Two major upheavals in the NDC universe took place at the end of 2018. First, Brick announced in December that he would be stepping down as the principal organiser of NDC due to health issues and family commitments. Around the same time, the Nottingham Writers’ Studio, our home for meetings since the beginning in 2016, announced that they would not be able to renew their lease on the building at 25 Hockley due to a proposed rent increase. The building is now being run by Carousel as a DIY art space with space to rent either as studios (one of which has been taken by the Writers’ Studio) or for events. Unfortunately at present NDC, as an organisation run entirely by volunteers and dependent on donations, cannot afford their costs for event-space.
Regulars will have noticed that our meeting-locations have been dotting around a bit this year, with the next one in April taking place at City Arts, a few yards from Carousel (see Upcoming). We are currently in negotiations about a new regular home and hope to have news on this soon.
On the organisation front, a number of people have come forward to form a new organising committee to take some of the burden off Brick’s shoulders. If you’re interested in helping out, in however small a way, just let us know!
Hope to see as many as possible of you at City Arts on 16th April.