Standing In This Space

Standing In This Space is a community-driven sculpture celebrating the Midlands’ rich cultural heritage that will be placed in the Green Heart of the new Broad Marsh redevelopment. A space where people from Nottingham can come, relax and connect with each other, and will be one of the first areas new visitors to the city will see.

Standing In this Place is a community arts project launched by sculptor Rachel Carter.

Standing In This Place addresses the contribution of women from the cotton mills and factories in the Midlands to the enslaved working in the cotton fields in America and the Caribbean. The challenging history of the Midlands and our global connections is one that should not be hidden. Through retelling the stories of our ancestors we have the chance to educate not miseducate about the contributions that the working class and enslaved labour force have made to the Midlands.

Become a Patron

Support is needed to help raise £300k to place this historical statue in the heart of the Midlands in Nottingham.

Become a patron and fund a bronze sculpture for the heart of Nottingham depicting the story of women working in Midlands textile mills and the enslaved working in cotton fields in America and the Caribbean.

Company donations above £15,000 will receive a gift of a limited edition bronze sculpture and your name prominently displayed alongside the sculpture carved in stone. 

Individuals can donate from as little as £10, add gift aid to top up your donation or why not have your name carved in stone too, check out how to support for more information.

How to support:

Get in touch with Rachel directly on info@rachelcarter.co.uk 

Or to find out more about this groundbreaking project visit  https://www.rachelcarter.co.uk/support-the-project

Help us celebrate and provide opportunities for open conversations and learning for now and future generations.

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