Nottingham Poetry Festival Event Submission
Lost Nottingham : Chapter 1 – Hidden Stars
2pm – 4pm
The launch of a fascinating poetic and illustrative project curated by local comic artist and poet, Shaun Belcher. Unearthing some of the forgotten secrets of people and places in Nottingham ranging from Charlie Chaplin in Carrington to Motown Stars. There’s a lot to discover and the project runs throughout the festival with readings and discussion on 21st and 28th. For more information please visit the NPF website.
Jermy and Westerman Bookshop, 203 Mansfield Road, NG13FS
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/732419200288208/
Group website: https://pomaarts.wordpress.com
Social Media links: https://www.facebook.com/POMAarts/
Poet website: http://www.shaunbelcher.com
It is hoped to involve other writers and artists in future versions of the project to produce a ‘Lost Nottingham’ book. I will be inviting submissions on the theme and other writers to read on the 28th April.
I intend to produce a series of poems and illustrations inspired byJulia Wetz’s Tenements, Towers and Trash project in New York.
I also inspired by SETH’s glorious work.
Lost Nottingham: The original mechanics cinema now near what now the YMCA building. Corner of Burton Street.
Each illustration will be accompanied by a poem on the person or place depicted.
I may make ten such images if lucky by April 21st-28th when Jermy & Westerman bookshop have kindly said I can display the works with a special opening view on Saturday 21st pm and maybe a reading with other poets on the final Saturday of the festival the 28thdepending on NPF timetable clashes etc.
The project is the beginning of a bigger ‘Lost Nottingham’ project that might open up to involve other artists and poets if funding can be found as I do not have the resources or enough years left to cover all of Nottingham.