Monthly Archives: March, 2013

Tribute to Franz Joseph Haydn

Austrian composer Franz Joseph Haydn was born on 31st March 1732  and grew up to be one of the most prolific and prominent composers of the Classical period. He is often called the “Father of the Symphony” and “Father of the String Quartet” because of his important contributions to these forms. He was also instrumental …

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John Constable

English Romantic painter John Constable sadly passed away on 31st March 1837. Born 11th June in 1776 in East Bergholt, Suffolk, He is known principally for his landscape paintings of Dedham Vale, the area surrounding his home—now known as “Constable Country”—which he invested with an intensity of affection. “I should paint my own places best”, …

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Angus Young AC/DC

Angus Young, the Scottish-born Australian guitarist and founding member of Rock Band AC/DC was born 31st March 1955. AC/DC were Formed in 1973 by Angus and his brother Malcolm Young, who have remained the sole constant members. The band are commonly classified as hard rock, and are considered pioneers of heavy metal, though they themselves have always …

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Charlotte Brontë

English novelist and poet Charlotte Brontë Sadly passed away on 31 March 1855, at the young age of 38. Born 21st April 1816  She was  the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell. Charlotte was born …

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Labyrinth

 Having read Kate Mosse’s internationally bestselling novels Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel, I would like to watch the lavish two-part TV adaptation based on Kate Mosse’s novel Labyrinth which has been made by Ridley Scott’s production company, Scott Free and is being screeened during Easter 2013. Part of the story is set in Medieval Carcasonne during 1209 …

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Easter Sunday

Easter  is a Christian feast and holiday celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ on the third day after his crucifixion at Calvary as described in the New Testament. Easter is preceded by Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains the days …

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It’s a time-machine, you never have to wait for Breakfast

The new series of Doctor Who began on Saturday 30th March 2013 with a jazzy new theme tune and a redesigned T.A.R.D.I.S interior and starts with an episode called The Bells of Saint John.  The episode starts with The Doctor (Matt Smith) eventually tracking down Clara Oswald (Jenna Louise Coleman) who has no memory of …

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Tribute to Van Gogh & Happy Birthday “Slowhand”

Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh was born 30th March 1853, his work is notable for its rough beauty, emotional honesty and bold color, had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. After years of painful anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a gunshot wound, generally accepted to be …

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Happy Birthday Graeme Edge (Moody Blues)

Graeme Edge, British drummer and songwriter with the Moody Blues was born 30th March 1941. The Moody Blues formed on 4 May 1964, in Erdington, Birmingham, England containing Ray Thomas, John Lodge, Graeme Edge and Michael Pinder The name developed from a hoped-for sponsorship from the M&B Brewery which failed to materialise and was also a …

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Tribute to “Cuddly” Dudley Moore

Best known as being one half of classic comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, The late great English actor, comedian and composer Dudley Moore CBE, sadly passed away 27th March 2002. Born 19th April in 1935, He  first came to prominence as one of the four writer-performers in the ground-breaking comedy revue Beyond the …

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