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Style has no boundaries

On a short break, last month, I decided to head west towards the beautiful county of Cornwall. I stayed in Falmouth, but walked around a lot and discovered some amazing, truly stunning places, one of them is the paradisiacal Cove restaurant in Maenporth Beach (Falmouth). Below is the view facing diners  from the restaurant. Once at my table, the staff were …

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The dirty, old, moving world of the “Underground”

My friend, the Gentle Author, who runs the splendid “SpitalfieldsLife.com” website, wrote a piece a while ago on Bob Mazzer, the photographer. I had been reading Spitalfields Life for a while, I have been and still am a devoted fan, but this particular piece struck a deeper chord. The article talked about the most incredibly touching AND at times funny …

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“Let there be jazz!” – Ian Chalk – Musician and tutor

Hi, Chalkie, you are a musician and tutor from York. Tell us why jazz is so close to your heart I believe jazz is one of the more interesting musical forms because of the way you prepare to perform it and the execution of the performance. Despite the majority of a jazz performance being improvised, a large amount of preparation …