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World Book Day

NCT World Book Day Adventures with A Small Dragon, Rupert and a Space Bus! A compilation of short stories and poems written by Nottingham City Transport customers during the first lockdown last year has been published to raise money for Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

For World Book Day, three authors who contributed to Buster’s Book have recorded their story or poem for others to enjoy. Stories and poems were invited in different categories, each with a slightly different theme.
Younger children were asked to write a short story about a bus journey to somewhere magical or seeing a mythical animal through the bus window. Teenagers were asked to write a short adventure story that included a bus journey and adults were asked to write a short story or poem about meeting their idol on a bus journey.

The three videos have premiered on the NCT website today at and feature the adventures of A Small Dragon by Noah Wilding-Emm; travelling on a Space Bus to the Moon by Mollie Meakin and meeting idol Rupert by Peter Hayes.
World Book Day promotes reading for pleasure. Buster’s Book, which features over 30 stories and poems, is available at £2.99 from the NCT website.

Alongside selling Buster’s Book, NCT employees have also dressed up as their favourite book character too, with donations also going to Nottingham Hospitals Charity.

Hello everyone – it is with cautious excitement that I write this to you in the hope of welcoming you all back to The Bookcase on Monday April 12th! Thank you so very much for the continuing and incredible support you have given to us over this past year – I really do feel so grateful and hope you know how appreciated you are as a wonderful part of our bookloving team! I have been humbled and honoured to experience your loyalty for The Bookcase and can’t wait to see you browsing in the shop once more!

During this last year, we’ve had a bit more time to explore some exciting ideas for the future and I can share with you now our plans for a new event space located just behind the shop.

So we bring you the updated version of Lowdham Festivals which we have re-named The Bookcase Presents…

We will be hosting weekly and monthly family fun, from a Monday Mums Club to Dad Dancing. Tales in The Tent will return bigger and better than before, and we’re even planning a parent and baby/toddler exercise group. We have plans for a Children’s Cinema Club, showing films for 2-6 year olds and 7-11 year olds. Teen Talks is something else we are looking at (events for 11-14 year olds where we would get a local author, artists, gamers, sports people etc to talk to us) – we really want to inspire and engage our young community!

Then moving on to the adults monthly programme…

We are planning a mid week film with tea and cake, our lovely Knit and Natter session will return, a reading group, our First Friday talks will be back, and a games night and scrabble club! There will be bigger events in other venues when the guidelines allow of course. 

Over the next couple of months we will be busy preparing the room, and will put together the official programme soon. We really look forward to welcoming you to our new events space!
In the meantime we are here for collections (from our side door) 10am-4pm Monday to Friday, and 10am – 1pm on Saturdays, and these will be the shop opening hours from April 12th – June 21st when we hope to be able to resume our usual shop hours with the full Bookcase team!

Very many thanks as always and I hope you are all well and coping as we approach a much happier Spring!


Nottingham Boys’ Choir

The boys continue to welcome invitations to sing at church services and weddings, and to join forces with other choral and instrumental groups in large scale performances.

We also sing for all kinds of occasions: private parties, receptions, awards ceremonies, conferences, conventions, festivals, christenings and funerals.

So if you would Nottingham Boys’ Choir to sing for you, please get in touch.

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