Phoebe Cox

‘The Toffee Hut brings poetry to town’

By Phoebe Cox / May 16, 2022
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On Sunday the 15th of May, history was made here in Mansfield as the year-old quirky cafe on Regent Street celebrated local creativity by hosting one of Nottingham Poetry Festival’s closing acts.  ‘An evening with Richard C. Bower & Guests’ saw the intimate venue sell out as residents came along to enjoy an evening of…

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Rhiannon’s — Ringing ‘like a bell’ through Warsop!

By Phoebe Cox / April 27, 2022
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Rhiannon’s has a whimsical and energetic feel, ringing ‘like a bell’ through Warsop – it certainly captures the eye as you venture down Clumber Street. The store sells vintage and preloved items, with an accompanying studio where mindful and uplifting sessions are facilitated. The adjoining space can also be hired by members of the community.…

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Who is Richard C. Bower?

By Phoebe Cox / March 22, 2022
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Richard carries himself with a philosophical and humble nature, demonstrating an evolving sense of self-awareness that is infectious and commendable, particularly in a world where everyone wants to live externally. Richard prefers to go inwards and draw out the personal, applying his personality and experience to poetry, as a painter brings to life a canvas…

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REVIEW: ‘Marathon In Heels’

By Phoebe Cox / February 21, 2022
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The Publics have a new single on the horizon, and it certainly delivers in true Lics style with an evolving sound. ‘Marathon In Heels’ will be released on Friday, February 25th and this will be the local indie rock band’s first single of 2022. The sound is very Brit-Pop/Rock in its nature and essence, one…

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To Die For, is to die for.

By Phoebe Cox / October 19, 2021
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The venue is central to Mansfield town, across from Regent News and where Vinyl Lounge used to be. Mansfield Market and Four Seasons Shopping Centre are nearby. It is spacious inside, with seating available outside, and a devilish menu ‘to die for.’  This afternoon, I stopped off for a bite to eat and a much-needed…

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ALL ABOUT EBONY

By Phoebe Cox / August 17, 2021
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Ebony Broughton, who goes by ‘EBONY’ is a 15-year-old singer/songwriter from Mansfield. As well as pursuing music academically at her secondary school, due to receiving a music scholarship, Ebony is a member of the local band The Publics. The young singer also works on her solo material when she isn’t performing in her school’s choir.…

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JAMIE ‘JUDOKA’ JOHNSON

By Phoebe Cox / August 11, 2021
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Mansfield district-born Jamie Johnson is a Judo instructor who works for the British Judo Association. Johnson competed internationally before becoming a coach. Johnson celebrated a huge achievement in the Olympics towards the end of July, as one of the young women whom the Warsop resident coaches, Coventry’s Chelsie Giles, won Britain’s first medal of Tokyo…

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SANCTUARY: REVIEW

By Phoebe Cox / August 4, 2021
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Richard C. Bower is a writer from Mansfield who has recently published a poetry book dedicated to his Mum, called Sanctuary. The book is bitter-sweet, as it covers an anthology of poems written by the local writer, with the most amplified emotions being that of love and grief. Richard relates these very human feelings, emotions,…

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#UpTheLics

By Phoebe Cox / July 28, 2021
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What a night! On Saturday, July 24th, The Publics performed for the first time in two years, down at the Black Market Venue. The atmosphere was electric and so was the crowd. It was clear to see that the local 5-piece indie rock band has a lot of solid support as people danced the evening…

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Didn’t You Hear About… Vardy

By Phoebe Cox / July 6, 2021
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Vardy’s new EP PANDEMONIUM 555 is due out August 11th, so we arranged to meet up at The Bold Forester for a pint and a chat about Vardy’s music and what people can expect from the new EP.    As somebody who has listened to the 7 track EP before its official release, it is…

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