Paranormal Purbeck – a review

                                  Paranormal Purbeck – A Study of The Unexplained By David Leadbetter Roving Press £9.99 ISBN 978-1-906651-220 Roving Press has previous form with Paranormal Purbeck, having already treated us to The Spirit of Portland, and an account of big cats in the county, Roaring...

Joshua Hollingshead

  Hollingshead pulls no punches on the canvas. Full article from edition two Images photoghraphed by Andy Farrer Observe his depiction of the then recently appointed Archbishop of the Russian Orthodox Church, in Orthodox (above). It isn't sympathetic. It’s Patriarch Kirill I –...

Waiting for Godot – The Miracle Theatre Company

A review by Mutton Jeff, unpublished in hardcopy.                                     It was as though the playwright himself had ordained the weather for the outdoor performance of his resolutely external play, Waiting for Godot. The residue of at least two weeks of an...

Creedence to a Clear Vynyl Revival – we’re back in the groove

Rejoice ye old-time record lovers: Nirvana is at hand. So are The Beatles, Seasick Steve, Deep Purple, David Bowie, Iggy and the Stooges, Eric Burdon, Eels, Uncle Acid, Cathedral, Frank Turner, Fain, Phosphorescent, Iron and Wine, The Computers and...

Dorset Voices – a collection of new prose, poetry and photographs

Full review from edition 3.   If you thought articulating Dorset was all about dialect, dinosaurs and Durdle Door, think again; this fresh compilation of voice and vision is an assembly of words and pictures from the mind’s eye of local...

No Strings Attached – Who Saw Marjory Daw?

Full review from edition 4. Wild hair and big noses; lipstick smeared over plastered faces; multi-instrumentalists in outrageous costumes; ingénues and hubris; scandal and intrigue; corruption and treachery in high places; unrequited love and the free kind, too: another evening...

She Opened the Door – a Play by Peter John Cooper

Full review from edition 4.   Professional playwright, poet and theatre director Peter John Cooper is no stranger to adapting the works of Thomas Hardy for the stage and certainly no stranger to Hardy’s landscape, born and raised as he was...

Singing the Bones – Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

An extended version of our review in edition 4, including an interview with the musicians, by Helen Pizzey. Post-gig at this year’s Purbeck Folk Festival, this captivating duo tells of busking, bright lights and barns…  Phillip Henry is fast-gaining a reputation...

The Betrayal Of Mangas Coloradas – Hightown Crows

Full review from edition 4. The Betrayal of Mangas Coleradas The Hightown Crows CD review by Mutton Jeff. Echoing from the stone walls of a barn somewhere in Purbeck next summer will be the sound of the dusty west-country: stone-kicking, thigh-slapping, hip-twisting chicken-shack,...

And Miranda Makes Three – Cellist, Miranda Sykes

Full article Spring/Summer 2013 by Helen Pizzey                                                                       Miranda Sykes is probably best known to many as the beautiful bassist who accompanies the “couple of old blokes with guitars” (as Steve Knightley delicately puts it) in the A-List Show Of Hands...