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When you whisper, I imagine…

When you whisper, I imagine… is a collaboration between Andy Barrett and playwrights from Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria and Derby. These playwrights have been challenged to write short pieces about specific locations in Nottingham’s city centre – using small clues that Andy posted to them as their inspiration. Three of the writers had never visited Nottingham before they took up the challenge…

Listen to Andy Barrett’s introduction:




Royal Centre Tram stop | A city without a river

by Arian Krasniqi


Market Square | Alien

by Laura Lomas


Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem | Crossroad – On my way to Abbey Road

by Neda Radulovic


Britannia Hotel lobby | Standing outside the Hotel Bulgaria

by Georgi Gospodinov


Listen to the soundtrack that the writers have responded to for each location.

The Writers:

  • Georgi Gospodinov (1968) is a poet, writer and playwright, and is the most translated Bulgarian author post-1989. He has published four poetry books awarded with national literary prizes. He became internationally known by his Natural Novel, published in 17 languages.
  • Arian Krasniqi (1981) is the author of many plays and scripts for short feature films in various genres, and writes theatre reviews in daily papers and magazines. He manages non-governmental organisation PanEuropa-Kosova and from September 2008 to August 2009, he worked as General Director in Kosovo National Theatre.
  • Laura Lomas is from Derby and studied in Nottingham. In 2009 she was one of six writers selected for the Paines Plough / Channel 4 Future Perfect scheme. She is currently on attachment at the National Theatre Studio.
  • Neda Radulovic (1983) works as a freelance writer for theatre and film. She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, and is now doing an MA in International Performance Research in University of Warwick and Amsterdam.

Watch out for readings of their work at Neat Festival 2011

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