Author: Charlotte Mbali

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All Change for Ashford

Charlotte Mbali
Ashford railway station with a Eurostar train on the left

“All change for Ashford” is a drama about the development of the railways through Ashford. It is enacted around the old town centre church.


Moveable Feasts

Charlotte Mbali
Hot Cross Buns on a wire rack

Once every thirty years Jews, Christians and Muslims celebrate their moveable feasts at the same time. 2022 was one of those years.


Pride of Kent Detained

Charlotte Mbali
MS Pride of Kent entering Calais Harbour

P&O ferry “Pride of Kent” has been detained after the new crew failed safety tests. It was also discovered that the equipment didn’t work.

Zoroastrianism at Spring Equinox Festival

Charlotte Mbali

Zoroastrianism in the Middle East On the Spring Equinox (20 or 21 March), people in Iran and many other countries of the Middle East, celebrate the festival, Nowruz. The picture above is a table laid ceremonially with the symbols of this festival: there are candles, plants, flowers sprouting seeds, bread, cheese, rosewater, wine, a mirror, […]