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BATH VOICE NEWS: An area seen as a green lung in Lyncombe is now being managed and improved by a group of Friends
By October 24, 2020 Read More →

BATH VOICE NEWS: An area seen as a green lung in Lyncombe is now being managed and improved by a group of Friends

The pasture land is cress-crossed by public footpaths Lyncombe Hill Fields straddles the slopes below Beechen Cliff School and above Greenway Lane. The site known for its wildlife, flowers and fauna will be managed under licence by the Friends of Lyncombe Hill Fields, a newly formed not-for-profit Community Interest Company (FLHF CIC) working with the […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: Pinter’s Betrayal is a neatly constructed drama of tangled relationships (all based on his affair with Joan Bakewell) and is boozy and blokish – and is a welcome return of live theatre in Bath
By October 21, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Review: Pinter’s Betrayal is a neatly constructed drama of tangled relationships (all based on his affair with Joan Bakewell) and is boozy and blokish – and is a welcome return of live theatre in Bath

Blokish and boozy, Harold Pinter’s 1978 story of tangled relationships seems at once dated and yet convincing in the selfishness of Jerry and Emma. Set in the late 1960s and early 1970s the ménage à trois features Jerry’s affair with Emma, who is married to his best friend Robert. Famously played out in reverse chronology […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery
By October 20, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Harold Pinter’s Betrayal kicks off the Welcome Back Season with a story of relationships and adultery

Casting has been announced for the first two plays in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Welcome Back Season this Autumn. Two of the country’s leading actresses, Nancy Carroll and Haydn Gwynne, are joined by a distinguished cast of experienced stage and screen performers. Following all government guidance and in consultation with health and safety advisors, covid-secure […]

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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: looking back at an end of Empire life through the eyes of lawyer Filth (failed in London try Hong Kong)
By October 18, 2020 Read More →

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: looking back at an end of Empire life through the eyes of lawyer Filth (failed in London try Hong Kong)

He was spectacularly clean, runs the opening line in Jane Gardam’s novel – sharply in contrast with Edward Feather’s nickname of Filth. And the reluctant protagonist keeps it clean rejecting teenage sex, his golf-mad aunts, his father and the community he eventually retires to in Dorset. A loner, a lawyer, a judge and a man […]

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CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE Film review: post war Paris is the backdrop to Le Ballon Rouge
By October 18, 2020 Read More →

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE Film review: post war Paris is the backdrop to Le Ballon Rouge

When I first saw the film The Red Balloon or Le Ballon Rouge at the cinema in the early 1960s I was blown away a bit like the balloon.The 1956 fantasy featurette directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse follows a little boy and his adventures with a balloon that appears to come to life.With no dialogue and just a […]

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AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Covid 19 causes more printers to call in the administrators, plus anger at Helloprint for taking FIVE YEARS to pay suppliers instead of 30 days
By October 17, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Covid 19 causes more printers to call in the administrators, plus anger at Helloprint for taking FIVE YEARS to pay suppliers instead of 30 days

Incompetent management, bad debts or a lost client can all sink a business, but there’s a new one that Ian Carrotte is increasingly angry about: Covid-19. “We are seeing on a daily basis perfectly viable businesses going to the wall because of the Government’s policies on suppressing the virus by shutting down entire economies,” he […]

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Quirky Bath: pigs, chickens, goats and a fabulous view of the city – Bath City Farm marks 25 years as a community resource when it began as a dream in the 1980s
By October 16, 2020 Read More →

Quirky Bath: pigs, chickens, goats and a fabulous view of the city – Bath City Farm marks 25 years as a community resource when it began as a dream in the 1980s

One of Bath’s best kept secrets is high up on a hill overlooking the city where pigs and chickens scratch at the grass and cluck and snort in their pens. It has been a quarter of a century since Bath City Farm opened. This autumn the farm marks 25 years since it opened when there […]

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Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: a coming-of-age story for forty-year-old male virgins in Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project
By October 15, 2020 Read More →

Rapscallion Magazine Book Review: a coming-of-age story for forty-year-old male virgins in Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project

The Rosie Project. By Graeme Simsion It’s an old adage: don’t look for love, let love find you. It’s the underlying truth behind the success of former IT consultant Graeme Simsion’s debut novel The Rosie Project. The self-confessed geek has also stuck to that equally old piece of advice: write about what you know. In […]

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Quirky Bath: the tree
By October 15, 2020 Read More →

Quirky Bath: the tree

The lone London Plane Tree standing guard at the end of Widcombe Parade in Bath, following the emasculation of the community when a row of houses was destroyed to create a road to ease traffic congestion is a reminder that communities come first. Despite this wrong, Widcombe has seen a revival beginning with Widcombe Rising […]

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AGENDA WEST Business News: Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member Ian Carrotte backs trade body’s call to arms to save the printing and allied industries after Government’s lockdowns destroys viable companies and jobs
By October 14, 2020 Read More →

AGENDA WEST Business News: Axbridge Chamber of Commerce member Ian Carrotte backs trade body’s call to arms to save the printing and allied industries after Government’s lockdowns destroys viable companies and jobs

Following the publication of an open letter by Brendan Perring of the IPIA (Independent Print Industries Association) for members of the print and allied industries to contact their MPs to lobby for Government help, ICSM Credit’s Ian Carrotte and a member of Axbridge Chamber of Commerce has added his weight to the campaign.  Dear IPIA […]

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