Admittedly, I’m a week slow in posting this, but issue 34 of LeftLion magazine is out on the streets of Nottingham and available for mail order or download from their website. To coincide with the release of a certain film, this issue is a Robin Hood special edition, packed full of articles examining the enduring legend of the hooded man.
The cover image (seen above) was taken by our photo editor, Dom Henry, based on the idea of ‘if Robin and his merry men were still around today, what would they be doing?’. The answer, it seems, is that they would be sat around texting, stuffing their faces on fatty snacks and playing Nintendo Wii. So much for modern culture.
The guy stood centre of frame with the leather cap is Ade Andrews - Nottingham’s official current-day Robin (not that he actually, y’know, robs people or anything). Working with the likes of Experience Nottinghamshire, Ade has an ambassadorial role within the city, giving visiting journalists city tours and appearing at major events as part of a tourist attraction troupe. And, of course, taking time out to play a little virtual archery with the local media.