Issue 053

The Passion



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I’ll always remember the day I interviewed comedian, musician and actor, Bill Bailey. Not just because it was a privilege to chat to one of Britain’s best-loved personalities, but also for the fact that I was sitting in my car in a service station somewhere near Peterborough, balancing my notepad, my phone and my recording device, whilst trying my best not to give any clues as to my temporary, somewhat unprofessional working environment. I think I managed it. At least, I hope I managed it.


We have all seen the sad news regarding Ayr Ice Rink and its closure at the end of September. It feels ironic that this local sporting venue, which has brought joy to so many, has closed when one of its young stars is achieving wonderful things in the sport of ice dancing.


Despite being over forty years old, An Officer and a Gentleman remains one of my favourite films. It’s one of the few films I saw more than once at the cinema and although I would happily watch it again, there’s a new version of this 1982 classic that I’m hoping to see instead: An Officer and a Gentleman the Musical.

The Ayrshire Lads

For those lucky enough to have seen The Ayrshire Lads perform live before, they’ll know what to expect when they return to The Gaiety for a third and final time this February. Or will they?

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I vaguely remember owning a dog. The memories are tucked away in a fuzzy folder, that stage in my childhood impacted by the divorce of my parents. My brain doesn’t allow me to fully remember what life was like but I do remember she was a poodle. Her name was Suki and she appeared at shows. Her puppies sold for big money. I never walked her once. Or threw a ball, or a stick…

What Lies Beneath…

The seabed has been described as a gigantic underwater museum, and that’s certainly true of the waters off the Ayrshire coast, home to all manner of shipwrecks with stories to tell – stories of commerce and pleasure, of peace and war, of hope and despair, of better times and worse times. Let’s look at five of those wrecks, all built with war in mind, and their stories.


WHERE DO I EVEN START? Hannah MacMillan “Did my heart love till now? Forswear it, sight! For I ne’er saw true beauty till this night.”You could argue that Romeo and Juliet is probably the most well-known romance story in the world. The absolute definition of passionate. And yes, once you get past the weird age…

Bitesize Mindfulness: A Guide For Beginners

Mindfulness involves learning a skill that can be introduced in a few sessions and be with you for the rest of your life. It is a skill that can help you to relax, a skill for health and well-being, a skill to soothe and calm the mind, and a skill that can give you the resilience to thrive.

The Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers

The Ancient Society of Kilwinning Archers is the oldest archery club in the UK, if not the world. Established in 1483 during the reign of James III it has continued, with a few breaks, since that time.


CoreSpace: ‘For the original thinker, self-starter who strives for flexibility and great coffee. Start early, work late and be around others aiming for brilliance.’

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