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The Shakespeare Heptet – the greatest unknown band in the UK

And great Art beaten down was the phrase suddenly rolling doomily in my head last night. I was drinking a nice pint of bitter in a pub called The World’s End in Brighton while hugely enjoying The Shakespeare Heptet playing in the corner of a … Continue reading

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A Cancer Landscape

“The disbelief, the grief, the doubt, the flung out, the anger, the banter, the bargaining…” Personal experience enabled English artist Michele Angelo Petrone (1963-2007) reach out to others fighting disease. Diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease at the age of 30, Petrone became artist … Continue reading

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Brighton Fringe – Relationship Status: Desperate

In the week or so since I saw Relationship Status: Desperate I have been forcibly reminded of the sheer power of getting off your butt making something happen. Beth Symons, as well as being my new stepdaughter, is also an actress with absolutely natural … Continue reading

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Brighton Fringe: The Shakespeare Heptet

In the last year or so, The Shakespeare Heptet have morphed from a beguiling two guitar two piece, (with the shade of Shakespeare making up the former Shakespeare Trio) into the barnstorming Shakespeare Heptet who, in its current iteration, also features … Continue reading

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Jeff Keen, SHOOT THE WRX

I have found myself drawn back three times to The Brighton Museum and Art Gallery to look at the SHOOT THE WRX retrospective of the work of Jeff Keen (1923-2012). I hadn’t been aware of his work, before this time, … Continue reading

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The Shakespeare Trio

Well my pals The Shakespeare Trio have just released their first CD. The band is made up of Dipak Chanda and Richard Gibson, as well as the ghost of Shakespeare of course who provides all their lyrics. Like all brilliant … Continue reading

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Pack of 3

The Marlborough Theatre Brighton again is the venue for my next thespy business on the 26th & 27th August. Pack of 3 will be three short plays. My Wrong and Betty the Spacegirl, plus Mark Gandey has an excellent idea … Continue reading

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