Our Chair Stands Down

Our Chair Stands Down

After over seven years as Chair of Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature Dr David Belbin has stepped down from the role. David, a successful writer and academic, and excellent figurehead for Nottingham and literature over the past decade, was part of the original team...
Holmes Service

Holmes Service

One of the many curses of the pandemic has been the loss of John Holmes’ much-loved Sunday show on Radio Nottingham. Countless members of Nottingham’s literature scene have appeared there over the years, flattered by John’s consummate skills as an interviewer. John,...
Literary Locations #73: Broadway Cinema.

Literary Locations #73: Broadway Cinema.

Where Broadway Cinema now stands was the Broad Street Wesleyan Chapel. Erected in 1837 with its impressive Corinthian columns, the venue witnessed the conversion of a fifteen-year-old pawnbroker’s apprentice called William Booth. He later wrote ‘Darkest England and...
David Belbin on ‘Shots in the Dark’.

David Belbin on ‘Shots in the Dark’.

Broadway has been at the heart of my life since the month I arrived in Nottingham. I joined Nottingham Film Theatre, as it then was, in October 1976, tempted by their Kenneth Anger season. I’m an avid movie goer, averaging at least once a week. Broadway also plays a...