Tag Archives: Cornwall

Going viral, 2020 style …

This is a WriteWyattUK public service announcement … without guitars. Hereby follows a written intermission, after a testing fortnight on the home front in which this website’s sole scribe finally succumbed to the dreaded coronavirus. Normal service will be resumed … Continue reading

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Stop … Start – celebrating the further return of BOB with Richard Blackborow

They say good things come to those who wait, but 28 years is pushing it, surely. At the end of September, late ‘80s/early ‘90s indie force and WriteWyattUK favourites BOB are finally releasing You Can Stop That For A Start, … Continue reading

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Lights still turn green at their convenience – talking BOB with Dean Leggett

Cast your mind back three decades or so. My diaries suggest I saw 148 gigs in the last three years of the 1980s, so inevitably recollections of some are cloudy. But many stick in the memory, not least those documented … Continue reading

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Cutting It Fine: from Making Out to Poldark, and beyond – the Debbie Horsfield interview

Until she took on the most recent screen adaptation of classic Cornish historical literary saga Poldark, writer Debbie Horsfield was best known for a string of Manchester-based dramas. It’s now 30 years since the first of her three series of … Continue reading

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Fisherman’s Friends / Sunderland Crew – Morecambe, The Platform

There was a storm brewing in the Irish Sea last Friday as we parked on the blustery prom at Morecambe and headed across the road from the Midland Hotel to The Platform. It was the sort of night you thank … Continue reading

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Sailing at Eight Bells with Fisherman’s Friends – in conversation with Jeremy Brown

As Fisherman’s Friends, the original sole men and Cornwall’s best-known occasionally off-shore musical export, head back out on tour, it was high time I hollered ‘Ahoy there’ to arguably their second most recognisable singer, Jeremy Brown. The so-called ‘nemesis of … Continue reading

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Stepping back to gain perspective with The Proclaimers – the Charlie Reid interview

This weekend, Cooking Vinyl release Angry Cyclist, the 11th studio album from The Proclaimers, with plenty of dates between now and the end of the year to celebrate on both sides of the Atlantic. Their first LP since 2015’s Let’s Hear … Continue reading

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Notes From a Cornish Shed – Another Shedload by Pete Cross – a writewyattuk review

Trepiddle’s Finest is back, and it’s like he’s never been away. Perhaps that’s because he hasn’t, but that’s not the point. Pete Cross has a new collection of scribblings out, and now it’s December I’ll throw in my first festive … Continue reading

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Believe Me Him – back in touch with Blancmange’s Neil Arthur

Based in Gloucestershire since leaving London a dozen years ago, Blancmange mastermind Neil Arthur continues to divide his time between the Cotswolds and old haunts in the capital. “I really enjoy it, including walks when I finish work or early … Continue reading

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Drawing from experience – the Michael Foreman interview

  It’s been 55 years since Michael Foreman’s first book was published, yet this genial, engaging septuagenarian author and illustrator retains a major passion for his creative endeavours. Perhaps best known for his evocative drawings in works by former children’s … Continue reading

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