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Austin, The Age of Elegance revisits Bournemouth

Paul and Maureen Edwards By Melody A

Bournemouth’s popular ‘Wheels’ Festival opened for the second year in wind-swept conditions today but still drew huge crowds. Amongst the eclectic exhibits, ranging from scooter stunts to Monster Trucks was a dazzling classic car, a 1937 Austin Clifton.

The owners, Paul and Maureen Edwards of Wimborne, a friendly and engaging couple, were happy to share their experience of the elegant vehicle. It featured a cream body, maroon mudguards, canvas roof and leather interior. The Edwards purchased the car from a dealer in Weymouth 17 years ago to replace their previous passion for riding classic motorbikes. Continue reading


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Stunt star Swift rolls into Wheels

Paul Swift

Pic: William Butt. Paul Swift by his racing car

Pic: William Butt.

By Tom Collier.

Paul Swift travelled a good distance from his home town of Durham, to visit Bournemouth with his friends and family to showcase and perform stunt driving. Continue reading

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Big stars roll into Bournemouth for Wheels Festival

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By William B

Cars, big stunts and monster trucks hit this year’s Wheels Festival with some big stars rolling onto Bournemouth’s beach from 29-31 May. Kangaroo kid Matt Coulter, known for stunts in films like Tomb Raider and Tomorrow Never Dies, will be performing, as well as one of the UK’s top stunt drivers, Paul Swift, who leads a team of the world’s best precision drivers.

To find out more visit bournemouthwheels.co.uk

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Quest of Beauty in Bournemouth

gallBy Melody

Russell-Cotes Gallery and Museum opened its doors to a retrospective of Mucha’s iconic, opulent Art Nouveau work on 1 April. This fascinating exhibition of the Czech artists’ work was attended by Mucha’s grandson John and the directors of The Mucha Foundation. Mucha’s idiosyncratic paintings depicting erotic feminine beauty were used on posters, advertising and packaging in the 1930’s. The exhibition which has returned to Britain for the first time in 15 years runs until 27 September. Entrance £6. To find out more visit the Russell-Cotes website.

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In Quest Of Beauty opens at the Russell-Cotes

Russell-Cotes Gallery and MuseumBy Tom

Alphonse Mucha has opened doors at the Russell-Cotes, Bournemouth. The exhibition, In Quest Of Beauty, brings a comprehensive retrospective of his paintings to the museum.  Renowned for his distinctive and still influential style, exploring feminine beauty, Mucha explores a unique range of forms including adverts, magazines and even biscuit tins.

Mucha’s grandson, who attended the opening, said: “It’s a privilege for us to be exhibiting in this extraordinary museum.”

The exhibition will be running from 1 April to 2­­­­­­­­­­­­­7 September 2015. To find out more visit the Russell-Cotes website

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