Who Cares? It’s about people not process

A washing line of clothes and pram are assembled by a woman as part of an art exhibition.

At The Workhouse, we want to add value to your visit by activating imaginations and inviting you to share your experiences and ideas for the future. These will be reflected in our activities and the stories we present.

" Each year The Workhouse will ask how poverty is affecting us - looking at the people and not just the process of how society deals with homelessness in the past, present and future. "
- Jan Overfield-Shaw, Creative and Community Officer at The Workhouse.

In 2019 The Workhouse is focusing on issues relating to mental health with a themed programme of events.

5 July – 31 October: South Essex College Costume Exhibition - 'Nurses in The Workhouse'

South Essex first year costume design students will be recreating 6 costumes which are based on nurses’ uniforms from 1891- 1940. The exhibition will include archival evidence and stories of nurses from The Workhouse. You can follow the students' work on Instagram - @costumeconstructionbasec

5 July – 31 October: The Dolls' House Project

The Workhouse is again joining forces with young parents from homeless housing project Newark Emmaus Trust, along with artist and academic Dr Natalie Jones from Warwick University, to create an artistic installation around the contemporary issues of being young, a parent and homeless.

29 July - 3 November: Trust New Art at The Workhouse

For 2019, in conjunction with the National Trust programme, The Workhouse has partnered with the Arts Council, Nottingham County Council, MenCap Nottinghamshire and Reach UK to develop a temporary contemporary art commission with young people and adults.

Visitors will have a chance to see the work in progress of this new art piece which is lead by creative fellow Morgan Tipping and driven through the lens of people with learning difficulties.

For more details on these and other events visit our What’s on page.