Eugenie Absalom and her photography at Eternal Eve 2013 exhibition in London. Eternal Eve 2013 international contemporary art exhibition is under way at La Galleria Pall Mall in central London between 11 and 16 March. The show is celebrating spring holidays of the 8th March and Mother’s Day. Paintings, sculpture, digital art and photography […]
Eugenie Absalom in floral skull head piece at LFW AW13, BAKU London. New London restaurant, called BAKU after the capital of Azerbaijan, hosted a series of fashion shows during the London Fashion Week AW2013. I visited two catwalks: by Soho based Italian designer Nico Didonna and Norwegian designer Nina Naustdal from Chelsea. The decadent interiors [... […]
2012 has been marked by HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations across the Commonwealth. The Royal Commonwealth Society marked the jubilee with the world’s largest online history project, called the Jubilee Time Capsule (JTC). The Capsule represents a collection of videos, photographs, drawings, essays and poems that reflect life in the Commonwealth over the past 60 years.
37, 163 people from 66 countries submitted their memorable moments to the digital archive that will be preserved online as a memory of the Diamond Jubilee year. Their Royal Highnesses Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie, the Dean of Westminster Dr Hall, BBC presenter George Alagiah, television presenter and a former BBC Royal reporter Jennie Bond, Oscar Pistorius and Richard Branson were among the contributors.
On Wednesday, 14 November HM The Queen, Head of the Commonwealth, visited the Royal Commonwealth Society headquarters in London to officially seal the Jubilee Time Capsule and accept the Diamond Recollection of the top 60 contributions into the Royal Collection at Windsor Castle. 12 year old Malawi boy John Samson presented HM The Queen with a gift of a Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 computer tablet, containing the Diamond Recollection, chosen by a panel of judges out of the 80, 000 entries from across the Commonwealth.
Dr Danny Sriskandarajah, The Very Reverend Dr Hall and Pearl Amoateng at the RCS HQ.
I submitted 37 contributions to the Jubilee Time Capsule and I was thrilled to find out that one of my memories was chosen to become a part of the Diamond Recollection. Notting Hill Carnival 2011 followed London riots very closely and there was an atmosphere of uncertainty about this annual August bank holiday event. But over a million revellers came together to celebrate Europe’s biggest street festival, that has been held in the best traditions of Rio in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea since 1966.
Eugenie Absalom next to Notting Hill Carnival 2011 screen at the JTC Diamond Recollection presentation.
Notting Hill Carnival is a magnificent British tradition. It has its roots in the 19th century Caribbean carnivals, celebrating the emancipation of slavery. And it has high artistic values. Dance and music are at the heart of the carnival: Calypso, born in the sugar plantations of Trinidad, steel bands and drummers accompany the 20 mile vibrant procession. Afro Caribbean community of London, represented particularly by British Trinis, show off their cultural heritage at its best and provide tons of fun for the onlookers. It is very important to preserve this fascinating event, that combines the spirit of liberation with a deep rooted theatrical tradition, for generations to come.
The Royal Collection is one of the largest and most important art collections in the world. It is running more than a million objects and is held in trust by The Queen as Sovereign for her successors and the nation.
A Concert of Reflection took place outside the US Embassy in Grosvenor Square as part of commemorative events in the UK to mark the tenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York. 11th September 2011.
The concert went on in the soaking rain on Sunday evening. Amazingly, rainbow could be seen through the rain over Grosvenor Square.
Sir Christopher Meyer, Ambassador to the United States at the time of the attacks on the World Trade Centre, paid his respects to the families of 67 British people, killed in the massacre and of all of the victims of terror.
Da Pacem Domine (Give Peace, Oh Lord) by Arvo Pärt, performed by the Byron Consort
The British Memorial Garden Trust UK Ltd in association with The September Concert Foundation and September 11th United Kingdom Families Support Group presented the concert that featured the Welsh Guards and the Harrow School Byron Consort Choir among its performers.
I was totally enchanted by the heavenly piece Da Pacem Domine (Give Peace, Oh Lord) by contemporary Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, gracefully performed by The Byron Consort choristers. Cheerful Welsh Guards band brought the concert in the rain to an optimistic finale.
Ten Years On Anti-War Mass Assembly by Stop the War Coalition demanded that no more lives should be wasted in Afghanistan. War is not a solution to any conflict. Peace and justice should prevail was the message.
Walking legend Hetty Bower, 106 spoke at the rally and was an inspiration to all the activists of UK peace movement. Hetty Bower reminded me of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother because of her radiant energy and tireless determination to always be at the nation’s service.
The Anti-War Mass Assembly brought together prominent speakers, including world renowned composer Howard Blake OBE, who performed his magic melody Walking In The Air, 106 year old iconic British pacifist Hetty Bower, artist and musician Brian Eno, Jeremy Corbyn MP, YouTube sensation Sanum Ghafoor, Stop the War Coalition Chairman Andrew Murray, ex-soldier Joe Glenton, who was jailed for refusing to fight in Afghanistan, and thousands of peace activists with anti war placards.
The dreamy lullaby music of Walking In The Air with awakening stuccato in the middle of performance by Howard Blake said a lot with no words. It went straight into people’s hearts. Naming the Dead Ceremony paid respects to those who lost their lives in the Afghanistan war. 120 black balloons were released in the sky above Trafalgar Square following the Ceremony.
Notting Hill Carnival photo video mix. 29 August 2011, London.
Over a million revellers came together for Europe’s biggest street festival – Notting Hill Carnival 2011, held in West London every August Bank Holiday since 1966.
Twenty miles of vibrant celebrations saw hot party atmosphere with dance, magnificent colourful costumes, 40 static systems and bands, skeletons invasion and hundreds of Caribbean food and drink stalls. A mix of street and glam is a real Paradise for photographers, working in any genre and it provides tons of entertainment for crowds of onlookers. It’s all about colour, energy and Caribbean culture.