BRADFORD artist Lynne Dobson has captured landmarks around the district in paintings which have gone on display. Cartwright Hall, Sunbridgewells and the Alhambra are among the places which appear in Lynne’s colourful paintings. The retired art teacher’s ‘My Town’ paintings were recently exhibited at the Northern Tea House in Huddersfield, and she also has paintings of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo on display at Hebden Bridge’s Vision On gallery. "Art has been a passion of mine from an early age," says Lynne. "It's even a way of life, as my father was an artist and spent many hours entertaining me with drawings, then in later years encouraging me to enter every art competition available. We shared a few local exhibitions, both painting local landscapes - me using acrylics, my father watercolours." In recent years Lynne has combined her job as a primary school art teacher with promoting children's art in the district. Now retired, she paints in studio … [Read more...] about Artist Lynne captures local landmarks in ‘My Town’ paintings
“Either you like it or hate it, but nobody in Riga is indifferent to it”, explained our tour guide as we began our visit of the National Library of Latvia. Comparing it to Sydney Opera House and other “oddly shaped buildings” around the world, this particular one was clearly made to be a “landmark”, she said. Strategically located on the bank of the Daugava river, the Library offers a panoramic view over the other touristic points of the city making it the perfect start to a journey through Latvian style and design. The building, also known as Gaismas Pils - the Castle of Light - was designed by Latvian American architect Gunnar Birkerts and opened on 28 August 2014. Its evident modernity on the outside is a symbol of a new era for the three Baltic states (Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia), which democratically broke free from Soviet occupation in 1991. Whilst on the inside, the Library keeps the collective memory of Latvia and its traditions that are, … [Read more...] about Local designs made in the Baltics open Riga Fashion Week
PUBLISHED: 13:17 23 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:34 23 March 2018 New vintage wines from Flint. Picture: Simon Buck Archant Award-winning Flint Vineyard launches new vintage and very locally sourced lunch. Flint Vineyard, whose debut wines sold out within just five months, is launching its 2017 vintage this Easter weekend, to coincide with the start of the summer tour season. The new release includes the winery’s (based on the Norfolk/Suffolk border) first ever rosé wine as well as a red Pinot Noir. Completing the trio of 2017 wines is the vineyard’s signature Bacchus, which is the grape variety that won Flint Vineyard East Anglian Wine of the Year in 2017. Due to the popularity of last year’s vineyard and winery tours, which attracted over 600 visitors, this summer the attraction has increased its Saturday offering to a morning and an afternoon tour. Also new for 2018 is a ’15 mile lunch’, which will showcase the finest local producers, all located … [Read more...] about Fancy a ‘15 mile’ lunch with locally made wine?
Video PUBLISHED: 12:22 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:25 22 March 2018 Home fans in the Barclay Stand enjoy watching the replay of their side's 1st goal on the big screen during the EFL Cup match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 23/08/2016 ©Focus Images Limited www.focus-images.co.uk +447814 482222 A cross-party group of local MPs is backing Norwich City’s call for the introduction of safe standing areas at Carrow Road. The home fans in A block of the Barclay stand in full voice before the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 09/12/2017 Currently 2-3,000 fans, about 10pc of the crowd, stand throughout matches in the Lower Barclay Stand at the football ground. In the past children have been forced to stand on their seats to get a clear view, putting them at risk of falling. The club said it is concerned about the safety risk. The top two tiers of … [Read more...] about Calls for safe standing at Carrow Road backed by local MPs
Video PUBLISHED: 12:18 22 March 2018 | UPDATED: 16:31 22 March 2018 David Hannant Little Tinkers Horse Sanctuary, Bluebell Road, in the Yare Valley. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY Archant With the deadline to comment on the Greater Norwich Local Plan expiring today, some concerns have been raised about how user friendly the consultation website is. The consultation, which aims to identify sites for some 7,000 homes across the Norwich, Broadland and South Norfolk areas, was launched in January and closes at 5pm today. While around 3,000 responses have already been received, some people having expressed difficulties with navigating the website designed for representations to be made. Ahead of the deadline closing, Callum Thomas - who is on work experience with this newspaper - had a go at navigating the website himself. This video shows his experience, while also serving as a handy ‘how to’ guide for anybody wishing to make last minute contributions - ahead of the 5pm … [Read more...] about How long did it take us to submit a response to the Greater Norwich Local Plan?