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Yoga and Sherlock Holmes – a brace of Pompey events

Two very different cultural events occurred in Portsmouth yesterday, that I was lucky enough to attend. The first was the limb-stretching Yoga for Writers, a workshop run by writer and Yoga teacher Helen Salsbury. A good hour and a half … Continue reading

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Turn The Tides Gently Part 2 – An Opening

Been working on an opening for Turn The Tides Gently part 2. So, here’s something I wrote months ago. What do you think? I will call you “Marine” he says as he looks at the child. About nine years old. … Continue reading

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Extract from The Snow Witch – description of the town

With this section of The Snow Witch, I decided to write a potted history of the town with a level of dark style. Hope you like it: * Sleep. The city sleeps, contracted in the cold to a singularity of … Continue reading

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Does Disney’s new Jungle Book do Pompey’s Rudyard Kipling justice?

Disney’s 1960s adaptation of The Jungle Book and The Second Jungle Book is a classic of silliness with great tunes. It also has, apart from the title and the names of the characters, nothing to do with the pair of children’s books written … Continue reading

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Order Portsmouth Fairy Tales in time for Christmas!

25 Stories, 11 writers, 1 city. £8.99 + £2.50 p&p or £8.99 buyer collects in Portsmouth. This collection of fairy tales for grown-ups contains dark moral tales, historical fiction, sci-fi, comedy, fantasy, crime, memoir and surreal fiction. All the stories have … Continue reading

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Savoy Buildings Site – An Email To Portsmouth City Council Planning Department

Consultation for the Savoy Building site is currently underway and will be drawing to a close soon. I strongly urge you to write to the planning department to voice your concerns about this proposed site. The email to write to … Continue reading

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Why enhancement of Old Portsmouth’s arches is a good thing.

I just had an email through from petition site 38 Degrees about petitions regarding the Portsmouth Arches. They wrote that “Anita”, the petitioner who wants to “save” the arches, argues: “Please do not allow Old Portsmouth’s historic arches to become … Continue reading

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Portsmouth Writers Are The Ones To Watch on 7th March

A new collection of work from Portsmouth writers will be launched on March 7th at The Square Tower, Old Portsmouth at 7.30pm. “Writers To Watch” is an anthology of stories, poems and longer book extracts that was originally showcased by … Continue reading

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After You’ve Gone – What Next After The Three Belles and Sing Sing Sing?

A forlorn sight meets the eyes of the Pompeyite out for a walk on Southsea Common a few days after the circus leaves town. A circle of yellowed grass and a few handfuls of sawdust are all that tell of … Continue reading

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The Three Belles – Next Round of Rehearsals

Well, another fascinating day at “the office” with a full run-through of Sing Sing Sing. Will Keel-Stocker added an extra layer to the proceedings, with his easy smile and questioning brain. There were some really interesting moments as The Belles … Continue reading

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