Andrew Dickson’s music is not immediately synonymous with pantomime. However, he has just finished work as the musical director on Aladdin. Unusual, you may think for an award-winning composer who is famous for his collaboration with innovative filmmaker Mike Leigh. Read more »
There are around 34,000 words in this issue. The bulk of them make up the editorial content, which includes local comment as well as historical, entertainment and social interest.
Twenty years later and Do They Know It’s Christmas? is the number one Christmas record again. Some might say this is because a whole new generation has, through the help of their favourite pop stars, been made aware of a massive social injustice.
Life started at Wandsworth Maternity Hospital 1932. Because I was born with blue eyes, my mother decided I was to be a sailor and called me Beresford, the then Admiral of the Fleet being one, Sir Something Beresford. My eyes Read more »
Peter Park was born and grew up in Devon. Here he developed a particular fondness for the English countryside and heritage. However, after graduating in Landscape Architecture from Leeds Metropolitan University, he travelled to Asia where he lived and worked Read more »
There is never a shortage of stories about protesters in the news. Recent reports include a hunt protester who was taken to hospital after a clash at a meet on Dartmoor; students in Taunton staged a protest at plans to shorten their lunch hour and fire fighters gathered in Devon to protest against plans to build a regional control room.
Mila Oshin, Dutch by birth, is a relative newcomer to the West Country. She and her husband, Kris Jager, recently moved here in fulfilment of the musician’s dream that had attracted them both independently to London nearly a decade ago. Read more »
A recent press release from The Food Commission, an independent food watchdog which campaigns for safer, healthier food in the UK, highlighted tips for healthier eating by pointing out some of the problems with food labelling and additives.