Recently I visited the Nottingham Contemporary museum of art to see an exhibition by Turner Prize-winning artist Simon Starling, once a Nottingham resident. As a student of art I found it fascinating. This type of art, in my opinion, cannot be defined easily and might be a bit tricky to understand. It is conceptual, industrial and crosses artistic boundaries but, trust me, it is certainly worth the effort to grasp. And the beauty of smaller galleries like the Contemporary is that smaller focussed exhibitions allow the visitor to spend time concentrating rather than flitting from one picture to the next. It is often a deeper more satisfying learning experience. I plan to return very soon to go even deeper. I recommend you check out the exhibition here (it's on until June 26th).
Around the corner is the outstanding Broadway Cinema, with its Paul Smith designer furnishings, it's my favourite cinema in Nottingham. Once again small but beautifully formed, it shows both mainstream and alternative films and presentations. The bar area is fun and you can grab a bite to eat before the film there too.
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