Keeping the Wheels Spinning – March 2014

With International Women’s Day taking place on March 8, Chris Penhall tells the story of two inspirational Essex women who have, in varying ways, made a difference to cancer sufferers. March 8 is International Women’s Day, and events will be held all over the world...

The Humans Being Project – 2013

With the continued rise in popularity of social media, isn’t it time we stopped to ask ourselves, is anybody actually listening? You could safely assume that with access to all sorts of platforms  to communicate – from mobile phones, social media sites,...

Julian Woollatt – Nov 2012

With an interest in reality that isn’t quite real, Julian brings us his Zombie Photographic Portraits…be afraid! With a Zombie Walk along Southend Pier and a Zombie Ball at the Cliffs Pavilion, photographer Julian Woollatt was way ahead of the game with...

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...

A Portuguese Passion – 2002

The colours and images of Portugal can be found in much of Judith Dawson’s work, for it was here that she developed her passion for painting azulejos – decorated tiles – which has, in turn, led her to establish her own ceramics business,...