Saturday, 13 August 2016

Barwell #YarnBomb - Leicestershire

The center of the Leicestershire Village of Barwell has been subjected to a #YarnBomb by Barwell Guerilla knitters.
I took a visit to the village to find street furniture, seating and even trees covered in bright wool and fun characters all knitted over several months by Barwell Guerilla knitters and placed around the village in one morning meaning the residents of Barwell woke to a much more colorful and cheerful scene than they where accustomed.
I was told by a group member The event is a way to raise the profile of Barwell in a positive light and hopefully put a smile on the faces of local people (and visitors).

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Heather Scarecrow Festival 2016

I visited the village of Heather to see the Heather Scarecrow Festival now in its 18th year the event sees the small Leicestershire village invaded by scarecrows of many types a number depicting current events, persons and themes in popular culture. Among those depicted this year where
Boris Johnson and David Cameron,
Gary Lineker,
Mr Bean,
LCFC's Jamie Vardy and several inspired by British astronaut Tim Peake.
My short film aims to give the viewer a flavor of the event and by no means features every scarecrow which usually total 60+ in number.
The event runs from 11am Sunday 31st July through to 6pm Sunday 7th August 2016 entry is free but visitors are encouraged to purchase a £2 Scarecrow guide from Heather St Johns Football Club or the village hall where parking and refreshments can also be found the guide lists the scarecrows locations around the village and also features a handy map.
for further information on the event please visit www.heatherscarecrowfestival.com.
images follow


Monday, 25 July 2016

Americas Cup Portsmouth 2016


I visited Portsmouth in the south of England to see the Americas Cup sailing.
The day was officially a practice day but that did not stop the teams taking it seriously as they made their way through the race village and out to their waiting boats.
Before racing commenced we where treated to a display by the RAF display team The Red Arrows who looked spectacular above the UK`s Land Rover BAR team boat as it waited to start racing.
It wasn't long till the racing began in sun soaked Portsmouth and the condition's where perfect for some exiting action on the water,
My film gives a overview of the days events and the atmosphere both on the water and in the race village.
Please note this video is not a race highlights video for full coverage of the event please visit the official website of the Americas cup or their excellent you tube channel.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Stannage International Stunt Team - Verdonbury 3


THESE STUNTS ARE PERFORMED BY TRAINED PROFESSIONALS, DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.
In my film The Stannage International Stunt Team perform at Verdonbury 3 in the Leicestershire village of Newbold Verdon.
The world record breaking Stannage International Stunt Team made up of Stannage family members Mark, Janine and Aaron Stannage have worked world wide for over 15 years (established in 2000) to entertain and bring excitement to audiences of all ages.
The team have performed their shows all over Europe and the middle east returning (pre-Verdonbury) from the Muscat Festival in Oman.
Watch as they ride motobikes, jump vans and perform fire stunts around the arena. Verdonbury is an annual event set up by Newbold Verdon Community Action Group and features stalls and entertainment from the village and local area.

Monday, 4 July 2016

A Visit to Foxton Locks - Leicestershire



I visited Foxton Locks in Leicestershire to explore the ten canal locks that make up the longest flight of locks in Britain.
Located on the Leicester line of the Grand Union Canal about 5 km west of the Leicestershire town of Market Harborough the locks are named after the nearby village of Foxton.
My film joins a narrow boat (Calmer Karma) as it makes it way to the top lock before taking in the scenery along the canal side.

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