Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow
By October 31, 2018 Read More →

Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

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AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall
By October 28, 2018 Read More →

AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall

ACT double bill of drama With two one-act plays ACT is this autumn celebrating  the work of two towering figures from 20th century playwriting – Samuel Beckett and one of his most original disciples, Harold Pinter. One of his earlier plays, The Dumb Waiter is Pinter at his very, very best. Anyone who thinks his work dour or […]

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AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November
By October 28, 2018 Read More →

AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November

A traumatized woman, two would be gangsters. Haunting and comedic. Two gems of the British theatre. Tickets now on sale for the latest Axbridge Community Theatre productions. 21-24th November, 2018, 7.30pm. Axbridge Town Hall. https://youtu.be/WM9QlES0Ovs

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Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st
By October 24, 2018 Read More →

Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

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Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism
By October 21, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Evelyn Waugh’s satire of Phoney War Britain Put Out More Flags was written while the Second World War’s outcome was still in doubt giving it an added realism

Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh For an insight into wartime Britain Put out more Flags by Evelyn Waugh is a good read. Written in 1941 and published a year later it tells the stories of a collection of mainly middle class men and women who are in part idol in nature, flippant about […]

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Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Swift’s Tomorrow is a window into one family’s life from the 1940s to the 1990s with beautiful insights – but lacks suspense as we can guess what’s coming
By October 21, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Swift’s Tomorrow is a window into one family’s life from the 1940s to the 1990s with beautiful insights – but lacks suspense as we can guess what’s coming

Tomorrow by Graham Swift Pity Mike in Graham Swift’s matriarchal nocturnal reflections of his wife Paula’s monologue as he spends the entire 300 pages fast asleep and worse still being talked about as though he wasn’t there. Paula’s internal monologue concerns her decision to spill a long held secret from her two children who have […]

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Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s
By October 21, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: despite the decades Peter Brook’s The Empty Space contains many thought provoking ideas – although much of the text seems lost in the distant haze of the 1960s

The Empty Space by Peter Brook In 150 odd pages Peter Brook spells out his thoughts on four types of theatre: the deadly, the holy, the rough and the immediate. He could easily have done it in 50 pages such is the density of his thought process. His essential theme is that theatre should be […]

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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)
By October 16, 2018 Read More →

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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