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Jane Johnson – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

Jane Johnson - The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

I set about researching our family history and eventually found that 19 year old Catherine Tregenna had disappeared from Penzance in 1625, coinciding with a raid by Barbary corsairs, who stole 60 men, women and children out of a church there one July morning and carried them off to Morocco.

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Elizabeth Fremantle – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

Elizabeth Fremantle - The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

The Tudor Queens' power was necessarily mediated through men but they found ways to force their influence into the public realm and paved the way for the first queens to reign England in their own right

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Reading Contemporary Art Fair – An Interview With Sarah McAllister

Reading Contemporary Art Fair - An Interview With Sarah McAllister

This has to be one of the hardest but exciting things we have to do – select the work to be exhibited. In an effort to get an inspiring tenant mix of medium we choose artists and galleries that bring both quality and innovation.

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Owning Up To Contemporary Art – A Fair-Goer’s Buying Guide

Owning Up To Contemporary Art – A Fair-Goer’s Buying Guide

Deborah and Sarah have been running the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair since 2005, and the Reading Contemporary Art Fair since 2010. “Our aim,” they say, “is to de-mystify the art world and make it truly accessible to everyone. We want to debunk the myth that contemporary art is only for ...

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John Rendall – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

John Rendall - The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

A fifth generation zoo-bred lion (as Christian was) had never been rehabilitated before. Christian became a Lion of Two Worlds.

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Skomer – The Galapagos Of Europe

Skomer - The Galapagos Of Europe

I was awe struck, totally captivated by Skomer's presence and beauty. As I sat the sun had moved and lit the Puffins in front of me, it was ideal.

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To Survive…. A Photographer’s Wild Feast

To Survive.... A Photographer's Wild Feast

One by one, the hungry birds and animals approached the kill hoping for some luck. After twenty minutes or so we witnessed something quite incredible. The Lioness gave in and let the Hyenas join her with her kill!

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An Interview With Professional Photographer, Writer, Adventurer, Graham Seaholme

by Angela Woods
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I never want this injury to define me as a person. I will always fight for my future and for my happiness.

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John Rendall – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

by Sinead Fitzgibbon
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A fifth generation zoo-bred lion (as Christian was) had never been rehabilitated before. Christian became a Lion of Two Worlds.

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Manda Scott – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview

by Rosie Hayes
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The magic of black lines on a white page coming alive in the readers’ heads is an infinite wonder, a privilege and a joy.

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Kate Lord Brown – The Thames Valley History Festival Interview.

by Rosie Hayes
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The memory of Spain is bound up in fragrance for me – saffron and woodsmoke, paella cooking outdoors, incense in the churches, the scent of neroli in the orange groves where we lived.

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A Canvas Of Old Books: Interview With Artist Liz England

by Melanie Gow
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I trust my instincts as an artist now more than ever and it certainly helps to rely on them in a profession where one can feel forced to compromise

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How Far Would You Go? Part 1

by Graham Seaholme
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For 10 days I was captivated by the beauty of the place; The animals in their wild state, predation, nurturing and the warm people – it was a dream come true….until I got ahead of myself:

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Rocking the Planet with Arthur Baker

by Pete Rann
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There a few people that can lay claim to changing the face of dance music, a feat that requires a forward thinking, creative mind, one that has boundless, inhibited energy and is not afraid to take risks; a trend setter not a follower.

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I Love My Village: The Gargoyles Of Ayora Village

by Angela Woods
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The girls came up to the house one dark winter evening with a 5 litre bottle of used olive oil, a bottle of sosa cáustica (lye), a large plastic bucket (extra strong) and a bottle of inexpensive perfume. “We are going to show you how to make soap the campo way,” they said. The fire […]

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How Did We Get Here?

by Andi Reis
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There are two thousand miles between Edward Cozza and me right now. I am leaning on my elbows at my desk in Texas, making dents in my boring At-A-Glance calendar, and I’m chuckling into my iPhone, yet again.

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Mark Eitzel; 30 years in Music

by Sam Wise
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Eitzel and his band are a study in pseudo-shambology; the drummer looks like an aging Michael Caine, and is playing one-handed with one arm in a sling after falling over, breaking it, and contracting gangrene.

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An Interview With Artist Martin Williamson

by Angela Woods
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my final exam mark in the subject was just nineteen percent with the teacher’s lofty comment, “He appears to have lost interest in the subject”

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An Elf-like, French, Buddhist Artist – Annick McKenzie

by Melanie Gow
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Annick McKenzie, is an elf-like French Buddhist, as bright and as colourful as her bold and exciting contemporary paintings

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A Powerful Twist in The Reveal

by Becky Young
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This photograph touched me so deeply, and even more so when it was fully revealed.

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How Long Is A Piece of Spring?

by Richmond Harding
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This project has found me at the most curious crossroads, one that has found me searching, reaching, assimilating and rejecting beliefs I’ve held for some time. It is something which has quite literally taken away the spring in my step.

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“Is The Poet Wearing Thongs”

by Angela Woods
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Cecelia needs little introduction to the many who follow her on facebook, attend her Open Mic performances and have children who are involved in her workshops in the schools that she visits.

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Timmy Mallett Talks Art, Football and Marmalade

by Melanie Gow
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Timmy Mallett is opening the 3rd season of the Windsor Emporium on Sunday, March the 3rd 2013, 10 am, at the historical Guildhall, Windsor.

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Midway Film, Environmental Tragedy And Kickstarter Success

by Melanie Gow
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Chris Jorden’s ability to harness your attention with a simple visual that finds meaning in global mass phenomena is what makes his work so powerful.

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An Interview With British Film Producer, Jonathan Sothcott

by Ed Roberts
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Jonathan Sothcott, Independent British Film Producer, talks about his movies and the state of the British Film Industry.

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A Man Who Just Keeps Getting Up One More Time Than He Falls

by Melanie Gow
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Justin Miles, a man who has set himself just the challenge to overcome everything, every time.

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Paying It Forward, Women Mentoring Women Writers

by The News Desk
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In an industry where male writers are still reviewed and paid more than their female counterparts in the UK, we wanted to balance the playing field. Likewise, we want to give female voices that would otherwise find it hard to be heard, a greater opportunity of reaching their true potential.

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SummerTyne Americana Festival 2014 line up announced

by The Events Desk
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With Americana music more popular than ever in the UK, the SummerTyne Americana Festival rejoices and gets back to the roots of American music.

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Diversity of Storytelling – Author Laura Wilkinson, And Her Latest Novel, Public Battles Private Wars

by Julie-Ann Corrigan
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Written against the backdrop of the 1984-85 miners’ strike, and soon after the Falklands conflict; in Thatcher’s Britain, at the beginning of the true digital age, and the dawn of the rise of the small business, Public Battles, Private Wars examines the life of small-town girl from the fictional mining town of Fenley, Yorkshire, Mandy Walker, twenty-three, married and already with three children.

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Tours Of Affordable Art Fair Available With South London Art Map

by The Events Desk
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South London Art Map are partnering with the Affordable Art Fair in Battersea to run a series of tours of the whole fair and their new projects collective.

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Escaping The Jaws of Fate

by Graham Seaholme
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The crossing had finished and out of possibly 500+ Wildebeest and Zebra only three had succome to the jaws of fate.

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The Great British Sculpture Show 2014

by The Events Desk
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Over 80 sculptural works will be brought together with the aim of bringing the beauty, technical skill and craftsmanship of 3D work in to the aesthetic conscience of the nation.

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Owning Up To Contemporary Art – A Fair-Goer’s Buying Guide

by Cynthia Barlow Marrs SGFA
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Deborah and Sarah have been running the Windsor Contemporary Art Fair since 2005, and the Reading Contemporary Art Fair since 2010. “Our aim,” they say, “is to de-mystify the art world and make it truly accessible to everyone. We want to debunk the myth that contemporary art is only for a select few.”

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The Thunder Of Hooves, The Great Migration

by Graham Seaholme
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Would they indeed make the crossing or simply stay in Tanzania? Would the Crocodiles attack if they crossed? What about the three Lions who were already full of flesh? Would they take the opportunity to capitalise on the situation unfolding?

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To Survive…. A Photographer’s Wild Feast

by Graham Seaholme
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One by one, the hungry birds and animals approached the kill hoping for some luck. After twenty minutes or so we witnessed something quite incredible. The Lioness gave in and let the Hyenas join her with her kill!

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The Only Way To Learn How To Make A Film Is By Making A Film

by Ed Roberts
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I grew up in Cranfield in Bedfordshire. I’ve always loved watching films and had wanted to be an actor. I soon realised that I could have a better control of my film career if I shifted into film-directing.

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