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30 March 2012

Voice of the Past


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Copyright © Tim Prevett, www.historyandmystery.co.ukCopyright © Tim Prevett, www.historyandmystery.co.uk

When it comes to very ancient places in Britain, most will be aware of Stonehenge. Websites like The Megalithic Portal demonstrate that there are thousands of prehistoric sites in the British Isles. Tombs, stone circles, individual standing stones and more. I’d like to highlight two of these places which are on The Orkney islands off the north east coast of Scotland.

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28 March 2012

Voices in the Heart


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Voices in the Heart

Alright? Voices in the air, on buildings, clothes, skin, vehicles, radios, phones. We scan these tides of sense and nonsense constantly, making stories.

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Stratford East Singers in rehearsal with Byron Gold. Photography by Tim Hedley.Stratford East Singers in rehearsal with Byron Gold. Photography by Tim Hedley.

With the voice in mind, we thought we’d share some of the spectacular vocal projects currently rehearsing around the country in preparation for performances at BT River of Music on 21 and 22 July 2012. We managed to grab five minutes with Howard Moody who leads Coastal Voices and Byron Gold from Stratford East Singers to get the low down on their choirs’ progress to date…

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26 March 2012

Call to Action: Voices


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The Map Room at IWM Churchill Museum, Cabinet War Rooms - listen to their excellent audio trail as you explore these underground military headquarters. Copyright © Imperial War Museum.The Map Room at IWM Churchill Museum, Cabinet War Rooms - listen to their excellent audio trail as you explore these underground military headquarters. Copyright © Imperial War Museum.

It’s the fifth and last week of our ‘Sights and Sounds’ theme on the blog, with April’s blog posts taking on a more Spring-like quality, inspired by the sunny weather and the first flowers bursting out of the ground. We finish this month’s theme with Voices – those that guide, entertain and move us at sites across the UK. Voices can be very evocative, especially when telling the stories of the past.

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Digital survey of The Street using a Leica C10 laser scanner which generates 3D point clouds. Copyright © Alice Watterson.Digital survey of The Street using a Leica C10 laser scanner which generates 3D point clouds. Copyright © Alice Watterson.

St Kilda is one of the most romanticised remote locations in Scotland today. Lying 40 miles off the west coast of the Outer Hebrides the archipelago was once home to a small community of hardy St Kildans until evacuation in the 1930s.

As part of my current PhD research for two weeks between June and July 2011 I joined the Scottish Ten team on St Kilda to digitally document select areas on the main island of Hirta.

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21 March 2012

Open Air Screens


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Films on Fridges from above. A temporary cinema near the London 2012 Olympic site. Photography by Matt Brown.Films on Fridges from above. A temporary cinema near the London 2012 Olympic site. Photography by Matt Brown.

Screen and cinema summer open-air seasons in London parks fill me with romantic trepidation. The great outdoor experience in the UK, with blankets and beers is the only time each summer that I sit out on the ground for a good few hours, in the open air, with friends around me but surrounded by strangers.

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21 March 2012

2020Vision - The Wash


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Copyright © Chris GomersallCopyright © Chris Gomersall

2020VISION’s photographers have now been out in the field for over a year and some fantastic imagery is pouring in. Norfolk-based photographer Chris Gomersall has been spending most of his life on the mudflats of The Wash, an inhospitable place but one that is rich in birdlife.

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Allt Coire Giubhsachan, above Steall, Glen Nevis. Keith Brame/ John Muir Trust "Wildland" photography project. Copyright © Keith Brame, http://kbrame.blogspot.comAllt Coire Giubhsachan, above Steall, Glen Nevis. Keith Brame/ John Muir Trust "Wildland" photography project. Copyright © Keith Brame, http://kbrame.blogspot.com

Walking on the high summits above Glen Nevis, I encountered two women who said they were walking the West Highland Way. I suggested they were a little off their route, and they said they had become happily distracted from their original plan!

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19 March 2012

Call to Action: Screens


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Hackney MarshesHackney Marshes

March has been a busy month on this blog it seems. So it’s time to take a rest, put your feel up and relax. Maybe watch a movie. Yes this week we’re discovering how the big screen or little screen has such an important role to play in helping people discover and also preserve the landscape and it’s stories.

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St Paul's church, Bristol. Photography by Ian Sumner.St Paul's church, Bristol. Photography by Ian Sumner.

A circus surprise in the heart of Bristol! Since 2005 Circomedia- Bristol’s centre for circus-theatre training- has been proud to call St Paul’s Church their second home. The distinctive wedding cake tower of this stunning 18th Century building lights a kaleidoscope of colours across the city of Bristol at night, a hint that what happens behind the ogee arched doors is far cry from what the exterior may suggest.

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