“Projects like this open doors for people like me,” says Victoria Mponda, of her experience with Riding on Solomon’s Carpet, an...
"On top of boobs that bounce unhelpfully, wombs that immobilize once a month and bums that can’t be squeezed into, well, anything – tight spaces, tight pants – must we also have masses of hair obscuring our vision, tripping us up, yanked out by Baby, and the dickens to maintain?"
"A wall-eyed mongrel barked as he entered, hackles raised, then backed away, growling, from the kick that failed to follow"
They celebrated their fortieth birthday in September, and have been ringing in the celebrations ever since. We were promised a year-long schedule of exciting opportunities and events, and they haven’t disappointed…
Local author Paula Rawsthorne treats us to a selection of writings from her First Story students at Farnborough Academy, published in their anthology Word War III...
Together with Phrase Goblinz, local writer Benjamin Knight is set to whack on a cabaret show as part of Nottingham Comedy Festival. Here, he explains how the idea came about...
The students are officially back, so our Ben Knight reimagines The Warriors with a Notts twist...
Sam Maxfield’s book The Last Resort sees London artist Gina trapped in Mapton-on-Sea, a quaint English seaside town, with her outlandish grandmother and a host of other oddballs. In this extract, two rival mobility scooter gangs go up against each other in a thrilling 8mph road race…
A poem about Goose Fair, courtesy of the wonderful Kathy Pimlott
"When ppl hear meh name, they think kerching. So being named after a bob commuter tahn on A52 in't the best start in yer life"
"It's 5:30am and there's thumping bass coming from my front room. No, it's not student accommodation – it's my 53 year old father, Nottingham's oldest teenager"
One of Nottingham's literary legends lets all his anger pour out onto the page. Plus, a few words from the city's orangest book reviewer
"The air was purple and damp with morning. I squeezed my broken arm as I remembered tearing shards of his cheek with my teeth. Fully conscious. Both of us"
Choose Your Own Adventure #3 sees our Liv get into a right bleddy pickle and it's up to you to help her survive. Or not, you know
The story that lets you decide what happens next
Local cartoonist and general badass, Brick, has done us a comic about one of the biggest and best typos in Nottingham
"[Alan] continually experimented and pushed himself and challenged his readers and he didn't give a damn whether that put a dint in his popularity or not"
The second installment in the series that lets you decide what happens next. Don't forget to vote in the comments section or give us a shout on social media
"I know that the laughter in here is getting louder and glitter-topped twenty-somethings cluster round their Primark bags, draining glasses, urging their barman to be quicker."
The first chapter in the series that lets you decide what happens next. To kick things off, we're in the Spiegeltent in Nottingham Market Square and the mood has turned crazy
The brains behind online comic, Dadtown has written us a right good poem
"Anyone who hides books away because they might offend is only a step away from burning them"
"The Oxfam Trailwalker was inaugurated as a Gurkha training exercise. In short, it’s a masochistic 100km hike"
Pop the fire on, get yourself a mulled wine and a mince pie, and have a read at our proper festive poem