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SLAMOVISON '22!

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Poetry & Spoken Word

Slamovision Grand Finale

Tue, 6 Dec 2022
Metronome
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Tue, 6 Dec 2022
6:00pm - 11:00pm
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Nov, 2022
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What are we writing about?

Welcome to a place where we share the city’s many stories. From new literacy resources, to listicles about things you didn’t know about literary Nottingham (there are LOTS!), from our social media videos and interviews with writers, there is a city to discover and stories we are proud to share with you.

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NOTTINGHAM’S SLAMOVISION FINALE IS IMMINENT!

The Global ‘Eurovision of Slam Poetry’ will be held at Metronome - and digitally across the world - on December 6th December 2022 in collaboration...

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Slamovision 2022: Our Contender Speaks!

Slamovision '22 is nearly here! We meet our contender for the illustrious crown

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Arts Council England award Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature National Portfolio Organisation status

Some great news for Nottingham, and for all who know the power of words

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Slamovision Local Heats: Meet the judges!

The Slamovision local heats are nearly here! Meet the judges...

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Croggeh

noun to ride pillion on a push bike

“Gizzuz a croggeh, I'm late for Forest kick off”

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Mammals, I Think We Were Called / Eastmouth and Other Stories

by Giselle Leeb/ Alison Moore

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Rebel writers

As well as being internationally renowned for the legend of Robin Hood, Nottingham has a history of rebellion – from stealing from the rich to give to the poor, to making a stand for the rights of the working classes. Nottingham was the home of the Luddite rebellion and at the heart of the Chartist movement. Two centuries earlier, we hosted the start of the English Civil War when King Charles I flew the Royal Standard. 'Whatever people say I am, that’s what I’m not’ seems to be the city's unofficial slogan.

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The Literary City

Down every twitchell, across the slabs of the Square and cobbles of Hockley, through every welcoming door, behind every rippling pane of glass in every glowing window, there’s a story waiting to be discovered. If you’ve got an enquiring mind, it’s time to let it run wild. It’s time to visit Nottingham City of Literature.

Meet the other Cities of Literature

We are a global network of twenty cities who specialise in literature. We work together to build strong global partnerships, share best practice and encourage literary exchanges. We collaborate on projects promoting creativity and culture with as wide and diverse an audience as possible, both locally and internationally.

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Iowa City

Poetry and prose in the Alhambra stones

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