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Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Young Bond Author – Charlie Higson to launch ‘Storysmash’ project

Nottingham City Council’s innovative ‘Storysmash’ project will officially launch on Saturday 24 June with actor, comedian, and author – Charlie Higson on hand to introduce this 12-month programme and to talk about his own experiences in the world of literature. Higson is the author of the phenomenally successful Young Bond series which has now sold […]

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BookTrust to give away 450,000 books to celebrate 25 years of the Bookstart programme

BookTrust to give away 450,000 books to celebrate 25 years of the Bookstart programme

Nottingham Libraries will be celebrating National Bookstart Week 2017 with a jam-packed day of full of stories and fun activities in the grounds of Nottingham Castle on 12 June 2017 from 10am until 2pm, to encourage and inspire families to have fun reading together, anywhere and anytime. National Bookstart Week is an annual celebration of […]

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Finnish visitors pass on the gift of reading

Finnish visitors pass on the gift of reading

Nottingham City Council’s Libraries Service will today receive ten books, courtesy of The Finnish Institute in London. The presentation will be made at Central Library today at just after 11am. The donation will be made by Head of Society and Culture Johanna Sumuvuori from the Embassy. The books will be received by Jane Brierley – Nottingham […]

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Howard Goodall CBE presents Hearts for the Arts Award in Nottingham

Howard Goodall CBE presents Hearts for the Arts Award in Nottingham

  Nottingham City Council will today be presented with a Hearts for the Arts award by composer and broadcaster Howard Goodall CBE. Nottingham won the Best Local Authority Arts Initiative for Nottingham Performing Arts Library Service (NPALS). What Next? and the National Campaign for the Arts set up the Hearts for the Arts awards to […]

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‘Storysmash’ Jumps into Action

‘Storysmash’ Jumps into Action

The £226,335 Storysmash Creative Writing project gets underway this week. Storysmash is a 12 month programme of activity using the close connection between creative writing, reading and digital games focusing on people primarily aged 11-25 years to help address issues of low literacy in Nottingham City. Participants will take part in a range of activities […]

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‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

‘Storysmash’ libraries project receives Arts Council funding 

An innovative project that will see Nottingham City Council’s Libraries Service work with The National Videogame Foundation to improve literacy and digital skills has been funded by Arts Council England (ACE) to the value of £226,235. Other partners include the University of Nottingham and Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature. ‘Storysmash’ will start on 1 April […]

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Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Get to grips with technology at Bilborough Library 

Bilborough Library is holding a free drop-in Technology Day on Tuesday 28 March to help people become more comfortable using technology and self service facilities in their local library. It is an opportunity to explore, learn and discover more about: •      How to keep in touch with friends and family online •      Digital books, e-magazines and […]

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