A witty and emotive collection of poems. Bulwell Arts Festival poetry book.

Thank you to all the poets that have contributed to this year’s Poetry Booklet. Please feel free to download and share. Hard copies will be available soon!

Hard copies have a suggested donation of £1. These are limited editions so once you’ve read it please pass it on!

BAF Poetry booklet 2017


Laughter is the best medicine

Has anyone had the chance to read our Poetry Booklet yet? If you have then please share it with family and friends. If not then please take one and have a read, there are ones to make you Laugh, make you think and even some that may inspire you to write your own!

Thanks to Joy Rice for putting the booklet together  and to all the Poets that contributed their work.


The booklet has been kindly supported by Russel Press http://www.russellpress.com





So Bulwell town centre  has become a gallery for the week, has anyone seen any of the wonderful Art on display? we would love to hear your thoughts?

If you haven’t been down to Bulwell yet, then please do and take a look!

Debra Jowett-Taylor
Debra Jowett-Taylor @ Bowler and Charsley
St Mary's Church Group
St Mary’s Church Group
From Baby to Bride
Katrina Watts-Wales – From Baby to Bride at the Oasis Cafe Bulwell
Life at French Florists http://www.lifecic.co.uk/
Phil Hearn at the Nottingham
PhIl Hearn at the Nottingham http://artbyphilhearn.co.uk/


Sarah Potton at the Bulwell Discount Store
Julie Parker at Di Blow Opticians
SSBC AND BCTL at the Lech Polish Shop http://www.nottinghamcitycare.nhs.uk/ssbc/ http://www.toy-library.co.uk/
Rachel Scanlon in the Oasis Cafe http://www.rachelscanlon.co.uk/
Charlotte Holford in the Oasis Cafe
Life In Times Furniture Co
Life at the Oasis Cafe
Wendy Soo- Mawston at Hobsons





Literature Discussions with Deirdre O’Byrne



Community Room 3, Monday 11th July  Bulwell Riverside 12noon – 1.30pm

Nottingham has inspired many writers,
from DH Lawrence and Alan Sillitoe to
today’s Nicola Monaghan. Deirdre O’Byrne,
who teaches literature at Loughborough
University, will lead a discussion on the city
as it appears in novels and short stories.
Nottingham, City of Literature. This is a Free Event!



‘My Fun Bulwell’ Runner ups

Once again a great big well done to all that enetered. The runners up in no particular order…

Abi Wheelhouse              Bulwell St Mary’s C of E Primary

Khansa Proctor                 Cantrell Primary School

Brianna                                 Cantrell Primary School

Morgan Williams              Cantrell Primary School

Luis Tattersall                     Cantrell Primary School

Caitlan Grace Bell             Cantrell Primary School

Tarne C                                 Bulwell Academy

Jack Hollingsworth           Bulwell Academy

William Davies                   Bulwell Academy

Kain Robinson                   Bulwell Academy