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....

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...

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A review by Mutton Jeff, unpublished in hardcopy.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

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...

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 –...

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...

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...

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...