STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: Axbridge Square pictured in the 1970s before all the changes took place and an earlier photo of the Oakhouse Hotel (where you could buy petrol back in the day)
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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – FEATURE: Axbridge Square pictured in the 1970s before all the changes took place and an earlier photo of the Oakhouse Hotel (where you could buy petrol back in the day)

Before Axbridge Square was laid out in its present form when it was a car park Axbridge Square has been a the site of a Saxon fort or burh, essentially a fortified town with its own mint and garrison in pre-Norman Britain and a car park in the 1970s. Images of the town’s square reveal […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: Video interview with the curator of the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp with Werner van Hoof
By September 17, 2018 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: Video interview with the curator of the Plantin Moretus Museum in Antwerp with Werner van Hoof

The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing museum in Antwerp, Belgium which focuses on the work of the 16th century printers Christophe Plantin and Jan Moretus. Harry Mottram went to the city to find out about the man who managed to gain contracts to print books for the Pope despite being in a Protestant city in […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RESTAURANT REVIEW: the official dessert of Axbridge has been discovered in an antiques shop during an unusual night out in an exquisite pop up Bistro in the depths of Somerset (beware this review contains a terrible pun) 
By September 16, 2018 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RESTAURANT REVIEW: the official dessert of Axbridge has been discovered in an antiques shop during an unusual night out in an exquisite pop up Bistro in the depths of Somerset (beware this review contains a terrible pun) 

Ripley Antiques Pop-up Bistro Number 10. Axbridge, Somerset I’m not sure how Jules, Lou and Sally do it. Their kitchen is tiny, they have to move large amounts of antiques to fit the diners in and they have to serve the food at speed with the minimum of fuss. A lot of restaurants fail to […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RESTAURANT REVIEW: sherry, tapas and a mercifully short wait for our food at Pintxo in Bath – for a lunchtime pre theatre meal (but what about the toilets?) 
By September 16, 2018 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – RESTAURANT REVIEW: sherry, tapas and a mercifully short wait for our food at Pintxo in Bath – for a lunchtime pre theatre meal (but what about the toilets?) 

Pintxo. Tapas and Sherry Bar. Barton Street, Bath We had originally sat down in The Garrick’s Head by the Theatre Royal Bath on Saturday lunch time but with no sign of service and curtain up fast approaching next door for the play God of Carnage we left thinking a packet of crisps and sandwich from […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – THEATRE REVIEW: vomit, violence and how to bring up your children in a lively production of Yasmina Reza’s black comedy God of Carnage at the Theatre Royal Bath
By September 16, 2018 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – THEATRE REVIEW: vomit, violence and how to bring up your children in a lively production of Yasmina Reza’s black comedy God of Carnage at the Theatre Royal Bath

God of Carnage, Theatre Royal Bath The knives (or rather the sharpened spears) are out in Yasmina Reza’s savage black comedy which sets two sets of parents at each other’s throats. An assembly of spears hangs above the stylish round lounge designed by Peter McKintosh in Lindsay Posner’s production of Reza’s God of Carnage. The […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – VIDEO REVIEW: Lesbians, talking cats and badly behaved residents in Jo Tilley’s ribald sitcom reveals there’s plenty of rude life in a retirement home
By August 25, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – VIDEO REVIEW: Lesbians, talking cats and badly behaved residents in Jo Tilley’s ribald sitcom reveals there’s plenty of rude life in a retirement home

Old. By Jo Tilley. “Hello I’m Jo Tilley, I’m 34, I’m single and I’m looking for a man.” The creator and director of the sitcom Old screened at the Axbridge Roxy Cinema on Thursday August 23rd 2018 introduced the premier with a bit of her stand-up comedy. She had a good line in being single […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – WHAT’S ON: Free screening of the sitcom ‘Old’  – filmed in Axbridge. Premiere at the Roxy on Thursday August 23rd
By August 18, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – WHAT’S ON: Free screening of the sitcom ‘Old’ – filmed in Axbridge. Premiere at the Roxy on Thursday August 23rd

The official sitcom of Old is being screened in Axbridge on Thursday, August 23rd, 2018, at the Roxy Cinema. Written by Joanna Tilley (@JoannaTilley) the comedy was filmed at The Old Parsonage in Axbridge and features at least two local actors: Diane Lukins and Janie Gray. Here’s a link to the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKcz5o697t4

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FEATURE  Riots, carnivals and romantic liaisons: the many lives of Bridgwater’s Cornhill
By August 3, 2018 Read More →

FEATURE Riots, carnivals and romantic liaisons: the many lives of Bridgwater’s Cornhill

From bargains and burning boats, from markets to motor cars, from riots to romantic liaisons and vast three-unit carnival carts, Bridgwater’s Cornhill has seen it all. And no doubt it will see it all again over the coming centuries as it stands at the centre of the town. The wide sweep of the road into […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – BOOK REVIEW: The agony and the irony: Guy wanted to be a hero and very nearly did in Evelyn Waugh’s comic World War II triology
By August 2, 2018 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – BOOK REVIEW: The agony and the irony: Guy wanted to be a hero and very nearly did in Evelyn Waugh’s comic World War II triology

Sword of Honour. By Evelyn Waugh. Penguin Classics (1965) The characters simply swagger off the page. Trimmer with his undeserved but irresistible rise through the ranks, one minute a Scottish soldier, the next a French hair dresser and then a national hero. Tragic but sensuous Virginia in her two year’s out of date clothes from […]

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STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – VIDEO: A film explaining why there is a campaign to make it easier for everyone to enter the parish church in Axbridge as equals (and allow more tourists and visitors to see its amazing social history) by creating a new pathway to the south door
By July 14, 2018 Read More →

STRAWBERRY LINE TIMES – VIDEO: A film explaining why there is a campaign to make it easier for everyone to enter the parish church in Axbridge as equals (and allow more tourists and visitors to see its amazing social history) by creating a new pathway to the south door

ACCESS FOR ALL This short film highlights the work of those dedicated to ensuring everyone can enter the main south door of the parish church in Axbridge in Somerset in England. It is also an appeal for help and understanding of the project as the church is a historic building of interest for worshipers and […]

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