Friday, June 09, 2006

Friday & the footy begins!

If you hate football then you are probably in for a tough time over the next 6 weeks. The World
Cup finals begin today and England's first game is tomorrow!

Live events today in South Somerset & West Dorset
Karl Webber & Willie Nininger @ Quicksilver Mail, Yeovil
The Bournemouth Sinfonietta Choir with Organist Graham Scott (Hinton Festival) @
St George's Church, Hinton St George
Jonah Matranga, Ian Love, Luke Pickett & Jay Hewlett @ Ski Lodge, Yeovil
Rhythm Junkies @ The Crown, Marnhull
The Chill @ Harry's Bar, Yeovil
Stress @ Fleur de Lis, Stoke-s-Hamdon
The Crack @ Plume of Feathers, Sherborne
Radar @ Poulett Arms, Lopen Head
Virtuoso Violin: Rebecca Pascoe & Alice Rickards @ Meeting House, Ilminster
Hells Bells (AC/DC trib.) @ Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis
Jongleurs @ Crown Inn, Fontmell Magna

Live events today in Taunton & Bridgwater areas
3 Daft Monkeys @ The Westgate Inn, Taunton
That'll Do @ Markethouse, Cullompton
Thick As Thieves @ Pen & Quill, Taunton
Kate Richards @ Monkton Inn
Blazing Stump Folk Club @ Royal Oak, Lux.
Angelica @ The Flying Horse, Taunton
Autumn @ Beam Bridge Hotel
Who's Next @ Cross Rifles, Bridgwater
Kennel @ Ring Of Bells, St James Str., Taunton
Adam Issac @ Vintage Inn, Wellington
Jive / Rock 'n' Roll @ Taunton R'n'R Club

JK Rowling voted Britain's greatest writer
According to a survey by book magazine Rowling has been voted as Britain's greatest writer!

Follow the link to this article which says:
It's usually her wizard hero Harry Potter casting the spells, but it looks like JK Rowling has conjured up some magic of her own after she was voted Britain's greatest living writer.

The online survey placed the popular children's novelist above such literary luminaries as Salman Rushdie and Harold Pinter. And she received three times as many votes as the second-placed author, fantasy writer Terry Pratchett. "Our survey provides a fascinating insight into what the British public thinks makes a 'great' writer" says Christine Kidney of The Book magazine.

Are they mad? Did only pre-teens respond to the survey? Even a dabbler in the reading stakes would surely rank a few writers above Ms Rowling. Yes her books are popular and cracking good romps for the kids but what about Shakespeare? Marlow, Orwell, Emily Bronte, Amis etc etc etc. Sometimes it appears that the surveys are only completed by the pre-teens...aaahh that would explain the results!

The Editor (in grumpy old bastard mode)

No comments: