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Sarah Jane Palmer – A Passion for Pattern

Creative Nottingham welcomes guest blog posts from local creatives about their work. Today we have New College Nottingham Artist in Residence, Sarah Jane Palmer, explaining why she has chosen to take up a residency in Nottingham’s prestigious Lace Market. If you would like to contribute, write to us (editor AT or comment on this… Read More

Rich pickings

This week when not foraging for bountiful blackberries by fighting the wilderness in the corner of the garden (which includes shoulder high nettles, thistles and the brambles themselves which sport vicious thorns more than a centimetre long) I have been contemplating the rich pickings on offer in Notts. There’s no particular focus to my links… Read More

Screens in the wild

Have you seen those screens at the Broadway? Not the cinema, the ones outside. They’re at the New Art Exchange too. The interactive ones. If you’ve seen them but don’t know what they’re about it’s this. Screens in the Wild is a collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Nottingham and London. There are four… Read More

Getting to Know Dan

[John_with_Beard writes: recently we put a call out for people who would blog for us on an occasional basis. We have enjoyed posts from Emma Louise Berry and Tara "Scarlett O'Harder" Rawson.  Now Dan gets his blogging started by answering some questions about himself. If you would be interested in blogging for us, write to… Read More

The Rest is Propaganda: Celebrating Alan Sillitoe

“Illegitimi non carborundum” , in literati Latin, or ”Don’t let the bastards grind you down”, as Arthur Seaton, the anti-hero of “Saturday Night Sunday Morning” would translate into more local tones.  Arthur, the ‘angry young man’ of local author Alan Sillitoe’s 1958 era-defining novel, and his modern counterparts wildly roaming the streets of inner-Nottingham, was the… Read More