Tag: Anna Morell

Let’s go to… The Copper Rivet Distillery, by Anna Morell

Copper Rivet Distillery

The Victorians had a thing for waterworks. The machinery which transformed society and industry, they clad in buildings as good as palaces. Crenellations, towers, ornate brickworked structures like gussied up churches, they window dressed the plainer iron and clank beyond with the architectural equivalent of a crinoline. One such building, Pumphouse Number 5, sits behind…

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A summer of Sick! by Anna Morell

Sick!

A whopping one in three people suffer from an invisible illness. And you can’t tell. Because they’re some of the most normal people you know. They’re also some of the most bad-ass, creative people you know, like Zara Carpenter and Matt Bray, Medway-based artists who are running Sick! – a contemporary arts programme funded by the Arts Council and supported by Medway Council Arts Team running in Rochester and Chatham this summer.

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Who is… Calista Kazuko?

Calista Kazuko

The first photo I saw of Calista was of her perched on the edge of a grand piano, surrounded by hip, young, beautiful things, legs seeming to stretch up beyond her hot pants to her armpits, head thrown back, knee bent up, as if crunched into the split second before unleashing an earth-splitting howl of laughter, or to knee anyone who dared dispute her place as Queen of LA that night in the face.

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Review: The Beast at Betteshanger Country Park by Anna Morell

The Beast

We’re up and out early. An hour’s drive east to The Beast. The sky thickens and darkens as we drive, mammatus clouds gathering above us, gloaming, bright white light around ominous globules. Everything feels foreboding, and then the sky opens. Lightning splitting the sci-fi sky, and thunderclaps announcing pouring rain. What the heck have we let…

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Let’s go to… Crampton Tower, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Museums
Crampton Tower

Thomas Russell Crampton was your average Victorian engineer. You know the type, phwoarsome sideburns, knocks off a few railway engine models and gauge systems, builds the odd bridge, tinkers a bit with pioneering submarine telegraph cables to France. Decides bigger is better, and invents boring machines to take carriages to France under La Manche. Hangs…

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Gig Review: Kai Hoffman at the 144 Club, by Anna Morell

  • Posted by Anna Morell
  • Jazz / Music
Kai Hoffman

I love jazz. A hep cat singing scat, a low-slung trumpet slurring over a double bass beat. It unhinges structure. It loosens up the hips and the mind. And it’s pretty hard to find in Medway at the moment outside of a Sunday afternoon in The Eagle. Which was why I was intrigued to be…

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