The Mind Mending Project – A Guest Post From Felipe Fale

It has been 13 months since I had a stroke. Robert McCrumb would say: “It’s a soft, inoffensive word – you stroke a baby or a lover. The term “stroke” is slowly being replaced by “brain attack” in the hope that new language will sponsor a new attitude towards the illness.” Strokes are lethal, that’s…

To See Or Not To See: BSP’s Hamlet Review

May I take a brief moment at the beginning of this review to honour the memory of both Kevin Dicker and John Slocombe, the two plays being put on by the Bournemouth Shakespeare Players this year were their favourites and it is a fitting tribute indeed. Having worked with them both in the past the…

Save Bournemouth, Save The Winchester

When I moved back from London to Bournemouth four years ago, I thought the days of watching my favourite haunts and venues swiftly transform into chain stores and swanky restaurants were behind me. Sadly, as it plays out, this is clearly not the case. In London gentrification is very real, and unsurprisingly fuelled by capitalism and commerce…

Festivals for the Future: Use your Power – Vote!

Not enough young people are voting, the opportunity to have a voice and a say in the future is now! Recognising that this could quite possibly be the most important election for a generation, a collective of festival organisers, pub-venue owners, artists and young voters have all come together to try to inspire political engagement…

Coulrophobia: Two Creepy Clowns Sighted At Pavillion Dance

Two creepy clowns have been sighted in the Bournemouth area and citizens are advised to lock their doors tightly, or at least mime erecting a wall. Accused of multiple counts of tomfoolery, assault with a chainsaw, grand theft tank, grievous bodily harm, indecent exposure, grotesque public displays of affection and comedy with intent to delight,…

Jeykll & Hyde/Nerve Review

Sat centre stage Ellie Jekyll pours herself another drink as the lighting turns scarlet red, confiding in new neighbour Abigail Hyde we learn that she has just lost a child in the operating theatre. It might not be the Jekyll & Hyde we know but it wrestles with the same monsters, life, death, duality and…