Thursday, 30 June 2011

The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery

Anglican Chapel, Kensal Green
The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery

The General Cemetery of All Souls, Kensal Green, is one of England's oldest and most beautiful public burial grounds, and certainly its most prestigious. One of the world's first garden cemeteries, and doyen of London's Magnificent Seven, Kensal Green received its first funeral in January 1833, and still conducts burials and cremations daily. The cemetery was innovative in having most of the site consecrated by the Church of England, but reserving the eastern spur for Dissenters and others to practise their own rites. Today, people of many faiths and denominations are buried throughout the cemetery. Uniquely among British cemeteries, Kensal Green has been managed by the same private joint-stock company since its inception: the General Cemetery Company (est. 1830) still has its offices by the Main Gate. The cemetery now covers some 72 acres (29 hectares) between the Grand Union Canal and Harrow Road in west London, and is open to visitors every day of the year.

Spend your summer holiday in Space

Apollo 10

Spend your summer holiday in Space


As you enter the Science Museum you can pick up a passport and travel through different galleries collecting codes and discovering amazing space facts. At the end of your space adventure once you have all the codes, make sure you pick up your souvenir of your trip...
Explore the space gallery and marvel at rockets and satellites as well as the full-sized replica of 'Eagle' – the lander that took astronauts Armstrong and Aldrin to the Moon in 1969.
As you continue your journey you’ll find the original Apollo 10 Command Module In Making the Modern World– the capsule which travelled around the Moon in 1969 shortly before the Apollo 11 landing which followed in July.
Find out how we've explored the universe in Cosmos & Culture, a gallery all about astronomy, and get to grips with the laws of gravity in the ever popular hands-on Launchpad gallery.
Plus you can journey deep into space with the IMAX 3D Cinema, showing Hubble 3D and Space Station 3D. Or why not enjoy Legend of Apollo at our Force Field 4D effects theatre which allows you to feel the impact of a Saturn V launch, take a trip on the lunar rover and discover the smell of space.
More coming soon so come back to plan your trip…


Space

Friday, 24 June 2011

Going to Greenwich Fair- Take the Thames

Getting to Greenwich? I'd take the Thames


Greenwich, SE10
By Train: Greenwich
By DLR: Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich
By Bus: 129, 177, 180, 188, 199, 286, 386
By Car: Public car parking off Park Row and Cutty Sark Gardens, access via Welland Street. 
By Thames Clippers: Greenwich Pier






Greenwich Fair- Time Table of Events



Greenwich+Docklands International Festival 2011
Click on any event to get full details
Friday 24 June
11.30am The Iron Man St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1-4pm Gravity: Guixot De 8 Monument Gardens, Old Royal Naval College, Greenwich
2.00pm The Iron Man St Alfege Park, Greenwich
2-5pm Greenwich Fair Flickers Park Walk, Greenwich Park
2.45pm Lava St Alfege Park, Greenwich
3.00pm Smashed Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.00pm Gravity: Res De Res/Circo Dux Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6-8.30pm Greenwich Fair FlickersPark Walk, Greenwich Park
6-9.30pm Gravity: Guixot De 8 Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.30pm Lava St Alfege Park, Greenwich
6.30pm Baroque Box Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
6.30pm Gravity: Acrojou Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.45pm Gravity: Puck Productions Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.55pm Gravity: Max Calaf Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.05pm Gravity: Company Chameleon Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.20pm Gravity: Fet A Ma Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.30pm Gravity: Company FZ & Llorenc Corbella Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.30pm The Iron Man St Alfege Park, Greenwich
8.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
8.10pm Gravity: Company Chameleon, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
8.40pm Gravity: Acrojou, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
9.00pm All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Greenwich Park Centre, Greenwich
9.05pm Gravity: Res De Res/Circo Dux, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Saturday 25 June
1.00pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Bespoke-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Moving Gallery-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Wheels On Broadway, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Imaginary Friends, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1-4pm Chromavan, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1-7pm Gravity:Guixot De 8, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.15pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.20pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.30pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.30pm Bollywood Bites-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm The Iron Man, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1.45-4.45pm Subtropicana, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2-5pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
2-6.30pm Can I Dance For You-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.15pm Lava, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
2.25pm Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.45pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.45pm Nocturne, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.50pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Greenwich Market
3.00pm Papelito, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.05pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.15pm Heartland, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.20pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.30pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.40pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Greenwich Market
3.45pm Bespoke-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.45pmAll That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Greenwich Park Centre, Greenwich
3.55pm Moving Gallery-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.05pm Astral, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.10pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Greenwich Market
4.20pm Lava, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
4.25pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.25pm Smashed, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.55pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.00pm Taxi, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.05pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.05pm Papelito, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.10pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.40pm Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.40pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.45-8.05pm Chromavan, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.50pm Wheels On Broadway, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.00pm Moving Gallery-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.00pmAll That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Greenwich Park Centre, Greenwich
6.00pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Greenwich Market
6.00pm Imaginary Friends, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
6-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.20pm Bollywood Bites-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.35pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.35pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.35pm Astral, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.35pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.45pm Crossroads, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.00pm Lava, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
7.20pm Heartland, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.50pm The Iron Man, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
7.55pm Nocturne, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
8.15pm Taxi, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
8.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
9.00pm Smashed, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
10.00pm As The World Tipped, Haverfield Green, Mile End Park, E3
Sunday 26 June
1.00pm Baroque Box, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Moving Gallery-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Imaginary Friends, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1.00pm Bespoke-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Wheels On Broadway, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1-4pm Chromavan, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1-5.30pm Can I Dance For You-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1-7pm Gravity: Guixot De 8, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.20pm Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.30pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Greenwich Market
1.30pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.30pm Bollywood Bites-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm Papelito, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.45pm The Iron Man, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
1.45-4.45pm Subtropicana, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
1.50pm Crossroads, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.00pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2-5pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
2.15pm Lava, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
2.30pm All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Greenwich Park Centre, Greenwich
2.40pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.40pm Nocturne, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.45pm Moving Gallery-Small Dances, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
2.45pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
3.05pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.05pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.05pm Heartland, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.30pm Imaginary Friends, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
3.35pm Crossroads, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.35pm Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.35pm Smashed, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
3.40pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Greenwich Market
4.05pm Papelito, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.05pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.05pm Taxi, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.10pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.10pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.15pm The Iron Man, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
4.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
4.40pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.45pm Lava, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
4.50pm Bespoke-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
4.50-7.10pm Chromavan, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.00pm Wheels On Broadway, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.05pm AirQuarium, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30pm Bollywood Bites-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30pm The Meerkats Massive-Emergency Exit Arts, Greenwich Market
5.30pm Rare-Emergency Exit Arts, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
5.45pm Heartland, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.00pm All That Is Solid Melts Into Air, Greenwich Park Centre, Greenwich
6.00pm Phoenix, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.10pm Nocturne, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.15pm Tiny Travelling Tightwire Show, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.30pm The Trolls Kitchen, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.40pm The Princesses-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
6.45pm Bespoke-Nutkhut, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.05pm That’s The Way To Do It!, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
7.15pm Taxi, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
8.00pm Smashed, Monument Gardens, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Tuesday 28 June
5.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
8.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Wednesday 29 June 
5.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
8.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Thursday 30 June
1.00pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
4.30pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
5.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
8.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Friday 1 July
1.00pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
5.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
5.30-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
6.30pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
6.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
8.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich
Saturday 2 July
1.00pm Dancing City: Alive, Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf
1.00pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
1.00pm Dancing City: Waiting Game, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf
1.25pm Dancing City:Trois Gnossiennes, Wren Landing, Canary Wharf
1.30pm Dancing City: Lance and Brenda, Canary Riverside, Canary Wharf
1.35pm Dancing City: Heart Wash, Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
1.45pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
2-5pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
2.05pm Dancing City: Happy Hour, Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf
2.15pm Dancing City: Filigrane Fanfare, Canary Wharf Riverside
2.45pm Dancing City: Alive, Columbus Courtyard, Canary Wharf
2.45pm Dancing City: Lance and Brenda, Canary Riverside, Canary Wharf
3.05pm Dancing City: Waiting Game, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf
3.35pm Dancing City: Heart Wash, Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf
3.35pm Dancing City: Trois Gnossiennes, Wren Landing, Canary Wharf
4.00pm La Mirada Transparente, Canary Wharf, Cabot Square
4.05pm Dancing City: Lance and Brenda, Canary Riverside, Canary Wharf
4.25pm Dancing City: Filigrane Fanfare, Canary Wharf Riverside
4.30pm Baroque Box, Colonnades, ORNC, Greenwich
4.35pm Dancing City: Happy Hour, Montgomery Square, Canary Wharf
4.45pm Dancing City: Waiting Game, Jubilee Plaza, Canary Wharf
4.50pm Dancing City: Lance and Brenda, Canary Riverside, Canary Wharf
6-8.30pm Greenwich Fair Flickers, Park Walk, Greenwich Park
9-10.30pm Les Girafes, General Gordon Square, Woolwich
10.00pm Act Without Words II, St Alfege Park, Greenwich

The Greenwich Fair- London for Free













































Greenwich Fayre

Fri 24 – Sun 26 June FREE
Until 150 years ago, when it was closed down for being too unruly, the Greenwich Fair was the largest and most uproarious gathering of outdoor entertainment in Britain. Much loved by Charles Dickens, the high spirited activities included sideshows, dancing booths, travelling menageries and melodramas boasting 3 murders and a ghost in 25 minutes! 

This year a 21st century version of the Greenwich Fair returns as a “festival within a festival” with a huge programme of outdoor performing arts. As London’s first ever showcase of its kind, you can expect to experience the best of UK and international outdoor arts. Some performances will even take direct inspiration from the past: the Victorian enthusiasm for hill-rolling in Greenwich Park will be recalled in gravity-defying performances, alongside side-show installations, an outdoor aquarium, interactive entertainment, and life-sized Punch and Judy!

Thursday, 23 June 2011

London Theatre Batman Live 02 Arena



I made a promise on the grave of my parents to rid this city of the criminals who took their lives. By day I am Bruce Wayne, billionaire philanthropist. By night I am called...BATMAN
For the first time in DC Comics history, see Batman the world's most popular DC Super Hero as you've never seen him before, in an all-new, live-action arena adventure, set to take the world by storm. Premiering in the UK in Summer 2011, BATMAN LIVE -World Arena Tour is a multi-million pound stage production of unprecedented scale and a must-see for families and Batman fans everywhere.
Based on an original story being created exclusively for the show, BATMAN LIVE is a theatrical extravaganza of thrilling stunts, acrobatic acts and illusions. Never before have Gotham City, Wayne Manor, the Batcave and Arkham Asylum been brought to life on stage in a more visually exciting way. Join Batman and Robin as they battle their nemesis The Joker and other super-villains such as The Riddler, Catwoman, The Penguin, Two-Face and Harley Quinn, set on destroying Gotham City.
Totally authentic, bold and awe-inspiring, BATMAN LIVE will be a completely new way to experience the world of Batman. This is one adventure you do not want to miss!

Take a Look at London- Bull & Bush






Bull & Bush (originally to be named North End, but more recently given the nickname Bull & Bush by London Underground Staff) is unique on this site in having the distinction of being a closed Underground station that never even opened! Originally planned to be the deepest station on the whole Underground network at 200 feet below ground level, problems with planning due to the proposed surface station being built in a conserved area and the fact that the surface level wasn't highly populated meant that the station was abandoned effectively before it was even built. Relative depth


Looking out of the train window between Hampstead & Golders Green, it can be seen that little building work has been done apart from the widening of the tube tunnel. There appears to be a partially built south bound platform and no cladding on the walls. Some subsurface tunnels were built before work was abandoned and if you look really carefully, a staircase can be seen leading up from the "platform" area
The station's nickname is derived from The Old Bull And Bush pub, located a quarter of a mile away from the location's surface entrance. This is the same Bull and Bush, popularised in a music hall song of the 1920s called "Down at the Old Bull and Bush" sung by Florrie Forde.

Bull & Bush has had its uses over the years; during the 1950s, it was rumoured to be London Transport's potential emergency headquarters in the event of a nuclear detonation in or near London and at around this time, access to the station from the surface in the form of a spiral staircase was finally provided. Later, it is believed to have become one of the control centres for the Underground's floodgate system, which could be triggered to operate in the event of a tunnel breach under the Thames. If there were a breach at City (the deepest section of the Central Line), it would take 4 minutes for un-stopped water to reach Holborn...

The location again saw action when an experimental sound reducing tunnel lining installed along the south bound running tunnel had to be removed as it was made from asbestos!

Signs on the gate and on the building's door indicate that the site is also a designated emergency exit point for the Underground network. 

Credit http://underground-history.co.uk/bullbush.php   Hywel Williams 




And today its a great Pub!! View The Old Bull and Bush Pub

Nostalgic Underground Posters- Wimbledon




Regent Palace History


In a recent episode of “The Apprentice”  dealing with rubbish disposal and scrap dealing showed the stripping out of the old site where the Throgmorton CafĂ© was which was owned by J. Lyons and Company ( the entrance still bears the name ) This took me back to the days of the Regent Palace Hotel when its first Manager  Mr Delaloye  he opened the hotel was finally moved to he was originally promoted from The Trocadero Restauarant ,  Picadilly Circus.

Leigh 

London Posters Piccadilly Circus

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

London Bus, Posters from The Past

London Bus Posters From the Past



London Underground Posters of the Past



Old London Posters





Monday, 20 June 2011

Visit Stonehenge, Summer Solstice 21st June at 17.16


Visit Stonehenge


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20062018:262112:262304:032200:22
20072100:072118:062309:512206:08
20082005:482023:592215:442112:04
20092011:442105:452221:182117:47
20102017:322111:282303:092123:38
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20172010:282104:242220:022116:28