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RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present a tale of brothels, virgins, pirates and the battle between good and evil in Shakespeare’s Pericles – streaming from September 22 on YouTube

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE Theatre Preview: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School present a tale of brothels, virgins, pirates and the battle between good and evil in Shakespeare’s Pericles – streaming from September 22 on YouTube

PERICLES: Shakespeare’s wildest tale – adventure, shipwreck, corruption and romance on the high seas… Dates: Tue 22 Sep 2020 – Mon 30 Nov 2020 Location: YouTube Premieres: Tue 22 Sept Running time: 2h 30 mins A version by Andrew Hilton and Dominic Power Directed by Aaron Parsons Myteline, on the Island of Lesbos. The city […]

By September 18, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST GOSSIP: My long night with posh Tory wife and diarist Sasha Swire (while her husband Sir Hugo WATCHED)

AGENDA WEST GOSSIP: My long night with posh Tory wife and diarist Sasha Swire (while her husband Sir Hugo WATCHED)

Some thoughts and recollections about the woman of the moment Sasha Swire, who’s book exposing the lives of top Tories has got everyone chatting – by Harry Mottram. In a month dominated by Covid-19 stories about the lack of testing and the Rule of Six it’s been a blessed relief to read extracts in the […]

By September 17, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST OPINION: end the Rule of Six now and all the other restrictions and come to terms with the fact that like any other disease we must live with Covid-19

AGENDA WEST OPINION: end the Rule of Six now and all the other restrictions and come to terms with the fact that like any other disease we must live with Covid-19

In December a libertarian business-friendly Government was elected in the UK with a mandate to get Brexit done and rebalance the economy with massive investments in infrastructure. Ten months later we have the most out of touch authoritarian and incompetent administration since the 1930s. The reason for the total shambles we are now in is […]

By September 16, 2020 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: more from the programme of this year’s no-show due to Covid-19 – there’s one scene that’s a perfect set piece for the town square as the Lady Day Fair in all its colour brings life to the town’s past

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: more from the programme of this year’s no-show due to Covid-19 – there’s one scene that’s a perfect set piece for the town square as the Lady Day Fair in all its colour brings life to the town’s past

This is an extract from the programme written by Harry Mottram for the Axbridge Pageant due we hope in 2021. It was originally due to be performed this August but has been put back 12 months due to Covid-19 with even a question mark over that date due to the ongoing problems of social distancing. The pageant […]

By September 15, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Olympic torch firm goes bust; Mercedes dealer in pre-pack; alarm over logistic firm; ICSM Credit slams Southampton’s Council over boat show ban

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: Olympic torch firm goes bust; Mercedes dealer in pre-pack; alarm over logistic firm; ICSM Credit slams Southampton’s Council over boat show ban

Pic: NBC Unemployment has risen sharply this year rising to 4.1% compared to 3.9% in July last year as a percentage of the workforce. Around 695,000 people lost their jobs since the Covid-19 crisis hit with the levels of unemployment expected to rise further as the furlough scheme ends next month. Ian Carrotte of ICSM […]

By September 15, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge Pageant: more from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article it’s all for King Monmouth in the great rebellion of 1685 that ended in mass executions at the hands of the state

Axbridge Pageant: more from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article it’s all for King Monmouth in the great rebellion of 1685 that ended in mass executions at the hands of the state

This is an extract from the programme written by Harry Mottram for the Axbridge Pageant due we hope in 2021. It was originally due to be performed this August but has been put back 12 months due to Covid-19 with even a question mark over that date due to the ongoing problems of social distancing. The pageant […]

By September 12, 2020 Read More →
Axbridge Pageant: More from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article Queen Henrietta Maria called in to raise cash for the King in the Civil Wars

Axbridge Pageant: More from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article Queen Henrietta Maria called in to raise cash for the King in the Civil Wars

This is an extract from the programme written by Harry Mottram for the Axbridge Pageant due we hope in 2021. It was originally due to be performed this August but has been put back 12 months due to Covid-19 with even a question mark over that date due to the ongoing problems of social distancing. The […]

By September 11, 2020 Read More →
Crabs, cycle rides and public toilets that are open – from the 1980s to the year of Covid-19 – the pleasures of perambulating Pembrokeshire

Crabs, cycle rides and public toilets that are open – from the 1980s to the year of Covid-19 – the pleasures of perambulating Pembrokeshire

Sir Benfro perambulations (Pembrokeshire perambulations) A pint on the wind swept patio of the Overlander in Panalun (Penally) as the traffic roars by, crab fishing off Dinbych-y-pysgod’s (Tenby’s) harbour with children squealing in delight and a cycle ride over the wild Ridgeway linking Panalun to Penfro (Pembroke) are some of the agreeable aspects of my […]

By September 10, 2020 Read More →
AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: More from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article the town receives new Elizabethan charters giving power, status and also trading standards to its wool based economy

AXBRIDGE PAGEANT: More from the programme of August’s no show due to Covid-19 – in this article the town receives new Elizabethan charters giving power, status and also trading standards to its wool based economy

King Edward 1 (1239-1307) the monarch who conquered the Welsh, fought the Scots and expelled the Jews from England at the point of a sword murdering many in the process (and not a politically correct head of state) awarded the town a second charter as he set about reforming the archaic laws to boost trade […]

By September 4, 2020 Read More →
AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: ICSM Credit’s September Newsletter: how to survive in business in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis (plus who was liquidated in August)

AGENDA WEST BUSINESS NEWS: ICSM Credit’s September Newsletter: how to survive in business in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis (plus who was liquidated in August)

With apologies to Raquel Welch in the movie One Million Years BC Survival of the fittest in the economically chilling aftermath of the Covid-19 Crisis 2020 has seen the worst economic downturn since the 1930s according to economists – but there are reasons to be positive about 2021 Hello and welcome to our monthly newsletter, […]

By September 4, 2020 Read More →
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