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SES Explorer Awards 2015

The 2015 Scientific Exploration Society Explorer Awards were presented by Col John Blashford-Snell, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Pen Hadow, Neville Shulman CBE and Andrew Mitchell at the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge on Tuesday the 5th May.

2015 SES Explorer Awards (1)Andrew Mitchell, Niall McCann, and Sir Ranulph Fiennes.
2015 SES Explorer Awards (13)Rosie Stancer, Neville Shulman, Sir Ranulph Fiennes, and Pen Hadow.
Rowan Bentall Charitable TrustAward sponsors Edward and Wendy Bentall, and Nigel Winser.
2015 SES Explorer Awards (23)The Scientific Exploration Society trustees and honary members.
Cadogan Tate Explorer AwardThe Cadogan Tate sponsors with award winner James Borrell.

Chobham Carnival 2015

The Chobham Carnival has been an annual village event since 1987, and has been successfully raising finds for community groups every year. The entertainment starts with a procession down the village high street, and follows with a day of events on the recreation ground.

The Carnival QueenThe Carnival Queen

Many of the village organisations take part in the procession.

Carnival ProcessionCarnival Procession
Carnival ProcessionCarnival Procession
Carnival Procession - Morris DancersCarnival Procession - Morris Dancers

SES Explorer Awards 2014

We were privileged to be asked by the Scientific Exploration Society to photograph their annual explorer awards. The presentations took place at the Sheraton Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge. The founder of the SES, Colonel John Blashford-Snell, and some of the leading explorers of today including Neil Laughton, Andrew Mitchell, Rosie Stancer, Pen Hadow and Mikael Strandberg were all at the Park Tower Hotel in Knightsbridge for the presentations.

SES Explorer AwardsSome of the explorers, sponsors, and winners.
Zenith AwardThe Zenith award given by JBS to EC.
Award WinnersThe SES Explorer Award winners 2014, and explorers.

Olympic Opening Ceremony

Some photos from the London 2012 Olympics. The final leg of the Olympic Torch Relay on the Thames near Putney Bridge, Friday, July 27th.

The Olympic park on Friday 27th July, just before the opening ceremony.

Inside the Olympic Stadium, with the English countryside set ready for the opening ceremony.

The opening ceremony, The industrial revolution – stripping back the green countryside.

Sussex Jazz Kings

The Sussex Jazz Kings, playing at the Chobham Music Festival.

The Sussex Jazz Kings are led by Dave Stradwick, the well known player of hot, traditional, jazz trumpet. Having been with many top bands in the past, Dave now fronts his ‘Jazz Kings’, who were formed some 13 years ago and are enjoying a high level of popularity on the British scene. They play at most of the major festivals and have had many very successful tours around the UK, Europe and beyond. The musicians chosen to join Dave are, without doubt, some of the best exponents of this New Orleans jazz style playing today. The success this band has achieved, not only comes from their musical ability, but the fun and rapport they build with their audiences. Possibly one of the busiest bands in the country, the ‘SJK’ also run a jazz club in Surrey, which has proved a great attraction for many of their loyal fans.