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Review of Jaleo Flamenco, Snape Proms

First a confession. I know nothing about the traditions and technicalities of flamenco. The other time I have seen it performed was on a holiday in Seville several years ago. But the movements, stamping, clapping and music (and the heat) all left a huge impression upon me.
The great thing about Snape Proms is that every year Aldeburgh Music brings to Suffolk, as part of the festival, musical genres that may be unfamiliar and give audience members a chance to try out something new.

Diary of The Cruise: A Life at Sea- Dubai to Southampton

Day 90: Dubai 26°
As Rachael Jackson, Fred.Olsen's PR manager, hadn’t disembarked when we arrived from the UK, we all dashed around the ship meeting key people on board.  Jetlagged, I promptly forgot just about everyone but luckily Kevin has a much better memory for faces. Then we were on our own to supervise a film crew!
Day 91: At sea, from midday. 36°

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Wartime Memories Rekindled

Inside the Clifford Road air raid shelter museum

Some tourist attractions are a little out of the ordinary. Standing at the top of a flight of steps leading down into the tunnels of a spacious air raid shelter beneath a school playground , it is hard not to experience a shiver when you remember why it was built. How the children, clutching their gas masks, with sirens wailing, would have been hurried underground by their teachers. Neither adults nor their charges would know what sights of devastation would greet them when the all-clear sounded and they could return to the surface and their lessons.
 

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Behind the Scenes….at “The Cruise: a Life at Sea”.

How does a Suffolk-based cruise company react when the BBC asks if they can film a TV series about the chaplain on a round-the-world voyage? With mixed feelings?  
"We were very excited to undertake our most ambitious filming project with the BBC earlier this year, said Nathan Philpot, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, “and we hope that it will give viewers a real flavour of life on board with Fred. Olsen, and the valuable role that the Chaplain plays during a cruise.”
 

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Review of Celebrating Sinatra, John Wilson Orchestra

Snape Proms, 1 August 2013
It was the hottest evening of the summer so far with the temperatures outside Snape Maltings Concert Hall over 30 degrees. Inside it was about to get hotter, with the opening of Snape Proms 2013, featuring the best orchestra playing  non-classical music that I have ever heard; 

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The Cruise: A Life at Sea

Rev Colin Still being filmed by BBC

PR Assignment April 2013 latest:
Look out for 'The Cruise: A Life at Sea', a six-week series that started on BBC2, Tuesday 9th July 2013, 8.30pm.  'Balmoral' was on her longest-ever 'World Cruise' earlier this year and viewers will find out what life is like for the Chaplain on board, Reverend Colin Still, exploring the globe and discovering his 'parish at sea'. Meet the guests and crew, visit 33 stunning destinations and cross three oceans during this amazing 112-night odyssey!
 

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Suffolk Business Exhibition 1 May 2013

Report for ISSBA Newsletter, May 2013:
Aching feet, a hoarse voice and a facial expression stuck permanently in a smile. Yes, the Suffolk Business Exhibition (SBE) is over for another year. Hopefully your pile of business cards, new contacts  and possible leads,  mean that the hours standing by your stand or walking up and down the aisles were worth any suffering!
 

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Saddle Up for Summer.

 
As small sun-shaped symbols hopefully appear on the weather forecasters maps, many people will remember the sporting summer of 2012 and decide they really should head outdoors and take up a sport. Perhaps cycling?  Riding a bike could help you to get fit, save you money and enable you to enjoy the towns and countryside of Suffolk and Norfolk from a new perspective.

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Humbug, by the Performing Arts students, Suffolk New College

19 December 2012.

A cast of over 100 dancers and actors need a lot of organisation, and the challenge is even more daunting if there isn’t access to a large theatre or performance space.  These disadvantages were turned into a positive advantage by Suffolk New College Performing Arts students and their performance of Humbug, a retelling of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol. The imaginative use of various studios and rooms at the college meant that the audience went on a journey with Scrooge as he visited episodes from his life, past, present and future. 

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