Bow Selecta

If I haven’t overstepped my deadline (something I do on a regular basis) this issue should be out in early December, just in time for the Beeston Christmas Lights Switch-on. Almost every end of year magazine issue is full of ‘Round ups of the past year’ or ‘What will...

Sojo Publishing Mouse

Sojo Publishing Mouse There’s a new publisher in town. They’re called Sojo Publishing Mouse, and they are a children’s publisher who are throwing the publishing rule book out of the window, and are seeking the best stories around. Here’s theirs… Helen Goodbarton and Sophie Johnson-Hill are...

Nottingham Poetry Festival

Nottingham Poetry Festival This year’s poetry festival, which lasted for one week from 21 – 30 April took over from what was Nottingham Festival of Literature and was organised by the comedian, writer and poet Henry Normal. The programme for the festival was full to the brim with over 50 events...

UFOs Over Nottinghamshire

UFOs Over Nottinghamshire The acronym U.F.O. was created by the United States Air Force in 1952 to describe sightings of flying disc shaped objects previously referred to as ‘flying saucers’ This spate of sightings began in 1947 when aviator and businessman Kenneth Arnold, reported seeing nine...

One Lump Or Two

One Lump Or Two Like the White Queen in ‘Alice Through theLooking Glass’’, I try to believe six impossible things before breakfast, but Trump becoming US President was a one too many. So when I found out that an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ themed café had opened up near the Nottingham...

Films, films, films

I love film and films – although not, it should be said, many of the Robin Hood films out there. Most are sadly a bit bland and uninspiring and the only one I find infinitely rewatchable is the classic 1938 Errol Flynn version (the one with the green tights, ‘Robin...