Elliott Beddoe

Britain’s Forgotten Music Scene

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Independent music venues in the UK face tough times. Whilst popular music thrives, live music struggles to survive. In an era of financial uncertainty and political division, their presence is pivotal. An unfamiliar face steps out on stage. With only a handful of original songs and a microphone to make an impression, its make-or-break. Watching their performance unfold live in front of your eyes, you gaze in awe. A musical gem has been unearthed and you were there to witness it. Each musician has a beginning. Many of the most…read more

An End of an Era : Searching for Signs of Hockey Life in Britain

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Through their sorrows, Ice Hockey fans explain how The Manchester Phoenix club have decided to call it a day, closing its doors to the public, after generations of sporting history.  In March 2011 the club was at the peak of its popularity. Fast forward six years and the team is closing its doors for the final time. The club attempted to save money. They restructured. All imports were dropped. Unfamiliar faces filled the ice. “Ice Hockey is so much more interesting, its fast and tactical. Its a combination of both brains…read more

The Unsung Heroes: Alzheimers Impact on Family Life

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Caregivers, the invisible casualties of Alzheimers. Emotionally, physically and financially drained, their needs remain unnoticed and untreated.  Its the early hours of the morning, late 2009 and all work has stopped. Confused and alone, an elderly lady oblivious to the time waits in the middle of the road. Puzzled as to why the car garage is not yet open, her mind like a stalled engine that won’t turn over. Her musings are interrupted by the sound of an unfamiliar voice. Startled but it’s only her elder son; “Come with me mum…read more