Not long after my arrival to Bournemouth, when enquiring about alternative dining options for vegetarians, vegans and those just looking for a warm enclave to while away the hours, I kept on hearing mention of a certain green gourd of questionable sanity. I was thankfully relieved to find that it was in fact one of the town’s most frequented and beloved all-Vegan café/bistro; The Mad Cucumber.  

Owned and run by Ewelina and Kamial Obrebska/Obreski, the couple have been steadily developing a loyal...

September 16, 2017

For many years, Myriam San Marco didn’t write, wasn’t creating. From a Parisian, bohemian upbringing she was for the first time in a stable situation, finding herself somewhat unsure. It was not, she says, “how she saw herself.” Working at the time in social care, aiding those with issues of mental health, she was forming her own arts collective (Jericho) which sought to induce a variety of creative endeavours to those involved. Alongside recycled art and scavenger projects, one of her students...

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