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20th Century Notts: 1948-1950

We say Hi-de-Hi! to the halfway point of our journey through the 20th century.

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Sheriff Of Nottingham Cllr Catherine Arnold Meets Pupils At Whitemoor Academy Basford To See Their Finished Book Bench  Photo Tracey Whitefoot
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BookBenches get Nottingham primary schools chirping

If you've been into Nottingham over the past few days, you've probably seen some rather large robins and books around the streets. What are they?...

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1946B
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20th Century Notts: 1945-1947

Two of our authors' novels catch the eye of the filmmakers and one of our great screenwriters is born.

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1943C
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20th Century Notts: 1942-1944

The war years see Cecil Roberts go to Washington and John Gielgud to Nottingham, while Edmund Ward leaves home.

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My Summer With Dorothy

The Notts author Dorothy Whipple was a literary star in her day but is rather overshadowed in posterity by Byron, Lawrence and Sillitoe. Best-selling...

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The return of Shots In The Dark

Broadway Cinema and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature bring back the International Crime, Mystery and Thriller Festival Shots in the Dark.

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Poetic Encounters in Krakow

A wonderfully inventive collaboration from members of the UNESCO Cultural Cites Network has produced an object of pure beauty...and it features Notts...

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1940B
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20th Century Notts: 1939-1941

To church (or the cinema) on a Sunday? We get our own Poetry Society, and Nottingham is at War.

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1936A
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20th Century Notts: 1936-1938

Graham Greene's time in Nottingham bears fruit. Meanwhile, people in Hucknall clap eyes on Byron's remains.

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