Posts By: James Hall

George Newton – Carpenter & Historian

Entering George Newton’s workshop is a hazardous experience: the sloping shed roof full of suspended tools, and for a tallish, clumsy bloke like myself, getting clocked by a bafflingly intricate bit of carpentry is a cert.  Yet once in it’s fascinating: years of built up work, uncountable shelves, racks and drawers packed with everything  woodwork.

The Turrell Brothers – Filmmakers

Good friends of the paper, the Turrell Brothers – those highly talented filmmakers you may remember from such films as Tummy Bug and their music video for The Madeline Rust – are up to their old tricks again. They got in contact recently to let us know that they’re making a new film, titled Poison… Read more »

John Currie – Film Maker

Hi John. Tell us a little about yourself…. Married for over 20 years, 5 wonderful children and I travel across the country with my business as an Independent Procurement consultant (and no I won’t bore anyone explaining what that is!!! My kids have already explained that it is quite dull). Played cricket for many years… Read more »

Mouni Feddag – Illustrator

Hello, my name’s Mouni – you say it like ‘Moony’ (it’s Algerian) – and I draw things. I suppose I’m an illustrator.

Sara Gaynor – Photographer

You’re the person responsible for setting up the excellent White Wall Gallery at the White Lion: what inspired that? I went into the pub last summer and got talking to Sergio about art and his love of culture etc, I then mentioned that I was an artist and exhibit work at times. I asked him… Read more »

Matthew Plowright – Painter, designer, book designer, surrealist

Your work is hugely imaginative, often surreal. Tell us why that is? I don’t think painting reality has ever been my strong point. It doesn’t excite me and it is beyond my ability to slave over a really accurate depiction of something exactly as it really is. I think my natural reaction to that is to delve… Read more »

Bunny Moonstone – Vlogger

You might have guessed, but our Creative this week works under a pseudonym. You might not however have guessed at what a Vlogger actually is. We wired up our webcam and had a chat with Ms Moonstone:

Megan Tayte – Writer

What inspired you into writing? Your website explains that it was a long-held ambition, but what pushed you to go pro? It’s really the only thing I’ve ever felt truly passionate about (well, there was a brief dalliance with the theatre, but that’s best left in the past!). I always wanted a job that involved… Read more »

Scott Bennett – Comedy

Scott Bennett is very funny. I mean, VERY funny. His live act is in turns hilarious, side-splitting and wet-yourself laughing funny. Yet it also has a real warmth to it, a fondness for the everyday absurdities. He is also something of an expert on carveries. A handy man to have around on a Sunday Afternoon… Read more »

Sarah Daykin – Jewellery

If you’ve ever been around Barton’s market, you’ve probably had your eye caught by the work of Sarah Daykin, the talented craftswoman behind Zebra Jewellery. A hobbyist from her teens, she made he step to go professional 4 years ago and she happily announces that she is ‘still going strong! … I liked the idea… Read more »

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George Newton – Carpenter & Historian

Entering George Newton’s workshop is a hazardous experience: the sloping shed roof full of suspended tools, and for a tallish, clumsy bloke like myself, getting clocked by a bafflingly intricate bit of carpentry is a cert.  Yet once in it’s fasc...

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