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King No-One

King No-One are a 4 piece band from Yorkshire, England and were formed in 2012. The line up is: front man Zach Lount, guitarist Joe Martin, drummer James Basile and bassist Alex Townsley. The name King No-One means everyone is born equal ‘No one is King’, no one...

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Rigid Soul

Rigid Soul are a blues rock band from Scotland and consist of Kyle Hood,Lewis Ross and Scott McCutcheon. There are many bands and individuals busking in Glasgow, perhaps more so now than ever before. Most of these street bands are very good and once in a while there...

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This Exhibition Has Been Cancelled

On a wet Saturday afternoon the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) in Glasgow is always a refuge point to shelter from the rain. Recently I visited a short term exhibition, as part of a larger installation, by the artist Anna Henderson.  The paintings on display were laid...

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The Vermonter

I have always enjoyed travelling by train. From the days of the 8 hour journeys from Glasgow to London on ancient rolling-stock that shook you to the core as it trundled along to the relative luxury of the latest European trains when travelling through the Austrian...

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

Taken in Times Square, New York City is surprisingly dog friendly for a large city.  With many public places, shops and hotels welcoming people with small dogs it makes for a good place to take your dog for a walk.  Most cabs will accept small dogs and they are also...

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Wild West Showman

Street performer Todd Various at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This act was nearing its finale where the performer was using a large rope in the form of a lasso to entertain the crowds. I had watched the act earlier in the week and had spotted the opportunity to get...

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Maple Staplegun

Maple Staplegun - taken at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2017 - Maple has escaped from the office onto the streets ready to prove to the world that she is no ordinary secretary. Armed with hula hoops, office items and a quirky attitude, Maple performs amazing hula...

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Anathema

Amongst the many comedy shows and performances at the Edinburgh Festival fringe there are also a huge number of shows based on a more serious theme, many of which raise awareness of subject that can still be seen as taboo within most peoples social circles. Anathema...

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The Cups and Balls

This is a photograph of my friend James Hessler at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2017. James is an internationally travelled street performer and can be seen here presenting the famous cups and balls which has its origins over two thousand years ago. The...

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Please, Take a Seat

This man was walking through Glasgow City Centre carrying this tub style chair, completely oblivious to the looks he was getting from some of the pedestrians in the area or perhaps just not paying them any attention. When people are seen to be doing something which is...

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Rollerblade Glasgow

Rollerblading used to be really popular and in some places it still is.  Glasgow is not renowned for its rollerblading population though there are a few who still enjoy the freedom and excitement that it brings. The ability to go where you want, when you want without...

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Outside The Box

Taken on Highline Park, New York City in September 2012, this man is called David Everitt-Carlson and he is the founder of ithinkoutsidemybox.blogspot.com which is a global community painting studio dedicated to engaging the public in public art and a community...

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Waltzer

Taken at Haven Golden Sands, Mabletherpe – Lincolnshire. This Waltzer, owned by the Silcock family, is around 50 years old and like any other machine, need occasional maintenance. With the end of the summer season now is the perfect time to undertake minor repairs and...

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Falling Off The Edge

As popular as ever, the skatepark at Kelvingrove, Glasgow attracts skateboarders, inline skaters, BMX riders and other wheeled sports to the area to meet, practice and show off their skills. As a social gathering point it allows people to form friendships with people...

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The Smartie Tube Bridge

The Smartie Tube, as it is known locally, is the walkway between the Finnieston rail station and the SEC complex in Glasgow which consists of the SECC, The Hydro and The Clyde Auditorium. The bridge is soon to undergo a £5 million refurbishment and reconstruction to...

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