Monthly Archives: February 2012

Paul Daniels – A Little Bit of Magic

Matt Wingett reviews Paul Daniels at The King’s Theatre, Southsea, 22nd February 2012. Paul Daniels was, when I was a lad, something of a hero of mine. I liked his funny patter, I liked his smooth magic, and of course, … Continue reading

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Against Lazy Atheism – By An Atheist.

After today’s Press Release by Professor Richard Dawkins releasing the results of a survey purportedly showing that there is only a tiny proportion of the UK that are really Christian, an atheist reacts. I’veĀ got a bit of a rant today. … Continue reading

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Simon Callow Shines At Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal, 7th Feb 2012

One of the leading actors of his generation, Simon Callow has had a long and fruitful relationship with Charles Dickens, as his audience at The New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth discovered, on 7th February 2012 – the 200th anniversary of Dickens’s … Continue reading

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Charles Dickens: A Ball In Commemoration Of His Birth, Where It All Began, 6th February 2012

On a cold night on 6th February 1812, Mrs Elizabeth Dickens, heavy with child, attended a Naval ball, accompanied by her husband, John, at the Old Beneficial School building, Portsea. Not far from the high walls of the thriving dockyard, … Continue reading

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Elaine Steel – The Life of the Literary Agent, Portsmouth Writer’s Hub February 1st 2012

On an icy night, through which numerous semi-clad students were wandering along Guildhall Walk, a group of 20 or so writers arrived at the New Theatre Royal, Portsmouth to hear literary agent Elaine Steel talk about the job of being … Continue reading

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