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David Milliband heads Covid-19 panel

FORMER Foreign Secretary David Miliband, president of the International Rescue Committee, is heading an online panel discussion examining the impacts of Covid-19 on developing countries. The event on Thursday 2nd July is being hosted by BBC chief international correspondent Lyse Doucet. Others taking part are film-maker Waad al-Kateab, Dr Hamza al-Kateab, Syrian doctor and director…

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BookBound breaks the viral bonds

YOU may be stuck at home, in Covid-19 bondage, but there are exciting literary adventures to be found at an imaginative new virtual literary festival founded by Somerset-born writer Georgie Codd, the author of the critically acclaimed, newly published We Swim To The Shark. Georgie, with writer friends and book-lovers, and the support of  Wasafari magazine,…

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A helping of BEAF stew

THE adventurous Bournemouth Emerging Arts Festival, which inevitably had to postpone its live events, is continuing to support local artists and businesses, sharing their various creative and charity efforts through its new BEAF Stew newsletter. The aim of the weekly newsletter is to report good news, creative campaigns and workshops and activities online. The first…

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Best-sellers and international debuts at anti-viral litfest

BEST-selling authors including Sarah Perry and Clare Pooley, Costa Children’s Award-winner Jasbinder Bilan and debut writers from around the world will be taking part in BookBound 2020, the first-ever anti-viral literary festival, running online from Monday 27th April to Sunday 3rd May. The seven-day celebration of the written word is the brainchild of Somerset-born Georgie…

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What is PR? – new book

AN experienced public relations consultant has written her first book, aimed at helping people to understand what PR is and how it can help their business or organisation. Gloucestershire-based  Andrea Sexton has nearly 15 years experience in PR and has launched  What the H*ll is PR Anyway? to help business owners and entrepreneurs understand how…

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Let me tell you a story …

ONCE upon a time, there was a wonderful storyteller called Michele O’Brien, and she had a magical idea to help parents and children in this difficult time. Michele is inviting young children to “sleep tight with Sunday night bedtime stories” from the Facebook pages of Poole’s Lighthouse arts centre. Starting this week, Sunday 12th, with…

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