Images of Christ Church Gardens cherry trees, courtesy Frank Abbott

When this tree blossoms…something amazing will happen

Wednesday 12 April, 2023
Christ Church Gardens, Ilkeston Road, Nottingham, NG7 3GS
4pm & 6.30pm

Meet Mr X, Future Machine and the blossoming cherry trees in this special event taking place in Christ Church Gardens opposite Primary in Nottingham.

4pm Meet Future Machine and free family activities with Toy Library
6.30pm Something amazing for all…

For the last five years a ceremony/ritual of sorts has been evolving in the park where artist Frank Abbott regularly creates interventions, often in collaboration. The ceremony includes the annual arrival of a mysterious Future Machine which witnesses the event as part of a series of events around the country. When Mr X arrives it will be the culmination of the 2023 ritual, and something amazing will happen!

This event runs alongside the group exhibition Being Present which shows until 13 May 2023 at Bethlem Gallery, and is a collaboration between Bethlem artists and artists at Primary, Nottingham.

Filmed documentation of the event will be added to the exhibition after it takes place.

Watch a teaser video for the event below:


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