Hadrian’s Wall Live

The lives of Roman Legionnaires were re-enacted during the Hadrian’s Wall Live event at Birdoswald and Housesteads Roman forts over the weekend. The event which was organised by English Heritage brought together over 120 re-enactors from around Europe to create a living history camp for visitors to the ancient Roman forts on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland andContinue reading “Hadrian’s Wall Live”

Blyth Tall Ships Regatta

The bustling port town in South East Northumberland played host to the four-day long prestigious Tall Ships Regatta. Up to 30 of the largest and most spectacular ships in the world, some up to 100 metres long and decades old attended the event from Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Poland, the Netherlands and the UK before theyContinue reading “Blyth Tall Ships Regatta”

Legio 1 Italica

Roman soldiers from the Italian re-enactment group Legio 1 Italica took part in a weekend of authentic events organised by English Heritage this weekend that were based around Roman military history on Hadrian’s Wall at Birdoswald Roman Fort. The 130-strong group aimed to bring alive the typical life of Roman soldiers based in this area at aroundContinue reading “Legio 1 Italica”

The Pilgrims

Around one hundred pilgrims from Northern Cross celebrated Easter today by crossing over the mudflats to the island of Lindisfarne in Northumberland. On what was the final leg of their week long journey as they walked from many parts of northern England the pilgrims, many barefoot, walked the two and a half miles along theContinue reading “The Pilgrims”

The Year in Focus – 2014

So once again we’re heading towards that end of year time when many photographers roll out their ‘Year in Pictures‘ features showing some of their work from over the year. So it seems fitting that I post up some pictures from the range of work that I’ve shot this year. Some of it was shotContinue reading “The Year in Focus – 2014”

Beadnell Bay

Beadnell Bay harbour in Northumberland…         You can see more of my work over on my website and blogs via THIS link. All images remain copyright Ian Forsyth

Coast People – Lindisfarne

In a trip a little further north than the usual ‘Coast People’ area I recently visited the small island of Lindisfarne – or Holy Island as it is also known – it sits off the windswept Northumbrian coastline of northern England and is steeped in history dating back to the sixth century. The island whichContinue reading “Coast People – Lindisfarne”

Kielder solstice

Northumberland dance company Dansformation performed a specially choreographed dance for visitors to Kielder Observatory in the early hours of the Summer Solstice this morning. The Kielder Observatory is situated in the remote Kielder forest in the heart of Northumberland and is a centre to promote the science of astronomy and physics to the wider public.Continue reading “Kielder solstice”