ThinkForward Young People Exhibit their Artwork at The Nottingham Contemporary

ThinkForward young people from Bluecoat Beechdale Academy in Nottingham were invited to collaborate with world-renowned artist and take over The Space at The Nottingham Contemporary for a special exhibition of their artwork from Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th February, 11am – 3pm.

At the Bluecoat Beechdale Academy ThinkForward supports young people most disengaged from school. Head teacher Carl Elder explains, “ThinkForward and this project with Nottingham Contemporary supports young people most at risk of unemployment. It allows them to explore the world of work and other opportunities to maximize the chances of them finding something that motivates and engages them.”

The young people were featured on BBC Radio Nottingham on the Andy Whittaker and Sarah Julian show. To listen to the full interview at 2hrs 53 mins click here.

The Start programme at Nottingham Contemporary, funded by Children & the Arts and The Mighty Creatives, and supported by Writing East Midlands, aims to engage and inspire students through the Arts. The programme increases young people’s confidence to develop and express their ideas and opinions as well as encouraging a sense of pride and achievement through the exhibition and celebration of their work.

ThinkForward provides long-term, personalised Coaching to young people in schools with the highest risk of unemployment to enable them to transition into sustained work.

Start at Nottingham Contemporary funded by Children & the Arts Photo by Sam Kirby

KPMG Staff in Nottingham support ThinkForward

We’re thrilled that the staff of KPMG in the East Midlands are producing and performing a charity pantomime to raise funds for ThinkForward.

If you would like to attend what will clearly be a night not to be missed, do get in touch with to buy your £10 ticket!

Please help us to spread the word and invite friends, family and colleagues to join us. All proceeds on the night will be going directly to supporting young people in the local area.

  • Date: 24 Feb 2017
  • Time: 6-8pm
  • Location:  Founder Hall, Nottingham High School, Waverley Mount, Nottingham.

We look forward to seeing you there!

*If you are unable to attend but wish to make a donation you can do so by using this link.*