• Meeting space | Gallery | Garden cafe

    THiNK in NG: space for creativity, enterprise and change-makers in Nottingham city centre

    Hire

    Mon - Thurs daytime and every evening

    Flexible meeting & events space - ground floor, disabled facilities, beautiful natural light, wifi, suntrap courtyard, 3 mins walk from trams & car park.

    Special Offer

    Hire Information + prices

    Booking Enquiry Form

    Terms and conditions

    Learn

    Mon - Thurs daytime and every evening

    From how to develop a good business to solving social challenges, this is the place to meet new thinking over great food. Learn with others, share ideas and collaborate.

    Eat

    Friday - Sunday

    Garden cafe with fresh creative food produced by our lovely cooks and local independent growers and suppliers.

    Cafe hours

    Friday 9 - 5pm

    Saturday 10 - 5pm

    Sunday 10 - 4pm

     

     

    Shop

    Friday - Sunday

    Frequently changing pop-up shops and exhibitions. Hire space for your own pop-up shop or exhibition.

    Info and Enquiry Form

    Open cafe hours

  • What's on

    We're just getting started so make sure you sign up for updates!

    Friday Freelancers' Workspace

    Every Friday

    9.00am -12.30pm

    Need a productive place to work with a sounding board and experts on hand to help? Hosted by SFEDI qualified business adviser Emma Torrance, with one or more of our Team Friday.

    Details and booking

     

    Friday Social Eating

    Every Friday

    12.30 -2.00pm

    Buy your lunch from the garden cafe and join the long table for new conversations and serendipitous meetings of minds.

     

    First Tuesday: ethical business network

    First Tues every month

    Next Nov 6th

    6 - 8.30pm

    Start with Why you do what you do - discussing Simon Sinek's Golden Circle approach to building successful enterprises.

    Details

    £5 donation

     

     

     

     

    RSA Surgery

    October 5th 11-3pm

    Already a Fellow or want to get involved in the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce? Abi will be here to answer questions. Email her for a slot or just come along.  

    FREE

    Blue Stockings : Invest in Yourself

    November 13th

    10am - noon

    Nottingham Women's business brunch

    Ticket required

    £15- £20 includes brunch

     

     

     

     

    #NottsSoup Arts and Mental Health special

    October 24th

    6-9pm

    Hear and vote on pitches to our fund to support arts and mental health initiatives.

    Minimum £5 donation

    Priority Tickets and application details

     

     

     

     

  • Exhibitions

    Forthcoming exhibitions by fantastic local talent!

    Open Friday 9-5pm, Saturday 10-5pm and Sunday 10-4pm

    Everybody is welcome to attend our Opening Nights!

    Emma Rees

    Opening Night 5th October 4pm - 7pm.

    Exhibition open until 14th October

    As the Judges Prize winner of our Spring Open Exhibition we are delighted to welcome back Emma Rees for her solo exhibition. We are very excited to see the new pieces she has in store for us.

    Ann McCartney

    Opening Night 19th October 4pm - 7pm

    Exhibition open until 28th October

    Ann was one of the three People's Prize winners in our Spring Open Exhibition. Her current art practice involves the research and exploration of ‘edges’, the relationship between lines, spaces, boundaries and borders, including visual, physical, emotional and psychological edges.

    Derek Spencer

    Opening Night 19th October 4pm - 7pm

    Exhibition open until 28th October

    Derek was one of the three People's Prize winners in our Spring Open Exhibition. An experienced photographer, Derek is now exploring digital techniques, combining abstract painting with photography. Founder member of the Nottinghamshire Vision Collective, a group of artists, working in a range of different media, exhibiting in and around Nottingham.

    Kelly Ann Holmes

    Opening Night 14th November 6pm - 9pm

    Exhibition open until 25th November

    Kelly Ann Holmes is a self taught mixed media artist specialising in the use of recycled materials, particularly drinks cans. As a previous Judges Prize winner, and regular exhibitor, we are delighted to welcome Kelly back with some fantastic new pieces.

    Zaza Lewis

    The winner of the Judges Prize in our Summer Open Exhibition.

    Dates of her solo exhibition to be confirmed in due course.

    Sally Whitrow

    One of the winners of the People's Prize in our Summer Open Exhibition

    Dates of her mini solo exhibition to be confirmed in due course.

    Payvand Masoudi

    One of the winners of the People's Prize in our Summer Open Exhibition

    Dates of her mini solo exhibition to be confirmed in due course.

    Sandy Bartle

    One of the winners of the People's Prize in our Summer Open Exhibition

    Dates of her mini solo exhibition to be confirmed in due course.

  • THiNK: is a flexible creative space that provides hire options for a large variety of private and public-facing events.

    THiNK: Meeting Space

    Venue Highlights

    • Several large windows providing vast amounts of natural light throughout the space
    • Two large flexible inter-connecting spaces with break-out areas
    • Moveable furniture for flexible layouts to suit your unique needs
    • High-quality projection facilities and Wi-Fi throughout with on-site technical support
    • Located on the ground floor with facilities for disabled, wheelchair users and pushchairs
    • Located in the Creative Quarter in the heart of Nottingham city centre surrounded by some of Nottingham’s best shops, bars, restaurants and café’s (including our own Award-winning Kiosk)
    • Cafe and catering facilities that can be suited to your dietary requirements
    • Good social media profile and mailing lists to support promotion of events
    • Friendly and helpful staff to support you with any requirements you may need
    • Excellent transport links, just a 3-minute walk from a tram stop and a public car park
    • Beautiful and spacious courtyard area

    Hire rates

    Meeting room and cafe area available for hire Monday -Thursday all day and evening and also Friday- Sunday after 5 pm and before 10 am.

    Costs and Catering Details.

    Booking Enquiry Form.

    Creative Meeting Room Special Offer

    Terms and Conditions

    Gallery Hire

    The gallery area is available to hire Friday - Sunday during the cafe's opening hours with set up and take down arranged outside of these hours.

    We would love to help you plan your exhibition and can offer:

    • Flexible hanging and take down times

    • Support with promotion and social media marketing

    • Disabled access and facilities

    • Your own private view Friday 4-7pm for £60 and BYO

    • Cost £100 - £300 (£500 for two weekends)

    Booking Enquiry Form.

    Terms and conditions

    Pop-Up Hire

    The creative meeting room and pop up spaces are available to hire for Retail/Exhibition purposes Friday - Sunday.

    The Garden Cafe is open to the public during those hours.

    Details and Booking Enquiry Form.

    Terms and conditions

  • Courses

    The Good Business School

    The Good Business School at THiNK will help you get started, keep on track and learn new ways to make a good living.

    We work with inspiring teachers and coaches from business, education and the not-for-profit sectors to provide learning experiences that are:

    • Practical – ensuring theory works in real-life situations.
    • Ethical – promoting good business - enterprise that doesn’t damage people or the planet and makes a positive contribution to the world.
    • Personal – cares about you and your business. Helping you make a good living and nurture your well-being as well as a successful business.

    We Offer:

    • Courses
    • Business advice
    • Mentoring and coaching
    • Networks
    • Friday independent workspace with business advice on hand

     

    Free evening course for artists, designers and makers with products or services to sell

    Prepare for a Pop-up: the complete series

    4 x 3 hour workshops 6-9pm successive Monday evenings 17th September -8th October with practice trading weekend 2-4th November.

    Delivered on behalf of the Creative Quarter Company, these courses are part of the ERDF-funded Big House project and free to eligible participants from the creative industries in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

    Details and booking

     

     

  • Friday Freelancers' workspace

    Working for yourself doesn't have to mean being by yourself!

    Freelancers and freethinkers, sole traders and entrepreneurs...

    Got to Friday and not managed to cross that important task off your list? You need a productive place to work with help on hand should you need it. Hosted every week by Emma Torrance, SFEDI qualified independent business adviser with one or more of our Team Friday, a bunch of people who can help out with specialist advice including social media, website content, accounts, legal, contract and employment issues, funding and administration. Just bring your laptop, phone, tasks in hand and prepare to finish the week on a high! You can check out which of the Team Friday will be around here.

    9am - 12.30pm - FREE - but please support us by buying from the cafe.

  • Contact Us

    We'd be delighted to hear from you

    THiNK in NG
    Cobden Place,
    Cobden Chambers, off Pelham St, Nottingham NG1 2ED
    Garden Cafe open
    Friday 9 - 5pm
    Saturday 10 - 5pm
    Sunday 10am - 4pm

    For private hire and events Mon - Thurs and every evening please
    phone or email
    07449 491710
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