Monday, 29 April 2013

Where's Lawrence?!

Where's Lawrence?!

The University of Nottingham, Eastwood...the Eiffel Tower?! - D.H. Lawrence fans are urged to look out for D.H. Lawrence as he appears in various locations across the UK and beyond!

To get involved, download a printable cut out D.H Lawrence mask and take a snapshot wearing the mask in the most unusual location across the UK and even further afield, from relaxing on a tranquil beach or site seeing in Europe, photos are welcomed from every corner of the world! Get imaginative, photos are wanted from as many varied and fascinating places as possible!
Simply tweet your photo to @dhlheritage using the #WheresLawrence hashtag or tag D.H. Lawrence Heritage in your pictures on Facebook at, the best ones may even be displayed at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre on the Wall of Fame!

The D.H. Lawrence mask image is taken from a painting entitled ‘Lawrence…from the land of my forefathers’ by local artist Adrian Lloyd and is currently on display at the D.H. Lawrence Heritage Centre, Eastwood.

Click on the following link to download your very own Lawrence mask and get snapping!
Where's Lawrence Cut Out Mask

Free event - A Day in the Life of a Playwright and Director

A Day in the Life of a Playwright and Director, Tuesday 30 April, 6pm - 7.15pm, Nottingham Central Library
(Please ask for a free ticket at the Helpdesk, Ground Floor Nottingham Central Library)
A special insight into the making of the eagerly awaited European stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini's The Kite Runner. Californian playwright, Matthew Spangler will discuss the challenges of adapting a big and hugely well-known book into a play and Giles Croft, Artistic Director of Nottingham Playhouse and Director of The Kite Runner will then talk through how he takes the adaptation and brings it to life. This event will offer you a glimpse of the endless amount of choices and decisions both adaptor and director have to make in order to make a show work on stage. It will also give a fascinating understanding of the dynamic between adaptor and director.
Tel: 0115 915 2828

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Rebecca Wait at Arnold Library

Author visit: Rebecca Wait

Rebecca Wait will be talking about her new book 'The View on the Way Down'
At ARNOLD Library
On Wednesday 15th May
At 2.30pm

FREE event
Picador, 2013

This is the true story of Emma's two brothers - the one who died five years ago and the one who left home on the day of the funeral and has not returned since. It is the story of her parents - who have been keeping the truth from Emma, and each other. It is a story you will want to talk about, and one you will never forget.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Jazz and Poetry IV

Jazz and Poetry IV with Helen Mort

When: Wednesday 24 April from 8pm

Where: The Guitar Bar, Hotel Deux, Clumber Avenue (off Sherwood Rise), NG5 1AP

Cost: Free, but donations welcome

The monthly jazz and poetry night has taken off this year with some inspired and spontaneous fusions of words and music. 

Helen Mort
This month, house trad band Four-in-a-Bar will be joined by five times Foyle Young Poets Award winner Helen Mort (Chesterfield), along with folk singer Al Atkinson, and poets Paul Stapleton, Aly Stoneman, Robin Vaughan-Williams, and Larnelle of Mouthy Poets.

Wednesday, 10 April 2013

Life and Times of John Bley

How a local lad made his fortune in the London Gin Trade
The life and times of John Bley who used his fortune to benefit his home village of East Leake.
An illustrated talk by Keith Hodgkinson of the East Leake Local History Society
FREE event
Thursday 11th April 2 - 3 pm
Nottingham Central Library Floor 1
Tickets available from the Floor 1 Help Desk 0115 9152873

Author Talk: Peter Murphy, Arnold Library

Author Peter Murphy will be talking about his new book 'Shall We Gather At The River'

At, Arnold Library
Wec 10th April

Tickets: £3

Peter Murphy's 2009 novel John the Revelator was one of the most acclaimed Irish debuts of recent years and was shortlisted for both the Costa First Novel award and the Kerry group Prize for fiction.

Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Tell Your Tales

Would you like to recite a poem? Fancy reading an extract from your WIP? Wish to tell a short story? Or want to narrate a favourite chapter?

We provide the microphone and audience, you provide the words!

THIS Sunday’s NOT The Hay Book Festival is featuring an ‘open mic’ stage as part of the day’s literary activities. A seated food court area will host the audience for anyone brave enough to attempt to entertain them.

Providing your words are not offensive, and you bear in mind that children may be present, the stage is yours. It could be your own work or a favourite piece but should be no longer than 5 minutes in duration.

If you’d like to take part simply pull up at the old Bartons bus depot in Chilwell between 10.45am and 2.30pm and ask for John Baird or Richard Barton. If you’d like to book a time for your reading please email John before the 7th

The book festival will feature a series of free to attend talks:

Stephen Booth, the best-selling crime writer will be speaking at 1.40pm. His talk will be on ‘A Sense of Place’ and his use of locations.

Earlier in the day, at 11.20am, the award-winning adult and children’s author Gloria Morgan will be looking at the role of character in fiction with a talk titled, ‘Who Are These People?’

At 12 o’clock, adult fiction author Philip Baker will be discussing where his ideas come from.  

Local history makes up the other two talks:

Alan Oxley will speak of Gasbags and Gliders at 12.40pm as he covers the History of Barton Transport from 1908 to 1989.

Maureen Rushton will tell the story of the women that worked at the Chilwell Shell Filling Factory during the First World War in her talk ‘The Canary Girls of Chilwell’: Rushton is the author of a book of the same name.

Plenty of parking is available at a venue that oozes character and history, so if you’re a fan of the written word, or just want a great day out, get along to Chilwell’s High Road between 10am and 4pm. The event is part of the NOT the Camden Market – around 50 stalls of local crafts and produce.