Saturday, 23 June 2012

"Full of Light" - Florence + The Machine video/ new single "Spectrum" with Calvin Harris

Florence Welch’s new single ‘Spectrum’ comes complete with a video by the legendary David LaChapelle and a brand new version by Calvin Harris. The world-renowned director’s last music video was in 2007 for Amy Winehouse’s ‘Tears Dry On Their Own’. Five years on, he jumped at the chance to work with another ground-breaking British singer, Florence Welch, on the video at his LA studios recently. "It's a beautiful song that really touched me and inspired me to create imagery that matches its power. ‘Spectrum’ is free of scepticism, irony, and the coldness one finds in a lot of contemporary popular music. It's the opposite – full of light, positivity and authentic joy. I hope that I can do justice to this moving modern classic. David LaChapelle “It was a complete dream to work with David La Chapelle, I collected his books as a teenager, and I fantasised that he would direct the video for spectrum from the moment the song was written, I still can’t believe it actually happened, 
and I'm completely overjoyed that he felt such a connection with the song.” Florence Welch In addition to this exciting collaboration comes a brand new version of ‘Spectrum’ a huge re-work from Calvin Harris as well as remixes from hot new UK act AlunaGeorge and Maya Jane Coles. ‘Spectrum’ will be backed by ‘Breaking Down’ – both taken from new album ‘Ceremonials’. The video for ‘Breaking Down’ follows Florence on her escapades all over the world on tour, as shot and directed by Tabitha Denholm. Watch the video here:
FLORENCE + THE MACHINE ‘Spectrum’ video directed by David LaChapelle Special Calvin Harris version of ‘Spectrum’ 
‘Spectrum’ /’Breaking Down’ EP released July 8

Thursday, 21 June 2012


Wenlock London 2012 Mascot Gift Block 70mm x 70mmDartington Crystal brings you a selection of London 2012 Exclusives. The exclusive products, hand-crafted by Great Torrington based Dartington Crystal will most certainly become a future collectable and a perfect souvenir of the Olympics to cherish. Each product comes with it's own gift box packaging, perfect for the home and office. To view these exclusive products CLICK HERE
  • Set of 4 London 2012 Union Jack Hi Ball Tumblers
  • Wenlock 2012 Olympic Mascot Tumbler. Wenlock is the official mascot for the London 2012 Olympic Games! S
  • Wenlock London 2012 Mascot Gift Block 
  • London 2012 Pink Union Flag Mirrored Paperweight Block
  • London 2012 Union Jack Glass Block Photo Frame
  • London 2012 Team GB Coaster
  • London 2012 Pride Paperweight Block. Pride the Team GB Mascot walks proudly on in this eye catching deep glass block.
  • London 2012 Pride Souvenir Block
  • London 2012 Orange Union Flag Mirrored Paperweight Block 6
  • London 2012 Green Union Flag Mirrored Paperweight Block 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Sounds of the Summer. Get ready for Swedish DJ Sensation Avicii!

22-year old Swedish sensation Tim Bergling, aka Avicii, who has absolutely conquered the dance world in the past 12 months following the enormous success of his chart-topping Global anthem “Levels” (2.4 million sales worldwide and rising), had his brand new future smash “Silhouettes” released on June 10th through Universal Music. During the recent Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Avicii was joined onstage and behind the decks by none other than Madonna who proclaimed the young Swede as an amazing DJ. The Queen of Pop rocked out behind the booth to the sounds of her latest single, "Girl Gone Wild" smiling, singing along and laughing with Avicii, who has since just completed official mixes for Madonna’s “Girls Gone Wild” as well as Lenny Kravitz’s “Superlove”. The success continues to grow with the news that Bergling has also just been confirmed as the face of the forthcoming new Ralph Lauren campaign/range: Avicii is also quickly establishing himself as one of the most exciting and electrifying live performers in the dance arena, recently premiering his new stage show at Coachella. He has also just announced his first massive UK gigs at London’s O2 Arena on June 4th and the Dublin O2 Arena. He will then follow up with a North American Arena Tour, making history as the first DJ to ever undertake a full arena tour in the US North America as the main act.
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“SILHOUETTES” was released June 10th "This next DJ is amazing! Get ready for Avicii!" MADONNA

Friday, 8 June 2012

Time to speak up for protection for our seas. Devon Wildlife Trust launches new campaign for marine advocates

100 years ago The Wildlife Trusts' founder Charles Rothschild first championed the concept of a network of nature reserves on land. Since then vital wildlife sites have secured protection and are now valued by society. Not so at sea. A hundred years on and the first national network of potential marine protected areas has been identified: 127 Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) have been recommended to the Government for protection, of which 16 are found off Devon such as the rocky reefs of Lyme Bay, rugged coastline of Hartland Point to Tintagel and the Tamar Estuary in the South of the county. All were selected through consultation with more than one million stakeholders. However, the Government has stalled designation of any sites until 2013, citing lack of evidence. There are indications that even then only a small proportion will eventually be designated. Devon Wildlife Trust today launches a campaign to recruit 'Friends of Marine Conservation Zones'. The campaign is linked to a new online resource - the first of its kind - providing details of locations, species and habitats for all 127 recommended MCZs. By creating accessible information about all 127 sites, Devon Wildlife Trust hopes to inspire individuals, companies and organisations to stand up for the extraordinary marine species and habitats around Devon. Harry Barton, Chief Executive for Devon Wildlife Trust, said: "It took more than 34 years to get protection for sites on land. We must ensure the 127 recommended MCZs do not face the same fate in having to wait long for protection. Whilst the Government treads water, wildlife-rich areas in our seas continue to suffer degradation. "We need all 127 recommended sites to be designated, and soon - a full and functioning network covering the complete range of habitats and species." The Wildlife Trusts' new online resource provides information on each of the 127 Marine Conservation Zones recommended to Government. It outlines the special features of these precious areas, and illustrates why we simply cannot afford to lose even one of them. To find out more about your local recommended Marine Conservation Zone and sign up to be a Friend, visit
Tompot blenny with sponges & anemones- Photo Paul Naylor

Friday, 1 June 2012

Make Your Nature Count RSPB'S Summer Wildlife Survey starts this weekend

Make Your Nature CountMake your Nature Count, the summer wildlife survey helps the RSPB get an overview of how summer wildlife is faring around the UK, and they need lots of eyes watching gardens over the coming week.You can help them create a 'snapshot' of bird numbers in your region. Simply count the birds you see in your garden (or local park) for one hour between 2-10 June, and tell them what you see. They would also like you to give information on the other wildlife that visits your garden. You don’t have to see these species in the hour you spend counting birds, but let them know if you ever see them in your garden and if so, roughly how often. Click here to find out how to take part


Spring Bank Holiday Weekend at the Big Sheep, Abbotsham Bideford

Jubilee Diamond - Hunt Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is looking for more BIG diamonds to add to her Imperial State Crown to celebrate HER Diamond Jubilee. We're inviting you to search high and low around the BIG Sheep. Once all the diamonds have been found children each get a Jubilee prize to take home.
Who would you crown Queen of North Devon?
£250 Jubilee Cake
In conjunction with the North Devon Journal, we're searching for the Queen on North Devon - If you know someone who you feel is deserving of this prestigious title contact telling us why you feel this community person should be crowned Queen of North Devon. Winner Recieves:
Banbury's Makeover
£250 Jubilee Cake,
Professional Before & After Photo