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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VIDEO: a short film with Bob Richardson of St Bride Foundation in London on their typeface collection 
By June 23, 2018 Read More →

VIDEO: a short film with Bob Richardson of St Bride Foundation in London on their typeface collection 

Deep within the archives of the St Bride Foundation in London there lies an amazing collection of original illustrations and drawings of typefaces. Here Bob Richardson shows Harry Mottram one of the files showing the Galliard typeface. https://youtu.be/K1zIa0W0B2g For more visit http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/ Follow Harry on twitter as @harrythespiv also on FaceBook, LinkedIn, YouTube and on Instagram and […]

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COMEDY: Axbridge Roxy Comedy Nights this autumn postponed due to illness
By June 21, 2018 Read More →

COMEDY: Axbridge Roxy Comedy Nights this autumn postponed due to illness

The autumn programme of Axbridge Roxy Comedy Nights hosted by Harry Mottram have been put on hold due to the illness of the owners of the cinema. Juliet Maclay has asked for the planned monthly comedy nights to be postponed for the time being with possibly one of the dates being reinstated later this year. […]

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Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Greene’s novel concerning a triangular love affair that became a prophesy of the disaster of the Vietnam War (in a carefully constructed story which name checks Cheddar Gorge to its credit)
By June 4, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Graham Greene’s novel concerning a triangular love affair that became a prophesy of the disaster of the Vietnam War (in a carefully constructed story which name checks Cheddar Gorge to its credit)

The Quiet American  by Graham Greene Any novel that references Cheddar Gorge in its final page will always make me smile. The Somerset landmark near to where I live couldn’t really be further away from the Franco-Vietnam war of the 1950s. Graham Greene’s carefully constructed eternal triangular drama set in the colonial conflict also became […]

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Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: survival in a war torn city turns magical realist with a Narnia moment (but the relationship between the two lovers in Mohsin Hamid’s novel Exit West is its strength)
By June 4, 2018 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: survival in a war torn city turns magical realist with a Narnia moment (but the relationship between the two lovers in Mohsin Hamid’s novel Exit West is its strength)

Exit West  by Mohsin Hamid A crackling good story of innocent lovers caught up in a civil war skids to a halt when it abruptly turns into magical realism. The prose may be flat and business like but with just bare facts somehow the minimal style suits the brutality of the deteriorating quality of life […]

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COMEDY AT THE AXBRIDGE ROXY – Report for the evening Thursday, May 24th
By May 28, 2018 Read More →

COMEDY AT THE AXBRIDGE ROXY – Report for the evening Thursday, May 24th

Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night. 24th May 2018, was compered by Harry Mottram. It featured Louise Leigh, Sal Drummond, Rob Perry and Becky Bumface with an introduction from Juliet Maclay. It was a near sell out and another highly successful evening with Sal’s take on autism, Becky’s experience of teaching the facts of life to school […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)
By May 19, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly Despite the claims by some in the media the Royal Wedding on Saturday may not be the economic boost that is claimed. Many editors have fallen for Brand Finance’s prediction that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials would boost the UK economy by £1bn. Headlined by such diverse publications […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM’S BLOG: What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like?
By May 18, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM’S BLOG: What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like?

  Lace, silk and and an illusion bodice and sleeves – and please, not too many flourishes that could drown petite Meghan What will Meghan’s wedding gown look like? Just about everyone in the fashion press and media in general has been pitching in with their ideas with the consensus settling on a full skirt, […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Threats, intimidation and lies – the business couple who have upset scores of customers across the UK and Europe – the customers now want their money back (but the couple claim they have ‘the highest authorities in the land’ to sue for libel any customer who complains)
By May 14, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Threats, intimidation and lies – the business couple who have upset scores of customers across the UK and Europe – the customers now want their money back (but the couple claim they have ‘the highest authorities in the land’ to sue for libel any customer who complains)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly Threats and intimidation may not be the stock in trade of most in the printing industry but they appear to be the weapons deployed by one notorious print broker. For more than two years Print Monthly has reported on ‘the Bonny and Clyde of the print industry’ as they […]

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HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)
By May 10, 2018 Read More →

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly It is a curious story of how business partnerships in the printing industry can go horribly wrong. One particular bust up between business partners was brought back to life by the typographer and designer Robert Green, who discovered the evidence of a bitter dispute a century ago at the […]

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