Wonderfields Festival

(Last Updated On: June 29, 2018)

A reminder that the  Wonderfield festival is happening this weekend – with a chance to see my granddaughter Lea amazing everyone with her silks performance, along with her silking partner Amber!

It’s an arts and music festival with all sorts of mind and body- enlivening goings on, as you can see if you visit the website: http://wonderfields.co.uk/whats-on/

Lea and her fiend will be silking from trees in the delightful woodlands at the festival site in Great Fulford – a real life Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Bob Jope  Healthwatch Torbay


Apart from five years studying in Oxford I’ve lived most of my life in London where for many years I was Head of English in a prestigious girls’ school, but since taking early retirement and heading West to be nearer to my two daughters - settling in Torbay with my wife, Anna, in 2011 - I’ve worked in the voluntary sector. I took on the role of Service Provider, for example, promoting the Red Cross Torbay Navigators Project, while now I’m a Trustee and part of the Media Team for our local Healthwatch. I’m a governor at Torquay Academy, too, giving me the chance to stay up to date with what’s happening in the world of education. Other interests, aside from friends and family, include art and art history, reading - from contemporary fiction and poetry to Elizabethan/Jacobean literature - history, politics, cooking, walking, and music, in particular Bob Dylan, the blues, and early Elvis. I love writing, too, with one novel published so far – Elvis in Wonderland – and another, Who’s There?, that still needs plenty of work!