Well, we go to the polls on the 7th May and it seems like the only thing that is sure – is that noone is sure how the vote will turn out.
In Sittingbourne, local radio station 106.9 SFM held a an election debate between 5 of the candidates hoping to be the next Sittingbourne & Sheppey MP.
Subjects such as help for small businesses, the future of our local ambulance service, supporting the fishing industry, staying in or out of the EU, cuts to children’s services, mental health and local housing were all discussed.
All the questions were written and asked by the audience.
This is the first time the candidates for Sittingbourne & Sheppey have debated live on local radio together.
Taking pictures have now become a staple of everyday life – in fact, you can’t accidentally trip over or be involved in some kind of embarrassing fracas anymore – without running the risk that someone will have taken a snap of your unfortunate moment and already posted it online – by the time you’ve had chance to dust yourself off.
The ease with which one can snap anything and everything – does mean that there is an awful lot of white noise out there…everyone, and I mean everyone with a phone and a camera – consider themselves as photographers. Of course, they have a little help along the way with various photo editing apps – but there are some photographs that not even a change of hue or focus can really make the photo into something of interest.
Step forward Lucas Levitan a London based illustrator who has started a project called ‘photo invasion’. Lucus takes other people’s snaps and livens them up using cartoon characters. Some are pure genius.
The Sony World Photography Awards is the world’s biggest photography competition and its aim is simple: to recognise and reward the best contemporary photography in the world.
The awards have brought untold reward and recognition to those involved and each year offers an incredible $30,000 (USD) in cash prizes plus the latest Sony digital imaging equipment.
Free to enter, photographers of all abilities are invited to submit either their best single shots or series of work. The images are judged by the World Photography Organisation and a specially selected jury from the World Photographic Academy which is made up on the photographic industry’s most esteemed individuals.
The awards offer an unparalleled opportunity for exposure for photographers at all stages of their career and are known worldwide by industry leaders.
The annual awards gala and ceremony takes place in London, welcoming an international attendance of industry leaders to celebrate the recognition of the best in contemporary photography and each year also pays tribute to one of our masters with the Outstanding Contribution to Photography Award. Supporting the celebration is an exhibition of the winners and shortlist, comprising of hundreds of photographs expertly curated inside the historic London landmark, Somerset House.
Robin Hood & His Merry Men is a Springtime panto that will be at the Hazlitt Theatre in Maidstone on the 15th April 2015.
Robin Hood, played by CITV’s Hi-5 Chris Edgerley, puts right the wicked Sheriff of Nottingham who rules over the good people of Sherwood, collecting taxes to pay for his own evil plans. Silly Willy Scarlet (played by the hilarious Tom Swift) is eager to help and join the Merry Men (Britain’s Got Talent comedy impressionist Philip Green as Little John, and from Harry Potter and Channel 4 Seven Dwarfs Josh Bennett as Big John).
The auditions for ‘Sherwoods Got Talent’ are the perfect distraction as the Sheriff kidnaps Maid Marian – will Robin Hood and his very Merry Men be able to rescue her in time?
Jason spoke with the actor Jimmy Burton-Iles who plays the character of Fryer Tuck on 106.9 SFM’s DriveTime show.