PRAXIS: Blog https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog en-us (C) PRAXIS (PRAXIS) Thu, 07 Dec 2023 19:37:00 GMT Thu, 07 Dec 2023 19:37:00 GMT https://www.shibui.co.uk/img/s/v-12/u1029881043-o860181670-50.jpg PRAXIS: Blog https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog 120 80 Scrooge - getting into the Christmas spirit... https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2023/12/Scrooge/Eastgate/House Eastgate House, A Christmas Carol, Dickensian Christmas, Ebenezer Scrooge

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Just for a change I spent a day on the other side of the camera at Rochester's Dickensian Christmas Festival on Saturday (2nd December).

Following a last minute request for a stand in, I offered to play the character of Scrooge at Eastgate House to help promote all the great Victorian Christmas events coming up there, including performances of Dickens' classic story, A Christmas Carol.

I have to say it was great fun posing for pictures, meeting festival goers, and calling out from the windows of this wonderful 16th century townhouse. I even found myself joining in with the candlelit parade with my trusty housekeeper, Mrs Dilber.

The Dickensian Christmas Festival is run by Medway Council and is a great event to photograph with its many colourful characters and historic backdrops.

Bah humbug? No, we all had the Dickens of a time!

 

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Photographing The Lighthouse Cat's Christmas Adventure https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/12/photographing-the-lighthouse-cats-christmas-adventure Completed photographing 'The Lighthouse Cat's Christmas Adventure' from Play on Words Theatre and Loop Dance. A Christmas production at the Brook Theatre, Chatham. Congratulations to all the team for another great show!

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(PRAXIS) Adventure' Brook Theatre Chatham Christmas Christmas performance Loop Dance Play on Words Theatre s The Lighthouse Cat https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/12/photographing-the-lighthouse-cats-christmas-adventure Fri, 02 Dec 2022 17:17:03 GMT
Photographing The Lighthouse Cat's Christmas Adventure https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photographing-the-lighthouse-cats-christmas-adventure 'LOOKOUT' for 'The Lighthouse Cat's Christmas Adventure' from Play on Words Theatre and Loop Dance. A Christmas production at the Brook Theatre, Chatham. You never know what to expect! This image is from last year's production 'The Little Fox's Christmas Garden'. It's bound to be yet another great production. I'll be photgraphing the rehearsals on Thursday 1st of December and will post some images shortly afterwards. Play On Words: Little_Fox's_Christmas_Garden

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(PRAXIS) Adventure' Brook Theatre Chatham Christmas Christmas performance Loop Dance Play on Words Theatre s The Lighthouse Cat https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/11/photographing-the-lighthouse-cats-christmas-adventure Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:27:32 GMT
Rochester Christmas cards are available says Simon! https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/10/christmas-cards-are-available-says-simon Place your orders whilst stock last!

If you'd like to view my full range, please click on the link below:

https://www.shibui.co.uk/christmas_cards_rochester?customize=3#hbbb1ec77

Pack of 6 assorted cards is £12 plus p&p

To order, drop me an email at [email protected]


 

 

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The Real Guy Fawkes https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/8/the-real-guy-fawkes Just completed the photography for Eastgate House's upcoming autumn event, 'The Real Guy Fawkes' presented by Hysterical History. It was great working with the company and Eastgate House is a beautiful venue to shoot in, set in the heart of historic Rochester. The event takes place on 5th and 6th November at 4pm both days.

 

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(PRAXIS) actor Eastgate House educational event experience gunpowder plot Guy Fawkes history Hysterical History Kent Praxis Rochester Simon Kelsey story https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/8/the-real-guy-fawkes Tue, 16 Aug 2022 18:51:26 GMT
Rochester Castle Concerts https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/7/rochester-castle-concerts It was a pleasure to photograph some of the biggest names of the 80s on Wednesday 6th July at Rochester's Castle Concerts - The Human League, Blancmange and Altered Images all performed brilliant sets which had the crowds singing along all night. The stunning castle and cathedral add to the unique atmosphere of this event, so if you've never been before - don't miss it next year!  Castle Concerts: Altered Images Castle Concerts: Altered ImagesCastle Concerts: Altered Images Castle Concerts: BlancmangeCastle Concerts: Blancmange
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(PRAXIS) Altered Images Blancmange Clare Grogan historic Rochester Neil Arthur Philip Oakey Rochester Castle Concerts The Human League Wednesday July 6th https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/7/rochester-castle-concerts Mon, 18 Jul 2022 14:06:49 GMT
Eastgate House's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland production photos https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/5/eastgate-houses-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-production---coming-soon Here's a small selection of photos from Eastgate House's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.

A magical event and well done to everyone involved.

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(PRAXIS) acting Adventures Alice's buy tickets Eastgate House Kent photography production Rochester steam punk Victorian Wonderland https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/5/eastgate-houses-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-production---coming-soon Mon, 09 May 2022 12:22:16 GMT
Eastgate House's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland production - coming soon! https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/4/eastgate-houses-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-production---coming-soon Alice's Adventures in Wonderland productionAlice's Adventures in Wonderland production

Really looking forward to photgraphing Eatgate House's production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland!

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(PRAXIS) acting Adventures Alice's buy tickets Eastgate House Kent photography production Rochester steam punk Victorian Wonderland https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/4/eastgate-houses-alice-s-adventures-in-wonderland-production---coming-soon Tue, 26 Apr 2022 14:53:11 GMT
Purchase Medway Light Nights photos, If Not Now https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/3/purchase-medway-light-nights-photos-if-not-now Medway Light Nights event: Icon Theatre - If Not Now.

Thanks to everyone who has asked about buying images from this event. I've now decided to make these available to purchase as either digital downloads or prints. If you are interested in any of these, please drop me a line to [email protected] Let me know which ones you'd like and I'll give you a no obligation price.

Best wishes,

Simon.

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(PRAXIS) buy images If Not Now Light Medway Nights' https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/3/purchase-medway-light-nights-photos-if-not-now Thu, 31 Mar 2022 16:24:56 GMT
Medway Light Nights events – If Not Now https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/2/medway-light_nights-events-if-not-now Medway Light Nights event: Icon Theatre - If Not Now 2022, Castle Gardens, dance, Dickens, Icon Theatre, If Not Now, Kent, Light Nights, Medway, Medway Council, performance, Rochester Castle, Rochester Castle Gardens, Theatre31, Novak, light show, projectionMedway Light Nights event: Icon Theatre - If Not NowMedway Light Nights event: Icon Theatre - If Not Now Icon Theatre: If Not Now Medway Light Nights event: Icon Theatre - If Not Now

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Attended the Medway Light Nights event at the weekend.

Lots to see, including Icon Theatre's spectacular show, 'If Not Now' featuring projection mapping by Novak.

Congratulations to everybody involved.

If you'd like to take a look at the full gallery of images from this show, please drop me an email at: [email protected]

Best, Simon.

PRAXIS.

 

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(PRAXIS) 2022 castle gardens dance dickens icon theatre if not now light nights medway medway council novak performance rochester castle https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/2/medway-light_nights-events-if-not-now Mon, 14 Feb 2022 12:08:51 GMT
Photographing Kaizen Jewellers in Rochester High Street https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/1/photographing-kaizen-jewellers-in-rochester-high-street Kaizen_Jewellers_RochesterKaizen_Jewellers_RochesterKaizen_Jewellers

 

Photographed Kaizen's amazing Christmas display for a new potential post card to add to my collection. A truly beautiful building and well thought out piece of merchandising.

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(PRAXIS) Antiques architecture Jewellery Kaizen photography Rochester https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/1/photographing-kaizen-jewellers-in-rochester-high-street Mon, 24 Jan 2022 12:41:53 GMT
Another great Christmas exhibition at Eastgate House, Rochester https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/1/another-great-christmas-exhibition-at-eastgate-house-rochester Simon Kelsey PraxisDesignSimon Kelsey PraxisDesignEastgate House, Christmas Past exhibition

Just finished photgraphing the wonderful displays put on at Eastgate House - these photos will be used to promote the event next year.

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(PRAXIS) https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2022/1/another-great-christmas-exhibition-at-eastgate-house-rochester Thu, 13 Jan 2022 16:59:06 GMT
Little Fox's Christmas Garden - opening today! https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2021/12/little-foxs-christmas-garden---opening-today Simon Kelsey PraxisDesignSimon Kelsey PraxisDesignPlay On Words: Little_Fox's_Christmas_Garden

Photographing the opening day of Little Fox's Christmas Garden at the Brook Theatre with the wonderful cast and crew of Play On Words Theatre Company, Icon Theatre Company and Loop Dance Company - not to mention the creative sets and costumes of Sarah Jane Booth Design!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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(PRAXIS) https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2021/12/little-foxs-christmas-garden---opening-today Thu, 09 Dec 2021 18:27:10 GMT
Photographing Eastgate House wall paintings today. https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2021/9/phoptographing-eastgate-house-wall-paintings-today Eastgate_House_wall_paintings_2021Eastgate_House_wall_paintings_2021

Here's a quick image of the wonderful wall paintings uncovered at Eastgate House. Very challenging working conditions as these are on a wall in a very confined space. Here's the setup.. Eastgate_House_wall_paintings_2021Eastgate_House_wall_paintings_2021

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(PRAXIS) Eastgate House https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2021/9/phoptographing-eastgate-house-wall-paintings-today Wed, 29 Sep 2021 16:11:59 GMT
Christmas cards are available says Simon! https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2020/11/christmas-cards-are-available-says-simon

 

Place your orders whilst stock last!

If you'd like to view my full range, please click on the link below:

https://www.shibui.co.uk/christmas_cards_rochester?customize=3#hbbb1ec77

Pack of 6 assorted cards is £10 plus p&p

To order, drop me an email at [email protected]


 

 

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(PRAXIS) cards Christmas Christmas cards for Rochester sale https://www.shibui.co.uk/blog/2020/11/christmas-cards-are-available-says-simon Mon, 30 Nov 2020 15:52:04 GMT