Connecting Stories Nottingham

We are pleased to announce that our Connecting Stories campaign has launched in Nottingham. Connecting Stories is an Arts Council England-funded project addressing the literacy attainment gap across our 14 Hub areas and increases children and young people’s access to literary experiences and books in communities most in need of support.

What's happening?

This summer we're encouraging everyone to get outside and take a walk and talk through a trail of fun ideas and activities! Download the trail here and you could be in with a chance of winning a summer book bundle. Plus, we have two more exciting activities for you to download and enjoy: a Nature Quest and a secret Spy Mission.

The Nottingham campaign is supported by publishers Hachette UK and Usborne, who have donated books across Nottingham. Authors L.D. Lapinski, William Hussey, and Darren Simpson are also supporting the campaign by championing reading and creative writing in Nottingham.

Get involved with Connecting Stories

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    Meet the authors

    Find out more about the authors supporting Connecting Stories in Nottingham.
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    Author resources

    Download fun activities and resources from the authors supporting the Connecting Stories campaign.
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Previously in Connecting Stories...


Children and young people across Nottingham recently took part in a creative writing competition.

The amazing work submitted was displayed in an online exhibition in partnership with Nottingham Castle and Nottingham City Libraries throughout May and June. Each entrant also received a copy of their work published in the Read On Nottingham anthology.


On May 10th at 10am, we called on the people of Nottingham to Take 10 and read. Our research has shown us that reading can be an effective way of helping people take care of their mental health and wellbeing – and it only takes 10 minutes a day to see the benefits!

Over 1000 people from schools and businesses in Nottingham took part in the challenge. Children also enjoyed a virtual event with author Anthony Horowitz who encouraged children to follow their passions, and read every morning.

100,000 people across the UK took part in the challenge.