A series of innovative exhibitions and workshops celebrating creative up-cycling are starting to take place this week in Nottingham.

Kicking off the launch, Hands Together – The Art of Social Enterpriseis an inspirational exhibition celebrating communities from around the world who provide a sustainable future for their families by turning trash into cash.

From handbags made from jeans to wine glasses made from empty bottles, there is a wide array of products on display at Nottingham Central Library.

edited1Image: A poster showing the process going into making the products

The products were provided by the curators of knowtrash who have been around the world, to Africa, India, South America, and have seen these social enterprises in different areas and have brought back samples of all the work being done by these people.

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Image: Products from around the world

The Hands Together exhibition will be available for free viewing until the 26th March along with many other exhibitions across the city. The intu Broadmarsh Centre, City Arts Hockley and Nottingham Castle are just a few of the venues hosting exhibitions throughout the month. Click Here to view the full list of exhibitions and talks.

Jasmin Laing-McFarlene, the Library Development Officer for Central library, spoke about the message they hope to convey through the exhibition.

Audio: Jasmin Laing-McFarlene, Library Development Officer