Wednesday, 23 September 2009

BKKK The Home of Ken Burton (me)

A quick update to let you know that I’ve added new content to my site. There are new photos and panoramas there of Pewsey  and the local area with some carnival content as well. Talking of which, this years carnival appeared to go of well, but unfortunately I missed most of it due to ill health. Sick

I don't know if any of the local peeps saw the spectacular sunset the other evening but in case you missed it here is one photo below.
Pewsey Sunset4
More photos can be seen on my web site. (see links)

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Quote of the day:
Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. - Mark Twain

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

New Blog: Cancelled due to lack of interest

There is a new blog in town, here on Blogger, called pewsey music festival which, you may have guessed, is about PMF but

also the local music scene

If any local peeps want to contribute on the PMF blog let us know (email or comments below), so if you are organising any gigs in pubs, village halls etc or any news/gossip about the local music scene around Pewsey let us know. It would be great if all the music info was all in one place.
On the blog you will find a photo set of the Convulsions gig at the Coopers Arms last Sunday. As promised in my previous post much jollity did prevail and as a bonus the sun came out so we were all outside.

Ben & Cone

Dog & Cone

not sure if dog shared the joke?
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Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Convulsions @ Coopers Arms Pewsey

Just to let all the local peeps out there know that the Convulsions will be playing at the world famous Coopers Arms Pewsey this Sunday 23rd August in the afternoon. Much jollity should prevail but remember to keep hold of your drinks when Ben starts dancing.

Ben Ruth of the Convulsions

Convulsions GimmeSomething.mp3

See you there!!

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A Post to test Apture

Here is a quick post to test the use of apture So bear with me as I try out the multi media options. Ok that was straight forward now let's see with some more difficult subject matter. How about Pewsey? Well I am impressed it found my own photo on Flickr. Lets carry on, Pewsey Music Festival ok it found me again and not much more but ah!

So now try Pewsey Carnival

Well that was easy, must say so far fairly impressed but would really like a windows live writer plugin.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Photos of Pewsey Music Festival 2009

I have just uploaded photos of this years event to my web site so pop over and have a look. For all those that came, see if you can spot yourselves in the crowd photos and for any that didn’t attend you can see (and hear) what you missed.

Anyone that wants any photos please use the contact us page on the Pewsey Music Festival website and I will get the message and send via email. (or see me in local boozer)

Well that's it for another year so next event is Pewsey Carnival on the 19th September. (More drinking involved so time to get the liver back in working order )

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Monday, 10 August 2009

Pewsey Music Festival 2009

Well it finally happened and what a super time everybody had. The bands were great, the food excellent, the beer so good we nearly drunk the pub dry and last and not least the sun was out.    Just like to say a big thank you to all the people involved in organising such a great event. You all know who you are but a special thank you to Lizzie for making it happen. Photos will be posted on the festival web site  when everybody gets their breath back but in the mean time here's a collage of the days events as a taster.

PMF 2009_AutoCollage_25_Images_2


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Saturday, 1 August 2009

Pewsey Music Festival

Only 1 week to go before the festival (and its still raining) but after our experience with 2007 (more rain) it will certainly go ahead rain  so see you there (I’ll be the one with the camera in a plastic bag (the camera not me)).

I have also updated my web site with a couple of new photos including another panorama which I took between rain this week. Honestly the sun did come out briefly see the photos.


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Sunday, 19 July 2009

Relay for Life 2009 Pewsey

Relay for Life logo

Another update to my site.

I have added some photos of this years Relay for Life event held on Sat 18th July at the Coopers Arms Pewsey on my site The Home of Ken Burton.  Unfortunately the great British weather played its part in its usual fashion but it didn’t discourage the participants who bravely struggled on.  Unfortunately due to the inclement conditions and prior commitments I missed the candle of hope ceremony  and the next days events, but well done to all that took part.

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Socks and Blogging here's the connection

Here is great video for all you bloggers out. There is a lot of common sense in this especially with all the gadgets and widgets available. It is certainly important to ensure that any thing on the side bar fits in with the rest of the site.  As I haven’t been blogging long  my sidebar is, hopefully, uncluttered but leave a comment if you disagree.  (p.s.The fish tank stays)

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Friday, 17 July 2009

Panoramio Map on my Site

panoramio_logo Just put a Panoramio Map of Pewsey on my site The Home of Ken Burton. If anyone else wants to do the same for their area, the instructions are on the Panoramio web site (look for Panoramio API). 

As I have some photos there,  (and Google Earth), its a good way to showcase your work. However the satellite image whilst being clear and high resolution is way out of date. I would estimate that it is at least 5 to 6 years old. I only hope that Google road maps are more up to date .

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Monday, 13 July 2009

BKKK The Home of Ken Burton

Another quick post to let you know that I've added some more content to  my site The Home of Ken Burton. Check out the links section from the home page for links to noteworthy pubs in the Pewsey area. Also hover over the links to see some Spry effects. (No these are nothing to do with cooking fat).

Whilst I’m posting I would like to remind you to please feed the fish at the bottom of this blog. (simple things for simple…………………)

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Saturday, 11 July 2009

Photos on Panoramio – Google Earth

Just a quick post to let you know I have uploaded some more photos to Panoramio and reloaded some others which did not meet Google Earths size criteria.

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Friday, 10 July 2009

Pewsey Music Festival Update

Just to announce that this years line up is now complete (see earlier post). The final act is:-

The Roundheels - Oxfordshire Bluegrass/Americana whose natural home is the stage.

So I hope to see you there.

Further details on Festival Site


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Pewsey Flickr Groups

Calling all photographers who live or travel through the Vale of Pewsey. I am a member of Pewsey Wiltshire and Surrounding Area Group on Flickr and it would be nice too see some more members there.  There is also a Wiltshire group and a Kennet and Avon canal group. So if you’ve got a digital camera and access to a computer and the internet (which if you haven’t how are you reading this) or a film camera and a scanner, then come along and join. For those that know the area there are some stunning photo opportunities here so get snapping.

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Thursday, 9 July 2009

Updated Home Page

I have updated my home page on BKKK The Home of Ken Burton with more information about Pewsey and me.  Hopefully the navigation menu should allow the spiders to crawl my site better as the rest of the site was using flash buttons and text (depreciated in Dreamweaver CS4).


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Wednesday, 8 July 2009

Loaded Web

I have just listed this blog on loaded web to help you all to find me


See blogs and businesses for United Kingdom

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Monday, 6 July 2009

My Space on Windows Live

Just a quick blog to let everyone know that that can find me on Windows Live Spaces (Ken’s Space) and here is a link to my blog I have lots of photos of local bands and events from The Coopers Arms and Pewsey Music Festival plus photos of my travels. Also you can find me on Flickr and Panoramio


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Pewsey Music Festival 2009

Saturday 8th August 12 to midnight

Information from the official website Pewsey Music Festival Home

Pewsey Music Festival 2009 will feature a mix of original music with bands from Wiltshire and beyond.

We're delighted to announce.........Jon Amor and his band will be headlining and Samantha Marais is on in the afternoon. More details to come here, but meanwhile click to go to the websites.
The Julian Tulk Band - Newbury band with multiple influences subtly breathing through this music for the people.
Beatbullyz - Swindon finest funk/hip-hop/ska trio, who opened Radio 1's Big Weekend in Swindon.
The Operation - a classic-rock three-piece of virtuoso twenty-somethings from Frome - back by popular demand.
I Said Yes - indie-folk outfit from within the Pewsey Vale....."much dancing has already occurred"
The Funkinsteins - party funk with a rocky edge - legends on the Bristol circuit.
ONE MORE ACT to be confirmed soon. Plus - aural tasters of the day's music and photos of the musicians.
This year we are holding a semi-acoustic open mic contest during the afternoon. The winner(s) will get to play a couple of numbers on the main stage in the early evening.
Kaya Drums will again run a drum workshop.

Thanks to the involvement of Pewsey Area Community Trust (PACT) there will also be demonstrations from local artists and craftsmen; many magical stalls; and children's entertainment from Mad Pete.

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Tickets are only a fiver and kids (under 12) are free so there is no excuse for not turning up. The Coopers Arms will be hosting a number of real ales if you need more reasons.

PMF 2008 Collage

This is a collage I made of last years event and if you want to see more, look on my site The Home of Ken Burton where you will find photos and some songs plus an interactive tour of Pewsey.

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