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...

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...

Burngate Stone Carving Centre

School of Hard Knocks Reconnecting with the Earth at Burngate Stone Carving Centre Burngate Stone Carving Centre perches on what is known locally as The Top Road, between the villages of Langton Matravers and Kingston, opposite the junction to Worth Matravers....

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,...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...

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A review by Mutton Jeff, unpublished in hardcopy.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...

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