Sunday, 28 August 2011

The Scoop at More London -The Steam Industry

The Scoop at More London 

More London Riverside

and the award-winning theatre company, The Steam Industry presents: "Around the World in Eighty Days' and 'The Mother'

No tickets required, no need to book – just turn up and enjoy the shows for free!

'Around the World in Eighty Days'
Freely adapted from the novel by Jules Verne and the musical by Phil Willmott

A stop tour of four continents, as dashing Victorian adventurer Phileas Fogg and his hapless servant Passepartout recount their daring attempt to cross the globe in record time

A wayward balloon...

the start of their journey...

a Chinese dragon...

a grumpy elephant...

Closing act of Around the World in Eighty Days

'The Mother' 

By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Mark Ravenhill

A powerful classic for our times


Pavel's mother doesn't approve of the protests in the street, but when her beloved son gets involved in the demonstrations she begins to think again

The last thing she expects is to find herself marching alongside him, but as she listens to the stories of those around her, this meek, respectable woman begins to ask how long she can keep silent

A small video of the last act of the Mother

Incredible performances of the cast, they will make you laugh, they will make you think and even cry. 
Is real amazing how this cast is able to perform two theatrical show one after the other. 

No matter the genre of the theme they are just BRILLIANT!

Many thanks to the great cast of The Steam Industry for their performance in these two theatrical shows
Until next August :)

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Beehive Inspection with Nick Mead @ Eden Caterers

Nick Mead one of the Directors of Eden Caterers takes us through his Beehive Inspection 

Meet Nick Mead

Location: Eden Caterers Ltd

Please check out the following videos so you can learn as I did the process of the inspection of a Beehive narrated by Nick a  Beehive expert!

Nick explains why he has a beehive. Not in for the money but for a good cause. He uses the honey for his catering business - Eden Caterers

Nick searching for the Queen Bee among about 25,000 bees...

Still checking...

some more checking...

Nick Mead shows how a Beehive Inspection is carried out

In the hunt for the Queen bee to find out if she laid some eggs...

We found the Queen Bee!

Closing the beehive...

This yellow board is to collect the Varroa (which are external parasitic mites that attack honey bees) that have dropped from the hive and allows Nick to see if Varroa mites are present

This yellow board is placed on top of the beehive 

The beehive box

Placing the top cover...till the next inspection or extraction of honey 
Many thanks Nick it was amazing ;)

Monday, 22 August 2011

The Honey Festival @ the Royal Festival Hall

The London Honey Festival is a celebration of London Honey

from across the capital as far as Croydon to Bexley, Tottenham to Ruislip, King's Cross to the Royal Festival Hall.


During August London restaurants will be creating dishes with the Capital's honey, while some shops will be selling pots of London's local season harvest.

Your local Capital bee site map

Jammin' London Honey Jam

Honey Berry Jam

Made by Rachel Dethample

Nick Mead 

Explaining about the honeys from all around England

A map of the producers of honey in London

The beehive 

Honey tastings...

cannot get sweeter than this...

Smart mobile ready bee

The London Honey Tasting Competition where attendees were able to taste and vote for the best honey

And the winner is Ruxley Beekeepers...

Nature at heart 
French pioneer in organic beauty care since 1983

Hexagonal soaps enriched with beehive ingredients, cleansing milk, refreshing cream and so much more!
I was able to try their amazing Fondant Body balm - with cocoa and shea butters to protect and invigorate, while thyme honey and stevia leaf regenerate and moisturise

David & Celia Rudland offer bees, honey, practical & theory courses, candles...

their honeys

Bee Farmers Association of the United Kingdom label

Inspect a hive on August 28th from 11am until 4pm
They operate a hub for beekeeping activities and other community environmental projects.

Honey bees need you!

A beehive

Beeswax Candles Lucenarium
Adopt a bee and help transform lives
Lucenarium Beeswax candles is a social enterprise that aspires to transform the lives of marginalized people. By teaching skills, motivation and self empowerment skills through volunteering, pathways to work and eventually giving paid employment to people who would otherwise be at a significant disadvantage in the open job market.

         For £1 a month you can adopt a bee and help support this great project!

On site you could have rolled pure beeswax candles...

rolling them...

Meet Iain the gent behind this great project :)

together for a good cause: London Honey bees need you!