Dickensian Christmas Festival Rochester

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The Dickensian Christmas Festival is held annually in Rochester, Medway. Here are some photographs taken during the event on Saturday 2nd December.

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2017 Aylesford Annual Art Show

This year’s Aylesford Art Show took place on 25th & 26th November. I exhibited a few of my wintry-themed artworks in this group show.

Here are some pictures from the exhibition.

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Folkestone Triennial 2017

The Folkestone Triennial is a visual arts festival which has been held every three year since 2008. Contemporary artists use the coastal setting of Folkestone in Kent to create site-specific works that bring art out of the gallery setting and into public spaces. Yesterday I visited the event and here are some photographs from the inspiring Triennial.

Michael Craig-Martin 'Folkestone Lightbulb'

Michael Craig-Martin – Folkestone Lightbulb

Bob and Roberta Smith - 'Folkestone is An Art School'

Bob and Roberta Smith – Folkestone Is An Art School

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Richard Woods – Holiday Home

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Bob and Roberta Smith

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Antony Gormley, Another Time XVIII

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Live music at the Waiting Room

Live music at the Waiting Room

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Nathan Coley - Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens

Nathan Coley – Heaven Is A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens

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World Athletics Championships 2017

On Saturday 5th August I attended the Athletics World Championships with my sister at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Here are some photographs from the morning session.

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Men’s 400m first round

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Katarina Johnson-Thompson waves to the crowd

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Dance Cam!

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The Triple Jumpers

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High Jump in the Heptathlon

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Hero the Hedgehog!

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Hammer Gold Medalist Anita Wlodarczyk

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Heptathlon Gold Medalist Nafissatou Thiam

Victoria in Faversham

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Here are some pictures which were taken during a sunny photo-shoot in Faversham – featuring my beautiful friend Victoria Sheppard.

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Wimbledon 2017

Centre Court: Wednesday 12th July

Mens Quarter Finals:

Andy Murray V Sam Querrey / Roger Federer V Milos Raonic

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Querrey wins 3-6 6-4 6-7 6-1 6-1

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Roger Federer

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Milos Raonic

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Hever’s Home Front Event

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Last weekend I visited Hever Castle for their Home Front event. Here are some photographs from a great day.

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The Sweetheart Swing 1940’s Singers

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A Steam Train Journey on the Spa Valley Railway

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Here are some photographs I took during a steam train journey on the Spa Valley Railway in Kent.  The Railway is staffed entirely by volunteers who give their time to keep this piece of history alive.  If you get the chance, I highly recommend you visit and support this wonderful heritage venture. For further details please visit this link: https://www.spavalleyrailway.co.uk/

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And they named him… Ugly

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I was travelling light on this trip

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“Tickets Please!”

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It’s photography time

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The engine shed

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Kermit and friends on the rail replacement

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Bluebells at Bredhurst

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The countryside at Bredhurst is always beautiful and last month it was particularly so, as the view was transformed by a blanket of bluebells.

Nature changes and adapts to the cycles of the seasons, allowing continuous transformation and renewal to take place. In contrast we can seem rigid and set in our ways. There is so much that can be learnt from the natural world that we are a part of, but often detached from.

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Sew La Di Da Vintage

Sew La Di Da Vintage are a dressmaking pattern manufacturer with a sewing school & fabric shop situated in Lyme Regis, Dorset.

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In the beautiful cobblestoned courtyard of Lyme Regis Town Mill, Caroline Smith has created a sewing sanctuary. The history-rich mill buildings of the courtyard are the perfect backdrop for Sew La Di Da Vintage, Caroline’s studio, workshop and creative HQ, where she designs, creates and teaches vintage-inspired clothing patterns made to fit the modern sewing and fashion enthusiast.*

During my honeymoon in Dorset I visited the Lyme Regis Town Mill and got some photographs of Caroline and her wonderful studio:

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*Infomation from https://sewladidavintage.com – for more details and to book a place visit them on the web.

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