Gwen Grant: Treasure in Worksop

Gwen Grant: Treasure in Worksop

Hull is perhaps not the first name that jumps to mind when considering holiday destinations. While the city that Larkin adopted has much to be proud of, it’s rarely seen scrawled across posters in travel agent windows. Nevertheless, in an early-eighties summer, my...
BIG CITY READS IS BACK FOR 2022!

BIG CITY READS IS BACK FOR 2022!

Visit the Big City Reads site hereAll the info and news about our free books project, running throughout the Summerclick me! Big City Reads is back! From the 4th of July to the 12th of August, we’ll be handing out free books across Nottingham. This...
Gareth’s Galatic Goal

Gareth’s Galatic Goal

We’re used to book launches at Nottingham City of Literature – after all, this is a city with a large amount of talented authors and poets getting their words set down in print, and celebrating that fact. Therefore, while we are invited to...
World Book Night: A Class Act

World Book Night: A Class Act

When World Book Night launched in 2010 I applied to be one of the 20,000 people who would receive 48 copies of a book to share. After the initial joy at the prospect of receiving a book for free came the dilemma of which book to choose. There was a (very middle...
Closing Time At the Royal Oak

Closing Time At the Royal Oak

Pubs. Remember pubs? They’re those fantastic places you can have a sit down and have a drink and see what happens. Secular churches for a community, there is often no better measure of a place than its density and quality of pubs. By this metric, Nottingham is an...