Review: High energy entertainment from Eliza and the Bear at Komedia

[This review was first published on the Brighton and Hove Independent website on August 13, 2018. The original story can be read here:] Komedia played host to London-based outfit Eliza and the Bear on Saturday, who brought indie-pop, high energy fun to the venue’s studio room. Indie-rock band Glass Peaks opened the show, followed by […]

Uncovering the history of Arundel Gallery Trail

[This story was originally published in the August 2018 edition of etc magazine.] Emily Jessica Turner speaks to a trail team member who has been exploring the history of the town’s longrunning celebration of creativity The oldest walking art trail in the world, Arundel Gallery Trail celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. To mark this […]

Around the world with George

[This story was originally published in the August 2018 edition of etc magazine. A PDF version of the article is available at the bottom of this blog post.] Emily Jessica Turner meets a Midhurst writer who has penned a memoir about her travels around the world ‘Planning my trip, I breezily muttered: ‘huh, travelling solo […]

Tales from the Archive: The ‘Mermaid of Bognor’

[This story was first published online in the Bognor Observer on July 26, 19, 2018. The original story can be read here:] Did you know that Bognor Regis once had its very own mermaid? An article was published by the Observer in October, 1987, following a woman who took a trip down memory lane by […]

Hidden histories and family drama: a review of Loves, Lives, and Letters

[This story was published on July 24, 2018, on the BAVS Neo-Victorian blog. Read the original story at] – Lives, Loves and Letters: The Goring Family of Wiston, Sussex, 1743-1905 is a book with a peculiar origin story. The publication came about following the discovery of a wooden box, labelled Wiston Estate, containing nearly 400 letters, […]

A review of Social Creature

In the tradition of the Victorian gothic tale, Social Creature is a novel of uncanny doubling. Duality runs throughout Dr Tara Isabella Burton’s debut novel, from the protagonist’s champagne-fuelled ‘seeing double’ to the ubiquitous smartphones which replicate hand mirrors and capture the glamour of every social outing. Social Creature begins as Louise Wilson, a girl […]

Creating in the community – meet Shoreham Art Gallery’s curator

Emily Jessica Turner talks to the curator of Shoreham Art Gallery, a arts space with strong links to the community [This story was originally published in the July 2018 edition of etc magazine.] Starting with a creative vision and evolving into a community space run by a collective of 24 local artists, Shoreham Art Gallery […]