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...

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...

Paranormal Purbeck

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,...

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...

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 –...

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,...

Tania Schmieder – A New Life in Still Life

Full article from edition 5. Still lifes are the Tai Chi of art disciplines – stately, subtle and, when done well, quite devastating. An essential element of this form is that the execution must appear effortless and of the moment...

Lucy Tidbury’s perfect pet portraits

Lucy Tidbury paints stunningly true to life portraits that capture not only the image of the animal but the essence of their characters, too. Full article from edition 8, Spring-Summer 2015 By Geoffrey Stubbs Images scanned by Sansoms Meet Jed. Jed is a...

My Tyneham Sketchbook

Full review of My Tyneham Sketchbook by Billa Edwards from edition 7. ISBN 078 0 9928334 0 2  rrp £22.50 See more of Billa Edwards' work at www.billaedwards.co.uk Images reproduced by Jack Daniels The Photographer - click to enlarge (the images, not...

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