Pottle Poetry

Pottle Poetry We caught up with Jen Pottle, to see how the micropub’s monthly poetry event is going… Waaaaay back in July 2018, in micropub The Pottle, ‘Pottle Poetry Open Mic’ was born. This gave Beeston its very own regular poetry event, taking place on the first Sunday of...

Book review: Lose Your Armour by Chris McLoughlin

Book review: Lose Your Armour by Chris McLoughlin It’s 8pm on a Thursday and four of my friends are stood in front of a closed Waterstones while I jog up and down the side of the building, losing a game of charades with the oblivious bookseller inside. Twenty minutes later we are finally inside the Sillitoe Room,...

Lianne’s Life in Beeston: Korean poet writes about her time in England

Lianne’s Life in Beeston: Korean poet writes about her time in England Towards the end of the year, and during the festive season, we often think about the people close to us. We meet family members that we don’t see very often, and think about people we miss. Earlier this year, I met two Beeston residents who have re-connected with a...

A (brief) history of Beeston Poetry, with DIY Poets and One Plum Poem

A (brief) history of Beeston Poetry, with DIY Poets and One Plum Poem A (brief) history… Earlier this year in April, Henry Normal came to Beeston Library for his ‘Poetry Hour’ as part of Nottingham Poetry Festival. One of the first things he spoke about was that Beeston has had a history of being a poetry hot-spot, and that it was...

A Pottle of Poetry: Beeston micropub to host poetry open mic

A Pottle of Poetry: Beeston micropub to host poetry open mic During this year’s Nottingham Poetry Festival, Henry Normal came to Beeston Library for his touring ‘Poetry Hour with Henry Normal’ events, and told a room full of people that Beeston used to be a poetry hotspot.  Beeston was one of the places that...

Beeston Poetry: Ada’s Poetry Engine

Hello Beestonians! I have had the pleasure of talking to the inspiring Ellie Turpin, creator of the curious ‘Ada’s Poetry Engine.’ A fellow poetry lover, a recovering researcher and a full time mother, she had to spread the word of this intelligent piece of scientific...

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...