Saturday, 14 January 2017

Christmas In Leicester 2016 - GCR Santa Specials

Take a ride aboard the Great Central Railway`s Santa Deluxe service. We step back in time as our journey begins on the platform at Loughborough station where the Steam Engine sits in steam waiting to take us on a magical trip along the Great Central Railway. With Christmas music crackling over the station PA the festive atmosphere is in full swing as eager young children and adults too complete in Christmas jumpers and hats move about taking in the sights and sounds of the past the GCR is well known for. With a clunk the music is interrupted by a station announcement inviting us to board the train, we find our seats and are offered a mince pie and glass of orange juice or sherry (for the adults) before with a slight bump we are on our way. During the trip we are visited by Mrs Claus some elves and the main man himself Santa who spends some time chatting to my nephews and handing out gifts. The train switches ends at Leicester North (future site of an exiting new national railway museum) and it seems all too soon that we're back at Loughborough and Santa waves goodbye with a Merry Christmas and reminds us that he`ll see us on Christmas eve.

Monday, 28 November 2016

Christmas In Leicester 2016 - Lights Switch On

Filmed at various locations around the city the second of my Christmas in Leicester films takes a look at the city`s Christmas lights as they are switched on signaling the start of the festive season in the city.
Look out for the Naughty Christmas Tree from the same difference street performance group in town hall square (she does not want to be decorated !) the crowds of people taking in the Christmas scenes and listen out for the cathedral bells ringing out across the winter evening.

 more images follow.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Christmas In Leicester 2016 - Snowtopia

As part of an evening of events taking place around Leicester's Christmas Light Switch on the Highcross Shopping Center and events company Maynineteen held an event called Snowtopia.
The gathered crowds where entertained by performances from
Spark ! drummers, Light walkers on Stilts, The Snow Queen and Neon Birds in a high energy and engaging event that turned St Peters Square into a Winter Wonderland full of musicality, rhythm & Impressive light effects.
My film aims to give a taste of the evenings events.
images follow

 further images follow below

Monday, 14 November 2016

Fireworks In Leicester

A large firework display lit up the sky as I traveled home from a LCFC football match so after parking up I filmed this short video of a spectacular display originating from Old Newtonians RFC on the edge of the city of Leicester.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

#SanskritiGrafitti By G Sian at Curve Leicester

A look at artist G Sian`s work on the glass of Curve Leicester entitled Sanskriti Grafitti.
The artist has created a work in which he visualizes the breadth of his understanding of the world contrasting the movement of the reflections and activity in and around the theater with the static lines of the work creating a multilayered effect that when viewed close encourages the viewer to explore the piece so as not to miss any part.
When the piece is viewed from distance the viewer is enveloped into the large scale of piece and becomes part of the work.
The artist himself has worked across various media including  cinema, painting, theater, design, linguistics and classics.
for more information on the artists work see

My film aims to give a overview of the piece and act as a documentation and record of it before its removed in late October / early November 2016.
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