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Author Archive: harrymottram

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Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields

Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields

Bath Voice Magazine: Bees, birds and volunteering as the work continues on Lyncombe Hill Fields By Harry Mottram. Volunteers have mowed the last of the five fields on Lyncombe Hill to complete the first phase of restoring the pastures to become wild flower meadows. Organiser Anita Breeze said: “The volunteers have been mowing the North […]

By September 16, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW: latest issue of the magazine is out (if a little late!)

AXBRIDGE REVIEW: latest issue of the magazine is out (if a little late!)

By Harry Mottram. This is the third issue of Axbridge Review which I compile from events and organisations I’m involved with in the town and from newspapers I edit in Bath, Bristol and Weston-super-Mare. I hope it is of interest and as yet is free online – but not yet in print. I may go […]

By September 15, 2021 Read More →
BATH VOICE NEWS: Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront)

BATH VOICE NEWS: Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront)

Published this month a book on Bath’s counterculture of the 1970s (with Widcombe at the forefront) By Harry Mottram. The late 60s and early 1970s was seen as a golden age of counterculture in Bath as bands, artists, poets and actors emerged to bring vibrant creative life to the city with an energy whose legacy continues […]

By September 14, 2021 Read More →
NEWS IN BRIEF FROM BATH VOICE: Bees, birds and the cat killer

NEWS IN BRIEF FROM BATH VOICE: Bees, birds and the cat killer

News in brief Tufa Field: Pictured is a photo taken of a bird of prey at the de facto nature reserve of Tufa Field off Englishcombe Lane. Residents have fought a long campaign to keep the field free from development as it provides a green lung linking the woods above the field to the residential area […]

By September 9, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice Magazine: New writing and new performers at The Rondo Theatre

Bath Voice Magazine: New writing and new performers at The Rondo Theatre

News from The Rondo Theatre. By Harry Mottram. Bath is blessed with several theatres although until recently they were dark with nothing happening due to Covid-19. Each is unique carving out a particular programme – for the Rondo Theatre in Larkhall the emphasis is on new writing and new productions.After a long period with nothing […]

By September 8, 2021 Read More →
Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine: my hang-over cure running the 10K in the Bath Two Tunnels event

Bath Voice Monthly News Magazine: my hang-over cure running the 10K in the Bath Two Tunnels event

I shouldn’t have had that last glass of wine the night before the 10K in Bath.Well, several glasses of wine but it was a wedding reception for a couple of friends and I couldn’t celebrate with lemonade.And so it was with a headache and a woozy feeling that I lined up in the Brickfields in […]

By September 7, 2021 Read More →
AGENDA WEST: Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers

AGENDA WEST: Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers

Liberty Steel’s impending collapse as furlough ends; private school shuts after 222 years; and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s film company owing millions to suppliers The GFG Alliance that includes the UK’s Liberty Steel is likely to collapse when the furlough scheme ends at the end of September according to industry insiders. Its demise would see thousands out […]

By August 27, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW: Matt Haig’s whimsical fantasy story of a journey into The Midnight Library is an examination of Nora’s mental health and her life choices which she may or may not regret

AXBRIDGE REVIEW: Matt Haig’s whimsical fantasy story of a journey into The Midnight Library is an examination of Nora’s mental health and her life choices which she may or may not regret

REVIEW: The Midnight Library, By Matt Haig Nora has a choice when she enters the Midnight Library after her attempted suicide: to die or to live her unlived lives. The librarian Mrs Elms organises her options of rock star, swimmer and pub landlady amongst others which each in their way appear to initially to be […]

By August 26, 2021 Read More →
BATH VOICE NEWS: super 12ft tall sunflower power for Genesis Trust on West Avenue in Oldfield Park

BATH VOICE NEWS: super 12ft tall sunflower power for Genesis Trust on West Avenue in Oldfield Park

Over 25 households on West Avenue, Oldfield Park, joined together in the street’s second annual sunflower growing competition, a project that originally started during last year’s lockdown to bring the community together. This weekend, 22 August, saw the finale with Mayor of Bath, Councillor June Player measuring each entry independently. The winning plant reached a […]

By August 26, 2021 Read More →
AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: The Children’s Heritage Trail is ready to follow – pick up the easy to complete leaflet from the museum and getting spotting!

AXBRIDGE REVIEW NEWS: The Children’s Heritage Trail is ready to follow – pick up the easy to complete leaflet from the museum and getting spotting!

The Axbridge Children’s Trail is up and running – it features 25 places of interest to follow beginning at the Town Square and ending at the playground on the Furlong Field. Pick up the leaflet at the Museum and see if you can follow the trail and getting spotting. The website www.axbridgeheritagetrails.com  explains how the heritage trail […]

By August 25, 2021 Read More →
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