Head of Steam, Nottingham.

Head of Steam, Nottingham.

Head of steam famous for emphasizing high-quality cocktails and a great selection of craft beers. Celebrating the first anniversary of their popular venue in the lace market, opening the first floor up to punters to relax and play some games. The pleasant ambience created by some mood lighting, red neon and shadow. Gaming icons mural decorated the venue. Strong hint of grunge, American bar influences with a tickle of steampunk and plenty of hipster. With…

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Peter Pan in Nottingham

Peter Pan in Nottingham

Peter Pan in Nottingham. Is the Nottingham Arboretum Neverland? Was Robin Hood an inspiration for his appearance? What happened at Clifton Grove? Let’s piece together clues and find out! J.M. Barrie spent his time in Nottingham walking his days into the city through the Arboretum. Many features find their way into books featuring Peter Pan and Peter and Wendy. It was a chance meeting across a young boy in Clifton Grove where J.M. Barrie is…

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Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

Peter Pan in Nottingham – Blog / Behind the scenes / making of

It is a conversation with Nottingham living historian Robin Hood, Tony Rotherham that began this journey and the film. Could the Arboretum really be the inspiration of Neverland? JM Barrie once lived very nearby in his tenured youth working for the Nottingham Journal albeit for only a brief 2 years. Barrie apparently walked each day to the city offices through the arboretum, full of beautiful trees and open spaces that today now more than 100 hundred…

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Haunted Museum, Nottingham

Haunted Museum, Nottingham

Haunted Museum, hosted by UK Ghost Hunts (UKGH) recently opened its doors to the public, located on Woodborough Road in the Mapperley area of the city of Nottingham. Owner Steve Wessen spoke openly of the challenges of finding such a building to house the intended vision and the collection. Happenstance and perhaps a stroke of good fortune came up trumps with the former picture house and brief golf shop. The layers of the story of the building…

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Hidden Nottingham | Fortean corner of Clifton Grove

Hidden Nottingham | Fortean corner of Clifton Grove

Headed to record some footage from in and around Clifton. Exploring Fortean stories, local folklore, mythology and strange reports. Clifton Grove and Clifton Hall. http://www.kristianlander.com http://www.twitter.com/definekristian hhttp://www.facebook.com/kristianlander http://www.facebook.com/ourcuriousworlds https://theparanormalnetwork.wordpress.com/2010/11/20/feature-article-hauntings-and-history-of-clifton-hall/  

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Our Curious World #3 Tony Rotherham

Our Curious World #3 Tony Rotherham

http://www.kristianlander.com/wp-content/uploads/podcasts/Ourcuriousworld/03_Our_Curious_World_3_Tony_Rotherham.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:31:51 — 126.1MB) | EmbedTony Rotherham is our guest. Kristian Lander talks with Tony Rotherham. Actor, choreographer, historian. Nottingham’s official Robin Hood. We explore how history, legend and myth are interwoven. Films. The Pirate life. Brian Blessed. Pagan Pride. His time in the middle east where he almost died and so much more. Our Curious World. An audio and video podcast. There’s something to be said for genuine conversation….

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Video – Mrs Cs Vintage Tea Room

Video – Mrs Cs Vintage Tea Room

Good friend Karen, opening a unique place to enjoy a cuppa! A vintage themed Tea Room in the centre of Hucknall, Nottingham. As a video project, I created a themed stylized video for the ‘Grand Opening’ promotion. Has gone on to receive great feedback and has been featured in national press.  

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Pagan Pride 2017 Day of celebration filmmakers edition

Pagan Pride 2017 Day of celebration filmmakers edition

Pagan Pride continues its upward trend of being the largest festival of celebration for the pagan community anywhere in the world. A far cry from 6 stalls, 4 large gazebos and some bands organized by a handful of committed people 7 years ago. Attended by a few hundred to now thousands enjoying the fulfillment of an entire park of bustling activity. 2017 marked for myself a second year, not an active member of the organizing…

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Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Flying Rod sighting, explainable. Yet coincidence played its part

Leaving work, 16.15 Sunday 30/07/2017 walking in an Easterly direction towards the Noel Street tram stop after a 10 hour shift at work. With the Silver aluminium cladded Pinnacle tower to my right, a tall block of private flats in the centre of the Hyson Green area of Nottingham. Crossing my mind is the object I saw with my partner last week. A flying rod. A thin tubular tic-tac like white rod, very high in…

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Pagan Pride 2016 | Filmmaker Edition and Day to celebrate videos

Pagan Pride 2016 | Filmmaker Edition and Day to celebrate videos

Pagan Prides annual celebratory festival occurred on the 7th August 2016. Kristian took up the role of the media team, independently creating the official video of the day. Capturing the moments and excitement of the days wonder. Below are too editions, both are identical the “Filmmaker Edition” is published on my official channel and “Day of celebration” is on Pagan Prides channel. The key difference being the “Filmmaker edition” features notes, annotation and information. Some…

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