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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 […]

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Creative Caversham – Gloria Pitt

COLOURFUL CAVERSHAM by Elstr Lee Anyone who has completed the Caversham Arts Trail, or visited exhibitions put on by Caversham Artists, will have seen the stunning scarves designed and woven by textile designer Gloria Pitt. As […]

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Creative Caversham – Janina Maher

BROUGHT TO BOOK by Elestr Lee MANY OF us have coped with lockdown by catching up with some reading. And books – in the form of stationery – have also come in useful to store tidied-up […]

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Creative Caversham – Barbara Goodbun

DEARLY PRE-LOVED by Elestr Lee USUALLY, new works of art or craft are just that – new. However local artist Barbara Goodbun has for many years been creating wonderful works of art using old, recycled materials. Greta […]

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Creative Caversham – Charles Burns

LIFE ON THE SHARP EDGE by Elestr Lee MOST artists build up a range of favoured ‘tools of their trade’ – but Emmer Green silhouettist, Charles Burns, lives by just one item – his surgical scissors. […]