• A Selection of Elections: Votes, Suffrage and Reform

    At the beginning of the month both myself and Georgia Butcher made our way down to Lakeside Arts for a private view of Manuscripts and Special Collections latest exhibit: ‘A Selection of Elections’. Curated by Kathryn Summerwill and officially opened by Val Wood of the Nottingham Women’s History group,...
  • The Canterville Ghost @ Lakeside Arts

    The dry sarcasm that resonates in most of Oscar Wilde’s The Canterville Ghost is, perhaps understandably, challenging to enact out within a limited time frame in the format of a vaudeville. Tall Stories’ reimagination of the classic ghost story involves a modified version presented by a compere and his...
  • From Rags to Witches: the Grim Tale of Children’s Stories at Lakeside Arts

    Walking into the Weston Gallery feels like you’ve become Red Riding Hood and strayed into the woodland. The lights are dimmed to preserve the antiquated books on display, yet the witches’ silhouettes on the walls evoke a sense of mystery. Much like the darkened room, the fairy tales we...
  • Uz and Them @ Lakeside Arts

    I suppose the only thing I had to go on was that Tony Harrison wrote a poem called ‘Them and ’ about class struggles growing up in Leeds and a brief reference to The Book of Job mentioned in the programme. Neither of these perspectives seemed, initially, to match...
  • Nottingham Experienced: On Campus Culture – University Museum

    Now that lectures are over, a lot of students are asking themselves: what will I do over summer? But there’s no reason to go home just yet! Impact Features writers are getting out and about in Nottingham to find the best activities for you all to enjoy. Get in...
  • Dickens Abridged @ Lakeside Arts Centre

    ‘Shakespeare was big, but Dickens was bigger’ were the words which summarised the opening song of this production, which encapsulated the four-person troupe’s adoration of Mr Charles Dickens. Entering the auditorium, a screen with a cartoon of the author’s face (complete with moving eyes) watched the audience. As the...