Reading Unlocked with David Belbin

Reading Unlocked with David Belbin

I’m a sucker for a good Antarctic or Arctic story. My favourite in this genre is Trevor Griffiths’ seven-part TV telling of the Scott expedition, The Last Place on Earth, from the mid-eighties. I was reminded of this recently by the harrowing TV series, The Terror,...
Holmes Service

Holmes Service

One of the many curses of the pandemic has been the loss of John Holmes’ much-loved Sunday show on Radio Nottingham. Countless members of Nottingham’s literature scene have appeared there over the years, flattered by John’s consummate skills as an interviewer. John,...
Bubble

Bubble

It was sweet, last night, to be at Nottingham Playhouse, to see a new play by James Graham. The playwright is from Mansfield and used to work on the door at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal but this was his first new play to be staged in the city where, as he told Geeta...
David Belbin on ‘Shots in the Dark’.

David Belbin on ‘Shots in the Dark’.

Broadway has been at the heart of my life since the month I arrived in Nottingham. I joined Nottingham Film Theatre, as it then was, in October 1976, tempted by their Kenneth Anger season. I’m an avid movie goer, averaging at least once a week. Broadway also plays a...