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...

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 –...

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...

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,...

Short Story Competition

FAR REACHING… The great Purbeck Short Story Competition Our short story competition winner featured in edition 7, autumn winter 2014 Introduced by assistant editor and judge, Helen Pizzey.   Local writer, Jude Evans, is who we’d like to congratulate as winner of our...

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...

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...

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...

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...