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In a sad day for festival fans, one of the UK’s leading rock festivals announced earlier today that this year’s festival will not go ahead.
Mystery, adventure, action, romance. This is film that crosses all the aspects, enough cliches for it to go wrong; but it doesn’t.
Guinness hats, green clothing, sign offering potato cakes and soda bread; it can only mean one thing- St. Patrick’s day has once more been amongst us. Being both home for the weekend and in celebration of my Irish heritage it felt only natural to go and see what Nottingham was doing in celebration of the Patriotic day.
As has become an annual event, the celebrations began with the traditional parade making its way from the Forest through to Nottingham’s Market Square and its fair to say, everybody was aware of there presence!
One person was overheard commenting, “I know Nottingham is a large city but I never expected there to be so many people participating in the parade”, whilst a young male stated he was “surprised at the vast Irish population” within Robin Hood’s town.
That isn’t to say Nottingham didn’t acknowledge dear old Robin. Nope, hidden within the social groups and clubs and schools, Robin Hood revellers were to be found, bows and arrows in tow. It was a vibrant atmosphere, full of fun, laughter and lots of loud singing. Live entertainment within the Square involved traditional Irish dancing from local clubs and dance school and Irish folk band Na Fiánna provided vocal entertainment for the many bystanders and passerbys.
Nottingham did not fail in what they promised was ‘the best St. Patrick’s festival yet’ leaving attendees excitable and entertained with many dispersing afterwards to continues festivities among the Nottingham nightlife.
A comical look into the production and conventions for creating news for televison.
Welcome to my new blog which is being used for posting journalistic articles.
This is going to be my new medium posting not only current news stories, but also reviews and general thoughts and opinion on what my life entails at the time in progress.
A variety of interests appeal to me however I heavily focus on music, film and fashion - all of which have engaged me from a young age. I'm currently enrolled at Salford University studying for a BA in Journalism when I graduate in 2014.
Prior to attending university I was at a Sixth Form centre in Nottingham where I studied English and Media. Journalistic writing was covered in my english course, particularly one piece where the coursework required travel writing, mine of which was based around travels to Cornwall. My media offered a variety of practical skills, from conceptions of ideas to recording and editing film footage to create a final product. This converges onto my journalism course as it gave me necessary skills in being capable of not only writing news, but also in how to supply news through other formats, eg. television and online.