2019 Off-Centre Festival events


Wed 20th Nov 6.30pm FOTO CAFÉ PHILOSOPHIQUE at New Art Exchange

In the best tradition of the left bank in Paris and Marc Sautet’s rejuvenation of the idea of philosophical discussion, the Big House RCF are hosting an evening café session as part of the Off Centre festival. The concept is to bring photographers together in a public friendly forum where they can discuss ideas.

The CaféBar will be open and we will serve tasty South Asian street food.


Thurs 21 Nov 6-8pm Power of Black Legacies : Activism Unveiled at The Pilgrim Church, Queens Walk, The Meadows, Nottingham, NG2 2DF

An exhibition showcasing recent work by Paul A Pryce, Taleba F. Terehas, T. Anderson, Hyacinth M. Banton, Shavanna Lisa Nelson, Rachael Davina Miller, Keshia A Clarke-Fogo , Devon Burrell, and Norma Burrell. (Part of Bright Ideas Nottingham and Pilgrim Church workshops)


Thurs 21 Nov 7pm One eye on the road : Slide show and talk by Allan Lodge at the Carousel


Fri 22 Nov 6-8pm Photography, mental health and well being talk and exhibition by the Scrambles Group at Sobar, 24 Friar Lane, Nottingham, NG1 6DQ


Sat 23 Nov 11am-5pm

Lightning Talks with photographers from Off-Centre 2019 at The Photo Parlour 11am – 5pm


Sun 24 Nov 2pm-4.30pm Ecoprint workshop with Céline Siani Djiakoua & Sisterhood Creative Venue: Primary, 33 Seely Road, Nottingham, NG7 1NU


Join Céline Siani Djiakoua for an experimental ecoprint workshop, working directly with plants to make prints. We will also play with handmade inks to tint photographs.
This workshop has been developed with Sisterhood Creative and is open to all self identifying women and non binary folk.

To book click HERE

Thurs 27 Nov 6-8pm Second World War : Reflections on photography, Food and Community at New Art Exchange

During the Second World War at least 20 million people died of starvation and malnutrition, more than military deaths. However, food is a powerful and timeless tool to bring people together. Artist Jagdish Patel leads a tour of When the Snow Melts, exploring issues around war and food supply.

The tour is followed by a meal at nearby Salaam Shalom Kitchen, who have harnessed the power of food in Hyson Green to bring Muslims, Jews and others together.

FREE but £5 suggested donation for meal (to be paid at the Saalam Shalom kitchen) BOOK A PLACE HERE

Past Events from 2019 Festival

Below are the events that have come and gone!


Saturday 16th November Morning

At New Art Exchange

10.30-11.30am Editing and Sequencing workshop Session 1 with Dan Wheeler at New Art Exchange

10.30-12.30pm The Sisterhood Creative Zine making workshop (female identifying only) at New Art Exchange

11.3012.30pm Editing and sequencing workshop Session 2 at New Art Exchange

Saturday 16th November Afternoon

At New Art Exchange

2pm-5pm Off-Centre Photo Festival Launch with Talks

Come and join us to launch the second Off Centre Photography festival. This year, to help us launch the festival, we have three short talks by Grace Eden, Phoebe Kiely and Vanley Burke. 

Book ticket and learn more HERE

5pm-7pm Off-Centre Photo Social at New Art Exchange

An informal, drop in social. Following on from our launch event of talks we will be keeping the café at New Art Exchange open till about 7pm, for photographers to socialise, discuss the talks and photographers and generally make acquaintance with like minded people. This is a free event, just turn up. The café will be selling their usual delicious menu of food for anyone that needs to eat.


Sun 17 Nov

12midday-6pm Darkroom Demonstration Day at The Photo Parlour with Daniel T Wheeler

We will be running open house at The Photo Parlour, with Daniel T Wheeler, one of the most experienced darkroom printers in the country showing you around the darkroom and demonstrating darkroom printing along side some of our longer standing members. Great chance to come and see the place where everything started.

This is not a bookable event, but please let us know if you are planning to come along and a rough idea of what time below.

11am-4pm GAMUT (Risograph printing and photography workshop)


Mon 18 Nov 6.30-8.30pm Buried : unearthing family stories through photography at Photo Parlour


Tues 19 Nov 4pm -6.30pm Launch of ‘Naturally Nottingham’

ArtSpeak is hosting a exhibition showcasing the work of people who have recently completed a 10 week photography course with the ArtSpeak. The exhibition showcases work by Gill Hartley, Greg Williams, Pippa Dean, Maria Brown, Mike Morris,     Hilary Caunt, and John Walker

Central Library, Angel Row, Nottingham NG1 6HP


Tues 19 Nov 6.30pm-8.30pm Film showing Dana Lixenberg, true Dutch eyes at Photo Parlour

True Dutch eyes is a film about the work of a Dutch photographer called Dana Lixenberg who’s living in New York. She’s specialised in portraits but calls herself a documentary photographer. Her work looks technically simple while the power of her work arises from the intimity with the people she portrays.