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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

Collaboration – a novel way to write…

As Nottingham prepares for its UNESCO city of Literature bid, I spent last week preparing to be a proper published author. I even got business cards printed. These days there are many ways to join the ranks of the published and my chance came courtesy of a workshop at the inaugural Nottingham Festival of Words… Read More

Great Stories? Start here

[Creative Nottingham welcomes guest posts from the creative community. Today’s post is from Andrew Kells from the Nottingham Writers Studio and the images are from him and Pippa Hennessy. Andrew writes tall and short stories for young and old readers, and has recently been published in the Boo Books anthology ‘After the Fall’ and the… Read More

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

One person, many people at work

[Creative Nottingham welcomes guest blog posts from local creatives about their work. Last September James Walker gave us an insight into his work as he developed Dawn of the Unread.  Now that it is out, he let’s us in on some innovative ways of getting working help.] Getting Arts Council funding is becoming increasingly difficult… Read More