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Border Lines · 2W ago

Words in my window: April

I hijacked the first words of April: MIRACLES/DO/HAPPEN into March. The 16-year-old felt the words that have, by default, become the first of the month were ‘too frivolous and obvious’. But ...
Border Lines · 1M ago

MP rides bear-back as Berwick sculpture trail officially opened.

Today was the official opening of the wonderful sculpture trail here in Berwick’s Coronation Park. Local MP, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, joined the friends and families of the children who’d desig...
Border Lines · 1M ago

Cancer is popular

Look, I know cancer’s everywhere and it can get a bit dull reading about it. But, trust me, having cancer really sucks. In this bowel cancer awareness month, take a moment to check out the s...
Border Lines · 1M ago

Words in my window: March

I ended February with HOME/IS/WHERE so I guess THERE/IS NO/PLACE was a natural bookend. It seems extraordinary that, given that we are all in the world for such a brief moment in time, we ar...
Border Lines · 2M ago

Autumn Festivals: Save the dates

My family arrived in Berwick-upon-Tweed from North London on the last Saturday of August 2010. Our new house was piled high with packing cases and all the loose shoes, clothes horses and pil...
Border Lines · 2M ago

Discovering Paxton House – by radio

I was privileged to be invited by Tony Henk and Colleen Henderson-Heywood to help create a show for local Alnwick-based community radio station Lionheart Radio. I knew that Tony and Colleen ...
Border Lines · 2M ago

‘Rita’: A joyous bar-room romp

Berwick Festival Opera (BFO) charged into its 2018 season at full-tilt this weekend with a truly joyous bar-romp of a show: Donizetti’s ‘Rita’. It is a marvel that Maltings’ CEO Matthew Rook...
Border Lines · 2M ago

There’s no business like snow business

Originally posted on Border Lines: Berwick struggled with the huge snowfalls in November 2010 “It’s snowing! Fantastic! Sooooooo beautiful!” That was me at the beginning of the ‘unprecedente...
Border Lines · 2M ago

Words in my window: February

A ring at the door bell. An old friend I’ve not seen for some time. He cuts straight to the chase: ‘What does it mean, ‘ice and a slice?”. Me: ‘Erm, hi! Yeah. What does it mean?’ Him: ‘Well,...
Border Lines · 2M ago

Damp Knights warm cockles

I have a soft spot for improv. Responding to all that’s said or thrown at you and creating engaging entertainment takes a certain mad chutzpah. On the 80s show ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’, Jos...