Featured Artist – Connor Hattamsworth

Featured Artist – Connor Hattamsworth With an extensive range of subjects, so meticulously detailed, it might surprise you to know that all of Connor’s early illustrations were drawn by hand, which is a method he still favours. It’s pretty time consuming but mindful at the same time. He started off in...

Bow Selecta: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!

Bow Selecta: Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes! “Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes!” sang the late and very much lamented David Bowie, commenting on the state of the world (unless he was pretending to be a steam train approaching a major station, which I doubt), and I’d love to know what he’d make of the state of the planet now....

Difficult roads, beautiful destinations

Difficult roads, beautiful destinations Ad-ven-ture (noun) an unusual, exciting or daring experience, journey or series of events. In the spirit of the approaching summer and Covid restrictions easing, stretching our legs further afield or planning a little holiday may be at the forefront of our minds. A...

Nicholas Cage*: The inside scoop

Nicholas Cage*: The inside scoop We’ve had many famous types pass through our town, and some even make it their home. One who is more prominent than most is Nicholas Cage, who for several years has been staring from his window for several years now, like a sentinel watching over the Square ensuring...

I am Beeston: Ron Neighbour

I am Beeston: Ron Neighbour “I am originally from Birmingham and came to Beeston on the Easter Bank Holiday in 1964, to view a business which was for sale on the High Road. I was pleased to see the road packed with shoppers and many small independent businesses supplying a wide range of goods....

Bouncing back

Bouncing back After the darkest winter in recent memory, spring has arrived with blossom on the trees and the country now having the freedom to play outdoor sport again. Isaac Seelochan speaks to the sports club chairman, secretary and those who are delighted that their daily...

Featured Artist

Featured Artist You might recognise Anjana’s delightful impressionistic work from local craft events and the annual ABC Art Trail, where she has become a regular exhibitor. Summoning up the courage to apply for a stall at a small craft market in the town hall, she was so excited when...

Canal Boat Story

Canal Boat Story Normal life revolves around buying a house, creating a family and having a successful career. But for these two men, life wasn’t just about sticking to social norms, they wanted to explore life in a new way; through water. Moored on the Beeston canal, John Dubson, 75,...

Beeston Film Festival returns for it’s seventh edition!

Beeston Film Festival returns for it’s seventh edition! The Beeston film festival is set to return this March for its seventh year to celebrate and showcase international short films in the heart of Beeston. Festival organiser, John Currie, deliberately associated the festival with Beeston, to give something back to his...

The Staggering Optimism of Students

The Staggering Optimism of Students It’s a turbulent time for everyone, none more so than for the thousands of students currently studying at our city’s university who are nowhere near our city. Most students have gone back home, wherever home might be. It could be abroad, or hundreds of miles down the...