Thursday, 30 June 2011

Art School - Green Hosting

Exposing screen by This Window

Just another reminder if you live in the Barnstaple area of Devon and you are aged between eight and fourteen or have children within that age group, West Buckland School Art Department are running a comprehensive series of holiday art activities. This offer is open to the general public and not just specifically for the pupils of the school.

If so, come and spend some time with us at West Buckland School Art Department, where we will be teaching you how to make clay sculptures, masks, flags, screen printed t-shirts and much more!
We are open on weekdays from 1st to 10th August from 8.30am until 5.30pm (£25) or half day sessions are available from 8.30am to 12.45pm and 12.45pm to 5.30pm (£14). Places are limited to twenty six per day, so please book in advance.

Booking forms and further information are available on the school website, or from Karen Wicks on 01598 760281 or kaw@westbuckland.devon.sch.uk

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Our websites are powered by 100% wind energy; we are proud that the machines hosting our Web site and e-mail are fully eco-friendly! As energy awareness continues to grow, people are not just looking to make lifestyle adjustments, they want to make environmentally responsible decisions, this site is powered by renewable energy. We are making the effort and helping our clients to be eco-conscious.

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Wednesday, 29 June 2011

West Buckland Festival - Veronica Henry

Have you ever wanted to write a novel? A day with best selling novelist Veronica Henry, to learn a few tricks of the trade.

Charity Auction - West Buckland Festival



Lot 6: An intense and stimulating workshop for a group of two or four individuals given by the best selling author of ‘The Beach Hut’. This is a workshop designed to get your creative juices flowing. Read more…

Bidders are invited to make secret, silent bids  –  see details below. You may place an email bid here.

 

The objectives of the West Buckland Festival are to:

 

Provide music, art and entertainment for the purpose of enriching the lives of people in North Devon and raise monies for the upkeep of St Peter's Church, West Buckland and to provide additional funding for another Charity or Charities chosen by the Festival Committee each year.

In 2011, the Festival Committee will make an allocation of surplus funds to the North Devon District Hospital Chemotherapy Unit Appeal, to the PCC of St Peter's Church and to East Buckland and West Buckland Village Hall.

Some 5,000 cancer patients attend North Devon District Hospital each year for chemotherapy. The care and attention are good, but the surroundings aren't. This vital Appeal is to raise £2m+ to create a purpose designed Unit that is comfortable and welcoming. We hope that you will give as generously as possible and support the Festival so that we can give as much as possible to this Appeal.

The Birthday Party
(In Paperback)
Published by Orion 21 July 2011



Delilah Rafferty has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the full glare of the media spotlight. Now, from the luxurious comfort of her beautiful kitchen, Delilah is planning her birthday party, a night that will see a star-studded gathering of friends and family celebrate in traditional Rafferty style. But she has more on her mind than just invitations... 

Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse. But will that mean he'll succumb to the temptations he's struggled so hard to resist for the last ten years - beautiful women and too much wine? And Delilah's three daughters, Coco, Violet and Tyger, are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up. For although the Rafferty girls might look like angels, they are only human.
As with all families, there are secrets and rivalries bubbling away, and on one gloriously starry night, it's all going to come spilling out This is your invitation to a birthday party of the year...

Glam yet emotionally astute-a sparky absorbing read which fizzes with life and zip. (MSLEXIA)

Bidders are invited to make secret, silent email bids from 15th August. You may place an email bid here. We offer a 100% guarantee that no...

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Old Tech

The good old days - Tascam 144 by This Window
‘Like A Sickle Runs Through Corn’ was recorded on a 4 track Tascam 144 cassette recorder – I had bought this in Birmingham – the store fleeced me with excessive repayments – they were expensive bits of kit and a … Continue reading →

The machine above was also used to record: Finish the Story, The Dancing Did, Blurt, This Window etc.



Portrait of St.Austell – woodcut print for sale

Woodcut printed over high quality printed page from a book outlining the history of St.Austell in Cornwall. This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. Each … Continue reading


Monday, 27 June 2011

Interesting links?

Dylan Thomas – Auction


Overlooking Dylan Thomas’ estuary with stunning views. A paradise for bird lovers, Pembrokeshire Coast Path walkers and for the castles of Carmarthenshire and Pembrokeshire. Sandy beaches such as Amroth, Tenby and Saundersfoot nearby. The cottage provides a cosy home from … Continue reading →



Here is a newspaper clipping about the exhibition at West Buckland school. To see larger image click here

Home Thoughts From Abroad – Clifford T. Ward


Clifford T. Ward 10 February 1944 – 18 December 2001 This man is probably one of the best songwriters Britain has ever produced and his track ‘Home Thoughts From Abroad’ is without doubt lyrically one of the finest thing you … Continue reading →

Seo music from Russia

Another long day optimizing clients business websites – the choice is either watch the football on TV or listen to this fantastic Russian (punk?) band. Their is no competition… Why has Russia become the most exciting place musically in the … Continue reading →

We can build you a green blog on one of our green servers. A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. A blog can be used internally within a company to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or used externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes. One of our favorite tools is WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge.  A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when using a search engine. It is important to write your posts using 'good' keywords. 


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Printmaking Store

This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. … Continue reading


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Devon Auction West Buckland Festival 2011

Bidders are invited to make secret, silent email bids from 15th August. You may place an email bid here.

Beauty and the Beast
We offer a 100% guarantee that no bid, postal or email, will be opened until bidding ends at 7.30p.m. on Sunday 11th September and thereafter all bids will be kept secret. Thus, if any person who wishes to bid is away on holiday or business during the Festival, but would like to make a secret SILENT bid, they can do so.
There are 6 impressive ‘money-can’t buy’ Lots. Each Lot has an estimated worth of £200+. No bid can be accepted for less than £180 and in the case of some Lots the minimum required bid is higher. See the figure against each Lot.Details of all Lots can be seen below and will also be available for viewing in St Peter’s Church from THURSDAY 8th September at 4.00p.m. until SUNDAY 11th September at 7.30p.m. The successful bidder for each lot will be announced in St Peter’s Church at the end of the evening with Dana on Sunday 11th September at 9.45p.m. In the event of a tied bid for a particular Lot the bidders will be invited, during the following week, to make a higher silent bid and the successful bidder will be announced on the website and in St Peter’s Church.
In each case up to 75% of the monies of the successful bidder will go to the West Buckland Festival and 25% to the person(s) who have provided the Lot, unless they also wish to donate that to Festival funds.
Your email bid will only be valid if you include the following information:
  • The lot you wish to bid on
  • A daytime contact number
  • Your Postal address
  • A valid email address
Only successful bidders will be notified. If your bid is successful you will be contacted within 24 hours of the auction and you will be expected to give a guarantee of payment. If you fail to respond to our contact within 24 hours after the auction closes your bid will be void.

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Summer School and Exhibition

More images of Exhibition: Images of exhibition : 'Peter Bright, June - July 2011 Exhibition: 150 Building West Buckland..."


Exposing screen by This Window

Just a reminder if you live in the Barnstaple area of Devon and you are aged between eight and fourteen or have children within that age group, West Buckland School Art Department are running a comprehensive series of holiday art activities. This offer is open to the general public and not just specifically for the pupils of the school

If so, come and spend some time with us at West Buckland School Art Department, where we will be teaching you how to make clay sculptures, masks, flags, screen printed t-shirts and much more!

We are open on weekdays from 1st to 10th August from 8.30am until 5.30pm (£25) or half day sessions are available from 8.30am to 12.45pm and 12.45pm to 5.30pm (£14). Places are limited to twenty six per day, so please book in advance.


Booking forms and further information are available on the school website, or from Karen Wicks on 01598 760281 or kaw@westbuckland.devon.sch.uk



Friday, 24 June 2011

Don't hide your business

Obscuring the object is a bad idea, camoflaging your website's content is a mistake. Keep to the point and up to date. There is nothing worse than a web site that contains out of date information....this gives the buying public the wrong impression.

Your web presence is important, a vital link between 'you' and 'them'. This is a vital marketing strategy: information is power and sharing information increases your presence and ultimately sales.

But do they know you are there?


Bench seat 

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You need to have a vision for your online presence, but do you know how to make it a reality?
Our team at North Devon Web can provide a full range of services that will help you achieve your goals. We can repair and add new exciting features and functionality to your site. Whether your project will take minutes or hours, we are available to help you each step of the way. 'Green' web site - hosting is available from us.
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Thursday, 23 June 2011

Green North Devon hosting and business design


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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Blog green = business

UK green enrgy = cash: "UK tariff rates, which are RPI-linked, now offer an even more attractive financial incentive for micro-generation of electricity."


Bowl of salad by This Window

We can build you a green blog on one of our green servers. A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. A blog can be used internally within a company to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or used externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes. One of our favorite tools is WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge. A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when using a search engine. It is important to write your posts using 'good' keywords.

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Are these Keywords the best?

Are these Keywords?: "The example below is how not to use words in Search Engine Optimisation. The text is crammed with loads of words but when read they appear..."

Beauty and the Beast - painting 2011 by This Window

Creating good solid business keywords is not a decorative process it is a complicated exercise. Juxtaposing words together is a bit like creating a collage, the mind always tries to create a narrative when confronted with the written word. The juxtaposition of arbitrary phrases etc. will always tease and trick the mind into rationalizing what it is in front of it and attempt to make physical and world references - in other words try to make sense of what it is trying to analyze. These are the same processes that are used in understanding art Continue reading ?

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How to be Pretentious, look stupid and fail


This text is subject to prescriptive/predictive rules of a system aesthetic. This text has been written on four computers, two of which are on a network and two of which are stand-alone systems. Each computer is running a different version of a Windows operating systems, (Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows ME and Windows XP). The text is written in Microsoft Word, three are using version 2000 and one is version 97. Three versions are operating with an English dictionary and one (v.2000) is using an American/English dictionary. This text has been written in two locations, my homes in Bromsgrove and Woolacombe. This text has been subject to 100′s of system protocols, however the structure of the text is predictable; each computer has its own subtle nuances and offers syntax and grammatical recommendations. I am not completely responsible for this text, my systems are. My main contribution is editing and using the cut and paste facility. If I had attempted to write this in its finished running order, it would have taken me longer to write…my spelling is appalling and my grasp of grammar is minimal…the written word is not my preferred method of expression. This text would not exist without the existence of the system.

This page has been created in a non web-prescriptive manor. The use of Times New Roman font is a positive reaction to the webs political and aesthetic values. I do not wish to be cool and use prescriptive methods of page creation. I have written this in Word (one of the most frowned upon web-prescriptive creative tools) and not Dreamweaver or any other trendy formulaic program..I do not want to be a part of the webs system of aesthetics. (However if you look at the source the urge to fiddle with the code was irresistible. This was done in notepad and in Star Office (Linux) . I have made this page unstable.)


I do not encourage the use of pirated or hacked software.

Using keywords is part of SEO. Search engine optimization also involves several other processes; fine tuning a web site’s coding, presentation (how text, images and content are presented) and structure (including fixing problems that could prevent search engines indexing and fully exploring a site). It is important to avoid techniques such as black hat or spamdexing and keyword stuffing. We can help...

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Sunday, 19 June 2011

Sitemaps and Seo - First in Google?: Art and Web Design

Sitemaps and Seo - First in Google?: Art and Web Design: "The construction of a good web page not only depends on great optimization and content - visually the page or pages must look aesthetically pleasing..."

Beauty and the Beast - Photographs

Beauty and the Beast - painting 2011: " What is the relationship between the woman and the ape? Who is the beast? ..."

Images of Printmaking and Painting exhibition: "Peter Bright - June - July 2011 Exhibition: 150 Building, West Buckland School. Images of exhibition - click links at the bottom of the page for more.








Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Blog in a green way

Green issues are high on the agenda and it is important to keep ahead of the game. We can build you a green blog on one of our green servers - by letting us do this you are expressing your concerns for the environment.

A blog can be private, as in most cases, or it can be for business purposes. A blog can be used internally within a company to enhance the communication and culture in a corporation or used externally for marketing, branding or public relations purposes. One of our favorite tools is WordPress. This free blogging tool is as an easy and extremely effective way of enhancing your web presence and business. To maintain a successful blog it is important to know your subject and to constantly expand your own personal knowledge. A blog is another marketing strategy used for increasing a site’s relevance, by second guessing what people search for when using a search engine. It is important to write your posts using 'good' keywords.

UK green enrgy = cash: "UK tariff rates, which are RPI-linked, now offer an even more attractive financial incentive for micro-generation of electricity. "

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Green solar power feed in tariff

QuailGovernment confirms outcome of fast track review on Feed-in Tariff (FIT) levels of support for large scale solar New tariffs for large scale and all stand-alone solar to start from 1st August for new installations.

The changes, to take effect from 1st August for new installations and subject to Parliamentary and State aid clearance, will help manage the finances of the Feed-in Tariffs to ensure value for money for the consumer and to help protect the scheme in the future.

The High Court today gave organisations and individuals involved in the development of solar photo-voltaic projects, the go-ahead to proceed with a Judicial Review on all grounds against the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

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Thursday, 9 June 2011

Nude Woodcut

Nude Woodcut by This Window
Nude Woodcut, a photo by This Window on Flickr.
This series of woodcuts is available to purchase. This image was exhibited in the 150 Building at West Buckland School, North Devon. This woodcut is printed over pages of an old directory of important people from the early 20th century. Each print is unique and is hand printed (unframed) and is delivered free of charge.
Available Here: peterbright.info/weblog/?p=2423

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': North Devon Arts Course #printmaking

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': North Devon Arts Course #printmaking: "There are a few places left on the Printmaking course this weekend - contact below if you want to join. Printmaking Workshop : Saturday 11t..."

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': North Devon Arts Course #printmaking

This Window - 'Cassette Culture': North Devon Arts Course #printmaking: "There are a few places left on the Printmaking course this weekend - contact below if you want to join. Printmaking Workshop : Saturday 11t..."

Green cash

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Monday, 6 June 2011

UK green enrgy = cash

UK tariff rates, which are RPI-linked, now offer an even more attractive financial incentive for micro-generation of electricity. The new rates are detailed below:

0kW to 4kW – 43.3p/kWh
4kW to 10kW – 37.8p/kWh
10kW to 100kW – 32.9p/kWh
Over 100kW – 30.7p/kWh

The rate for exporting electricity back to the Grid has also increased to 3.1p/kWh.

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