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Lost Words For Notts

Nottingham City of Literature

We've had a lot of enquiries about where the Lost Words For Notts video we put together for Robert Macfaralane's lecture can be found, so we've given it its own YouTube link. 4 minutes of beautiful music, poetry and nature.

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Nottingham: Rebel City

BBC - Front Row

This is a great radio documentary about Nottingham's culture and literature, including a reading of a beautiful poem called 'The Nottingham Women' by Georgina Wilding
Nottingham Women's Centre

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Ripples in the Grey

UoN Creative Writing Society

Have a break from your coursework woes to read this cute lil piece of prose.

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Ross Bradshaw on Elaine Feinstein's ‘Allegiance'

Nottingham City of Literature

Our series of short podcasts where Nottingham talks about its favourite poem meets Ross Bradshaw

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The spring/summer edition of WIRE has arrived


Features include BBC Radio 1 host Cel Spellman, visual effects lead modeller Chris Cook, graduate musician THePETEBOX, Beth Rowley, Nottingham Splendour Festival & more!

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The Paris Marathon - April 14th 2019

Tourist Running Guy

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Guy’s day of reckoning. The day he surprised us all ... and actually turned up on the start line of the Paris Marathon!

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Skint & Demoralised

Check out the official video for the new Skint & Demoralised single #BoroKitchen4am

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The Collector
By Katherine Gomes

UON Creative Writing Society

A skilful villanelle from the most sociable of secretaries.

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Nottingham 20
Training for the Paris Marathon

Guy's latest running blog

 It would be wrong to say that I entered the Paris Marathon, all those months ago, on a warm summer’s evening in the South of France, not really understanding what I was voting for.

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We Are Ashfield
by Nottingham(shire)'s Young Poet Laureate, Georgina Wilding

Ashfield’s Biggest Arts Event of 2019 is taking over Sutton-in-Ashfield on Saturday 6th April 2019.

Across Sutton Town centre we’ll be hosting artists, performances, street theatre, exhibitions and more, celebrating the creativity and imagination of the people of Ashfield.

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The Butterfly, the Whale and the Pineapple
By Ed Wallace

UON Creative Writing

The soft light of the cool autumn sun fades as it bathes the feast, the last of the winds give gentle caresses to leaves all the colours of flame.

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How Stephen King Wrote Carrie (aka Don't throw out your manuscripts)
Published to Death

The best parts of Stephen King's book, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft, are when he stops talking about writing in general, and focuses on how he writes.

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LeftLion Magazine #113

 Featuring Nick Frost, Jessica Hynes, Reginald D Hunter, Jon Collins, The Pythian Club, Nottingham Poetry Festival, Max Cooper, Rough Trade and loads more...

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Firelight Issue Two
UoN Creative Writing Society

If you haven't had the chance to pick up your copy of Firelight yet, they're now available in Nottingham bookshops and cafes! (listed in the blog post) Alternatively, if the thought of physically moving is too much to bear, you can just read it via the link below:

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Lviv - City of Literature

To the World poetry Day together with other Cities of literature we present a film on gender and equality with the participation of Lviv poets Oli Fraze and Ostap Slivinsky. (A bling Translation)

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World Poetry Day: Gerður Kristný

Reykjavík UNESCO City of Literature have made this short film (in Icelandic with English subtitles) for today's World Poetry Day, and it's rather lovely. Take a few minutes out to enjoy both the poem and the stunning Icelandic scenery.

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World Poetry Day Event
Nottingham City of Literature
Welcome to our live(was live) World Poetry Day Event: tune in and watch some of the finest poets around for the next hour...

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Flash Fiction 'Wall Edition'
Notts Writers Group

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Short Stories online
Check out this selection on short stories.

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Poetry Daily
Check out this daily selection on poems.

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DIY Poets Showreel

A showreel featuring ten members of DIY Poets, the Nottingham based poetry collective I'm a proud member of. In the DIY spirit, we filmed and edited the video ourselves

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Read On Nottingham

 Read On Nottingham is a community-driven campaign from the National Literacy Trust, Nottingham City Council and Small Steps Big Changes. It is supported by the Big Lottery Fund, using National Lottery funding.

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For the Love of George

 An adaptation of the monologue that was a critical success at the Edinburgh Festival 2000. It follows the experience of a woman trapped in violent marriage and her relationship with George and biology.

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European Youth Forum's bi-annual YOFest event poem by Matt Abbott

Last summer I was asked to write the official poem for European Youth Forum's bi-annual YOFest event, which took place outside the European Parliament building in Strasbourg. They then made a video with some of the delegates reading lines from the poem, which I'm proper buzzing about 🌍 Have a butcher's!

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SOVEREIGNTY poem by Ben Norris

SOVEREIGNTY by Creative Associate Ben Norris is a short film born out of frustration, bordering on despair, at how Brexit is unfolding…

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Welcome to Bromley House Library poem by Georgina Wilding

This short video gives a glimpse into Nottingham's 'hidden' library'. The poem was written and performed by Nottingham's Young Poet Laureate, Georgina Wilding.

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Guy Walked the Wight

 Guy walked the Wight for Earl Mountbatten Hospice 2019 on 12 May.

It was his second marathon in a month ... not a lot of people can say they did that!

Legs and knees recovering!

Still time to donate!!!

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DIY Poets blog

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The Nottingham Review
The Nottingham Review - a digital literary journal. ...

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Left Lion Magazine

All things going on in and around Nottingham.

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The Smith Challenge

 The Smith Family are raising £5,000 for the Earl Mountbatten Hospice inmemory of Andy who died in February.

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