Friday, 20 December 2013

Underneath 8 Castle Gate

A number of people who took part in our Walk Through the Underworld wanted to know more about the small cave underneath 8 Castle Gate. Jo has continued doing some work here and has written on her blog about it, click here to read the post.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Cave Reflections

Jo has written some reflections on her blog about her experience of A Walk Through the Underworld, and a little about what to expect at our next event on 19th January. Click here to read the post.


Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Publication launch

We are pleased to announce that the launch of our publication (or box of curiosities) for A Walk Through the Underworld will take place at

New Art Exchange, Nottingham, 
3-5pm 19th January 2014. 

Please note the date in your diaries and we'll bring you more details soon!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

We were Troglodytes

We did our final walk for A Walk Through the Underworld today. Thank you to everybody who took part and for all their contributions.

More images from the walks will follow; meanwhile, click here to read a great write-up of one of the walks in Left Lion magazine, by Emma O'Neill.

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photo by Emma O'Neill

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Monday, 16 September 2013

Images from our first walk through the underworld

Saturday 14th September.

Thanks to everybody who came and took part!



Images by Wayne Burrows

Friday, 9 August 2013

Sold out!

Tickets for A Walk Through the Underworld sold out today.

We are compiling a waiting list for anybody who missed out. If there are enough people interested, we may do an extra date. Email us at sidelonguk@gmail.com if you want to go on the waiting list.

Don't forget there will be a publication later in the year about the project, so sign up for updates and we'll let you know when it's available.

Thank you everybody for your enthusiasm! We are looking forward to a great event.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Limited tickets available

Our tickets for A Walk Through the Underworld are selling really well, only a limited number of tickets are left.

14th September  SOLD OUT
21st September  Limited tickets available
28th September  Tickets still available
5th October        Limited tickets available

Tickets must be booked by phoning New Art Exchange on 0115 9248630.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Ticket sales opened today - and we have one date sold out and two dates nearly sold out, already! They are selling very well, so do get in early if you need tickets.

You can book tickets by phoning New Art Exchange on 0115 9248630.

For all other details please see the previous post.

Friday, 26 July 2013

A Walk Through the Underworld - tickets now on sale!


Tickets are now on sale for our caves walk, A Walk Through the Underworld.

The walk will feature visits to a series of caves including Willoughby House’s circular wine cellar, Brewhouse Yard’s cave adjoining a cosmic ray laboratory and The Salutation Inn’s haunted chambers.

When: 1-3pm  on 14th, 21st, 28th September or 5th October. Spaces are limited, booking essential.
Where: Meet outside Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Inn
Admission: £7 (£5 concession)
14th September- Free launch event as part of Heritage Open Days
Bookings: Tickets are available from 1st August through calling New Art Exchange on 0115 9248630.

Some of the caves have steep staircases, uneven flooring and low ceilings. Please contact us at sidelonguk@gmail.com if you are interested in the project but have health or mobility issues or suffer from anxieties which may prevent you entering the caves.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Great news for the caves!

We are thrilled to announce that Arts Council England are supporting our project A Walk Through the Underworld with Lottery funding.

We can proudly present their logo on all our publicity:


and the project will definitely go ahead now.

Dates for the walks to and around the caves are planned for the afternoons of Saturday 14th, 21st and 28th September and 5th October. Further details will follow on this blog.

Tickets will be on sale from 1st August, but if you donate NOW you will get first reserve on tickets! There are only 40 tickets available in total, we hope to sell them all - so make sure you don't miss out! Sign up for updates too for exclusive newsletters with insights to the project as it develops.

We're really excited - hope you can join us!

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

If you sign up for updates for A Walk Through the Underworld you will receive exclusive updates as our project develops and short video clips to glimpse some of the secret caves in Nottingham. You can sign up here: http://eepurl.com/z78Db

Friday, 17 May 2013

Visit our new page for A Walk Through the Underworld

We now have a new page tab on this blog for A Walk Through the Underworld, you will see it at the top of this blog. Please visit the page for the latest news, to see our short video shot in the dark of Nottingham's caves and to find out about rewards and how to support our project.
Thank you!

Thursday, 9 May 2013

A Walk Through the Underworld


We are working on our new interactive art event, ‘A Walk Through the Underworld’, to take place in the autumn. We aim to lead a series of curated walks around Nottingham’s caves in September, which explore the mysterious and fantastical qualities of the unique environment.

Deep beneath the streets of Nottingham lies a hidden world that has been forgotten. The subterranean labyrinth has been developing for hundreds of years and there are currently over 450 known caves with a rich history. The caves have served as dungeons, houses, beer/wine cellars, tanneries, secret tunnels, air-raid shelters, and many more intriguing things. We are creating an interactive art walk that explores some of these mysterious spaces and re-imagines what may have occurred in these secret chambers.

Mythology is particularly important to Nottingham, a city known for its hero Robin Hood. The event will encourage participants to imagine the activities that may have occurred in these secret chambers through storytelling and through installation artworks posing as relics. Unlike other existing cave tours, ‘A Walk Through the Underworld’ is an imaginative experience, weaving tales and dreaming of otherworlds. We ask our participants to contribute their own ideas in response to our own, making each event unique. A publication will record our experiences.

 In ‘A Walk Through the Underworld’, participants will gain special access to Nottingham’s hidden caves that are usually closed to the public. We are still confirming the exact caves we will visit, though we think we have 2 out of 3 sorted, so we are close! As soon as we have all the details we will post again, so keep following for details.

We are also looking for additional funding and sponsors to realise all aspects of the project. There will be rewards for anybody who donates, which will be listed on a page on this blog in the next few weeks. Rewards will include guaranteed entry to one of our cave walks, exclusive artworks and publications relating to the event.

If you would like to know more, make a donation or want to be kept up to date on our progress, please email us or join our mailing list.

We hope you can join us for an imaginative subterranean adventure!

Monday, 22 April 2013

Coming soon...

We will be making an announcement this week about our caves project - watch this space!