Tuesday, 5 March 2013

The Chatham & Clarendon Grammar School Federation Art Exhibition York Street Gallery Ramsgate, photos.



This is a bit of a star exhibition, I guess it makes The Turner Contemporary look - no looks - not quite so contemporary and a bit like modern old. What? Hat? Anyway eat you wosisname out. Or in.

Sorry about being a bit late spotting this one the last day is tomorrow 6th March hare? Here. Are the pictures? Of the pictures?


























27 comments:

  1. Wonderful. Why anyone would want to traipse over to the Turner Railway Shed when we have such talent on our doorstep.

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  2. I think this web site is one big advert for a certain book shop!

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    1. Anonymouse 3:11pm,

      And what is the harm in that.

      "He who whispers down a well about the goods he has to sell, will not make as many dollars as he who climbs a tree and hollers".

      Do you have some innate and inane objection to someone trying to earn a living.

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  3. I guess I have to put my hands up to this one, only the other day I remember slipping in Shakespeare Ireland and his dodgy history of Kent you know the one who wrote Vortigern and Rowena; didn’t Richard Brinsley Sheridan pay three hundred smackers to put it at Dury Lane only to find out that it was Ireland and not the bard wot wrote it?

    I can think of no worse crime than promoting literature than possibly the subject of this post promoting art produced by our grammar school sixth form. Smack on the wrist there Michael, I will go to bottom of the class.

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  4. Thanks for this posting and how good to see that our youngsters can produce things of beauty that look like something recognisable rather than a pile of rubbish resembling nothing or, as produced in a Susses contempory display I saw, the floor of a portaloo covered in various unspeakable droppings.

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  5. Anon 3.11, Although I disagree with Michael on a wide range of topics, I have to say he is one of the most helpful bloggers I have ever come across, with the best blog that I have ever seen.

    As regards to his bokshop, I have spent many many £100's in there over the years, certainly the most interesting bookshop I can think of! I still have many books pre dating WW2 from Michaels, and apart from auctions and luck, I cannot think where else i could ever have sourced them from.

    Even it Michael engaged in self promotion as shameless as the clown of Thanet Ian "bandwagon wagon jumper" Driver proportions, in Michael's case, it would be utterly justified.

    Shame the same can't be said of Driver...

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    1. Or Hamilton...

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    2. John, see you have replaced no full stop with three of them. OTT a bit!

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    3. I love it when people are SO intellectually lacking that the only reply they can manage is a spelling or grammer critique ;-)

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    4. John Hamilton - talking sense, etc 3:48am

      Ah I get it now! You purposely miss spell 'grammar' as 'grammer' and by correcting it I become, in your words, SO intellectually lacking. I failed to notice your ;-) presumably a wink. Similarly, I imagine that your 'SO' has some purpose in the plot; but its meaning is far too arcane for me to unravel at this time in the morning. Well there you go.

      There is a variation on this which in my experience rarely fails to work, but only in speech. You ask, "Which is correct yolks of eggs is white, or yolks of eggs are white?" Let your victim ponder awhile and then reply, "Neither, yolks of eggs ah yeller". Well it amuses me.

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    5. John Ham and John Hol, I think you are at daggers drawn in error. Anon at 10:12 sarcastically says "Or Hamilton..." whilst anon at 10:27 picks up on this as probably being Driver's old chum John Worrow, but draws attention to the fact that the latter, who often finishes his sentences without a full stop, has now over corrected with three of them.

      Hence anon at 10:27 is not attacking John Ham's grammar or spelling. Rest assured, gents, I think in normal circumstances we are on the same side, but accept these anonymous trolls do confuse the issue at times.

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    6. Tom,

      Oh my.. Worrow & Driver really are a pair of scamps, the dears

      My apologies to John Hamilton.

      It is probably best that I keep quiet at this time of the day. I seem to recall from my RAF basic training days that when you were awoken at 0530 by some over loud NCO you could swear and curse at him during the first 2 minutes with impunity. I never had the courage to test this.

      But the 'yolks of eggs is yeller' truly does work

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    7. Well quite, John, they used to be joined at the hip (checks quickly to make sure that does not constitute a homophobic remark), but they suffered a 'I'm in charge' conflict and were seperate after lengthy surgery. Nonetheless, the one pops up in support periodically, or to condemn all things Tory, in anonymous guise, but with a tendency to use capitals and a failure to end with a stop (period if you are American or trans whatever it is).

      By the way, take a look at Motorway2 for an enlightened view on economic reality. They still do not get the message, do they? Perhaps Dan Hannan's speech in Brussels during Brown's visit should be statuatory viewing for all aspiring politicians.

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    8. Tom,

      I have watched Dan Hannan's Gordon Brown speech many times and many of his other speeches also. I admire Dan Hannan as much for his eloquence as I do for his values and principles. Listening to him is therapeutic, perhaps there is hope for us yet.

      I often wonder why some councillors choose to post as anonymous, this bearing in mind that they would describe themselves as outspoken clarions of the truth. Maybe they believe that anonymous posts makes them the acerbic agent provocateur that they imagine themselves to be.

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    9. John, it could also be that they like to pretend that someone else also supports their views. Look at the ones who use the collectives 'we' and 'us' when they actually only speak for themselves. Our old aquifer friend is a prime example.

      Interestingly, Driver's and ECR's blogsites are full of anonymous one liner contributions and most of those are pretty infantile. All becomes very boring without any exchange of views, basically being reduced to the slagging off of others.

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    10. Tom,

      They are in the main little fish swimming in a little pond that is infested with the occasional principle devouring shark. They flounder.... OK that's enough of that metaphor.
      Aquifer Man has some excuse bearing in mind that he comes across as a genuine nutter. Trouble is I always rise to his bait...this metaphor must stop, even though I'm a dab hand at it..

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    11. Presumably, John, you are having sardines on toast for lunch or you have been over doing the cod liver oil capsules. Mind you, on today's news, it is better to be on the fishy side rather than a Spam fritter man and don't even go there with a bacan sarnie. Do you think I could sue MOD over all those duty suppers containing processed meat now contributing to my aging process and IBS? After all, if Shinguard is to be believed, someone else (especially if Tory) is responsible for everythging that befalls us.

      Elsewhere, the Desert Rats are to lose their tanks, no more duty free cars through the NAAFI in Germany and the trend to sell off all barracks in the affluent south east continues. Still they are only soldiers so Catterick, especially in winter, is the ideal place for them. Think I will take a nap now and dream of the yacht club at RAF Changi or the barracks on Penang Island.

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    12. Remember for low cost Ramsgate books try Amazon.com Much cheaper then local book shop

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    13. Anon, either you live in America, or you have never bought a book from Amazon, it should be .co.uk not .com, anyway as the majority of books about Ramsgate on the Amazon website that are less than £10 are books I publish, I guess I should say thanks for the plug.

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    14. The correct term is United States, not America!

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    15. Why United States, my sister lives in America, as I live in Europe, but she does not live in the United States for which, she tells me, she is eternally grateful.

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    16. Well she is an idiot.

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    17. If it wasn't for the United States there would be no Europe as you know it.
      You would all be goose stepping around praising the fatherland.

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    18. anonymouse 4:03pm,

      Similarly, if it weren't for England there would be no USA. You would just be a mixture of French and Spanish petty territories.

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    19. Spot on, John, and probably squabbling over the ownership of a few West Indian islands.

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