Curious? Hires

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As highly experienced facilitators with an extensive circle of artistic associates, we can provide bespoke creative activities for your:

Spice up your team-building or corporate events, teacher inset or CPD (continuous professional development) session with a creative activity relevant to your event, in situ at your workplace or other venue – just ask!

We can provide a package of artist-led activities to complement your chosen theme at your community activity day, family fun day or lead your creative community project – set us a challenge!

A huge variety of themes and artistic media can be provided to suit your needs. Bespoke packages can be prepared for you by choosing from our menu of workshops with adaptations unique to your event.

Textiles, yarn crafts, paper, inks, paints, mixed media, carnival and festival crafts


recycling, willow weaving, planting, eco-arts

Curious? also offers an interactive vintage crafting activity in the form of our ‘Curious Perambulator’. This unique creation for events is a beautiful vintage pram, reconditioned and adapted, with built-in hand-cranked sewing machine and all the haberdashery accompaniments and human guidance needed to inspire and deliver portable crafting activities and vintage-styled textile interaction with your visitors.


Traditional venues certainly have their time and place, but sometimes the need for something a little bit different takes your fancy!

Curious? Nottingham is delighted to offer that little something right in the heart of Nottingham’s Creative Quarter. Our light-filled artists’ studios feature floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, combined with a profusion of vintage ephemera and found objects to provide a truly unique backdrop for all manner of occasions.

We pride ourselves on offering an inspiring canvas for you to make our venue your own and are committed to supporting and hosting every detail of your booking, whether it’s just the space you need, the provision of some yummy treats, or a fully catered event. From small meetings to fun-filled gatherings, each of our flexible creative spaces can comfortably host up to 20 guests (or ten guests with tables).

We love to support local independent businesses, with any catering requirements provided by our neighbours at Blend. A choice of teas, infusions, coffees and sweet treats can be provided as part of your booking and if a lunch or supper is in order, this can be enjoyed either at Curious? or a break-out opportunity could be taken to visit Blend, just a few steps away!

And please remember, we are a working artists’ studio, so an artist-led creative activity of your choosing can easily be provided for your event, making a meeting or team ‘away day’ a truly valued and unique experience.


Would you like something more than a hangover from your hen do? Looking for your friends to collaborate to create a beautiful blanket for your new baby? Or maybe you’re embracing your inner Frida Kahlo and feel inspired you to throw a party that really stands out from the crowd! Whatever your wishes for your joyous jamboree, let Curious? help you create a party as special and unique as you so definitely are!

Hen, Stag or Hag Parties | Anniversary Celebrations | Birthday Parties

Our experienced and engaging artists will guide your guests in creating their own individual mementos from your special party in a relaxed and amusing atmosphere. Just let us know what you would like to create – quirky fascinators? Bath bombs for all? An irreplaceable heirloom for your child? Let your imagination run free and we’ll do our best to make your wishes come true!

We’re happy to provide light refreshments, nibbles and sweet treats* all served on vintage crockery to help your party pop! (Ooh, and you’re more than welcome to bring your own bottles of fizzy stuff!) We have seating for 20 guests (or ten guests with tables) in each of our light-filled studios.

We love to support local independent businesses and any catering* you need would be provided by our neighbours at Blend. If a lunch or supper is in order, this can be enjoyed either at Curious? or you can pop across the Avenues to visit Blend, just a few steps away!

You may find that our eclectic mix of vintage ephemera and found objects is sufficient backdrop for your celebrations, but we are happy for you to bring along your own decorations and we’ll help you prepare the room – after all, it’s your party!

Find Us: Sneinton Market Avenues is close to Nottingham city centre, accessible by a number of bus routes, five minutes from the Lace Market Tram Stop and less than ten minutes from Nottingham Train Station, with plenty of parking nearby on Gedling Street and Brook Street.

Disabled Facilities: There is ample parking on nearby Gedling Street and Brook Street (we can arrange for drop-off access to the studio door if required, but there is no parking on Sneinton Market Avenues). We have our own fully accessible toilet, level access from street to studios.

*Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options can be provided upon request.

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