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Getting under their skin: portraits of Hockley, St Anns and Sneinton by Mik Godley.

Like many other immigrants over the decades, my first move into Nottingham was to move into Sneinton. It’s a compact neighbourhood and it wasn’t long before I was exploring the Polish delicatessens, the Asian supermarkets and the perpetually open corner shop which sold “everything you could ever want at any time”: apart from the very… Read More

Guest Blog: What is Font Festival?

We like theatre here at Creative Towers, especially innovative initiatives. In the past we blogged about Hatch and Neat on various occasions, so as soon as we noticed the new twitter account for @fontfestnotts – Hitting the streets of Hockley from 27th to 31st May 2015 – we wanted to know more.  Gareth Morgan, one… Read More

Council to Link Castle to Contemporary via Caves

Exclusive! Creative Nottingham can today reveal the plan of Nottingham City Council to link Nottingham Castle with the Contemporary Museum via existing and new passages in the caves and sandstone under the city.  [See the approximate route in the image above.]  “Building on the fantastic success of the Contemporary, and the historic Castle, Nottingham residents… Read More

Opening Day – National Videogame Arcade

Saturday saw the opening of the long desired offshoot of GameCity, and our guest blogger, Lynda Clark, was there and sent us this report: The National Videogame Arcade (NVA) opened its doors to the public on Saturday. For those who’ve attended GameCity before, it’s their unique blend of exhibition and gaming space made permanent. For… Read More

Guest blog: Rob Glass talks Coracle Films

Today we welcome Rob Glass from Coracle Films, (based in Southwell but we occasionally stray county-wide…) to Creative Towers. He kindly answers our questions and reveals something about Nottingham that I, for one, didn’t know was there.  Where does the name Coracle come from? A coracle is a small boat made from bendy wood and… Read More

Guest Blog: Cavology…. hidden treasures

We invited Kirsty Fox to lead us up a blind alley… 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