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Links Round-Up: Scary Films and Ideas

Our round-up starts with the question: How scary are you?  Or rather, how scared can you make me be? The Mayhem Film Festival is now accepting entries for its Scary Shorts Programme which will be an important part of the festival 15-18 October this year.   Chris Cooke and Steven Sheil, Mayhem’s Co-Directors, explain: Whether a… 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

Links Round-Up: Verbs for May

See: Sunscreen, a new commission for EM15 (a partnership of artist-led spaces and institutions from the East Midlands) at the 56th Venice Biennale.  It gives “everyone the opportunity to own and collect up to 40 digital artworks for free”.  Including some location dependent screensavers if you turn on the location functionality in your device. Sunscreen… 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

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