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Archive for the month “August, 2013”

Bolivia : best hotels @ National Geographic

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See the best hotels in Bolivia from National Geographic Traveler’s annual Stay List.

See on travel.nationalgeographic.com

Top 10 – The World’s Best Trips, Adventures, and Places to Visit – National Geographic

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Top 10 – The World’s Best Trips, Adventures, and Places to Visit from National Geographic

See on travel.nationalgeographic.co.uk

17-23 September @ The Bargehouse: Mosaic +AACDD 2013

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Mosaic showcases dynamic African, African-Caribbean and African Diaspora businesses across a variety of sectors including: homewares, health & beauty, food & drink, fashion,  photography, art and more.

 

Set to be bigger and better, this year Mosaic has partnered with the AACDD 2013 Bargehouse Festival, part of the London Design Festival. 

 

Together Mosaic and the African & African-Caribbean Design Diaspora will fill all five floors of the listed Bargehouse building at OXO Tower Wharf with black creatives of all disciplines.

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

I stumbled upon AACDD 2012 when walking along the Southbank last September. I’m definitely going back this year and it’s in the diary so that I won’t miss it! 

 

Bargehouse Oxo Tower Wharf Bargehouse Street South Bank London SE1 9PH

Exhib Open 10am – 8pm daily

Admission is FREE

 

http://sco.lt/8wCugr

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Speaking Maps

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Page for sound artist Isobel Anderson. Mapping through sound and storytelling. Using psycho-goegraphy, sound art, and mulit-media installation practices

 

 

Welcome to Speaking Maps. This site is a collection of installations, performances and art objects that have emerged from my PhD thesis, based at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

The thesis attempts to explore the ways in which we use storytelling as a form of orientation, and how the process of telling and listening to stories about, and in, the places we inhabit informs our individual, and collective constructions of ‘place’. 

 

Sound in particular can open up the meaning of ‘place’. It has no walls or boxes. It moves as if it were a supernatural force, seeping into the nooks and crannies of our spacial and conscious awareness. The works you will find on this site all have a connection with our surrounding landscapes – be they concrete, field or water – but combined with sound, they open up layers we often overlook, without changing a single blade of grass.

 

Isobel Anderson, 2013

See on www.speakingmaps.co.uk

Isobel Anderson & Ruby Colley: The Sussex Sessions EP

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Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Exquisite arrangements of old favourites!

See on www.isobelanderson.com

Isobel Anderson

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Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Exquisite arrangements of old favourites!

See on www.isobelanderson.com

Get your short film onto TV with London Live

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London Live, the new general entertainment TV channel for the capital which launches next year, has teamed up with a local film festival to offer Londoners the chance to get their short films commissioned for broadcast.

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

See on www.standard.co.uk

The Most Unique Hotel Rooms in the World

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“Ever wanted to sleep under the sea?

 

In a treehouse or a UFO, deep beneath the ground in a miners’ cave or under the stars in the Kenyan bush?

 

Here at Elite we’ve put together a list of the ten most unusual hotels around the globe, each of which offer guests a distinctly unique experience.

 

They may not all be to your taste, but whether or not you prefer more conventional accommodation, you are sure to appreciate the sheer imagination and hard work that’s gone into creating these one-of-a-kind hotels, some of which truly need to be seen to be believed.”

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Count me in! Suppose I need to win the lottery first?

See on www.elitetraveler.com

The Most Unique Hotel Rooms in the World

See on Scoop.itBeyond London Life

“Ever wanted to sleep under the sea?

 

In a treehouse or a UFO, deep beneath the ground in a miners’ cave or under the stars in the Kenyan bush?

 

Here at Elite we’ve put together a list of the ten most unusual hotels around the globe, each of which offer guests a distinctly unique experience.

 

They may not all be to your taste, but whether or not you prefer more conventional accommodation, you are sure to appreciate the sheer imagination and hard work that’s gone into creating these one-of-a-kind hotels, some of which truly need to be seen to be believed.”

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

Count me in! Suppose I need to win the lottery first?

See on www.elitetraveler.com

Austria / Alpine Abyss: ‘Stairway to Nothingness’

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An Austrian resort has just opened a new attraction for andrenaline junkies.

 

The suspension bridge and glass platform offer spectacular views of the Alps, but at such dizzying heights that only the bravest are likely to test their mettle.

Ursula O’Reilly Traynor‘s insight:

I’m dizzy just looking at the pictures! Love The Alps but will stick to the view from an aeroplane!

See on www.spiegel.de

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