Santa’s coming early to St Austell Brewery as Christmas party band Jingle All the Way hit the stage for the last Brewery band night of the year on Friday December 7th. Acclaimed as the only solely dedicated Christmas band in the UK, Europe, and further afield, Jingle All The Way consists of everyone’s favourite Christmas…Continue Reading “Jingle all the way to the Brewery”

Join Sue Ellery-Hill as she chats about the upcoming book launch for Brenda Wootton’s biography. I’m sure other people must have parents who dwell for a while in the full spotlight of public attention… I found it, initially exciting, then challenging, at times boring, irritating and downright annoying, but ultimately – exhilarating – and was…Continue Reading “Writing about your mother… Brenda Wootton’s Biography”

There can be no doubt that a unique sense of difference, and, of separateness exists throughout Cornwall. Forged on a history of resistance, Cornwall is strikingly different to its closest regional neighbours across the Tamar. Many people over the years have highlighted a sense of ‘islandness’, using phrases such as ‘almost an island’ or ‘all but an island’….Continue Reading “Cornwall – Almost an Island?”

Continuing the series on Cornish Hostelries, Kiera Smitheram takes a stroll down to Penzance Prom to explore a pub that revolutionised the Cornish tavern scene in more ways than one. The Yacht Inn sits at the Northern point of Penzance’s famous promenade. It boasts stunning views over the bay to a never-ending horizon that, when…Continue Reading “The Yacht Inn, Penzance”

The signing of the Armistice of Compiègne signalled the end of First World War hostilities in 1918. Sunday 11 November 2018 will mark the centenary of the Armistice. With that in mind it seemed entirely appropriate to publish ‘Those Who Came Home’ by Rob Bristol in memory of everyone around the world who has been effected…Continue Reading “Poetry – Those Who Came Home”

Sue Ellery-Hill is back with another fascinating story in her Brenda Wootton mini-series. Following last month’s biography of Brenda’s penpal Nina Katorza, this month we focus on Nina’s grandmother – Sybella. Sue again utilises Nina’s letters, which combined with historical archives and records, provide a rich source of information for this melding of fantasy and realism….Continue Reading “Lamorna Wink”