The Watchmaking Workshop of Dr Roger W Smith OBE – Isle of Man

Occasionally in life, you come across something so incredible that you just cannot stop thinking about it. One of the most impressive things I have ever seen with my own eyes is the Basilica di San Marco in Venice (I once even had the pleasure of performing there): there are more than a million, million pieces of gold on the domes and on the ceiling, and the building was already
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Handel - Music for the Royal Fireworks - Royal College of Surgeons

I played first trumpet for the Installation of the President of the Royal College of Surgeons on Thursday 9th December 2021. The Installation took place at the Royal College of Surgeons of England at Lincoln’s Inn Fields in London. Prior to the ceremony, the oboists and bassoonists played sonatas and concerti by Prowo and Corelli. The procession, led by a mace-bearer, was accompanied by Handel’s
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Handel - Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne & Coronation Anthems - Temple Church

I performed music by Georg Frideric Handel in the Summer Concert given by the Bar Choral Society at Temple Church in London on Tuesday 19th of June 2018. Greg Morris directed the all-Handel programme featuring the Temple Players and the Bar Choral Society with soloists: Amy Wood (soprano), James Hall (countertenor), James Way (tenor) and Richard Latham (bass).  The performance began with
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Handel - 'Messiah' - Part I - Magdalen College Chapel, Oxford - Oxford Baroque

On Thursday 15th of December 2016, I performed Part I of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ in the majestic chapel of Magdalen College, Oxford. The performance featured the magnificent Choir of Magdalen College, four soloists and the orchestra, Oxford Baroque. The choir and the orchestra - led by violinist Claudia Norz - performed from the nave of the chapel with trumpeters Russell Gilmour and William
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Cut in Clerkenwell

The Hand Engravers Association of Great Britain hosted an exhibition at Craft Central in Clerkenwell, London. I had become aware of this organisation after finding and watching their videos on YouTube, and subsequently had been browsing their website. I had been impressed with the videos and the organisation in general and what they are doing to help to spread interest in preserving this craft. 33-35
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