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Guest Blog: Cavology…. hidden treasures

We invited Kirsty Fox to lead us up a blind alley…..in a good way of course, for a peek inside Cavology   Cavology is a new project set-up by The Hive, Nottingham Trent University’s business development centre. It’s a retail incubator which means that it is designed as a functioning shop and showcase of new… Read More

Links round up: knitting blood, new bookshops and a call for artists

Blood transfusions. Not very Easter-y are they? Or creative, you’d think. But in a recent campaign to raise awareness of the blood donor service, the NHS Blood and Transplant Service recently asked for knitted drops of blood to yarnbomb in cities across the country. They expected to receive 700 drops and got 8,000 instead, with… Read More

Links round up: Fools and an arty Ramones tribute

It’s International Women’s Day on Saturday and, while you could do admirable and worthy things like campaign against FGM or raise money for Women’s Aid, why not also support a female fool? Not the one writing this post but an actual fool from The Nomadic Academy of Fools. Here, let them explain: ‘Fooling is a… Read More

Nottingham Vintage Series #1: Hopkinson, Station St

Prologue: It’s a fact that our city centre is a veritable treasure chest of secondhand shops. This series of posts will explore the rise of vintage in Notts, introducing some of the enthusiasts involved and showcasing a lesser-known aspect of retail that attracts students and locals of all ages. If you often hurry past Hopkinson… Read More