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Cheddar Reservoir: recent photographs of the magical scene at dawn in July as the waters greet the new day under the shadow of the Mendip Hills

Cheddar Reservoir: recent photographs of the magical scene at dawn in July as the waters greet the new day under the shadow of the Mendip Hills

Summer dawns on Somerset’s large strawberry shaped reservoir between Axbridge and Cheddar are often glorious affairs. Golden sunrises at around 5am are a particular feast as the 1930s reservoir acts as a mirror to the sky. Here a few images of the last few days in July 2019.

By August 2, 2019 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: How it all went wrong for the Labour Party in John O’Farrell’s reflections of the last 20 years of British politics (with wit, wisdom and a few political blind spots)

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE BOOK REVIEW: How it all went wrong for the Labour Party in John O’Farrell’s reflections of the last 20 years of British politics (with wit, wisdom and a few political blind spots)

Things Can Only Get Worse?, by John O’Farrell No wonder John O’Farrell found it so hard to like Jeremy Corbyn in his book Things Can Only Get Worse?, because unlike his chums Gordon Brown and Tony Blair, Corbyn is a real socialist. O’Farrell’s light weight left wing credentials are exposed by the way he so […]

By April 14, 2019 Read More →
Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Rapscallion Magazine, Theatre Review: Crimes on the Nile – hyper fast who-dunnit spoof that is almost too fast at times

Crimes on the Nile. Tacchi Morris, Taunton New Old Friends have created a new comedy genre of a hyper fast moving send up of the period whodunit with their improvised style and joke laced script. The movement and choreography by Gary Sefton is excellent and the quartet of actors’ performances are brilliant in the way […]

By March 2, 2019 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: Have the media fallen for the idea the Royal Wedding will give a billion pound boost to the economy? (when past evidence suggests such an occasion has a negligible effect and may even stall the nation’s finances)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly Despite the claims by some in the media the Royal Wedding on Saturday may not be the economic boost that is claimed. Many editors have fallen for Brand Finance’s prediction that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials would boost the UK economy by £1bn. Headlined by such diverse publications […]

By May 19, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE JOURNALIST: the strange story of a bitter business dispute over a typeface that ended at the bottom of the River Thames in mysterious circumstances (and how a graphic designer today tracked down the evidence beneath the water a century later)

Harry Mottram reports for Print Monthly It is a curious story of how business partnerships in the printing industry can go horribly wrong. One particular bust up between business partners was brought back to life by the typographer and designer Robert Green, who discovered the evidence of a bitter dispute a century ago at the […]

By May 10, 2018 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – THEATRE REVIEW: Boyd’s pitch perfect production of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard without a cherry tree in sight (but is Owusu’s Lopakhin a prediction of a future Putin oligarch?)

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE – THEATRE REVIEW: Boyd’s pitch perfect production of Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard without a cherry tree in sight (but is Owusu’s Lopakhin a prediction of a future Putin oligarch?)

A drowned child, the ever turning world and not a cherry tree in sight. Michael Boyd’s production of Anton Chekov’s The Cherry Orchard at the Bristol Old Vic is set on a minimalist turning circular stage but with a surprising mirror of the auditorium that features a full scale recreation of the seating and dress […]

By March 11, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE FEATURE: Twitter accounts to follow of producing companies

Towards the end of 2014, Flossie Waite and her colleagues put together a list of children’s theatre-related Twitter accounts to follow on her website https://childrenstheatrereviews.com/ Last year they updated the list as the numbers have grown. The list includes individuals, venues, companies, festivals and organisations that are creating, supporting, presenting or writing about theatre for young […]

By January 19, 2018 Read More →
CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: FEATURE: Must see dramas for literature students this spring

CHILDREN’S THEATRE MAGAZINE: FEATURE: Must see dramas for literature students this spring

You can’t beat live theatre when studying a text for school says Harry Mottram. And he offers some productions of interest to schools this spring Students studying drama as part of English Literature GCSE and A Level courses have a number of shows to see at the theatre this year. Yes there’s been a row about […]

By January 18, 2018 Read More →
HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE: latest cartoon for Print Monthly Magazine

HARRY MOTTRAM FREELANCE: latest cartoon for Print Monthly Magazine

Cartoon for Print Monthly’s Soup Box Feature in January 2018  http://www.printmonthly.co.uk/Default.aspx For more cartoons and illustrations see http://www.harrymottram.co.uk/?page_id=911

By January 18, 2018 Read More →
RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: Illustration of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

RAPSCALLION MAGAZINE: Illustration of the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore in Rome

By December 30, 2017 Read More →
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