Donna Nook seals – Nov 2013

Donna Nook seals – Nov 2013

One of the advantages to living in Newark is how near various bits of countryside are. This is Donna Nook, on the North East coast of Lincolnshire. For most of the year, it is home to an RAF bombing practice range. For three months, it is home to grey seals who use it to give birth to their pups. Almost all the adults in the photos are females, 'cows'. The…

Light Night 2012

Light Night 2012

Nottingham had 'Light Night' – an evening of night entertainment and spectacle – for the fifth year. Although most shops close at their usual time, other venues open and have various events and light art. The trees near the Broadmarsh shopping centre were the first and last things I saw and showed that you don't have to be complicated to be effective. After buying a ticket for a story in…

Christmas tree festival – Dec 2011

Christmas tree festival – Dec 2011

One of JA's school projects was to help decorate the entry into the Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary Magdalene (the parish church at the centre of Newark). Their theme was Street Child, based on the story of the orphan whose plight inspired Doctor Barnardo to set up his famous children’s refuge, and she's pointing at her section: Some of the other entries: Another school (which we looked at when…