Season of the witch – Oct 2002

In the 16th and 17th centuries, Essex was ‘witch county’, a hotbed of ignorance, superstition and fear which Matthew Hopkins exploited in his self-styled role as Witchfinder General. Chris Penhall investigates. Hallowe’en, the Ancient Celtic New...

Salsa therapy

IT’S January, it’s grey, it’s cold, it’s S.A.D., and we take up a little more space than we did in November; what to do? The papers are full of de-tox diets to get you over Christmas and lift your spirits, TV is awash with pundits talking about mood-enhancing...

Out of the comfort zone

As someone once said, a Salsa Congress is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you gonna get…well you do, but at one and the same time, you don’t. If you see what I mean. Let me explain: You get used to going to your regular classes, seeing your friends,...

I love clothes!

Anthropologically speaking Thriving only in that small salsa bubble found in dimly lit salsa clubs, the salsa diva (lat: dancus et dancus…et dancus) looks and feels out of place in the outside world. Her bright plumage and sparkly tops displayed to coax even the most...

In the beginning there was music

Little did I know when I hesitantly walked through those Salsa doors for the first time that I was at the beginning of what has become a serious addiction…I honestly did think before I embarked on my first mambo that I could just dabble in this salsa stuff...