Splendour Part One: Saturday. Dear Diary…

Splendour Part One: Saturday. Dear Diary… Is Splendour a pale-imitation of a proper festival, or something quite special? Lord Beestonia and Prof J tentatively grab a press pass and promise to not sneer at jugglers… Splendour is Nottingham’s festival, and with a liiiiiitle stretch of the imagination,...

Featured Artist – Janet Shipton

Featured Artist – Janet Shipton If you know Janet, you will no doubt be aware of her lust for living, enthusiasm to embrace new experiences and get stuck in with organising fundraisers and community projects alike.  I met up with her in May and learned that she had coordinated a Disco at Rylands...

Chilwell Brickyard

Chilwell Brickyard Chilwell was originally a hamlet on the road from Nottingham to Ashby-de-la-Zouch. It is mentioned in the Domesday Book, but along with Toton it became part of the parish of Attenborough. Suburban development spread gradually from Beeston along Chilwell High Road. The...

Nottingham Rehabilitation Gym

Nottingham Rehabilitation Gym There is so much going on in and around Beeston currently, it is difficult to keep track. Something which deserves much more attention is the Nottingham Rehabilitation Gym, which was started last year. Operating out of Trent Vale Recreation Ground, it is a...

From Chilwell to the Baftas

From Chilwell to the Baftas Hats off to 12 year old Lowri Moore from Chilwell, who found herself on the red carpet at the Baftas as a guest of film director Jared Bush. When she was aged just 9, Lowri wrote to Disney to ask if they could create more positive female role models who wear glasses....

Having a Laugh? – It’s all we’ve got!

Having a Laugh? – It’s all we’ve got! Let’s face it readers, everything is rubbish. It’s just awful isn’t it. We’ve just clawed our way through a global pandemic, now we’ve got a cost of living crisis, ministers who made us look like morons, monkeypox heading our way and Putin has lost the plot. I should...

The Yorkshireman Speaks

Having a Laugh? – It’s all we’ve got! Now it’s not just the conservative government who know how to organize a party. If you’re a parent of young children this is a skill you need to be hot on. This afternoon my daughter is going to a party for one of her friends. I’m thrilled about this. There is nothing...

From Our Universities

From Our Universities We’re lucky in Beeston to have two great universities on our doorsteps, and many of you reading this may well have connections to one or both of them. Following our recent Beestonian decadal size-and-shape review we’re going to use these pages in future issues to...

A Graduate Hotspot

A Graduate Hotspot Over the past decade, Beeston has seen a rapid increase in young people choosing to make this quaint town their post-university base. Originally drawn to Nottingham for its educational purposes, grads are finding a happy home in suburbia and deciding to plant roots...

Creative Collaborations

Creative Collaborations There’s seems to be so much happenening creatively, around and about our culturally diverse town – it’s becoming a challenge to keep up! Luckily, we Beestonian writers have our radar poised and ready to capture what we can. I caught sight of one new...