‘Did watching Foyle’s War make you want to move to Hastings?’ I’d like to say ‘yes’, and possibly the atmospheric scenes filmed in Hastings Old Town helped, even if only subliminally. However, we did not move here full-time until 2011, and most of our Foyle viewing has consisted of watching repeats on obscure TV channels or DVDs, shouting out ‘I recognise that!’ at … [Read more...] about Guest Long Read: Foyle’s War – A Guide to the Hastings of Christopher Foyle – Shooting Locations to Visit In Person from a Local
Well, I've decided that, for this fortnight's Weird News article, since I've got a lot of food-related articles in my queue, I'll do some articles on strange food-related news items I've found. And, since Jonathan would prefer to not have to deal with a huge article about food, I've decided to split it up. Part 1 will deal more or less solely with junk food, because we all know … [Read more...] about Weird British Food News: Girl Lives Entirely on Junkfood, The Great British Donut Invasion
Yep. Not even the humble automobile is immune from making Brits do crazy things, so here's one for all the Top Gear fans on Anglotopia. The £150 Batmobile. There are few better ways for a technologically inclined father and son to bond than a DIY Project. In fact, a couple years ago, my Dad and I built a copy of a Gibson SG. But a Scottish father and Son managed to build … [Read more...] about Building the Batmobile: Weird British Car News
If one looks at the Guinness Book of World Records, you'll find a lot of records that'll just leave you scratching your head. For instance, did you know that there's a woman who can stuff herself into a suitcase and zip it up in 5.43 seconds? Or that one man can walk 38 feet holding a table with a 110 lb woman using only his teeth? Or that there once was a cat who was induced … [Read more...] about Weird Britain: Achievements in Achievement.
Brian Eno. The man was first thrust into public consciousness when he became the synth player on Roxy Music's first two albums, after which he started on a solo career, wherein he perfected looping and soundscaping techniques with Robert Fripp on albums like No Pussyfooting; shaped the sound of Bowie's albums Low, "Heroes", and Lodger; produced albums by artists like The … [Read more...] about Brian Eno composes soundtrack for a hospital
While London is gripped with Olympics fever I thought I'd step out of the city (just for a few hours) to the tranquility of the Sussex countryside and the Goodwood Estate to take a tour of Goodwood House, a 17th century English country house, and partake of a cream tea. You definitely need to take a house tour to fully appreciate the State Apartments, the paintings, and … [Read more...] about Laura’s London: Exploring Goodwood House in Sussex
A new £4-million art gallery opens in the seaside town of Hastings in March. The Jerwood Gallery will display the Jerwood Foundation’s collection of 20th and 21st century paintings, which will be on public display for the first time. These include works by Sir Stanley Spencer, L S Lowry and Augustus John, alongside works from winners of the Jerwood Painting Prize, Craigie … [Read more...] about Art: Hastings’ new gallery of modern art