Monthly Archives: August 2013

MILES SALTER – “ANIMALS”

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MILES SALTER – “ANIMALS” (reviewed by Steve Rudd) Few collections of poetry pack as hearty a punch as the second from York-based writer and musician Miles Salter. The eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2011’s ‘The Border’, this collection focuses on all manner …

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EMMA FORMAN INTERVIEW

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EMMA FORMAN INTERVIEW Hi Emma, how are things? I’m doing good thanks. Hope all is well with you. For those who don’t already know, you’re a singer-songwriter from Aberdeen. How old were you when you first started writing songs, and …

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TOM HINGLEY INTERVIEW

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TOM HINGLEY INTERVIEW (with Steve Rudd) Hi Tom, how are things in Tom-Land? Good… positive and very busy what with new baby Mabel who arrived on January 1st, and two new albums… ‘Sand’ which is acoustic, and ‘Paper’ which is …

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STRAY DOGS & CHEEKY MONKEYS

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I’d barely made myself at home in Lopburi, and I was already on the verge of being chased out of town. From the off, as I ambled out of the train station after catching an early morning train north from …

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GALTRES FESTIVAL!

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GALTRES FESTIVAL: August 23rd, 24th and 25th at Duncombe Park, Helmsley. FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND DANCE We’re in for something very special again this year – around 100 top acts on seven stages over three days – headlined by Reef (Friday), Maximo Park (Saturday) …

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THE ONE-HUNDRED BAHT EXPERIENCE

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I was searching for The London Hotel, having had the place recommended to me by a friend. Paying close attention to the road signs, I was definitely heading in the right direction as I made tracks away from Phitsanulok’s train …

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GO EAST!

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Tuk-Tuk!’ came the shout across the concourse. In the same beat I was offered a taxi, before a middle-aged lady rushed up offering me a cut-price massage. And this was all out front of Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, into which I’d …

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GOING BARMY IN BARRA

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As I grew increasingly accustomed to the laid-back beach-life around which the tiny Pacific Coast town of Melaque revolves, I realised it was going to be no easy task to pull myself away from this area of Jalisco, Mexico.The pace …

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ONWARDS AND UPWARDS

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I don’t do early mornings. At least I don’t do them very well. I mean, was it 5 a.m. already? We’d had less than two hours of sleep, and it was time for my friend Evangelina to whisk me to …

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A MAN ON A MISSION

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In terms of beaches, visitors to Mexico genuinely are spoilt for choice. World-class stretches of sand are to be found gracing both The Pacific Coast and The Gulf of Mexico, with old favourites in the ridiculously commercialised forms of Acapulco …

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