm
19th AUG & 9th sep: ST ANNS COMMUNITY ORCHARD RANSOM RD NG3 3PP 12-4pm
Once the research period has been completed Mufaro and NBA will offer a chance for those who took part and those who have an interest in the area to meet at an unique event at Nottingham Playhouse on the 6th October, more details of this event coming soon.