Monthly Archives: July, 2013

Burwarton Show 2013

This years Burwarton Show takes place on Thursday 1st August, and I have enjoyed myself all the previous years I have gone – especially once I’d located the beer tent,lol. This year the events taking place in the Main ring are -THE IMPS MOTORCYCLE DISPLAY TEAM, who are doing two performances during the day, THE …

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Will Champion (Coldplay)

Will Champion, English drummer and singer with the band Coldplay was born 31 July 1978. Coldplay were formed in 1996 by lead vocalist Chris Martin and lead guitarist Jonny Buckland at University College London. After they formed under the name Pectoralz, Guy Berryman joined the group as a bassist and they changed their name to …

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happy birthday J.K.Rowling

Best known as the author of the Harry Potter fantasy series, the British novelist Joanne “Jo” Rowling, OBE, (J. K. Rowling)was born 31 July 1965.The Harry Potter books have gained worldwide attention, won multiple awards, sold more than 400 million copies to become the best-selling book series in history and been the basis for a …

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happy birthday Bill Berry (REM)

Bill Berry the drummer with Alternative Rock Band R.E.M was born 31st August 1958 and being a big fan of R.E.M I thought I’d post something to mark the occasionREM First emerged in 1980s from the college radio scene, and at first they were scrappy and lo-fi, abrasive but somehow beautiful, and the development of …

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Peter Benenson (Amnesty International)

British lawyer and the founder of human rights group Amnesty International Peter Benenson sadly passed away February 25 2005 at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.  31st July 1921 in London. Benenson was tutored privately by W. H. Auden before going to Eton. At the age of sixteen he helped to establish a relief fund with …

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The Key by Simon Toyne

I am currently readingThe Key by Simon Toyne, the intensely gripping, spinechilling and exciting novel which continues days After the events portrayed in Sanctus (the first novel of the trilogy), and finds American journalist Liv Adamsen lying in isolation in hospital with no explicit memory of what she saw insidincreased the ancient Citadel of Ruin. …

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happy Birthday Sir Clive Sinclair

English entrepreneur and inventor Sir Clive Marles Sinclair was born 30 July 1940. He is most commonly known for. his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.. Sinclair’s icro Kit was formalised in an exercise book dated 19 June 1958 three weeks before his A-levels. Sinclair drew a radio circuit, Model Mark I, with …

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Trance

I would like to watch the film Trance on DVD, which is directed by Danny Boyle,and has been described as a very enjoyable thriller  in which. James Mcavoy plays an auctioneer named Simon, who works in a prestigious auction house and  takes part in a robbery, in order to steal a priceless painting for gangster …

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tribute to Emily Brontë

Best remembered for her classic novel, Wuthering Heights, the English novelist Emily Brontë  was born 30th july1818 in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire She was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell, and was the younger sister …

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tribute to Vincent van Goch

Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent Willem van Gogh sadly passed away 29 July 1890 at the age of 37 years old in Auvers-sur-Oise, France. Van Goch 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 …

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