Archive for the ‘Bits of Gold’ Category


The World’s Saddest Dolphins

…Are the ones enslaved by human beings…. This report was put together by ACRES – Animal Concerns Research and Education Society. Dolphins don’t express emotions with their facial muscles. Their mouth is just shaped in a way that we humans misinterpret as a smile. So even when a dolphin is suffering from high stress, visitors […]

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Can Art Change the World?

Parisian photographer and street artist "JR" has undertaken many projects that have spanned the planet, using giant billboard sized monochromatic photographs in unexpected places, in positions of high visibility. He started out as a graffiti artist in Paris, but after finding a camera on the Metro, began taking photographs documenting his friends painting graffiti on […]

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International Women’s Day Centenary 1911 -2011

Events are scheduled in over 100 countries around the world to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Women’s Day. Celebrating 100 years of celebrating the movement to overcome gender injustice Events happen globally throughout March to mark the economic, political and social achievements of women. Themes are chosen for each year, by organisations and women’s groups […]

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People Power: English Forests Saved… for now

A call for celebration. The campaign to stop the government from selling off the English forests has surprised the coalition with its depth of support and they have announced that the program has been scrapped. Some of the responses from campaigners are below, and as is pointed out “the government is still allowed to sell-off […]

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Read it in the Daily Mail

If you are a performer and want to work successfully with somebody else, it can make all the difference if you choose your colleague/s partner/s well. I may have taken a while to get used to listening to Ant and Dec’s version of the Geordie lilt before I stopped cringing (I normally like Geordie but […]

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Miwa Matrayek’s glorious visions

Prepare to be entranced…. Performed in Oxford, England in July 2010 by Miwa Matreyek. Matrayek walks behind a screen to become an integral part of the moving landscape of dreams that her magical “Myth and Infrastructure” performance creates. Using projected video imagery combined with the silhouette of her shadow, music and the magic of imagination, […]

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On the Edge of the Ice –
Lewis Pugh’s Mind-Shifting Everest Swim

Lewis Gordon Pugh is probably best known for becoming the first person to undertake a long distance swim across the Geographic North Pole in 2007 and has come to be known as “the Human Polar Bear”. He studied law at the University of Cape Town and Cambridge University and then worked as a maritime lawyer […]

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Chelsea Flower Show 2010 – Tips – A Survivor’s Guide

The World’s Greatest Flower Show Where: London UK The World’s greatest Flower Show – The Chelsea Flower Show 2010 opens in London on Tuesday the 25th of May. Chelsea is the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) flaghip event and is the main event in the horticultural calendar. It is also the annual showcase of the best […]

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Rain

This “Rain Orchestra” video is quite amazing to see and  shows how powerfully an idea can be conveyed,  even using the simplest of tools… An orchestra or choir  convincingly recreate the exhilarating sound of light rain starting to fall,  building up to the cresendo of a thunderstorm, using nothing more than their hands and feet […]

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