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Building a Better World With Words #1: Slemani

In the first of a series of features from our fellow UNESCO Cities of Literature around the world on how they are continuing to build a better world...

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Literary Locations #55: Zara Building

Florence Boot and her incredible library system.

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A New Brand Identity For Nottingham City of Literature

We've had a bit of a makeover, and incorporated a rather well-known local legend. Come and take a look...

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Coronavirus and Literature: What we can learn from Michel de Montaigne

In the second of three blogs, James Walker turns to literature to find out how we can build a better world with words during these testing times....

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Literary Locations #54: Langar House

This week we visit Langar House, birthplace of the incomparable Samuel Butler, another largely underrated and rebellious Notts writer.

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Literary Locations #53: The (old) Mechanics' Hall

This week’s literary location is the former Hall of the Nottingham Mechanics’ Institute as we look at Charles Dickens’ visits to Nottingham.

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A message from Sandeep Mahal

Ou Director Sandeep Mahal shares a personal message.

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Nottingham City of Literature at Home

From juggling Zoom calls with childcare to simply just missing the office banter, we asked our team to share some of their cultural highlights that...

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Literary Locations #52: Devonshire Avenue, Beeston

In Devonshire Avenue, Beeston, live next-door neighbours that have made a strong contribution to Nottingham’s reputation as a seat of poetry. They...

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