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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 […]

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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 →
Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow

Axbridge News – events: Comedy night at the Roxy this week with Pillars of Society Roadshow

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

By October 31, 2018 Read More →
AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall

AXBRIDGE NEWS: Axbridge Community Theatre: a double bill of plays with Footsteps and The Dumb Waiter – November 21-24 in the Town Hall

ACT double bill of drama With two one-act plays ACT is this autumn celebrating  the work of two towering figures from 20th century playwriting – Samuel Beckett and one of his most original disciples, Harold Pinter. One of his earlier plays, The Dumb Waiter is Pinter at his very, very best. Anyone who thinks his work dour or […]

By October 28, 2018 Read More →
AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November

AXBRIDGE NEWS: double bill of plays in the town hall in November

A traumatized woman, two would be gangsters. Haunting and comedic. Two gems of the British theatre. Tickets now on sale for the latest Axbridge Community Theatre productions. 21-24th November, 2018, 7.30pm. Axbridge Town Hall. https://youtu.be/WM9QlES0Ovs

By October 28, 2018 Read More →
Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st

Comedy Roadshow in Axbridge in Somerset on November 1st

Thursday, November 1st Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm The Roxy Presents: The Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow Join us for an innovative comedy show that blurs the lines between stand-up and theatre. Described as “the perfect blend of erudite and silly” by Glas-Denbury Festival, the Pillars of Society Comedy Roadshow will take you on […]

By October 24, 2018 Read More →