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Environment & green action
12 Sep 2018 - Debra Power
News & Updates

Fantastic work by Friends of Kings Heath Park

Join them for a litter pick that is taking place on Saturday 29th September.

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Environment & green action
12 Sep 2018 - Debra Power
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Christine Wright - A winner of best captured photograph taken at the Botanical Gardens (A Birmingham Gem)

Well done Christine! for winning the IGers Birmingham Competition for photgraphy taken at the Botanical Gardens, 'A Birmingham Gem', with nearly 500 entrants, a difficult task for the Botanical Gardens to select just 2 winners along with Christine is also winner photographer Dan Matthews.

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Sunset over the glasshouses at Birmingham Botanical Gardens (The winning photograph!)

Photo by Christine Wright 

 

Lush growth in the rock garden at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Golden evening sun behind the summer house at the Botanical Gardens.

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The aviary at sunset.

Photo by Christine Wright

 

"Raindrops on roses..." Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Maple leaves starting to turn at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Cherry blossom, Botanical Gardens, Birmingham (Spring 2018)

Photo by Christine Wright

 

Japanese Garden, Birmingham Botanical Gardens (April 2018)

Photo by Christine Wright

 

 

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Photography
10 May 2018 - Debra Power
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Quite possibly the world's most photographed tree! - And it's Welsh!

In Llanberis, North Wales at Llyn Padarn there is quite simply one of the world's greatest sights! Photographed, painted and just admired - it is simply beautiful! Take our article to see some of the images we are collecting from those who have admired it, photographed it and painted it. This project will get large, very large!

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Photo courtesy Phil Taylor (Winter 2017/18)

 

Photo courtesy Sami Owen (Summer 2017)

 

Photo courtesy Mandy Llewellyn (Autumn 2017)

 

Courtesy Phil Taylor (Autumn 2017)

 

Art by Mikey Jones (Autumn 2017)

Photo courtesy Marilyn Williams (Winter 2017/18)

 

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History & heritage
01 May 2018 - Debra Power
Did you know?

The Animal Wall at Cardiff Castle

If you are visiting Cardiff Castle it's worth walking along the wall towards the entrance to Bute Park and having a look at the wonderful masonry sculptures of various exotic animals that appear to be sat, stood and climbing over the parapet.

It is called the 'Animal Wall' and was designed by William Burges.

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The Lioness.

 

 

The Hyena.

 

 

The Vulture.

 

 

The Anteater.

 

 

The Racoons.

 

 

The Leopard.

 

 

The Pelican.

 

Photos by Daniel Sturley

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Fashion
19 Mar 2018 - Debra Power
Introducing

Introducing Dianne Tuitt - An Inspirational Stylist with a passion for empowering women

We are delighted to introduce Dianne Tuitt, Dianne is a creative human being. Ever since she was a little girl she loved creating things, not knowing that it would lead to her in designing accessories within the fashion industry.

Stylist in Me was established in 2015 by Dianne from tragedy. Dianne calls it her saving grace. As her world went from safe to being turned upside down she found herself at the hospital asking herself so what now?

Read Dianne Tuitt's inspirational story by taking the article below

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My name is Dianne Tuitt and I am a creative human being. What I mean by that is ever since I was a little girl I loved creating things not knowing that it would lead me to designing accessories within the fashion industry.

I graduated from college with my diploma in business management and business communication and began a 10 year career in management before a tragic turn of events led me to my passion, which is accessories. I was always known for my “stand out” fashion style and accessories, being in different colours, shapes and styles.

People would ask me where I got them, and I would often say to them not on the high street but from my travels and unique boutiques around the city of Birmingham.

Let’s go back a few years. 

Growing up on a Caribbean Island, walking the beautiful beaches, you find a lot of interesting things on the beaches, from melted glass to sea shells, which I would collect and take home to create a ring or necklace using my Dad's lines and wires he had for his various handy projects at home or at work.

I would sit for hours until I got frustrated as they sometimes did not come out as how I envisioned them. Here comes daddy to the rescue helping me construct each piece that I would then giveaway to local children and adults who loved them when shown. I definitely got my creativity from both parents.Fast forward and here I am today running my own accessories business from dealing with designers, working alongside my team to planning the business marketing structure for all quarters of 2018. I have a real passion for what I do as I love seeing women’s faces light up feeling more confident in their accessory choices when I finish styling them.

I went through a young adult phase of not feeling confident about the way I look and lack confidence in my body but now I use my unique style to help embrace who I am and stand more confidently in everything I do where I can now help other women feel more confident about themselves through style. I love styling and I love designing accessories, my true passions.

My favourite thing to do at the moment is research, as I love learning new things especially in business as you can never have enough information as things change so fast in this digital era we live in. I also like to travel and experience different cultures. I am currently taking care of my mum who is recovering from a stroke and I work alongside the rehab centre getting my mum involved in their activities and charity events. 

 

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