Creative Hero Day: Sneinton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza

Back in 1959, the vicar of St. Stephen’s Church in Sneinton and a group of young people ran a unique Rock ‘n’ Roll night in the church. We’re celebrating that night as part of The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Hero Day – and hope you can join us!

Hosted by the hosts with the mosts DJ MCMC and The Dame, Sneinton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza will host DJs, Bands, Singers and all sorts of surprise acts: all in the name of celebrating the creative heroes of Sneinton and Nottingham!

Keep an eye out for the programme for the evening on this page and regular posts on this site and all the usual social media channels.

Our Venue

The Extravaganza will be held at St. Steven’s Church in Sneinton as this is what started it all...

St Stephen’s is the fourth to stand on its present site. Built in 1839 and enlarged in 1912, the tower dates from 1839 and contains one of the oldest clocks in Nottingham. The church is Grade II listed  as it is a building of special architectural or historic interest. George Green was buried 4 June 1841; William Booth was baptised 12 April 1829 and the parents of D. H. Lawrence of Eastwood were married on 27 December 1875. You can see more of our auspicious venue here.

Our community of Sneinton

Sneinton is one of the oldest parts of Nottingham. It has Nottingham’s only surviving windmill, the birthplace of the founder of the Salvation Army, William Booth, and the home of the internationally famous scientist George Green. It also has remains of cave dwellings.

Sneinton was originally called ‘Notintone’ but by 1194 the present name was recorded and has remained unchanged through the centuries. Formed about 900 AD, until 1877 Sneinton remained a seperate community from the city. It covered a large rural area bounded by the river Trent downstream to Colwick Park, following a line North to the top of Colwick woods, across Sneinton Dale and Carlton Road, turning to run along the line of Gordon Road down to Sneinton market, returning to the river along a course parallel with and to the East of London Road. Sneinton officially became part of the city of Nottingham in 1877.

What’s it all in aid of?

Sneinton’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Extravaganza is part of The Mighty Creatives’ Creative Heroes Day Campaign: the East Midlands’ new and exciting campaign for creative and cultural education.

From school to work, from the gallery to the cinema, The MIghty Creatives will be inspiring the region to talk about creativity and share stories of our Creative Heroes.

You can help us raise awareness and the cash to invest in creative lives by buying tickets to the event here, or by donating to the cause here.

All money raised by the campaign will be shared between St. Stephen’s Church and The Mighty Creatives so that both organisations can make a transformational difference to the lives of children and young people in Sneinton, Nottingham and across the region.

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