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Art just keeps on getting better and better!

Local artists exhibit their works of art

Roy Carmichael 002, 008: Cutty Sark and Last Voyage

Local organizers – local artists!

Haltemprice Art Group

Haltemprice Art Group

Do you recognise this ‘not such a bad old cove’

Local artists painting local scenes and events are a delight to behold and to own!

Labour of love: numerous local events are being held throughout the region so there are plenty more opportunities to see their work

Great effort goes into producing works of art – and you don’t have to be wealthy to own them. They can also work to compliment an interior design or even simply a decorative colour scheme – or even just to set the tone for visitors to your home – or factory or office.

Art is, like beauty what you make it to be and what you make of it, in the eye of the beholder!

Exhibition and catalogue for 2015/6

Syllabus and Catalogue 2015-16

Contacts:

Haltemprice Art Group:

Pat 01482 352840

David 01482 633397

Cottingham Civic Hall, ERCC, Saturday 16th April

Nick

 

Cottingham Civic Hall, 6th. Feb

Stamp collectors corner of the fair inside the Civic Hall – pan left

 

Arts & Crafts Fair Today – pan right

Today in the Cottingham Civic Hall: Admission just 50p!

On the lookout for Marine Art

The editor’s favourites:  marine oil paintings! (UK Royal Society of Marine Artists)

East Yorkshire’s Marine Artists

“Catch me if you can” Contemporary Artist Adrian C. Rigby (sold for $25,000)

Had the editor the resources, he would cover his walls with original, antique, contemporary, 20th Century, classical and naive marine oil paintings. They are however quite valuable now and over the last few decades at least  highly collectible both Nationally and internationally!

Note: it’s a “Bears Market” for art collectors currently so now’s your chance to snap up some potential longer-term investments!

The editor settles for stamps and prints instead – which for all intents and purposes fulfill his interest as an art ethusiast rather than a collector for investment reasons

First Day Editions Stamp Collection

The Editor also wanted to recover his lost “first editions” stamp collection he started with his mother’s assistance from the age of about 8, as collected over his teenage years from the Hull Stamp Shop, then located on the top of Princess Avenue near the junction with Spring Bank. A sample above which he bought today which he is thinking of mounting in a picture frame.

Many of the stamps are worth little more than they were bought for some 50 years on taking inflation into account, but stamp collections are considered as a very long term investment and the market may turn eventually.. but look out for the rare Victoria “Penny Black”!

There are a number of societies catering for local art and collectors in the region including NADFAS, Hull & East Riding Antiques & Fine Arts Society – and the Myton Gallery in Hiull’s Silver Street Arcade is difietely worth a visit for collectors of marine art and the history of marine art in the region!

Nick

 

Our page count is far higher than you might think

Quality and Quantity: It’s the story behind the what, where, when, where and why you report on – rather than just the how much!

Our Editorial is viewed by Google as more than just that of content providers, more than just page space-filler or padding; more than mere “Jouralistic Aspirin“, as our irritable and grumpy old English teacher used to say in school mockingly after we handed in our then hand-written homework, sometimes copied with screeds of text taken straight out of the textbooks!

Our reporting also covers a wide field with a inclusive background knowledge of science and technology

Note: I’m willing bet with hindsight old C.C. from Riley High suffered from IBS – as well as plagiarism-induced reading headaches Ed – I liked him 🙂

Top of the Pops

Chart toppers

Our top 38 post stats to date from 1st December 2015 to date: –

Viewing Statistics – p1 of 2

It’s the amount of journalistic page-filler, pretty pictures that consume too much bandwidth to download, distracting adverts and

Viewing Statistics – p2

low-grade interpretation that puts people off – therefore we try not to insult our readers intelligence!

In some cases we will succeed, in others we will fail abjectly 🙂

What 3 points are particularly revealing from the above stats: –

people are interested in finding out about local businesses politics and affairs

quality begets more views than quantity alone – but you need both to become a good writer – and create a traffic hub for your market place!

the early bird catches the worm: our posts keep on getting hits (views, reads) well after they are published, thanks to their favourable positioning in google search rankings and informative, interesting content!

Tip: if you are having difficulty reading the numbers from the images, try viewing this on a larger screen PC. They appear as readable OK on the editors smaller smart phone at least.

 

Cottingham.tv unveiled

Success breeds success!

Cottingham.tv has now reached the coveted “Page 3” – ranked Google Page Rank Checker status!

To our disgruntled fellow Sun readers and their likes ‘trying to keep abreast of a difficult situation’ or worse, ‘still struggling to maintain a hard copy on the side’, this is regarded as a compliment, not in any way degrading!   🙂

Ratings

Further charts and quarterly figures are available on request. Our most popular page by far was the review of artist Anselm Kiefer’s London Exhibition over a year ago with over 4,500 views, we think establishing Cottingham.tv as a player in online jouralism!

 

Nick (contact: nick4182@hotmail.com) or cottingham.tv on facebook

‘Cook in the bag’ style roast vegetables product innovation trials at Morrisons!

Local inventor Nicholas Robinson has inspired a new generation of ‘cook in the bag’ style roast vegetables!

‘Slow foods’ get to copy fast foods for convenience!

#kindnesstovegetables

IOC: The search for an ‘escaped goat’ continues..

“Lost in Translation”:

 

the ‘satyrical’ movie!

A lot of head-scratching is going on currently – in the headquarters quite naturally, we’re told!

The International Olympics Committee is searching for the truth about the satyr – is it a myth? Can a Russian sportsman reportedly when doped make a comeback as a half-goat?

Our local litter-picker is reportedly a Buddhist who believes in recycling and reincarnation.

He wants to come back as a can of condensed milk – but please, oh please, unopened!

FIFA is also looking for a new Chairman

They just can’t seem to get the right staff these days .. here is a short interview test question we’d ask one candidate

Q. Should or could a footballer throw a match?

A. No, only a ball on certain occasions.

That is the correct answer!

One is reminded of other lost in translation comedies with wordplay – remember Benny Hill?

Some of the editors’ favorites: –

 

In an effort to appeal to the younger generation, cottingham.tv suggests they might try a modern computer game?

There’s an escaped goat! #findthegoat

Scapegoats are indeed a recurrent theme in comedy along with wordplay as you may see!

#lostintranslation ? #followthehaggis !

P.S: We may also even get round to reviewing the film!

Suggestions on a postcard please to Cottingham.tv please mark c/o The Head Attendant, Kingston Municipal Lavatories, Queen Victoria Square, Hull

 

P.P.S: Whilst we’re on the subject of taking the PPS’s:

Fame for Cottingham Comedy Stand-ups at last – or where to go in Hull

Blowback!

Alternatively speaking, you can see us featured as Cottingham Stand-up Comedy in The List with truly ground-breaking, earth-shaking events taking place directly opposite!

But please be careful to only turn your head to look across when precipitating into the porcelains..

Nick 🙂

Local Voice: story-telling bringing local history to life

In four parts covering different aspects. A real account of life and times: the real Dad’s Army!

 

Celebrating Individuals and Characters at Cottingham.tv:

Has Cottingham.tv become a victim of it’s own success?

Celebrating 12 months of Cottingham.tv!

We marked the 6-month point with a discussion about the changing role of journalism

We now focus on local people: we think individuals and characters matter just as much as their collected opinions!

There has been a tendency in broadcasting to separate-off opinions from individuals and characters. This makes analysis and statistics more convenient. We at cottingham.tv want to be different!

Update: We’ve changed your comments and feedback option to a social network icon which you can click on and sign in with your email or Facebook account (bottom right). This was in response to the overwhelming amount of SPAM (junk mail) received through our comments inbox. 

We also investigate the world of work (and life) and ask: 

have you noticed how repressive and ‘robotic’ work and life have now become?

Are we in danger of losing sight of our individuality as the drive for standards and consistency threaten to dominate our individual sense of worth and work in the form of overwhelming bureaucracy?

Now we are investigating and emphasizing the importance of local people and keeping local people in the loop as procedures and working and living practises become ever-more robotic and online!

Technology comes at a price which appears to be threatening individuality!

Whilst we’re on the subject of ‘robotics’: it has been asked if emulation is the best form of flattery?

We can report that much the editor’s topical content is now being picked-up and re-reported often within days by other broadcasters!

Update: in the interests of fair play, we therefore respectfully request the BBC particularly to at least quote their sources, as we do (BBC “Click” link: see below) Our recent article on hospital diagnosis exemplifying diabetes and its preventative treatment has been given full coverage yesterday seemingly without reference to Cottingham.tv! 

Our subject lead on Google has however been consolidated, so we’re achieving ‘first past the post’ status increasingly now, reaching “Page 1” for our reporting based on topical originality rather than might or rank.

Further to the editors proposals and representations over in Europe for “Europe 2.0 Dynamic Framing” on LinkedIn over the last 14 months (please google “Europe 2.0”) the work continues abroad in industry and academia: –

the latest issue of “Click” also reports on developments in ‘social or group constructionism’ as a result of the Editors Europe 2.0 initiative – using smart constructors kits, which we are now seeing the development of in the form of smart LEGO. Medical diagnosis is also reported as “Science 2.0” works its way through, opening-up more working practises.

David vs. Goliath: the battle for the individual continues – with you and on cottingham.tv!

 

Nick

Cottingham And District Life And Times

Local People relating local life stories

We are delighted to involve you in a new level of local engagement through video conversations with local people relating the life and times of Cottingham and district

We want to help make you part of local history too

You can help make local history more accessible through taking part in story-telling and discovery!

We are recording interviews with local people and we would be delighted if you would like to take part

If you have a local story you would like to tell or know an older relative who could help, please contact Mike Anne or Nick (contacts menu – top)

We would like to thank Dorothy for her kind support

Christ Church Community Coffee on King street a special thank you for the room – more about CC coffee  soon.

The Cottingham Local History Society meets in Hallgate Primary School 7:30 PM Tel: 845734

Nick

PS we may change the camera angle for future presentations ..

Here is the problem:  –

 

Broadcasting for, by and of the People!

Celebrating 12 months of Cottingham.tv!

Editor’s Statement

It hardly seems any time at all – Cottingham.tv is having a 6 month anniversary!

Thank you to all our loyal watching viewers, thank you!

It has been a steep learning curve from early steps into an online internet ‘dot tv’ channel with engagement mission and direction!

Finding answers, challenging assumptions

read on ..

Nicholas Robinson