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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Jai Chandegra, Bar Manager

I have actually lived in Australia a couple of times. I lived in Brisbane for a year-and-a-half, and in Melbourne for a year. In Brisbane, I was just bartending in bars and restaurants, whereas in Melbourne, I was managing venues as well. I would say my favourite place in Melbourne was this little neighbourhood bar called Collection Bar. It was partly owned by this genius dude... I can't remember his name, but I remember this cocktail he created called The Laphroaig Project -- it's amazing...

Entertainments

Sport

Harry Shaw, Golf Coach

I played at a very high standard when I was younger. Actually, I was the county captain for numerous years. I broke into the men's first team when I was 16. Managed to travel away with them quite a bit. I played in Portugal and at a couple of events in America as well. I had a really cool and fun childhood with golf. It then became more of a hobby as I grew up and I've just got back into it this year, playing at the Clutch Tour as a professional...

Transfer Window: Who Should Bournemouth Sign This January?

For the majority of this season, Bournemouth haven’t been able to put games to bed – five of Bournemouth’s eleven wins have only been by a one-goal margin. The Cherries have also recorded the third-most draws in the league – three coming from winning positions and another three goalless. This once again highlights Bournemouth’s inability to see games out. On paper, Bournemouth’s 37 goals are impressive, but their 45 expected goals (a metric which assesses every chance, essentially answering the question of whether a player should score from certain opportunities) would suggest the Cherries have squandered multiple chances...

AFC Bournemouth: The Threat of the Transfer Window

The Cherries sit in third place of the Championship table after following their 1-0 victory over Stoke City at the weekend. These impressive performances have highlighted just how talented their squad is. It is a reveal that could put their future success at risk. The transfer window rumours have begun to swarm that many great names are being tipped for big money departures...

Business

Alejandra Carreño Garzon, Industrial Designer

I started wondering, "Who could be interested in this?" My business partner, Eduardo Ghini Cordero, joined me six months after I started working on the idea. He helped me see a different perspective, bouncing off ideas and support. Even though it's great to do things on your own, I do not have all the answers. We shared a lot of the same values and we introduced them into the platform: community, collaboration, value in knowledge, accessibility, sustainability...

Ben Ide, Founder: Ben’s Wood Den

I started doing it as it's always been a hobby. I've been doing woodwork since I was about 12. I don't have got any qualifications on paper; just taught myself over the years. I actually had my own carpentry business a few years ago now -- not called Ben's Wood Den - but I ended up stopping it because it was rather stressful. Too much work and I couldn't keep on top of it...

Studio Zipcode Offically Back to Business

The shop was still operating online during the second lockdown. But as of 4th December, you are welcome to come in-store and browse around. At a time when shopping locally has never been more important, this independent shop, which made its way into our community during the first lockdown, has come back to greet us with its funky, original, and creative signature style. Studio Zipcode started as an online platform during the first lockdown and its success led it to expand into a physical store in Winton...
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Jamie Webb, Videographer & Photographer

Ever since I was 14 or 15, I wanted to set up my own media company. And I went to college to specialise in media. I made the bold decision to make an Instagram account. Just wanted to get my work out there to as many people as I possibly could. The more work I did, the more it progressed and I built a bit of a following. And then I registered it as a business - JKW Media - which was followed by my getting more clients...

Carl Draper, Founder: Waveslider Photography

I spoke to a friend who had just come out of jail. He had reformed in prison and had new direction and purpose in life instead of robbing banks. He was living in Bournemouth, which he said was amazing. I was lost at the time - at a point in life where it was clear that jail or an early death was looking most likely. There's not much to do in a broken-down pit village! I went to visit him for the weekend and never went home. The people here were different and it felt like you could be who you want to be. People were genuinely nice...!

Artisan Studio Reveals Hidden Talents

Seven years ago, art projects manager Pauline Stanley realised she needed to make a change. Her work projects had become stale, and there were no new collaborations scheduled in her planner. Thus, in November 2013, she welcomed the first students to Artisan Studio, Bournemouth and Poole's Independent Community Art Studio...

Kristina Šukelytė, Photographer

I have been interested in photography since middle school. I loved to play with my grandad’s film camera -- I found it really mesmerising how the image appears on the paper from nothing. In addition, I love looking back at old photos. We are so lucky to live in an age when we can capture special moments in photographs and keep them with us forever. Plus, I love working with people. It's very rewarding to be able to capture memories for them. I would say it's my passion...

Top 5 Photographers to Look Out For in 2021

We haven't seen the world as much as we would have liked to in 2020. The beauty of social media is that there are multiple platforms where we can share the most incredible pictures we've been able to capture, no matter what restrictions we are under. Bournemouth and its residents are no exception...

Virginia Coe, Co-Founder: Vinilo Record Store

A vibrant new shop, stacked with independent, eclectic music, classic and current. Get to know one of the owners of Vinilo Record Store and...

Latest Articles

Kamil Skalczyński, Chef

Several authorities in the food world gave me direction in making decisions and remaining consistent in what I do. People like René Redzepi of Copenhagen’s Noma, which has been voted the world’s best restaurant a few times. Also, Wojciech Modest Amaro, who was awarded the first Michelin Star in Poland. There are many others, but I would say the person who really gave me my taste for cooking is my father. He cooked great at home and taught me a lot. My mother always says, “You’re the same as your father!”...

Live & Unheard – 3rd April 2019, Lighthouse Theatre

A trio of local unique and up-and-coming acts took to the Sherling Studio at the Lighthouse for this month’s showing of Live & Unheard...

Empire Affair, Band

We really liked Empire Affair because it was a very contrasting name. You have the connotation of an empire, which is grand and for all to see, and then on the flipside, you have an affair, which can be something very seedy, very dirty and quiet and secretive. We liked how contrasting those concepts were, and that’s why we went with it...

Mikey Ball, Musician

My dad actually played the guitar. So, it was the instrument I naturally saw around and wanted to get involved in. And I just took to it. I loved it as soon as I picked it up and never wanted to put it down again...

Emily Millar and Noirin Drumm, Film Producer and Director

Emily came to me with the concept. She told me that she would like to make a film based in Northern Ireland during The Troubles, but that came from the perspective of the Punk Movement. That was very up-and-coming during the later half of the ’70s. And when I came to researching that, I found there wasn’t that much documentation of this era...

Nate & Lee MacKenzie, Theatre Producers

There are two main goals that we have in mind for the company to grow and develop. One is that we host our own work using people in the community that are interested in the same sort of thing that we do...