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Friday, October 23, 2020

Maciek Kijewski, Founder: Molecular Magic Creative Catering

Food is a very big thing in my family. We don't have any chefs apart from me and my brother. But in terms of background, it is just passion and love for good produce, and that's how I grew up. I grew up with good food; curing, preserving, smoking... Sunday lunches with the whole family... that's how it started...

Entertainments

David G Taylor, Artist / Writer

My artwork sometimes features textile-like abstract patterns and colours that reference artists such as Alexander Calder and Joan Miro. I’ve developed a language of ambiguous shapes and marks that could be read as purely decorative, but on closer inspection suggests otherwise. As a collagist, I’m influenced by the Dada and Pop Art movements. There's also definitely a Punk aesthetic. I’m obsessed with lurid Day-Glo colours, and I’m trying not just to appropriate photographs, but often to annihilate them...

FOAMA: In Conversation with Matt Jolliffe and Adam Jaynoy

Adding to the list of jewels in our interviewee crown, we got to speak with the biggest DJ teams coming out of Bournemouth. Allow...

Mohammad Mouselmani, Filmmaker

Growing up in Lebanon, there was not much sympathy for those wanting to pursue an artistic career. And so we asked Mohammad to comment on how that challenged his dream of filmmaking and creating. The ideas and inspirations behind Black and Nothingness were also a point of focus for this interview. In addition, we found out a little about future projects...

Sport

Poole and Bournemouth Netball Clubs Return to Courts

The new government guidelines allow organised outdoor sports such as netball. Adhering to official regulations announced by England Netball on 22nd September, netball is currently at Stage 4 on the Return to Play Roadmap. This means competitions are permitted, providing they are modified following the government framework...

Christchurch FC: Journey to the FA Cup

Christchurch FC kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over division foes, Bashley. In the second round, the Hurn Bridge outfit welcomed Dorchester Town, who sit two divisions above them in the Southern League South. This match-up didn't daunt Christchurch, who very much dominated the majority of the game. They needed Dorchester to clear the ball from their goal-line twice, before getting a well-deserved 89th minute winner...

British American Football: A Sport Rising in the South

Bournemouth Bobcats’ wide receiver coach Jason Griffith believes that British American Football has the potential to develop from the amateur level. But how exactly...

Business

Robbie Smith, Director: Heritage Pet Products

During lockdown and following it, we have heard our share of stories about new businesses starting up and thriving. We thought it was about time we heard of a well-established company coming out the other side. For Heritage Pet Products in Hamworthy, and its director Robbie Smith, COVID-19 brought its share of challenges to overcome, but also had its benefits (at the risk of sounding crass...)

Cameron Varnish, Founder: Hurricane Apparel

I didn't really think anything of it until the events company came along. We were trying to get some branded merchandise together. Just for giveaways and to wear at our events - to give us an edge over everyone else. Went to a guy in Winton - Otto House - fantastic printer - who does screen printing. When you do a screen, you have to do a lot. Like a minimum order of 20, and they all have to be the same. Great quality, but I was there thinking, "I want every one to be different. If there was a way of doing it differently, I would do it"...

Cashing In: Bournemouth Economy Boost with Premier Success

On 27th April 2015, AFC Bournemouth stole all the headlines as they earnt a promotion to the Premier League. A moment in football many fans could only see in their wildest dreams, but Eddie Howe and his team very quickly became talk of the town. This amazing feat sent supporters into elation, yet, even more so, there was plenty of room for optimism for the town of Bournemouth and South West region...
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FOAMA: In Conversation with Matt Jolliffe and Adam Jaynoy

Adding to the list of jewels in our interviewee crown, we got to speak with the biggest DJ teams coming out of Bournemouth. Allow...

Georgia Hall Wins Cambia Portland Classic for her First Major US Victory

A visibly emotional and understandably choked-up Georgia Hall wiped away tears of joy after she won the Cambia Portland Classic. A deep sigh of relief and wry giggle as she said, “I am just so happy!” in response to how she felt. Deservedly so! 14 years of hard work, dedication and sacrifice came to fruition with Georgia claiming her first US title...

Local Man Sheds Six Stone After Falling in Love with Running

In 2014, Darren confesses to being in a dark place. His struggles and pent-up emotion led him to start kickboxing, and then onto Weaver's Boxing Gym in Ferndown. He thoroughly enjoyed the chance to get in a ring and spar, but recalls "After I completed one round, I was absolutely shattered'. His coach pulled him to one side, and told the then 15-stone Darren, "You've got to get fit. Get yourself out running"...

Coastside Crossfit: A Sporting Community Like No Other

Following two years in Sydney and the expiration of his visa, Liam Hogan returned to Bournemouth and began work managing a couple of the local gyms including Littledown. Once he had "learnt the ropes of managing and doing PT", he was able to pull it all together and in 2017, Coastside Crossfit was born on Southbourne high street. It wasn't long until membership numbers were thriving, with classes running all morning and then again in the evening...

Nathan Emmanuel (a.k.a. Nayshan), Musician & Journalist

Initially, that was through university. In my final year, I had to make either a presentation or a mini documentary piece. Now, me being me, living outside the box, I didn't just want to make that regular documentary-style kind of thing, and talk about my so-called financial issues during university. I wanted to make it different; I wanted to put it in a narrative form that people are more likely to connect with and engage with. Something different that catches their eye a bit more, and that's what really inspired the rapumentary style...

Art, Design & Photography

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David G Taylor, Artist / Writer

My artwork sometimes features textile-like abstract patterns and colours that reference artists such as Alexander Calder and Joan Miro. I’ve developed a language of ambiguous shapes and marks that could be read as purely decorative, but on closer inspection suggests otherwise. As a collagist, I’m influenced by the Dada and Pop Art movements. There's also definitely a Punk aesthetic. I’m obsessed with lurid Day-Glo colours, and I’m trying not just to appropriate photographs, but often to annihilate them...

Sisi Zombori, Food Sculptor

Who said food is just for eating? Szimonetta Zombori shows people every day numerous artworks that, instead of taking form in clay...

Immy Fooks, Artist / Illustrator

I will jot things down as soon as they come into my head before I forget, and then start mind-mapping my ideas on a page. Then I would probably do some initial sketches, to get an idea of what it is that I want to visualise. I’m inspired by artists such as Vincent van Gogh and illustrators like Katie Scott, who makes botanical illustrations, and Camilla Perkins. Her artwork is amazing, I really like it as it’s very colourful and I’m drawn to colour and pattern...

Daniel Wretham, Photographer

Originally I purchased my first camera in my twenties, which was a film camera. I mainly shot wildlife and the occasional sunset with it, as I was very much a newbie and just shot things that interested me. But this fuelled my passion for it, despite film shooting being a lot more tricky to master than digital...

Rick Walker, Artist / Creative Director

I have always loved drawing. I grew up in the late '80s when people were really into hip-hop. Everyone wanted to be either a DJ, a breakdancer, or a graffiti artist. I was very bad for the two first ones, and actually quite good at drawing, so I got stuck to drawing. I got into graffiti at an early age and that’s what taught me that I had a passion for colours, typography, and illustration...

£900K CRF Grant Secures Immediate Future for Lighthouse

A future for Lighthouse, Poole's Centre for the Arts, is secured. Today, they announced they are to receive a grant of £987,964 from the Cultural Relief Fund. This funding comes as part of the £1.57 billion designated by the government to help cultural and entertainment venues like Lighthouse, Poole...

Latest Articles

#ThrowbackThursday – Bournemouth Pier

  Can anyone guess when this photo of Bournemouth Pier was taken? Definitely looks a lot different to how it is today! If you have...

David G Taylor, Artist / Writer

My artwork sometimes features textile-like abstract patterns and colours that reference artists such as Alexander Calder and Joan Miro. I’ve developed a language of ambiguous shapes and marks that could be read as purely decorative, but on closer inspection suggests otherwise. As a collagist, I’m influenced by the Dada and Pop Art movements. There's also definitely a Punk aesthetic. I’m obsessed with lurid Day-Glo colours, and I’m trying not just to appropriate photographs, but often to annihilate them...

Local Trio Raise £1,200 for Crohn’s and Colitis UK

Three local lads undertook a mammoth hike around the Isle of Wight to raise an amazing amount for the Crohn's and Colitis UK charity... A...

Poole and Bournemouth Netball Clubs Return to Courts

The new government guidelines allow organised outdoor sports such as netball. Adhering to official regulations announced by England Netball on 22nd September, netball is currently at Stage 4 on the Return to Play Roadmap. This means competitions are permitted, providing they are modified following the government framework...

Christchurch FC: Journey to the FA Cup

Christchurch FC kicked off their campaign with a comfortable 2-0 victory over division foes, Bashley. In the second round, the Hurn Bridge outfit welcomed Dorchester Town, who sit two divisions above them in the Southern League South. This match-up didn't daunt Christchurch, who very much dominated the majority of the game. They needed Dorchester to clear the ball from their goal-line twice, before getting a well-deserved 89th minute winner...

British American Football: A Sport Rising in the South

Bournemouth Bobcats’ wide receiver coach Jason Griffith believes that British American Football has the potential to develop from the amateur level. But how exactly...

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #35 — Season Finale: 2020 Quiz-ion

Dale, Aaron and James were able to convene again in their old recording venue in Boscombe to produce this Season Finale. A quiz in which Aaron and James' wits and intelligence are pitted against one another. The prize? Well... there isn't one really, other than the label of "Intellectually Superior" (within the confines of this podcast...)

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #34 — A World Without Money, HQB Studios, and Would You Rather…?

We begin with Aaron's plans for a world without money, and the chaos it could potentially bring with it. Then Dale moves onto a different kind of plan -- one that follows on from a much earlier episode, which aims to turn HQB Media into a major media company on the South Coast. And finally, James, who has spent much of this season delivering tongue-in-cheek political commentary and economical forecasts, has finally exhausted his subject ideas and instead contents himself with a game of Would You Rather...?

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #33 — Con Artists, £5 Billion on Bournemouth, and Saving the Arts

Having tried to solve most of the bigger world issues and controversies already, our presenters were feeling a little more low-key this week, beginning with Dale contemplating a life of crime and starting a Hustle-style con artist family. James pulls us back into the realm of reality, debating how Boris' £5 billion nest egg could be spent on improving Bournemouth. Aaron rounds things off with a subject incredibly relevant to him -- about how important saving the arts is, and how our artistic venues can recover from the recent crisis...

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #32 — Spirit, Independent Dorset Taking Over Southampton, and Universities

Aaron kicks off the fourth-from-last episode of this season of Bournemouth Backchat (only three episodes left now - can you believe it?) with an elongated discussion about various spiritual aspects. What can we do to engage our own spirit, and those of others who have passed on. Psychics, fortune tellers and meditation all get a mention as well...

Bournemouth Backchat Episode #31 — Obesity, COVID-19: The Second Coming, and Heroes & Legends

It's among our numerous recurring themes on Bournemouth Backchat to think of ways to solve worldwide issues. This season, we have already debated ways to resolve racism, whitewashing history, and human stupidity. And it's the turn of obesity this week, courtesy of James...