Pitmen’s Pride

From early morning on the twelfth of August in 1871 groups of miners and their families made their way steadily towards the City of Durham. Like small conquering armies they headed towards the cathedral city along the small roads and tracks that snaked through the countryside marching behind heavy canvas banners held aloft by thoseContinue reading “Pitmen’s Pride”

The Great North Passion

The Great North Passion event held today, Good Friday, in Bents Park in South Shields, England involved the telling of the Easter Passion story by collaborating with local artists who were commissioned to transform metal shipping containers into artistic works reflecting many regions and issues from around the northeast. The 60 containers were then placedContinue reading “The Great North Passion”

The Doncaster Parade

Around 250 soldiers from 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery marched through the streets of Doncaster today to mark their recent return from operations in Afghanistan. The troops were being given the freedom of the town and were also being presented with operational medals for their most recent tour in Afghanistan. The soldiers were led throughContinue reading “The Doncaster Parade”

The Foghorn’s Lament

Hundreds of spectators crowded onto cliffs in the northeast of England earlier today to watch  a musical performance celebrating the foghorn. The event, held at Souter lighthouse in South Shields, England was called ‘Foghorn Requiem’. It was written by Orlando Gough and was performed by three brass bands, an armada of ships that were positionedContinue reading “The Foghorn’s Lament”