Bristol has a lot to offer, apart from the Clifton Suspension Bridge that is. In fact at the Clifton end of the bridge is where you’ll find the Clifton Rocks Railway, and if you’re into trains there’s a lot of history to be learned by taking a tour around this fascinating area of the city. But there’s more to Bristol than first meets the eye, and this includes some great places to eat, things to see and enjoy, as well as places to relax in the evening and soak up the atmosphere. Continue reading
The Lakes and the Dales offer some of the best trails in the UK. Keen walkers descend on the Lake District, weather permitting, to enjoy spectacular views of an spoilt area of the country, yet hidden away and often overlooked by even the hardiest of hikers, are the superb Howgill Fells.
Many of the trails through this forgotten part of the North Country fells are untrampled compared to the walks of Howgills’ more famous neighbours of the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. You would be hard pushed to come across anyone else walking in the area, which means more often than not, you have the place to yourself. Continue reading
Chinwe Ifeoma Chukwuogo-Roy first came to Britain in the seventies after spending her childhood and formative years in Africa. She grew up on her father’s cocoa plantations, was a Biafran (now integrated into Nigeria) refugee and a lady of great determination and courage.
On arrival in the UK, she studied at East Ham College and earned a BA Hons Degree in Graphic design from Hornsey College of Art in 1978. Ten years later, Chinwe began painting professionally and never looked back. She produced wonderful paintings of her native Africa and her adopted county of Suffolk where she chose to live with her family. Continue reading
It has to be said that you either love kitsch art or you positively hate it. However, it could be argued that some of the greatest works in the world could be described as kitsch – Salvador Dali being one artist who produced some rather kitsch masterpieces in his lifetime. These works are now considered to be priceless works of art.
A good example being his portrait of Mona Bismark. This leads to the question why are some artworks thought to be too ‘kitsch’ and therefore attract contempt from many critics whereas other works of art do not? Continue reading
Over the last three years, there’s one building in London that has inched its way to the top and now dominates the capital’s skyline. As of 1st February, 2013 people can now get a bird’s eye of view of London from what is the tallest building in the whole of Europe – that’s all seventy two floors of it. The Shard has been constructed in record time; it’s opened its doors to people who want to get taken to the top in record time too. Continue reading