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Theatre Review: taut, tight and tense – The Memory of Water at the Alma Tavern Theatre

Theatre Review: taut, tight and tense – The Memory of Water at the Alma Tavern Theatre

The Memory of Water, Alma Tavern Theatre, Bristol Tightly directed, tense, and laced with home truths, plus a cast on top form, Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water flips from high comedy to bleak emotional desolation in this sharp production at the Alma. The drama centres around the reactions of three sisters to their mother […]

By February 22, 2019 Read More →
Wow! Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night tickets go on sale with a sparkling line-up for the March 15, Friday night gig

Wow! Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night tickets go on sale with a sparkling line-up for the March 15, Friday night gig

Central Asia, Paignton, horrible children and Brexit are all on the agenda at the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night on Friday, March 15. The 2019 line-up includes a return of the former Soviet Republic of Tajikistan resident Firuz Ozari with his take on the English chat up line and the Taliban’s HR department. Poet and […]

By February 20, 2019 Read More →
Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night: tickets now on sale for the show on Friday, March 15 at 8.30pm

Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night: tickets now on sale for the show on Friday, March 15 at 8.30pm

There’s a brilliant line up for the next Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night at the cinema in the town’s High Street. The gig is on Friday, March 15, and features some of the most exciting names emerging in the scene. Make sure you bag a ticket as they always sell out. call For more details call […]

By February 10, 2019 Read More →
HARRY THE SPIV COMEDY: next date for Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night announced as line up begins to be assembled

HARRY THE SPIV COMEDY: next date for Axbridge Roxy Comedy Night announced as line up begins to be assembled

The next comedy night in Axbridge at the Roxy Cinema will be on Friday March 15th, at 8.30pm. Tickets will be on sale soon with a line up of top comics and entertainers being assembled with details to follow shortly. Mark your diaries and prepare for a night of laughter as comic genius Becky Povall […]

By December 31, 2018 Read More →
Video: the circle of friends forms at the Winter Solstice in Avebury

Video: the circle of friends forms at the Winter Solstice in Avebury

On December 20th, 2018, around 100 people gathered within the inner circle of stones at Avebury in Wiltshire at dawn. The weather was cold, wet and very windy – and the sun was all but covered by a wall of mist, low cloud and greyness, but despite it all the shortest day of the year […]

By December 29, 2018 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – VIDEO: The rain, the wind, the howling storm… and a very British Solstice at Avebury

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – VIDEO: The rain, the wind, the howling storm… and a very British Solstice at Avebury

A storm hit Avebury saw a very British Solstice with a few hardy souls defying the weather and seeing in the non appearance of the sun amid the clouds. Later a circle of friends held hands and heard poetry to celebrate the shortest day of 2018.

By December 23, 2018 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll in Iain Banks’ fictional rock star autobiography about a Scottish song writer in a 1970s super group (except he’s rather coy about the sex part)

Rapscallion Magazine BOOK REVIEW: Sex, drugs and rock’n’roll in Iain Banks’ fictional rock star autobiography about a Scottish song writer in a 1970s super group (except he’s rather coy about the sex part)

Espedair Street by Iain Banks Feel sorry for me. I’m Daniel Weir, known as Weird. A super rich rock star, who writes the lyrics to Frozen Gold’s songs from a working class background in Glasgow who hit the big time without passing through the usual stages of further education or apprenticeships. A penniless 20-something lifestyle in […]

By December 16, 2018 Read More →
COMEDY – REVIEW – Pillars of Society Roadshow in Axbridge is ‘thought provoking and slightly chaotic’ 

COMEDY – REVIEW – Pillars of Society Roadshow in Axbridge is ‘thought provoking and slightly chaotic’ 

Review Pillars of Society at The Axbridge Roxy. November 1, 2018 Replace the House of Commons with the House of Comics, and replace the establishment with a new Utopia based on kindness. Two of the lines that come from a trio of stand-ups who presented their manifesto of mirth at a reasonably packed Axbridge Roxy […]

By December 2, 2018 Read More →
AXBRIDGE VIDEO: Boxing Day in the Square when the hunt meets

AXBRIDGE VIDEO: Boxing Day in the Square when the hunt meets

This is the scene in Axbridge in Somerset on Boxing Day. The Weston and Banwell Harriers do not hunt foxes but follow a scent laid down for the hounds to follow. However there is criticism of such hunts about the land they sometime operate on – National Trust land around Crook Peak on the Mendips […]

By November 25, 2018 Read More →
THEATRE REVIEW: Guns out, nine paces and repeat – ACT Double Bill with The Dumb Waiter and Footsteps in Axbridge Town Hall

THEATRE REVIEW: Guns out, nine paces and repeat – ACT Double Bill with The Dumb Waiter and Footsteps in Axbridge Town Hall

Review: Footfalls and The Dumb Waiter Guns, trauma and an implied menace lie behind two plays staged this week in Axbridge Town Hall. The dramas are Samuel Beckett’s Footfalls and Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter staged by the town’s community theatre group ACT. One is a timely piece about a woman suffering from some form […]

By November 24, 2018 Read More →