Drones, it seems to me, are an excellent high-tech way to encourage the young and old to engage with the natural world. First there's the preparatory meteorology, checking an app for rainfall predictions and the all-important wind speed and direction information. Then there's the electronics that underpin this pastime, the hour-long charging and joystick handling carefully explained in a briskly discarded instruction leaflet; and there's about 15 seconds looking at the drone in the sky, as birds fly overhead and clouds scud past.
“We are more than they would like us to think”
British singer-songwriter and landscape photographer Tom Moriarty rereleased his 2012 debut album Fire in the Doll’s House, the gravelly vocalist talks beauty, the accident that left him concussed for six months and his book, What Just Happened: The Battle For The 21st Century And The Rise Of The Corporate Empire.
50 years ago at 9.17pm on 20th July 1969 science fiction came face to face with science fact, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to land on another celestial body and Henley-On-Thames will be marking the exact date and time of the Moon landing
Quilter Cheviot Announces 2019 Theatre Line -Up
Quilter Cheviot has announced the full line-up of speakers at The Quilter Cheviot Theatre during BBC Countryfile Live 2019 at Blenheim Palace, sponsored by parent company Quilter...
A Journey Into the Northwest Passage
Low tide had left an overhanging blue-white wall ten feet high, dripping and dangerous. As Peter tried to heave himself over it, a block of ice the size of a small car cracked off nearby and crashed into the sea, sending a huge wave hurtling towards him. He quickly clawed his way over the side, for he was here on a mission in search of long-lost ghosts.
KT Tunstall moved out to Venice Beach (“a bit Camden by the sea”) a couple of years ago in search of a new start after the death of her father and end of her marriage. Full of “middle-aged guys on skateboards”, west-coast living has done her wonders...
The Sea Library
Sylvia Warren feeds her curiosity in this Q & A with Anna Ilterne of the Sea Library in Jūrmala, Latvia...
TEDxBonnSquare launch their conference
The newly established TEDx conference in Oxford, will host incredible storytellers from the fields of technology, entertainment and design later this year in October. TEDxBonnSquare will be held at the iconic Sheldonian Theatre on Broad Street...
Passion, Fashion and the Plight of LGBTQ Refugees
Lubega Adrac Musa, director of Lunko Haute Couture, speaks to me from a town south of Nairobi, but that’s not where he started life. He’s Ugandan, but was forced to leave the country when his sexuality was discovered. His voice is calm, delicate even, but his words carry unimaginable weight. “It was in 2015 when I had an instance with my family when they attacked me and my boyfriend. So I had to run away for my life and found myself in Kenya. I wouldn’t like to talk about it much. It gives me some bad memories...”