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A Creative Nottingham gift guide

Christmas is coming. Frankly we’ve been trying to avoid it – for example, I’ve only seen that overrated overpriced pile of animated emotionally manipulative nonsense once (you know what I’m talking about here) – but it’s time to face facts. If throwing your hard earned cash into the drawers of corporate giants dominating the high… Read More

Guest blog – Pretty Dandy Flea *warning contains Christmas references

Hello! My name’s Becky and I run an online boutique called Pretty Dandy (, which I started in Nottingham in 2011 just before Christmas. It’s a quirkily little boutique full of creative, curious and covetable gifts and things for the home. I am also the person behind the Pretty Dandy Flea – a craft &… Read More

Sarah Jane Palmer – A Passion for Pattern

Creative Nottingham welcomes guest blog posts from local creatives about their work. Today we have New College Nottingham Artist in Residence, Sarah Jane Palmer, explaining why she has chosen to take up a residency in Nottingham’s prestigious Lace Market. If you would like to contribute, write to us (editor AT or comment on this… Read More

The First Cut is the Deepest

At high school I had a design teacher who was dreadfully strict. If she caught you yawning she made you run up and down stairs and round the block and would time you to make sure you didn’t slack. She also hated anyone to make a mess on their work. Very high standards. Which you… Read More