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...
Life During Lockdown #2 Michael Eaton

Life During Lockdown #2 Michael Eaton

For the second of our Life during Lockdown blogs, I’m delighted to welcome Michael Eaton, one of the original patrons of our UNESCO Creative Cities bid. Michael is a screen-writer, playwright, radio script writer, adapter of Dickens, silent film historian and a former...
Literary Locations #46: The Loggerheads

Literary Locations #46: The Loggerheads

Narrow Marsh sits beneath St. Mary’s cliff upon which stands the Lace Market. The old thoroughfare of Narrow Marsh covered the marshy land between this cliff and Leen Side (now Canal Street), an area once notorious for its slum dwellings, diseases – and...
Literary Locations #34: Nottingham Arboretum

Literary Locations #34: Nottingham Arboretum

Designed by the botanical publisher Samuel Curtis, The Arboretum was created for the relaxation and education of our city dwellers, but the Arboretum doesn’t just cater for busy anthophiles, its twelve acres feature a host of hidden attractions: in addition to a small...