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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

Guest blog – L.D. Lapinski reviews The Writers’ Conference

‘Daydreams are a place to escape into…’ –Matt Haig ‘Ask not what the writing industry can do you for. Ask instead what you can do for the writing community.’ – Jon McGregor Organised by Writing East Midlands, the first WEM Writers’ Conference sold out within weeks of being advertised, even without the final programme of… Read More

Interface – SYSON Gallery, Beck Street

The current display at Jennie Syson’s gallery features three site-specific works by Liam Aitken, with accompanying soundscape and repository project consisting of a series of documentaries. This is Aitken’s first solo exhibition, after recently winning the SYSON prize at the Open exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery, for a sculptural work entitled ‘Totem’.… Read More

Emcon – my lovely day

I won’t dwell on the negative, so much has already been said, tweeted & facebooked about the endless queues, the poor layout, the shambolic organisation, the turning people away, the overselling tickets, the disappointment and outrage. Just look for the #emcon hashtag if you want to delve deeper. In spite of everything, we had a… Read More