Girl power

Sep

2

2016

Girl power

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Now is the time for girls football, as Charlotte Pearson discovers in Ford. The women’s England team are the second most successful English team after the World Cup winning 1966 squad. Clare Nichols Picture: Sussex FA After finishing third in the 2015 women’s World Cup they surpassed the 1990 men’s...

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Picture perfect

Aug

23

2016

Picture perfect

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Hampshire photographer Paul Dawson-Plincke reveals to Alex Jenkins what made him pick up a camera and his top tips for choosing someone to cover your big day. With the wedding photography business a saturated market it is difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff – of which Southampton photographer...

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Chasing a dream

Aug

23

2016

Chasing a dream

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Phil Hewitt catches up with a ballerina set to perform in Southampton. In terms of excitement, Isabelle Brouwers puts it in the as-good-as-it-gets category – to work and perform in English National Ballet’s creation of a brand-new version of Giselle, the greatest romantic ballet. Isabelle Brouwers Even...

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Brains behind the blooms

Aug

23

2016

Brains behind the blooms

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Charlotte Pearson picks the brains of a specialist horticulturalist. Most people who have owned an orchid will know the struggle of keeping it alive. So having the opportunity to talk to Simon Richards, product developer for horticulture at Marks and Spencer, it was the first thing on my mind. “Orchids...

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Fickle Friends

Aug

23

2016

Fickle Friends

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Fickle Friends may be under the radar at the moment,  but Charlotte Pearson predicts big things. For anyone heading to Together the People this month, you might be forgiven for thinking that Fickle Friends are the new kids on the block. However, the Brighton band have been a firm fixture on the festival...

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Spitfire Sisters

Aug

8

2016

Spitfire Sisters

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Charlotte Pearson heads back in time with the singing trio the Spitfire Sisters. As the opening notes on the piano are played you can imagine yourself in a smokey bar in the 1940s. But then you stop and listen to the lyrics ‘your tweets are depleted, your Facebook has been read, why don’t you try...

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Pitch perfect

Jul

27

2016

Pitch perfect

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Laura Cartledge meets two volunteers whose life is still being changed by the London Olympics. If you put me on a podium and asked me to sing the national anthem, I’ll admit I would probably have to hum parts of it. This, and the fact you often see team line ups struggle with the words, is just one...

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Pells pool

Jul

27

2016

Pells pool

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Rachel O’Brien talks to Tanya Shadrick, the first writer-in-residence at Lewes’ Pells Pool. Imagine, for a moment, swimming in an outdoor public pool. What might you expect? Perhaps, in summer, sun-warmed water and at busy times a buzz as pool-users take a relaxing dip or drill daily lengths. Chances...

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Jack Savoretti

Jul

27

2016

Jack Savoretti

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Singer Jack Savoretti talks to Charlotte Pearson about his new album and trying to catch Lionel Richie at a festival. A festival is a great place to discover new music, but for those on the line up it doesn’t offer the same opportunities to go and see singers and bands perform. “I don’t always...

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Seth Lakeman

Jul

1

2016

Seth Lakeman

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Seth Lakeman talks to Charlotte Pearson about his latest album and his new sound. When it came to working on his latest album folk singer Seth Lakeman knew he wanted to do something a bit different. “The sound that most people associate with me involves a fiddle but this time I wanted to do something...

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