Day: December 1, 2015

My People – Part 2

Brighton actress, Kate Dyson, concludes her memories of her world famous Great Great Aunt Dolly Shepherd… Aged 16 Dolly had found herself a job as a waitress at the Ally Pally. Why? Because she was desperate to hear the famous American Sousa Band and she certainly couldn’t afford […]

The Peasant Poet

Peter Batten celebrates John Clare… I am! yet what I am none cares or  knows, My friends forsake me like a memory lost… These lines are from the poem, “I am”, which, over the past sixty years, has been read and admired by more and more people. They […]

Season’s Gratings

‘Hateful is the dark blue sky, vaulted o’er the dark blue seas.’ Thus moaned Mr Tennyson’s lotus-eaters. They were the first tax evaders and what a miserable bunch they were! Their cry has occasionally been taken up by their descendants, those British expatriates who sit all the year […]

Get Involved Group

Do you have a lived experience of disability, or care for someone who does? Do you want to have your voice heard, helping to improve services in West Hill, and across the city? Then come and join The Get Involved Group (GIG) at The Fed Centre for Independent […]