Literary Locations #69: Sneinton Market

Literary Locations #69: Sneinton Market

Before becoming Sneinton Market, the area was the site of a clay pipe workshop. Its nearest homes, back-to-back housing known as ‘the Bottoms’, were more like slums. William Booth, born 1829, described the Sneinton of his youth, recalling “the degradation and...
Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate in Granada

Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate in Granada

Last week, as part of the UNESCO Creative Cities of Literature programme, we sent Nottingham’s Young Poet Laureate Georgina Wilding on a big adventure across Europe to Granada in Spain.  Georgina was invited by the team at Granada City of Literature to perform in the...
Refugee Writing

Refugee Writing

We have all heard of the suffering of the great numbers of refugees trying to reach Europe from war-torn or impoverished countries and the desperate situations they have encountered. In spite of the best efforts of reporters, it is hard for us to fully understand the...