Out Now: Platform #2

In the latest issue of Platform Magazine we investigate Nottingham’s newest cultural attraction – Nottingham Contemporary, get playful at GameCity and give you festive stories galore

Opening just last month, the Nottingham Contemporary gallery signals a major turning point for the city’s cultural capital. The gallery has been under development for a considerable period. Platform’s arts editor, Alexander Britton, takes us behind the gallery’s concave walls and reveals some of the influences behind this modest structure.

This month we also show you another side to video games with Nottingham’s GameCity Squared festival. Aaron Lee and Stuart Kent attended the whole five-day extravaganza to bring you as much gaming goodness as they could muster.

Elsewhere, we’ve got an interview with The Saturdays, take a bite of Americana at a fifties style restaurant, give you some winter fashion tips and put prescription drugs under the microscope. Plus, we’ll have all your regular gig, film and game reviews to keep you tuned to the hottest entertainment this season.

News Uncovered and Unsafe, Taking Control, BNP: lived by the sword… and wounded by it

Community How to Solve Unemployment, Blast from the Past, What is Community?, Trent Watch

Music The Wild Blue Yonder, Saturday’s Child, Kraut Out Loud, Christmas with the Grim-ch, Gig reviews: Editors @ Rock City, Little Comets @ Rescue Rooms, Enter Shikari @ Rock City, Kano @ NTSU, Dananananaykroyd @ Bodega Social

Film Film reviews: Nativity!, A Hard Day’s Night, Ghost, Moonwalker, The Merry Gentleman, Law Abiding Citizen

Arts Welcome: Nottingham Contemporary, Wanted: Zeitgeist. Apply Within

Fashion Clothes Show Live 09, This winter explained, Xmas Party Outfit Ideas, O Come All Ye Faithful Vintage Fiends

Food & Drink The Reincarnation of the American Diner, Restaurant reviews: Dotty’s Cafe, Larder on Goosegate

Travel Paris, Israel

Gaming The Live Aid of Games, Culture Fest, Game reviews: Modern Warfare 2

Health Prescription Drugs, Men’s Health, How to cope with a hangover, Fresher’s Flu or Swine Flu?

Photos Jack Penaté @ NTSU

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