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Our friends at the Hellfire Harlots doing their bit for the Mass Bolero

Our friends at the Hellfire Harlots doing their bit for the Mass Bolero

It may have been a week of rubbish weather but it’s been quite an exciting one to be among Nottingham’s creative scene. If you missed the launch of Notts TV, tune in on Freeview Channel 8 or Virgin media 159 for a look in. The station opened with the much-celebrated Mass Bolero which is also available on YouTube – if you’ve not watched it yet, give it a look. I can’t decide if the bus drivers or the rugby players are my favourite… What do you think?

Allotment holder Finlay Mahoney. 'The community spirit is fantastic,' said Rankin of the shoot. 'I couldn't be happier that this is where I have got to come.' Picture: Rankin

Allotment holder Finlay Mahoney. ‘The community spirit is fantastic,’ said Rankin of the shoot. ‘I couldn’t be happier that this is where I have got to come.’
Picture: Rankin

You may remember the campaign to get Rankin, the photographer, to visit St Ann’s Allotments that ran successfully a  few weeks back. Well, the results are in! A lovely spread which featured in The Telegraph this week. Some fabulous shots in here. You can also enjoy the pictures on the wall of the Broadway cafe until 1 June.

It’s the final few days of the Neat festival this weekend – I stopped in at Bromley House Library for one of the talks there this week and thoroughly enjoyed it – but there’s been such a lovely variety of events on. We’d love to hear what you thought of this year’s festival – and if you missed last weeks’ interview with performers Reckless Sleepers you can read it here!

It’s another great weekend for Open Studios Notts – check out their website for more details or they have a map with this weekend’s open studios handily plotted for you.

If you’re planning next week’s diary, you could do worse than stop in at First Tuesday at Antenna from 6. Speakers this month are Michael from social enterprise Best Training and Pat Needham from NTU discussing support available to SMEs across the East Midlands. For more details about First Tuesday check out their website.

And finally, a reminder to anyone who wants to pop into the Malt Cross for one of their famous hot chocolates to ward off the rain – they’ve closed for refurbishment until October! As much as we at Creative Towers are looking forward to seeing the results of the refurb, we’ll miss it while it’s shut. On the other hand this is a good chance for you other victuallers to tempt us to be your new regulars…