Some good news to start the post this week: Nottingham’s first ever Caribbean heritage museum is launching in October during Black History Month this year. Founder Catherine Ross explains:
The SKN Heritage Museum is a new social history museum featuring the contributions made by Caribbean people to British society and Nottingham/Nottinghamshire. The museum will also be recording visitors’ oral histories, including people’s memories of first coming to Nottingham and how it differed to the Caribbean, along with stories people have been told by their parents and grandparents, that have been handed down from generation to generation.
To raise awareness of the project, they are holding a Caribbean Family Fun Day on Saturday 11 April from 10am to 4pm at Stonebridge City Farm, Stonebridge Road, St Ann’s, NG3 2FR
Tickets cost £6 per person including lunch. Tickets are available by phoning SKN Heritage Museum on 07469 189 550 or the Nottingham Tourism Centre on 0844 477 5676 or online.
You may have just adjusted your clock, but Mayhem Film Festival have issued a warning not to adjust your calendar. The Festival will NOT be taking place over Halloween (thus allowing you to go trick-or-treating for a change). But it will be in October, 15-18 this year. They are also widening the definition of “mayhem”:
Originally created as a horror film festival, Mayhem has expanded its horizons, looking at the darker side of sci-fi and cult cinema and television, whilst keeping its core horror focus. Last year, Mayhem also hosted Teen Mayhem, a day of events dedicated to pre-teens and young teenagers with a curiosity for the genre.
It may be a coincidence, or it may be due to the aforementioned festival, but the USA’s Found Footage Festival, “Salute to Weirdos” is only coming to eight English cities, and we are one of them. Another accolade to add to the Creative Nottingham Honours Board. It is on 21 April at 8:30 pm. Samples on their website and tickets from Broadway.
Finally, we have long supported local projects and crowd funding, so are pleased to mention The Dust on the Moth on Kickstarter. It’s a DIY publishing venture, a collaboration between writer, photographer and illustrator, set up by Bees Make Honey. They say:
A dark and funny science fiction fairytale about the collision of two worlds, Darren Simpson’s The Dust on the Moth was picked up in raw form by Kirsty from Bees Make Honey Press.
Mayhem Festival – take note!
Image credit: Ukranian Easter Eggs, by Alan Light, https://flic.kr/p/n551Y8