The Last 10 Years – Cinema

The Last 10 Years – Cinema Waaaaay back in time, in those heady days of 2013, we devoted an entire issue to film, with a lead article stating we’d love a cinema around these parts. “A cinema around here could be a roaring success” we wrote “Much better for Beeston’s soul than another...

Lulu’s Top Ten

Lulu’s Top Ten Ahhh Beeston. Instead of sneakily pretending I am a lifer, related to one of the original settlers to the area, I must confess I have only in recent years nestled into the Beestony bosom. Despite previous failed attempts at living in other pastures, I took to adopting...

Beestonian Spin-Offs

Beestonian Spin-Offs The Beestonian decade has clearly been a packed one. But it’s not all been about slinging together a magazine here and now: we’ve often branched off and done other things, like the aspirant multi-media empire we aspire to be. Here’s a top-ten: The Beestonian Film Club...

The Genesis of Beeston Updated

The Genesis of Beeston Updated The Facebook group Beeston Updated was born in turbulent times for our town. Initially conceived as a place to discuss the future of Beeston and how that might look like once the construction of the tram was complete, it was a far cry from what it is now. You need to...

Beeston Bounces Back

Beeston Bounces Back by Aeden J Slater I’ve lived in Beeston for all my life, and over the years I’ve seen many changes, big and small, but never as much as the last year or so. Where so many businesses have struggled under the pressures of the lockdowns, and highstreets in places like...

Tree Guardians Wanted!

Tree Guardians Wanted! Summer here in Beeston is increasingly unpredictable. Of course, the British love to discuss the weather, but extremes of cold and heavy rain, hail and flooded gardens one week and scorching hot sun the next is a marked reminder that our planet is heating up and...

The Future’s Write: Amateur authors invited to write the next chapter of Beeston

If you’re reading this, you *probably* live in Beeston (although if you read the rest of this issue, you’ll find that’s not always the case). But, for those of you who live the majority of your life in this town, you’ll no doubt have thoughts and opinions of what...

Frames and Spokes and Chains

Frames and Spokes and Chains Meet Beeston’s bicycle collector A famous Nottingham company that most people will know is Raleigh, who evolved and popularised the bicycle. Frank Bowden founded Raleigh in 1888, after acquiring a small cycle making workshop in Raleigh Street.  By 1896 Raleigh...

The Bean at Twenty

The Bean at Twenty How The Bean reached 20 Coffee shops and Beeston have become synonymous over the last few years. It’s become a caffeine-lovers hotspot, and although some grumps seem to think this is a negative most Beestonians recognise it as a sign of a strong town: if enough local,...

Beeston plays host to The European Touch Rugby Championships

Beeston plays host to The European Touch Rugby Championships Touch Rugby is a sport that many of you will have heard of, some may have played it at school, but few will have taken it seriously as a competitive sport. This year, the European Touch Rugby Championships where held at Highfields Park for four days in July. Such is...