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...

Beeston Poetry

Spring has arrived, flowers are blooming, birds are chirping, there are more daylight hours to be had…and the poets are emerging. This issue, we’re paying attention to poetry in time for Nottingham Poetry Festival. We’ve got a few Buzzword poems for you from our...

Beeston’s Own Poem

Since launching Buzzword: A Poem for Beeston at the start of August, the past month has been filled with Beestonians and others sending their poems in… All of these were collected, numbered, put into four groups and then presented anonymously to our eagerly...

Buzzword: Beeston – poem by Jade Moore

Buzzword: Beeston – poem by Jade Moore Beeston (part one) It’s lying in bed and knowing exactly which train just went by (because I live in the Rylands and the train tracks are right behind) it’s the 25 past going to Matlock so I stay in bed till half past. It’s the too early too loud...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Under 16s)

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Under 16s) What do you see?  When you look at Beeston, what do you see? I see a kind community, A diverse group of people, All being friendly. I see a handy, handful of shops, Sometimes selling things you didn’t know you needed, Or something you want but can’t find, To buy some...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Over 16s)

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston Winner (Over 16s) The Beekeeper pays much attention, receives little, despite his years of witness to the bright parade – babies, boffins, students, shoppers, meeters, makers, workers, walkers – the whole brilliant buzz of you. He has learned the Art of the Chocolatier, knows...

Buzzword: A Poem For Beeston

We’ve come over all poetic. And no, that doesn’t mean this entire issue is written in verse. Instead, we’re eager to find a poem befitting of Beeston. This month we are launching our very own poetry award, Buzzword: a poem for Beeston, in a bid to discover some hidden...

Buzzword Poetry Competition

Buzzword Poetry Competition Here’s all you need to know before taking up your pen/pencil/keyboard/quill: The winner will win £100, a trophy, inclusion in an anthology and much more. Under 16s will win £50 as well as the other stuff. Judging alongside our editor Christian Fox will be a...