How First Story Are Changing Lives

How First Story Are Changing Lives

The last 18 months haven’t been kind, particularly to young people. The percentage of UK school students eligible for free school meals has risen from 15% to 20% since March 2020, and on top of that they’ve had to cope with online learning, homeschooling, returning to...
Helen Goodbarton on Libraries #NottsLit5

Helen Goodbarton on Libraries #NottsLit5

Nottingham is in for a treat! The images I’ve seen for the proposed central library in an online article give an impressive scene. Modern, bright, geometrically pleasing architecture, brushed steel shapes hanging from the ceiling. One imagines the pristine, silent,...
Introducing The Big City Reads

Introducing The Big City Reads

The Nottingham Big City Reads campaign launched on the 1 July 2019, turning the city into one massive,interactive book group. Four books, chosen and championed by our Young City of Literature Ambassadors, are filling city with stories that speak to what it is to be...
The Lost Words For Notts

The Lost Words For Notts

Lost Words – words which bring to life our natural world, but which are disappearing from children’s dictionaries, and from their awareness – need to be saved. This is what the book The Lost Words sets out to do. Writer Robert Macfarlane has chosen words, such as...