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‘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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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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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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PUSHING BUTTONS: THE ALTERNATIVE SOUND OF RICKY

By Phoebe Cox / June 7, 2021
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Ricky Boot is a local producer, who is self-releasing an EP on June 11th and is kindly offering 5 free digital downloads to anyone who follows him on Instagram and messages him with #MansfieldOnTheMap. Ricky will drop 5 of you a code, so you can have a listen to Pushing Buttons before its official release,…

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