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Historically, the Renaissance of the 15th-17th centuries was followed by the philosophical advances of the Age of Enlightenment. Now that the council’s troubled Medway Renaissance regeneration board has been dissolved, what can be learnt from the failure to deliver its … Continue reading

  • Posted on 15. September 2012
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Los Salvadores’ Incredible Shrinking Man EP follows the traditional EP format of providing a shot across the musical bows, a statement of ‘where we are now’ before moving onto bigger things. Surprisingly for a folk band, that’s the most traditional thing about … Continue reading

  • Posted on 15. August 2012
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A couple of months ago, The Medway News carried an interview with John Terry, owner of the Tap ‘n’ Tin in Chatham. In it he pronounced the Medway music scene well and truly dead. The “right” bands were no longer interested in … Continue reading

  • Posted on 30. July 2012
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Cropping up around Medway lately are shops, restaurants and coffee shops that are making the place resemble a lightweight version of Brighton’s North Laine. The fact all these funky places seem to stay empty baffled me until my wife (who … Continue reading

  • Posted on 3. February 2012
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Well who’d have thought it? Nine weeks on from the capitulation that was the Gills’ 2010-11 season and things appear rosy in garden Priestfield for the first time in many years. A vicious cull of dead wood within the squad … Continue reading

  • Posted on 9. January 2012
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ME5 Records is a Medway based dubstep, drum & bass, hip-hop and grime based label, run by producers Matthew Boyce (Boycey/80yc3y) and Stephen Perry (Pez). Boycey started out as a DJ and found his feet whilst spinning records on pirate … Continue reading

  • Posted on 3. October 2011
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Poet and translator Lucien Stryk suggested that the best poet will find nature anywhere. The same might apply to a painter, but this can be a tall order on some streets. Sometimes there’s little besides brick and concrete, a weed … Continue reading

  • Posted on 13. June 2011
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So, where do I start? The Singing Loins are indeed legends in their own lifetimes. I am still amazed by how little is known outside the mainstream, or even outisde of Medway, about this band. Even when the writing and … Continue reading

  • Posted on 27. April 2011
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The Medway Broadside will be launching in November 2010.  Anyone in Medway can write for the Broadside – it’s a volunteer run, community focused publication and we’d love to hear from you if you have anything to contribute. If you … Continue reading

  • Posted on 3. December 2010
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A single muted guitar announces ‘Victory’, the first song on Garden Of England, the debut album by The Flowing. Then comes a hopeful declaration: ‘I am now marching to the beat of a drum. We must question every answer on … Continue reading

  • Posted on 30. April 2009
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