Our Nottingham Things

Thu 4 Oct, 2018

Over the past couple of months, LeftLion Editor Bridie Squires and Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding have been writing poems with loads of people in the city. They created a series of workshops, which took place in Bestwood, Bulwell, the city centre, Hyson Green, Lenton and Sneinton. The aim of these was to celebrate Nottingham, with the aim of bringing different communities together.

After playing around with poetry skills and techniques with attendees, and exploring what everyone loves about our city, Georgina and Bridie created a poem inspired by words written in the workshops. A Nottingham version of The Sound of Music song, My Favourite Things.

Nottingham City Council’s initiative Nottingham Together have been supporting the project, and LeftLion videographer Georgianna Scurfield has whacked together a video that sees local faces belting out the collaborative poem good and proper.

The result is quite special:

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