TAMAMBO – ALL THE WORLDS A STAGE

It only takes one visit to a salsa club, and if you get it, you really get it, then in only one heartbeat, it’ll get you right down into the heart of you. And the mystery of it is, it doesn’t matter where you’re from or who you are or what you do, this Latin...

TONY LARA – ON THE RIGHT (BACHATA) TRACK

When he was a child Tony Lara had the firm belief that he could be a professional dancer, and as he says, “Sometimes belief is everything.” Belief may be everything, but sometimes life blows you off course a bit.  Well, we all know that, we’ve all experienced that,...

Back to our roots – Dec 2004

The BBC programme Who Do You Think You Are? has highlighted how popular researching family history has become. This week there’s a chance to start your investigations, says Chris Penhall With the huge success of the BBC TV series, Who Do You Think You Are?,...

Boudicca, warrior queen – Sept 2003

With a new film starring Alex Kingston in ITV this Sunday, Chris Penhall looks at the story behind the fearsome East Anglian rebel. She was of “enormous build, terrifying to look at, with a harsh voice and bright red hair down to her knees.” So said Roman historian...

Chariots of fire – May 2003

Boudicca, Queen of the Iceni, led an uprising against the Roman military that nearly drove them out of Britain. Chris Penhall narrates the bloody seige at Colchester. The statue is familiar to us all: a fierce, imposing figure, standing tall in her chariot, flanked by...