Posts By: The Beestonian

Alan Birchall – Potter

How did you get into pottery? A long term interest or something you stumbled on later in life? When I was about 20 I was doing a science degree at a college in Luton where I stumbled upon a ceramics department and had sudden desire to do pottery. I have since realised the influence came… Read more »

Tim Bassford – Film

To mark the first Beeston Film Festival this weekend, we chose a film maker as today’s Creative Beestonian. Beeston has more than it’s fair share of auteurs, so we’ll be featuring more camera wizards soon. Tim Bassford turned a long-term love of film into a career after studying Fine Art at uni, putting out short… Read more »

Mel Graham – Painter

Mel Graham is a successful local painter (her studio is on Humber Road) who only relatively recently picked up a paint brush. Suffering from depression, it was suggested she try and use painting as a therapeutic aid. She tried it, and discovered she wasn’t just good at it, but good enough to sell her work… Read more »

Helen Nowell – Illustrator

Our first creative is the excellent Beestonian illustrator Helen Nowell, who creates designs packed with wit, technique and verve. We asked her a few questions about her craft:

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George Newton – Carpenter & Historian

Entering George Newton’s workshop is a hazardous experience: the sloping shed roof full of suspended tools, and for a tallish, clumsy bloke like myself, getting clocked by a bafflingly intricate bit of carpentry is a cert.  Yet once in it’s fasc...


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