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Nottingham City of Literature

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Sandeep Mahal


44-54 Freckingham Street,

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As a UNESCO City of Literature, we’re dedicated to building a better world with words. Our permanent designation enables us to use the power of words to transform lives, create opportunities and establish Nottingham on the international stage.

In our vibrant literary city, there's a real hunger for live experiences. Talent is everywhere you look. From our base in Bromley House Library, we’re here to feed that hunger and nurture that talent. From first-time writers to established novelists, we:
- Champion our literary city on a global stage
- Inspire more Nottingham residents to read, write and enjoy words
- Showcase future generations of writers
- Support ambitious writers in achieving their goals
- Build audiences for live events and experiences
- Attract literary tourism to Nottingham
- Partner with organisations who want to transform lives


Modern urban living in and amongst refurbished lace factories and warehouses. On-trend independent retailers and many bars, restaurants, cafés, galleries, arts cinema and theatres. A buzz in the daytime and a rhythm at night.

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Nottingham Trent University, the UK’s University of the Year, has a Creative Quarter campus. Nottingham College is investing £58m in a new skills hub. Confetti is expanding fast. Metronome is open for business and learning.

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Easy-access offices and workshops. Co-working and incubator spaces. Top-notch commercial premises. CQ supports entrepreneurs and creative businesses before they start trading, to start trading, and to grow.

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Investment and business location in Nottingham support the growth of our creative economy. The Creative Quarter offers the right skills, the right location and the best opportunities in the East Midlands’ fastest growing city.

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