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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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A review by Mutton Jeff, unpublished in hardcopy.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

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...

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...

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,...

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