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Last links round-up before pie and wine season

As the endless dulcet tones of Wizzard, Slade and Rage Against the Machine grace the radio waves, and alerts for ‘Nottingham’  fill the CreativeNottingham in box with news of worldwide productions of Robin Hood the panto, it’s the last update before we all naff off for a well deserved glass (or two) of mulled wine and a currant-filled pie (or three).

Normal CreativeNottingham service will resume on 4th January so keep sending us your stories, email newsletters, twitter messages and stuff then – find out how to submit news to the site.  We’ll also have a few new exciting services and announcements for 2010 then.

Don’t forget to order your adverts before January 15th to take advantage of a massive 50% discount.  Are we generous souls?  It must be the festive (hick!) cheer.

Here’s the last set of creative linkingness for 2009:


Tender: Nottingham culture website development
A new tender has been published looking for a branding and web development partner for a new website promoting Nottingham’s cultural activities and organisations.

Prestigious award for creative writer’s personal paratrooper story
Nottingham Trent University Masters student Robert Hann has been awarded the Impress Prize for New Writers 2008 for his book, SAS Operation Gallia. Rob’s next creation is a link up with Nottingham illustrator Howard Barton and is a rhyming children’s story called The GrumbleGroar.

Have you finished all your Christmas shopping?  If you’ve left things far too late to mention, those talented people at Get Made shop have some delightful textiled stocking-fillers which are definitely very touchy-lush and feeling.

New Nottingham start-up: The Trend Boutique
The Trend Boutique (UK) Ltd is an online resource, consultancy and events management company working alongside HE & FE institutions, particularly within design & creative industries. The Trend Boutique also run a series of one day conferences with dates lined up for the future in Nottingham. Their website is a subscription-based, online resource site for creative students.

They could have been big: Six by Seven
Notts rockers Six by Seven feature in an NME list of bands of the decade that should have made it: “…their 2000 masterpiece ‘The Closer You Get’ failed to catapult the Nottingham noisemongers to the fame they deserved. Listen to ‘Eat Junk Become Junk’ and mourn the criminally underrated band.”

iExchange: get innovating, partner

The East Midlands Development Agency (emda) have launched iExchange: a new networking service matchmaking service for people looking for help in developing their bright ideas.  The portal allows people with innovative ideas to find partners – such as universities, funding bodies and manufacturers – to turn their vision into a reality.

Nottinghamshire Arts and Health Research
Three’s Company’ are undertaking baseline research in Arts & Health activities throughout Nottinghamshire and they need your help!  They’re looking for people who share their passion for Arts & Health, to take part in their research and celebrate the County’s many high quality and lesser known arts and health projects.

And finally…Disney sings Not in Nottingham
It’s not a hip unsigned artist track c/o Not in Nottingham‘s podcast and live music nights, but rather an upbeat and happy tune sung by a singing bear (or possibly a fox) from Disney’s Robin Hood film. The song’s about how times are tough in Nottingham, no one can pay their (council) taxes and everyone’s in jail.  Good job things have moved on so much here since the Middles Ages!  Glad tidings and a very, merry Christmas.