Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Sports Direct

Mike Ashley, Newcastle United's owner, also owns the highly successful Sports Direct chain. These stores are characterised by somewhat chaotic crowded floor layouts. At the upmarket Westfield shopping centre adjacent to the Olympic Park in Stratford a more stylish image is presented.

Friday, 20 July 2012


Kashmir goats on the Great Orme, ( Pen y Gogarth ) near Llandudno,  North Wales. About 220 miles drive south-west from Newcastle upon Tyne

Thursday, 19 July 2012


a seafront cafe in North Wales recently about 220 miles from Newcastle upon Tyne

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Invest in Africa

Sunderland Football Club announced this week that  their new shirt sponsors are the not-for-profit organisation  Invest in Africa  which was founded by Tullow Oil.

The gates at the club were suitably adorned for the day of the announcement.

Invest in Africa is not without controversy as featured in the Independent Newspaper here

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Monday, 11 June 2012

Appleby Horse Fair

Appleby in Westmorland lies across the Pennines to the south-west of Northumberland.

Every June  it hosts the Appleby Horse Fair which has been held in Appleby since the 17th Century

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Thursday, 19 April 2012

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Flow enters the Tyne

Flow, an artwork by Owl project and Ed Carter seen   entering the River Tyne this afternoon accompanied by the Port Of Tyne's pilot cutter Bewick

Flow is a tide mill - a floating building on the River Tyne that generates its own power using a tidal water wheel. The building will  house electro acoustic musical machinery, and instruments that respond to the constantly changing environment of the river, generating sounds and data.

Flow will be free and  open to all on the River Tyne from 25 March 2012.
This project is part of Artists taking the lead, one of twelve   public art commissions funded by the UK Arts Councils for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad to help celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.