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‘Voice Notes’ in Nottingham
‘Voice Notes’ in Nottingham
On a frosty morning in early December 2023, a group of young writers gathered together to listen in ...
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Reflections on Authors’ Day
Reflections on Authors’ Day
As part of our Young Voices Amplified project, on 23 February 2024, we invited Year 9 students from ...
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Oli Nicol on becoming Co-Vice Chair of our Youth Advisory Board
Oli Nicol on becoming Co-Vice Chair of our Youth Advisory Board
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be part of Nottingham’s literary scene? We talked to Ol...
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Words of the City: Celebrating Nottingham’s landmarks as part of World Poetry Day 2024
Words of the City: Celebrating Nottingham’s landmarks as part of World Poetry Day 2024
Nottingham City of Literature is celebrating World Poetry Day (21st March) Alongside two special Wor...
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World Poetry Day 2024
World Poetry Day 2024
World Poetry Day is coming soon! On 21st March, our Youth Advisory Board will be marking the day wit...
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A Central Library fit for a City of Literature
A Central Library fit for a City of Literature
Nottingham City of Literature's founding chair, David Belbin, on the opening of the new Nottingham C...
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Championing Nottingham In West Java
Championing Nottingham In West Java
In late May this year we travelled to Bandung in West Java, Indonesia, for a very special conference...
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Holocaust Day
Holocaust Day
In this article, James Walker discusses a project celebrating the remarkable life of Ruth Schwiening...
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International Translation Day 2022: What to read
International Translation Day 2022: What to read
The Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature team share some of their favourite books in translation....
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Guest Post: What Boris should have learned from Shakespeare
Guest Post: What Boris should have learned from Shakespeare
We hear from William Ruff, president of the Nottingham Shakespeare Society on 'What Boris should hav...
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Big City Reads 2022: It’s a wrap!
Big City Reads 2022: It’s a wrap!
Big City Reads 2022 has come to an end!...
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The Anthony Burgess Society: The Ninety-Nine Novels podcast.
The Anthony Burgess Society: The Ninety-Nine Novels podcast.
Nottingham's James Walker, creator of Dawn of the Unread and the DH Lawrence Memory Theatre, had the...
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A Tale of Two Libraries
A Tale of Two Libraries
The value of libraries on fostering a love of reading in young people is something we've long known ...
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Meet the Youth Advisory Board: Abigail Hutchison
Meet the Youth Advisory Board: Abigail Hutchison
A homegrown poet, Abigail tells us about growing up as a creative in Nottingham and her path to what...
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Theatre of Hope: Ben Macpherson’s ‘Horsemen’
Theatre of Hope: Ben Macpherson’s ‘Horsemen’
Nottingham playwright Ben Macpherson tells us about his new play, ‘Horsemen’, Hopepunk, and the ...
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