The Daily Mail recently trumpeted that: “Plushly renovated prisons make for secure, quirky homes with colourful histories“. The article about Shepton Mallet Prison was discussing the merits of moving into a £125,000 cell turned flat [...]
Returning from Kerala - my third visit in two years – I find myself impatiently counting down the days until I can return. I have got to know Kerala over the past five years through working with a chain of Keralan restaurants in the UK. Kerala has b[...]
If a place has a clear identity (something in particular it is known for) it can make it a rather special place. An identity can perpetuate in many forms and this provides tangible gains - in a cultural and economic sense.
Waking to a BBC news alert – presented as an almost triumphant musical signature on my mobile , I learnt, like so many others, that David Bowie had died. This was shocking. Many of us had his smiling face imprinted on our minds because of a photo [...]
Shepton was shining last night with around 100 lanterns made and paraded with pride from Collett Park to the Market Place. Young and old, long-standing residents and those new to the town reflect what Shepton IS. A creative community spirit clear to us al[...]