In 1983 we created the first ever UK truck show in the form of Truckfest. Our first Truckfest was held in the snow (believe it or not) at Newark Showground and despite the dreadful weather thousands of truckers and their families turned out to support us and encourage us to make it an annual event.
In 1985 we were invited to bring Truckfest to Shepton Mallet and from the word go, it too was a resounding success with over 1,000 Truckers and their trucks attending. For many of us involved with Truckfest our families grew up seeing Shepton as part of their life. Shepton became our second home - we loved the venue and we loved the people we met. We made many friends. Indeed we stayed at Shepton for over thirty years... it is part of our history, but we never intended it to be "history".
Date: 1st - 2nd September, 2018
Location: Shepton Mallet (Google Map)
We explore the Caterham F1 abandoned headquarters as our next photography project. The former Oxfordshire headquarters of the collapsed Caterham Formula 1 team is to be sold. The team, based at Leafield, went into administration with the loss of 200 jobs following financial problems. Their former 28-acre site includes 150,000 sq ft (13,900 sq m) of buildings, offices and a racing car testing facility. Bids in excess of £5.5m are being sought for the site.
LOCATION: Leafield Technical Centre, Langley OX29 9EF
London Eye Photo Project
We take a a closer look at the Coca-Cola London Eye on the South Bank capturing the 443 feet tall structure during the Autumn light of London. Hopefully we'll be capturing some stunning pictures of London city from the River Thames and some interesting landscape shots of the Eye.
DATE: TBC (October 2017)
VENUE: Coca-Cola London Eye
Eastbourne Airshow 2018
Attracting crowds of over 700,000+, Eastbourne’s International Airshow boasts a 2 mile flying display line and features the very best in military and civilian aviation display teams including the much loved RAF Red Arrows.
The world famous aerobatic team are set to return for three days of displays at Airbourne. Early flying announcements also include the Typhoon and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. More announcements to follow soon.
Date: 16th to 19th August 2017
Location: Eastbourne Seafront (GOOGLE MAPS)
2018 British Firework Championship
Pyrotechnics enthusiasts head to Plymouth each year for the national championships to decide who makes the best fireworks. The competition is spread over two nights in mid August, with entertainments through the earlier part of the evening from 6.30 until it’s dark enough to see the rockets at their best at around 9.30. Members of the public can take part in the judging by voting for their favourite by text – winners are announced within 24 hours of the end of the contest.
ENTERTAINMENT ON THE HOE
As the Hoe is the focal point for watching the Championships, entertainment is provided here throughout both evenings.
In addition to a fun fair, with thrill rides, Heart FM will be providing live music on a stage.
Alternatively you can just sit and watch the comings and goings of yachts and other craft on Plymouth Sound.
Catering facilities are provided on the Hoe and along Madeira Road from early evening on both nights.
Date: 8th - 9th August, 2018
Time: Evening from 9:30pm
Location: Plymouth Hoe (Google Map)
Pride In London 2018
About the Pride in London Parade
The Pride in London Parade is the biggest LGBT+ parade in the UK, as many thousands of people march down the route. Timings and route are to be confirmed.
Watching the Parade?
The streets will be closed, so you can watch from the barriers. Try to avoid Oxford Circus and Regent Street as it gets very crowded.
Is the Parade accessible?
We have dedicated volunteer access stewards, a safe space in the Parade and a shuttle bus that runs along the route. If you need accessible parking, we have a small number of free places. There's a viewing platform and wheelchair recharging point at Trafalgar Square. Assistance dogs are welcome in all areas.
If you have any problems
Please speak to our stewards if you need any help or hear something that upsets you. We want everyone to feel safe at Pride and work with the police to investigate any complaints.
Date: Saturday 7th Jully, 2018
Location: Trafalgar Square (Google Map)
RHS Cardiff Flower Show 2018
Celebrate the best of springtime, with inspiring gardens, demonstrations and talks. Find out how gardening can have a positive impact on mind and body in the Health Horticulture and Happiness garden, and celebrate Roald Dahl's centenary with a garden inspired by Charlie and the Chocolate Factory – complete with bubbling chocolate lake.
Date: 13th April to 15th April 2018
Location: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff (Google Maps)
Caterham Sausage & Cider Music Festival
Same Great Ciders and MORE !!!!!
Remember Food is not just Sausages !
Look out for local suppliers and many different foods.
Entertainment - Bouncy Castles - Music and Lots More !
Grab that ticket !
Date: Sunday 22nd July, 2017
Time: 11am onwards
Location: Westway Common, Caterham
Caterham Colour Run is here!
Run, Walk, Jog or Crawl your way around the colourful course. Along the route you'll be covered in our bright and colourful paint powder and you'll get to the end looking like a rainbow.
The perfect event for all the family, there will be refreshments on site to keep everyone entertained throughout the day
Things you need to know...
What time should I arrive?
The Colour Run site will open at 10am for registration.
Feel free to join us from then onwards; there is easy access and plenty of on-site parking.
10:30 am will be the grand start, so you need to make sure you are onsite and ready to go before then.
We'll have a warm up at 10:30am and then it's time to get messy as you run, jog, walk and crawl your way around the colourful course!
How do I get my Powder?
Your Ticket includes the powder that will be thrown at you by our marshals as your move around the course. Your family or friends might like to purchase extra paint packs from the registration desk
What should I wear?
Be sure to wear your t-shirt, other clothes that you don't mind getting messy (the paint is washable but may take a few washes before it comes out and may stain pale colours - we don't want to take any chances!) and most importantly sensible footwear. We also suggest that any children under the age of 16 may prefer to wear sun glasses.
Date: Saturday 22nd July, 2017
Time: 10am onwards
Location: Westway Common, Caterham, CR3 5TR
One of the most successful quarry operating at the turn of the century employed close to 800 men will soon be due for demolition.
We take a sneak behind the scenes look at what's left of this factory, photographing some of the buildings fantastic unique features.
Line-Up - Stormzy, Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5 & MORE Are Coming To The Ball!CAPITAL'S SUMMERTIME BALL WITH VODAFONE IS BACK! WE'RE FLYING IN THE WORLD'S HOTTEST HIT MUSIC STARS TO PERFORM LIVE AT LONDON'S WEMBLEY STADIUM
Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone is gonna be BIG!
You guys have been Tweeting us in your thousands, and this morning we're revealing the first names for Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone!
With a host of the biggest stars in pop, 80,000 hit music fans and hours of world-class entertainment, you know the Summertime Ball is the ONLY place to be this summer... especially when you hear who is going to be performing for you!
The first names added to the line-up are none other than Shawn Mendes and Zara Larsson! Shawn told us he couldn't wait to take to the stage, "I’m very excited about it, I’m very, very happy to be there, I can’t wait! I’ve never even seen so many people in front of me! I’m very excited. I’ve watched the videos a hundred times so I can’t wait to play there!”
We've also added grime king Stormzy and chart toppers Clean Bandit onto the line up - so you know there's a little something for everyone at the Ball!
Charlie Puth was also super hyped to be performing his new track for you on the day, "This is my first Summertime Ball, I’m so happy the new song ‘Attention’ has been so well received and the fact that I get to play that song in front of 80,000 people now is wild to me, it’s incredible.”
... and just when you thought day one of announcements couldn't get any bigger... we dropped the fact Maroon 5 were flying in for their first ever Summertime Ball performance! This is gonna be HUGE!
Capital's Summertime Ball with Vodafone 2017 line up:
Jax Jones & Raye
Date: 10th June, 2017
Venue: Wembley Stadium (Google Maps)
KFC Open Kitchen
KFC invited me along to one of their open kitchen events for a behind the scenes look at what goes into making their tasty KFC Chicken. I'll be taking me camera along to hopefully capture some of KFC's secret ingredients.
DATE: Saturday 6th May, 2017
Celebrating 10 years of Sparling winter Magic
We’re back! Hyde Park Winter Wonderland is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year! Join us for festive fun from 18 Nov - 2 Jan. Book your attraction tickets now!
Date: 18th Nov to 2nd Jan
Location: Hyde Park (Google Maps)