Shell Grotto, Margate

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A few weeks ago I took a trip to the seaside town of Margate to see its beautiful Shell Grotto. The grotto was discovered in 1835 but is still shrouded in mystery. No one is completely sure who created it, when, or for what purpose. But one indisputable fact is how utterly stunning the grotto is. For more details about the shell grotto please follow this link: http://shellgrotto.co.uk/

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Flossie – created by Fiona Jackson

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The Margate Shell Lady – created by Ann Carrington

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The Altar Room, featuring an image from a seance in 1939

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Kent Life

Here are some photographs from my visit to Kent Life on Easter Day.

For more details about Kent Life please visit: https://kentlife.org.uk/

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Tedwina at the Kent Owl Academy, Kent Life

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A Ballerina Goat!

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Samantha x

 

 

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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Alexandra Palace (2)

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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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Andy Murray

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Sam Querrey

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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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Victory for Federer 6-4 6-2 7-6

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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 journey continues

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The engine shed

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Kermit and friends on the rail replacement

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