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Presentation Event for Creative Class 2015

Last night I had the pleasure of attending the presentation of the “Creative Class” for 2015 in Nottingham Contemporary.  The event is organised by Nottingham Means Business and they define the group as: The ‘Creative Class’ is a group of companies chosen each year to represent the flair and entrepreneurial talent in Nottingham. …Applicants do not apply.… Read More

Open and Enter

On Sunday I enjoyed a walk around Lady Bay and the grandparent of all Open Studios.  Lady Bay Open Studios was celebrating 20 years of artistic openness.  The sun was more or less shining and there was a nice community feel as one walked around, almost always passing people clutching their guides, searching out the… Read More

Street Art or Graffiti?

Surface Gallery are once again having a Street Art Festival (19 June to 11 July, deadline for submissions is 12 June). Surface Gallery are encouraging participation by showcasing street art on a special Facebook page and the Twitter hashtag #NottmStreetArt2015. I missed this show last year, so it is in the diary for 2015.  I… Read More

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

Links Round-Up: It’s Friday

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… 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