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The Mini Shebang

FREE hands-on fun for all the family

Every Wednesday throughout August at Four Seasons Shopping Centre

In the lead-up to The Full Shebang Festival (Sat 7 Sept 2024), First Art, Four Seasons Shopping Centre’s BClub, and Inspire have teamed up to present four fabulous jam-packed creative activity sessions.

All sessions are drop-in and FREE.

Don’t forget, all kids need to bring their adults, and must be accompanied at all times. 

The Mini Shebang - First Art


The Full Shebang Festival


Saturday 7 September | 11am - 5pm

Mansfield Town Centre

Suitable for all ages. 

A one-day FREE arts festival for all ages in Mansfield Town Centre. Now in it's fifth year and a calendar highlight, come and enjoy outdoor performances, street theatre, walkabout, live music, hands-on activities and more.

The Full Shebang Festival - First Art

Captivate secures Arts Council funding for 2024-26

We are thrilled to announce that we have secured Arts Council funding to support Captivate on its next two-year journey. This is truly excellent news and a testament to the quality and value of the work we are doing.

Captivate will continue to focus on the areas of Mansfield and Ashfield and develop its programme of partner-led activities for children inside and outside of schools. We are committed to driving our key development areas including research projects, Artsmark and Arts Award support at schools, heritage learning, Nottinghamshire schools membership, creative curriculum development, talent recognition and youth, voice and employability through 2024-26.

DepARTment Festival takes over Four Seasons in Mansfield! 

Over 1500 people came along to our free creative arts festival on Saturday 9th March at Four Seasons Shopping Centre in Mansfield! With invaluable support from Nonsuch and FirstArt, 200 of our young volunteers brought the festival to life, from developing their initial ideas in class with tutors to transforming the old Debenhams store into a creative arts hub for the day.

In two years of the Takeover project we've been working hard to engage young people aged 16-24 from Mansfield and Ashfield with creative arts and create opportunities for them develop new skills in related industries. Our partners at Nonsuch, First Art, New Art Exchange, Arts Council England and Inspire Youth Arts have guided each cohort through 10 weeks of immersive learning and event planning – a huge thank you for all the work and mentorship they've helped to provide.

The festival really showcased the massive progress and leaps these young people have made – we’ve loved every minute and know just how much of a confidence boost this has given to them for the future!

See DepARTment Festival in pictures below:

Image credit: Lamar Francois

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