Sally Churchward – founding editor

I have worked as a local journalist and freelance writer for almost 20 years. I’m passionate about local journalism, and believe it has an important role to play in supporting local communities to grow and develop. I founded In Common after being made redundant. I didn’t want to stop telling...

Katie Isham – writer

Born and bred in Southampton, I try to escape but it always seems to pull me back. Maybe it’s something to do with the pull of the sea; I’m always happier near the coastline. Life working with teenagers in a Southampton school keeps me busy and fortunate to see...

Martin Brisland – writer

I was born in Southampton in 1953, educated at Freemantle Juniors, King Edward VI School and the University of London, where I gained B.SC and an MA. I worked in further and higher education, and had a parallel career in music, playing keyboards in many local bands until I...

Martin Davis – website designer & writer

I do the techy/nerdy bit as website designer and builder (still-moving.co.uk).  I haven’t promoted this kind of work for a while because I have been too busy, but when Sally Churchward first announced her ideas about this project it caught my eye!  Having previously worked in media I confess...

Catherine Collins – writer

As a former feature and entertainments writer for the Daily Echo and various other publications (and now working in communications and PR) – I believe everyone has a story to tell… it’s just a matter of helping them to tell it. I’m really looking forward to being involved and...

Nick Mabey – writer

I often describe myself as a father, partner or brother and sometimes a coach, teacher or mentor. I rarely say I am a writer even though I do write a lot, personally and professionally.  Most of my writing is self-published and so In Common is a new experience for...

Chris Moorhouse – photographer

I’ve worked in photography for about twenty five years. My influences include Asadour Guzelian, Brian Harris, Jane Bown and Eamonn McCabe, as well as my English teachers at school, Mr Jenkins and Mr Purcell, both of whom encouraged a love of story-telling. It’s probably fair to say that the internet...

Anita Foxall – poetry editor

I’m Anita Foxall and though I’m not Sotonian, I’m a Southampton poet. I host and organise the monthly spoken word open mic Write a Note and attend many others in the area. I have also been actively involved in organising poetry showcases, because I like the company of poets...

Mike Daish – photographer

I was born in the New Forest and have lived in or around Southampton most of my life.  I’m a keen photographer and there is not much I enjoy more than getting out with a camera for the day. I also like doing a bit of digital art in...

Charlie Hislop – writer

Charlie Hislop I would say I’m a writer, but I don’t do it enough to say that – yet. I’m a father of creative grown-ups, a long-distance cyclist, music lover, and I struggle with life a bit. I’ve always believed that people should be heard and have a seat...