On Wednesday 22nd March 2017, tragedy hit Westminster as 5 people were killed in an act of violence. More than 50 others were injured before the perpetrator was stopped. This day saw bravery and strength in huge abundance. PC Keith Palmer sadly lost his life as he ran forward to stop the attacker. Doctors and nurses ran from St Thomas’ Hospital towards the attack, without a moment’s thought for their own safety. Paramedics worked tirelessly to save the lives of those injured without wavering, despite the possibility of a second attack. And inside Westminster, a group of school children sang to lift people’s spirits. Continue reading “Westminster Attacks 2017: A Faint Light”
The sun is shining, shorts are on, and burgers are on the BBQ! It’s such a beautiful weekend, there doesn’t seem to be any other way to spend it. Make your summer BBQ party complete with this amazing playlist of classics. Continue reading “21 Great Songs For Your Summer BBQ”
Let’s play a game! Music is one of the most powerful triggers we have available to us. Hearing a certain song or piece of music can instantly take us back to a different time or place, and memories can be stirred that were long forgotten. It can change our mood, and have a great impact on how we live our lives. Recent studies show that it can even change the way foods taste (check out this very cool video experiment with Marcus Wareing)! You can learn a great deal about someone from their music tastes, and the songs and pieces that trigger their most special memories. I propose that we flood the internet with musical nostalgia, and share those moments that mean the most to us. To join in, simply click through to this Facebook link, add your contribution, and tag three people to share theirs! Continue reading “A Game of Musical Memories”
The BBC Proms are always the highlight of my musical calendar! 2 whole months of wonderful music, performed by some of the greatest musicians in the world, all broadcast live on the TV and/or radio. This summer event is quintessentially English, and The Last Night of the Proms sees thousands of people gathering to wave their flags with pride, in this lovely tradition. Continue reading “How To Enjoy The BBC Proms 2017”
Red Nose Day takes place every 2 years, to raise money for all number of fantastic causes across the UK and Africa. There is always a great build up to the day, with local organisations fundraising, and people taking part in sponsored events. Cakes are baked, walks are walked, and bad habits are given up, all in the name of charity. The Friday night is always one of the best TV nights of the year, with many celebrities joining together for entertain and raise money.
And then there is the song…. Continue reading “Red Nose Day: Worst Ever Comic Relief Songs…”