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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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Script Reading
Sessions run in 4 weekly blocks on Thursdays 10.30 – 12.00pm
Block 2: 6th June – 27th June
Block 3: 11th July – 1st August
Block 4: 8th August – 29th August

Anyone can read a play at home, but Nonsuch’s Script Reading Group brings like minded individuals together for a shared experience to explore the exciting world of classic and contemporary theatre.

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Paris Marathon 2019

Guy ran the Paris Marathon 2019 to raise funds for Hothouse Theatre.

All 26.2 miles of it!
And his knees still hurt!!!

You can still donate to the cause.

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Matt Abbott: Two Little Ducks (with support from WiseTalk poets)
146-148 Gibraltar Street, S3 8UB Sheffield
19th May

Following a full run at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017 and a 22-date UK theatre tour in autumn 2018, Matt Abbott Poet is taking his #TwoLittleDucks show to intimate DIY spaces around the country in 2019.

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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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29 Paying Markets for Poetry - No submission fees
Published to Death
Here are 29 literary journals that pay for poems. Short, long, lyrical, light - you name it, they want it. And if these markets aren't enough, you can find more publishing opportunities for poetry in these posts:

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Performing your poems and stories
21st May
Nottingham Writers' Studio

Performing our work to an audience, can be anxiety-inducing, even for the seasoned performers amongst us but what if there were ways to perform better, clearer, and bolder both with and without a microphone?

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Applications now open for our Young Reporter Programme
Into Film

Applications are now open, and we are looking for our next group of reporters - a troop of film enthusiasts aged 13-18 from across the UK. If someone you know is looking for an opportunity to get into the world of film, whilst enhancing their presenting and interviewing skills, then this is their chance!

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Ledbury Poetry Festival

5th -14th July

Ledbury Poetry Festival announces the six collections shortlisted for the prestigious Ledbury Forte Poetry Prize for Second Collections published in Britain and Ireland in 2017 and 2018.

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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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Building Worlds
Nottingham Writers' Studio
12 June
Worldbuilding can seem like a daunting task. How do we develop new kingdoms, cultures or locations in our writing and where do we start?

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Feminist Book Fortnight
Five Leaves Bookshop
Five Leaves Bookshop set up a national Feminist Book Fortnight for 2018, which will include many writers, publishers and about fifty independent bookshops.

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Rocliffe New Writing Competition
Each year the BAFTA Rocliffe New Writing Competition calls submissions for film, television drama, children's media and television comedy scripts.

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Robert Macfarlane to deliver Lecture in May
We are pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed author Robert Macfarlane will give our third annual lecture at the Council House Ballroom in Nottingham on the 22nd May 2019.

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Young City of Literature Ambassadors
Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is delighted to welcome 14 Young UNESCO Ambassadors to its new Young City Reads programme.

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Poetry Pulse
Poetry is the beating heart of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature, pulsing though 20 get- togethers a month where over 6,000 of us read, write, speak and listen to poems. Our 1,000 poets are hard at work: you might find them underground, behind steamy windows, lurking in libraries or mingling in mazes.

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ExLibris Masked Charity Booksale
2019 ExLibris Masked Charity Booksale to be opened by @stephenbooth, creator of Derbyshire detectives Cooper and Fry. Apr 26 10am.

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Give While You Shop

Give as you live Raise free funds for Hothouse Theatre and Oh MyNottz by shopping online with Give as you Live, over 4200 retailers to choose from, shop & raise a donation at no cost to you!

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Oh My Nottz is a HotHouse Theatre production. Co. No. 6505843 Charity No. 1154523. Tel 07963020259 email guy@hothousetheatre.com website www.hothousetheatre.com