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...

Chris Richards – books editor

I am a parent of two, an authority on procrastinative crochet, and that PTA member you just can’t break eye contact from in time. Also a graduate of English and Philosophy from Dundee University, I’m rekindling my long-neglected love affair with literature and written ideas. If you like my...

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...

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...

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...

Will Vigar – writer

Will Vigar has written sketches and magazine articles for the BBC, comic strips, songs, novels, and poems. These days, by virtue of studying for a PhD in Landscape and Poetry, he spends most of his time traipsing around places that have been abandoned in order to find beauty in...

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...

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...

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...