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Lists. Fun stuff. Nottingham Word of the Week. When you need to keep it short and sweet, here’s bite-sized content you can read on the go.

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Nottingham Transport, the literary lines

Today we take a look at the literary giants who have had Nottingham transport named after them.

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NUCoL Open House 2019

Last Saturday was Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature’s annual open meeting at the Mechanics, a chance for the team to report back to the city on...

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Simon Callow and the Co-op Roast Chicken: 20 Years of the Lowdham Book Festival

Over the past two decades the Lowdham Festival has played host to a staggering array of literary talent: not bad for a small rural village between...

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Literary Locations #32: Retford

This week we visit Retford, an attractive market town up in the north of Notts, and discover why it’s firmly on our literary map.

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Literary Locations #31: Keyworth Cricket Club

This week we visit a bench in Keyworth dedicated to an award-winning journalist, the Nottingham crime writer Frank Palmer.

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Literary Location #30: Halam

About a mile and a half from Southwell is Halam, a picturesque village of around 400 people, and a hotbed of literature.

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Lowdham Book Festival: 20 Years of Excellence

The Lowdham Book Festival is back, and to celebrate two full decades of attracting writing talent - and many thousands of book fans - to the...

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Literary Locations #29: First Avenue, Sherwood Rise

One of the 20th Century’s best-known and most respected social psychologists, (John) Michael Argyle was born on August 11th 1925, at 2 First Avenue,...

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Leah Wilkins on W S Merwin, ‘Looking Up In The Garden’

Our series of short podcasts where Nottingham talks about its favourite poems meets Leah Wilkins from Five Leaves.

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