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En Vacances

In this category you will find snapshots and muses of my annual holidays.

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After the first part of the show, followed by refreshments, we were back for the second half and it would be in this half of the show that drama, which even Shakespeare could not have scripted, would begin to unfold.

It would be in this half of the show that we would witness a dance that Scott would hope would be his enlightenment  on the road to Damascus. Instead, he would completely  lose his way and end up with a dance that would not be fit to be performed on the deserted, desolated, rubble-strewn and war torn streets of downtown Aleppo.

 It would be in this half of the show that we would receive the results from a voting system that would have left even the most self-respecting, pot-bellied, oversize sunglasses wearing, third world dictator loosening his collar, while looking nervously over his shoulder. This was SCD, this was show business and it would turn out to be show business at its best.

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I'm a huge dance fan, both ballroom and modern dance, even though my dancing efforts lack, should we say, technicality, LOL! Hence, I jumped at the opportunity of watching the Strictly Come Dancing (SCD) Live Tour at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday, 7th February. Well, we all did really and jumped into the car to make the one hour and fourty-five minutes pilgrimage up to the Greenwich Peninsula, where the O2 is located. Here is the first part of my narrative of the matinee event.

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The Brighton Centre is situated opposite the Brighton seafront, which makes it especially nice to go to during the summer, as one can hang out along the seafront before and after a show. Although as commented previously it gets quite chilly during the winter months and a walk along the seafront is not recommended.

It has a capacity of 4,500, which is probably its downside, as not all artists are comfortable performing in front of a maximum capacity audience of that size. 

We are lucky every now and again though, as some major artists do come down, like earlier in the year when we had Little Mix! Next year we will be spoilt for choice with the Kaiser Chiefs and Paloma Faith performing, amongst others. We ARE spoilt for choice! Anyway, this blog entry is a continuation of the last one about Diversity at the Brighton Centre.

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Diversity are a British dance group that won a reality TV show, Britain's Got Talent,  six years ago. Ever since then they have gone on from strength to strength. We went to see them last night at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, East Sussex. It was a thoroughly enjoyable show even though it started more than an hour late, which meant that it did not end until after 11pm last night. Not good for the bambinos who had school the next day.

I captured a small part of the show with my Canon EOS M mirrorless digital camera fitted with a Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The lens was fitted with both a UV(C) multi-coat filter and a circular polarizing filter, which I forgot to take off! This blog post is my happy take of the nights event, as it unfolded.

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Yesterday,  I attended the EuroGamer Expo (EGX), 2014, at the Earls Court Exhibition Center in London, U.K. The journey up to London, by train, did not start too well, due to works being carried out on the railway tracks. This meant that we first had to go to Brighton to catch another train up to London. Hence, a journey that should have taken an hour and a half ended up taking about three hours. When we got to London Victoria Station the Circle and District underground lines were closed, which meant taking the C1 bus to Earls Court and us arriving almost an hour and a half late.

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