Who, or what, comes to the surface of the city when the clever clogs go back home?
Writing for computer games is more than just up, down, left, right, jump. There are multiple worlds and narratives to consider, as well as which media platform to use. Fortunately, Nottingham’s very own videogame writer, Lynda Clark, has helped form a writing group – Hello Words – at The NVA, to offer a bit of support for those who don’t know their Twine from their Inkle…
You may not instantly recognise his name, but Lee Stuart Evans has left his mark all over our telly boxes. Having written for shows such as 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, A League of Their Own, Live at the Apollo and The Big Fat Quiz of the Year, he’s now turned his hand to novel writing. We spoke to him about his Nottingham-based debut, Words Best Sung…
A local artist lets us in on her creative process...
Calling all creatives. Be you a wizard with the visual – anything from photography, painting or film – or a pretty slick writer, deviser or performer, New Perspectives theatre company are calling you to join them.
Fancy yourself a new office space with loads of cool, creative types? Step this way...
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…
The creative community champions Mimm have hooked up with local fashion brand Studio LBW...
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"