23.5.13

Prize Giving Location Confirmed.























This is where the ceremony for the 11,000 competition will take place. If you can work out where it is then you are welcome to come to this extremely important moment in contemporary art and be a part of Gambo's glory. There may even be some more, very valuable prizes to win on the day. Dates to be confirmed.


17.5.13

Winner























The winner of the 11,000 competition is this handsome fool.

Graham Da Gamma Howells will be presented with his pewter shark in a formal ceremony during the summer, dates and location to be confirmed, Ultravox will be playing live with a guest appearance from Jean Michelle Jarre.

15.5.13

Quizical























Next Question:

What article am I holding in my hand in the birthday card that I made for my Mum?

End of an Era



















Designed and originally built at Atlantic College, the Atlantic Class B-Boat Lifeboat is leaving.
Due to a number of reasons, the RNLI have decided that they can no longer sustain a lifeboat station at AC. I have blogged about AC before, so you can have a look at the story there. Here you see Saul Mendelssohn and Me on-board the Atlantic 75, Colin James Daniel, this marks the last occasion that the 2 of us will take to the Severn Sea on a B-Boat. We have launched out into this slither of the Atlantic Ocean many times together, sometimes for sport and a couple of times in anger. We both developed a fascination with this lifeboat as kids and never grew out of it. In the second photo you can see me, very importantly (the one in shorts), helping to push the Atlantic 21, American Ambassador up the notoriously steep and wild college slip way.

Atlantic College will never be the same and the loss of this boat is a sad event indeed.


Goodbye Atlantic College ILB, it was amazing.

6.5.13

A nautical nod to the Parkham WI
















A former ship's captain held hostage by Somali pirates got a red-faced welcome from fancy dress pirates at a Devon Women's Institute (WI).

The Parkham WI thought Colin Darch was going to be speaking to them about piracy, not realising he was held hostage for 47 days in 2008.

"They were more embarrassed than me," said Mr Darch, 75.

WI treasurer Steph George, 54, said: "He was such a good sport, but we won't be dressing up again for a while."



It was embarrassing but he was such a great chap and he wasn't offended”


The WI group has dressed up to match guest speakers' themes in the past.

So when Mrs George heard that Mr Darch was going to talk about piracy, she and the 14 other members of the group decided they knew what to wear.

"I unfortunately thought it would be a good idea to dress up as pirates," said Mrs George.

"Mr Darch came in and said he had been held hostage by Somali pirates.

"It was embarrassing, but he was such a great chap and he wasn't offended."

Mr Darch, from Appledore, said: "They were a bit nonplussed, but it didn't bother me. They had all made an effort.

"Most of them seemed to be wearing false moustaches and funny hats, it looked like a rehearsal for Pirates of Penzance.

Taken from BBC online.

3.5.13