I became a self-taught painter at the age of 36 when living in a mediaeval
village in the French Dordogne.
Post-Impressionism had been my favourite kind of art for long before that.
I think it has a basic relevance that will never be exhausted.
Renaissance paintings are also very
Art Gallery - By Hull Artist Darren Rogers.
This is a series of photographs we'd like to present by Darren Rogers, an artist from Hull, East Yorkshire, England.
Darren has not only proven himself to be an incredible photographer - providing the most
brilliant galleries of live band performances
Articles - Teenage Kicks By Jim Higo
In the same week that Teen sex is being targeted by the Tories (their
plan is to reduce it, not to indulge in it), it is perhaps an unfortunate
coincidence that they also unveil plans to ask former Chief Inspector of Schools
Chris Woodhead to carry out a review of the National
Aircraft and Airshows - The Yorkshire Airshow - Elvington 2004 By Rachael
On 21st August 2004 I took to the rails at 5.30am bound for Hull. The reason?
Elvington Yorkshire Airshow. Traveling with anticipation of how the day was going
to unfold; my last experience being sat in the pouring rain at Waddington,
I thought what aircraft I was going to see, a Harrier? Tornado? Spitfire?Read more...
Aircraft and Airshows - The Yorkshire Airshow - Elvington 2004 By Tony
After my recent promotion I was tasked with selecting a team to accompany me to the
Yorkshire Airshow. Sergeant Driver was in charge of transport, a man with the ability
to inspire all to achieve more than you could expect.
Two aircraftwomen Rachael and Scarlet, both good interviewers, writers
Aircraft and Airshows - The Shuttleworth Collection - Military Pageant Air Display - 1st August 2004 By Tony
I can only say that this was without doubt one of the most enjoyable events I have visited over the years.
Not so much a flying display as a nostalgic happening.
The mood was set as I arrived to hear 17 members of the James Goff Big Band playing a
selection of tunes from the 1930's
Aircraft and Airshows - Waddington International Airshow - June 26th and 27th 2004 By Tony
I travelled to the Airshow with trepidation, as the weather forecast was for cloud and rain
and the prospect of no flying loomed large.
But here we are and all worries regarding the forecast were forgotten as I entered this hive of activity.
As all aircraft/Airshow enthusiasts know, the noise and smell of fuel excites the senses and
Aircraft and Airshows - Appeal - Vulcan to the Sky by Tony
Please donate now to support the return of Avro Vulcan XH558 to flight.
Donations are needed now to raise the matched funding required by the
Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) following the announcement of a Stage 1 Pass
for the project. £2.5million
Aircraft and Airshows - The Charity Affair - 15th March 04 By Tony
I was invited to this event to meet a host of people who give lots of their time and energies to raise funds and awareness on behalf of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service (YAAS).
The venue was Abbey Lane Primary School, Sheffield, where I was welcomed
Aircraft and Airshows - Aircraft Stamps By Tony
By popular request, the ballroom dancer is back! I've been urged by email and phone to give you more aircraft stamps from around the world.
So here is a selection of my favourites which I hope will whet your appetites. I'm hoping that other philatelists will come forward and show us what stamps they are collecting.
Aircraft and Airshows - Philately - Concorde Stamps By Tony
I'm a philatelist. In these modern times, that's like being a ballroom dancer on a skateboard ramp, a bit embarrassing.
Over the years I've been a collector of aircraft stamps and have now around 4,000 stamps dating from 1922 to the present day.
I've selected some of the stamps featuring Concorde to show the wide range of countries who felt the need to show this fantastic aircraft.
Aircraft and Airshows - Concorde by Tony
On Friday 24th October 2003 the last fight of Concorde by British Airways as a fare paying passenger aircraft took place.
If you have flown on Concorde or have seen it in flight, you can understand what a great loss this will be to the nation. The aircraft, first airborne in 1969, was and is still out in front in design and technical innovation.