Welcome to The Sparrows' Nest, Nottingham
Thank you so much to everyone, we had a great weekend.
Just under 500 people (not counting the ones who came in, looked confused and wandered off again) saw and engaged with our exhibition of local alternative and radical news media. Many thanks to everyone who joined us to celebrate these wonderful materials, to all those who promoted the event, everyone who helped putting it up and taking it down again, to all those who donated more materials (some very good stuff will be added soon!) and of course many thanks to the Notts Zine Library and everyone at the Nottingham Contemporary for hosting the event and supporting us all weekend.
We are pretty exhausted but very happy. An update with photos and all will follow soon.
You can read all exhibited materials (and many, many more) in our Spotlight on:... feature, which has now also been updated with various other exhibition materials (the personal stories, timelines, etc.).
Watch this space for updates and thanks again!
We are getting very excited about our forthcoming Nottingham Prints exhibition. Although it was (and still is!) lots of work, we are very much enjoying putting together loads of exciting materials for our three day exhibition at Nottingham Contemporary.
You can already explore hundreds of alternative and radical titles from the 1970s to the 2010s we have processed for you, all available for free in our Digital Library. The dedicated Spotlight on: ... feature has now (Sat 14th Sep) been updated with loads more titles.
Dive in and we hope to see you at the Nottingham Contemporary on Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2019 (Fri/Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 11am-5pm).
This month we want to put a document in the spotlight we deemed lost, but were thrilled to discover it after all in the vast and treacherous realms of our uncatalogued materials, a local publication which we believe completes our set of Nottingham Hunt Sabs:
Nottingham Hunt Sabs #01 (Nottingham Hunt Sabs Times) (probably 1987)
Our regular schedule continues to be messed up by our extensive preparations for our upcoming Nottingham Prints exhibition of local radical and alternative papers. So please see the full list of additions below a bit earlier than normal. We are very glad that, following last month's uploads, we have kindly been supplied with a digital copy of the one issue of Black Chip that was missing from our collections and we believe now to have a full set of this fascinating journal. Thank you!
This month we are putting one of our recently added local lesbian magazines in the spotlight, namely:
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