• 5 Most Annoying Literary Protagonists

    All people have traits which will annoy others, yet writers will often try to tap into that imperfection to create relatable characters. But for protagonists, the reader has to sympathise with them on some level or you will inevitably end up hating the book due to mere frustration. Shakespeare...
  • The Return of J.K. Rowling

    There was a definitive buzz in the literary sphere last week as J.K. Rowling returned to her readers, not through her pseudonym of Robert Galbraith (though her second installment of the series The Silkworm has just been released) nor with an update about her new film adaptation of Fantastic Beasts and...
  • Are Literary Festivals Being Sidelined By Students For Music?

    Glastonbury, Reading and Latitude are to name but a few ideas which will immediately come to mind when the word ‘festival’ is spoken. But what if I said Hay, Bath Literature or the Times Cheltenham? For many it is hardly unlikely you have a) even heard of these events...
  • 5 Romantic Literary Quotes

    People often wish to have someone recite poetry to them. Some are lucky to receive poems as gifts, others are not. For those of us avid readers however, those of us who devour the printed words on page after page after page, for those of us who appreciate the...
  • 5 Books That Will Remain With You Forever

    Everybody has a favourite book. A book that has stayed with you forever from the moment you put it down and no matter how much you try to forget about it, elements from the book remain ingrained within your lifestyle. There’s the irresistible attraction of fiction, of flicking through...
  • Arty things to do in Nottingham: Join the Gospel Choir

    Do you know about Nottingham University’s Gospel Choir? Impact Arts finds out what they are up to. Revival Gospel Choir is The University of Nottingham’s only gospel choir. They are a society with over 100 members from across the University, including students and staff. They learn traditional and contemporary...
  • Arty Things To Do In Nottingham: Be a Mouthy Poet

    I’ve never really considered myself as mouthy, or confidently called myself a Poet, but there was something about the Mouthy Poets organisation which appealed to me when I received an e-mail from the English department informing me of a placement opportunity with them. Mouth Poets is a Nottingham based...