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Creative Caversham – Alison Galer

FLOWER POWER – LOCKDOWN’S SILVER LINING Outdoor spaces have taken on a new importance in the past year. This month Elestr Lee meets Alison Galer of Florence Gardening, whose expertise enhances gardens all around our […]

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Creative Caversham – Sherrie Tuhy

(A or THE) PERFECT PLACE TO FIND OUR INNER ARTIST This month we meet a woman who has made it her mission to allow others to discover the joy of creativity. Elestr Lee meets Art […]

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Creative Caversham – Nicolette Carter

EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY Nicolette Carter talks to Elestr Lee about the TV challenge which put a spotlight on her artistic talents. The past year has proved exceptionally busy for this month’s artist. Not […]

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Creative Caversham – Mary Phelan

PEOPLE WITH busy lives need to find some way of balancing life’s pressures. Some may enjoy sport or physical activity, but for others a creative outlet is the perfect solution. Mary Phelan, who grew up […]

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Creative Caversham – Roger Smalley

FIREPLACE THAT LIT A PASSION FOR SCULPTURE This month Elestr Lee meets long-time Caversham resident Roger Smalley, who discovered a talent for working in stone through one of those classic 80s DIY projects… OUR ARTIST […]

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Creative Caversham – Lou Jessop

Embroidery and the use of textiles can be raised to an art form in talented hands, as Lou tells Elestr Lee. THERE has always been a tendency for the art world to regard embroidery or […]

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Creative Caversham – Liz Real

POP ART – TO HELP OUT! by Elestr Lee LIFE MAY be changing in ways that were unimaginable at the start of 2020. But creative new ways of coping and living with the ‘new norms’ are […]

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Community Connections – Matt Emmett

Community Connections by Caroline Gratrix – Matt Emmett is a Caversham based landscape and heritage photographer. His eight-year photography project titled ‘Forgotten Heritage’ won him Architecture Photographer of the Year in 2016 and then the inaugural […]

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Bessie bakes her way into the news

The Covid-19 lockdown in summer 2020 was a difficult time for everyone. But for Caversham schoolgirls Bessie (10) and her sister Milly (12) it was especially tough having to cope with home-schooling while also helping […]

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Community Connections – Ruth Martin

Community Connections by Caroline Gratrix – During lockdown, kind hearted local candle maker Ruth Martin suspended production of her candles to make hand creams for local NHS workers. Ruth, along with neighbour and friend Antonia from […]