"You learn all aspects of the industry - it taught me how to write, how to prepare. I wouldn’t be doing what I’m doing now had it...
Make to Make, a Community Interest Company that runs creative workshops in Nottingham, has recently reached the final of ITV’s The People’s Projects and needs your votes to receive further funding from The Big Lottery Fund. Make to Make’s workshops include Craft Cafe - a regular sewing and textiles workshop for isolated members of the community - and Lego Club - a fortnightly creative play session at Rough Trade Records where kids and parents can find time to play together. Managing director Kim Errington talks to LeftLion about funding, being on telly and the invaluable work Make to Make does for the community.
Hoops for Humanity aims to help refugee children have fun while gaining confidence and determination through hula hooping. This year, they are planning a trip to a number of refugee camps in Greece where they will run workshops and distribute hula hoops to the children. Our Chloe chats to Rochene Johnston, who reveals why she first got involved in hooping, how it changed her life and what her plans are for the future of the charity.
Originally designed to soundtrack Wolfgang Buttress’ beehive pavilion at the World Expo in Milan in 2015, One has since been released as a critically acclaimed album...
He's put mussels in a kettle, toasted pittas with an iron and done unimaginable things with a trouser press and salmon
You may recognise him off the telly, but the ex-NTU student has just released his fifth album on Acid Jazz records
The Leeds band discuss their second album, Bill Murray, and playing The Chameleon…
"It’s about hanging things together with abstract ideas, like a dream. It’s how kids think"
"It's always been a safe space for all types of freaks and geeks to come and forget about any bother and dance"
"Notts is full of creative people from all different backgrounds, if we’re on that same creative level we will connect"
"There are things that you think are funny but it's not until you say a joke in front of people that you know"
"There are gassy bars and hype tunes out there, but music is about expression and not following what everyone else is doing"
We interview director Tristan Ofield about his sci-fi showing as part of Saturday's Short Film Showcase.
"Russell facilitates all sorts of discussion in China, including topics which might otherwise be regarded as taboo, such as homosexuality"
You'll have square eyes from all the films you'll be watching this month
We spoke to the two Nottingham poets about their upcoming collaboration
The show that describes itself as where "movement and sound collide in space" is at Lakeside Arts Centre
We spoke to the organisers of the festival about it's 12th edition on the 13-16 October
A local filmmaker is documenting the story of the Derby County player's rehabilitation after a horrific knee injury
We talk to the Nottingham Trent graduate about new film Norfolk and production company CRYBABY
"I want to be a working class academic, one who brings in their personal experience of that world, and tell other academics that they were not the sole interpreters of working class life"
"When I left, I bought my first proper camera and spent a few years of teaching myself before I was happy to say that I could do it for money"
Youthoracle of Clash Money gives us the lowdown on his Nottingham battle rap nights