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My Birthday 11.11.2012: The Year Turns Round Again


I’ve accomplished a lot in a year, and 2012 has been an amazing year for me but this November has been even more special for me.

I became uncle to a very cute baby girl on 1st Nov, my film got screened at Denver Film Festival, I am producing my 1st 1 hr TV show and Barack Obama got re-elected. \o/

Although I have been constantly working, I have been lucky enough to have had managed some amazing adventures last year  around my  heavy work schedule.

Thanks for the lovely cards and very slick new iPad Mini 32GB, I do feel very very special to be surrounded with some very sweet people in my life.

Thank you for a great year and I look forward to seeing what the next year brings together!

MY FAMILY and FRIENDS.
I owe everything I have to you.

I would also like to share a very beautiful and meaningful song from The National Theatre’s production War Horse.

I havent seen the War Horse  in theater yet but brilliant production company I have recently started working for has filmed a commercial for it and it has this beautiful song, with beautiful lyrics.

Commercial for War Horse

The full song ‘The Year Turns Round Again’ from War Horse

A wager, a hat full of guinnies,
against all their songs you can sing,
but some day you’ll love
and the next day you’ll lose
and winter will turn into spring
and the snow falls, the wind calls
the year turns round again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain
a new year will rise up again
and there will come a time of great plenty
a time of good harvest and son
till then put your trust in tomorrow my friend
for yesterdays over and gone
Ploughed, sown, weat (or weed) and mown
the year turns round again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain (could be grave)
a new year will rise up again
a feeling arise, a gleam in her eyes
and the year turns ound again
and like barley corn who rose from the grain (could be grave)
a new year will rise up again

Dangle Boris meme: Earth Attacks!

Earth Attacks! My Dangle Boris meme

Mayor of London Boris Johnson got embarrassingly stuck dangling on a zip wire At Olympic Event in Victoria Park.
Within hours the Photoshoppers got creative and started taking the bizarre image of the dangling Boris and playing around with it.

I made one too :>

Dangle Boris meme: Earth Attacks!

[blockquote] Earth Attacks! I sent Boris Johnson to the Mars with Curiosity rover to sort the Martians. [/blockquote]

He stayed so calm throughout. If you ask me, I personally think Boris Johnson is a Legend! He has a strong personal presence and an ability to connect with people. He is extremely well educated but also a delight! Not bland like David Cameron. Boris should be the Prime Minister.

Zip wire experience video of Boris Johnson.

More funny DangleBoris at
dangleboris.wordpress.com

Keep Calm and Carry On

1948 London Olympic Poster

london olympics posters from 1908, 1948 and 2012

This week London is about to stage its third Summer Olympics games and it is the only city to do it 3 times. 1st it was in  1908 then 1948 and now its in 2012.

Olympic posters have always been fascinating cultural pointers, these posters are signs of the times and sum up culture of London.

1908 London Olympic Poster

1908 London Olympic Poster

 1908 London Olympic Poster

No official poster for the modern Olympic Games would be produced until the Games in Stockholm in 1912. The picture you see is no poster, it`s a Programme cover from the Olympic Games 1908. Designe by A.S. Cope

1948 London Olympic Poster

1948 London Olympic Poster

1948 London Olympic Poster

An official poster was produced in connection with the Games. As there was not time to stage a competition for the design of the poster, the choice rested between a few designs submitted to the Executive Committee.

As regards production and distribution, 100,000 copies of the official poster were printed.

The first step was to approach the governing bodies in Great Britain of the seventeen sports concerned in the Games. These bodies accepted quantities varying from 400 to 2,000, covering a total of nearly 10,000 for distribution among branches and affiliated bodies. All travel and tourist agencies with offices in London were approached, as also were all airlines with services operating to and from Britain. This accounted for a further 6,000-7,000.

A circular letter from the Director of Organisation inviting co-operation in the distribution was sent to the Town Clerks of nearly 300 towns and cities in Great Britain, and to the Directors of Education of all counties. This was followed by parcels of posters with varying numbers in proportion to the size of the towns or district concerned. The response was excellent. Only three towns failed to co-operate, and a large majority promised to display the posters on corporation vehicles, in schools and sports pavilions, and in public places in their areas. Every London Borough was covered, and each area in which sections of the Games were to take place was given special attention. In addition, every housing centre was given a generous supply. Repeat orders were being received right up to the time of the Games, and the whole 100,000 were eventually distributed.

Source document:   (Official report 1948, page 112)

London 2012 Olympic poster

London 2012 Olympic poster

2012 London Olympic Poster

Anthea Hamilton creates narrative environments through sculptural assemblage and collage. Her work in part is informed by the history of physical prowess and representations of the human, especially female, body. In Divers the poised legs seem to capture a gymnastic pose or show, perhaps a synchronised swimmer diver holding a balletic position. Interestingly, the only Olympic sport exclusively contested by women is synchronised swimming. Divers evokes the engaging theatricality of synchronised swimming, perhaps the most artistically challenging sport of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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