Bray Churches Together 18th Annual Art Exhibition!

I was recently at a great art exhibition in Bray with my sister. It was held in the Cornerstone Church of the Well in Bray and was the 18th annual art exhibition by Bray Churches Together. Organised by one of the artists whose work was on display Peter Growney, the exhibition displayed a host of stunning pieces showing the immense talent there is via numerous wonderfully crafted pieces such as the acrylic beauty of Stripes, The Boxer and Colours of Autumn by Avril Stanley, the fun of It’s Magic, Disappearing Magic and Magic Stars by Ann Hardigan, the realism and colour of Ray Cranley’s Bray Seafront 1950s, In The Dargle and The Turkish Baths Bray and the originality of Peter Growney’s Scene From Kilcoole to Wicklow, Candy Kiosks and Bray Bandstand. Further highlights included Paul Carroll’s work with Blue Eyed Girl and The Fisherman’s First Love, David Walsh’s Dunlaoghaire Yacht 1, 2 and 3 on print, David Fitzgerald’s Chris’s Chalice and Taylor Swift, Jean Poutch’s Powerscourt River Walk, Grafton Street and London Side Street and Meave Spotswood’s Blue Jug, Badgers and Resting. These were the highlights for me but to be honest you couldn’t look anywhere without seeing stunning work and been really happy that there is so much amazing creativity and talent out there. There was no bad paintings. Brilliant exhibition.

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Highlights, Style & Winners From The Recent Oscars & Brits: Look back!

Recently two very big ceremonies took place. One in the world of film. The other in the world of music. The Oscars in America and The Brits in England. Let’s take a look back at the highlights from Royal Blood’s win for rock at The Brits and Birdman’s big win at the Oscars as well as the style and the winners!

Highlights From The Oscars

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) Wins Best Picture

Graham Moore’s, John Legend’s, Common’s & Patricia Arquette’s Inspiring Speeches & John Legend’s & Common’s Performance

Neil Patrick Harris Opens the Show

Maroon 5 Perform

Winners

Best picture: Birdman

Actress in a leading role: Julianne Moore, Still Alice

Actor in a leading role: Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything

Supporting actress: Patricia Arquette, Boyhood

Supporting actor: JK Simmons, Whiplash

Directing: Alejandro G Inarritu for Birdman

Original screenplay: Birdman

Adapted screenplay: The Imitation Game

Costume design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Makeup and hairstyling: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Foreign language film: Ida

Documentary (short subject): Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1

Live action short film: The Phone Call

Visual effects: Interstellar

Animated short film: Feast

Animated feature film: Big Hero 6

Production design: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Cinematography: Emmanuel Lubezki for Birdman

Film editing: Tom Cross for Whiplash

Documentary feature: Citizenfour

Original song: Glory from Selma

Original score: Alexandre Desplat for The Grand Budapest Hotel

Presented By: Neil Patrick Harris

The Brits Highlights

Sam Smith Wins & Performs Too

Royal Blood Win & Perform Too

Paloma Faith Wins & Performs Too

James Bay’s Critics’ Choice Win

Winners

MASTERCARD BRITISH ALBUM OF THE YEAR

Ed Sheeran – X

BRITISH ARTIST VIDEO OF THE YEAR

One Direction – You & I

BRITISH BREAKTHROUGH ACT

Sam Smith

INTERNATIONAL GROUP

Foo Fighters

BRITISH SINGLE

Mark Ronson ft Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk

INTERNATIONAL MALE SOLO ARTIST

Pharrell Williams

GLOBAL SUCCESS

Sam Smith

BRITISH FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Paloma Faith

INTERNATIONAL FEMALE SOLO ARTIST

Taylor Swift

BRITISH GROUP

Royal Blood

BRITISH MALE SOLO ARTIST

Ed Sheeran

CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD (previously announced)

James Bay

BRITISH PRODUCER OF THE YEAR

Paul Epworth

Presented By: Ant & Dec

Oscars Style

Female Style

Sienna Miller

Jennifer Aniston

Scarlett Johansson

Jennifer Hudson

Karlie Kloss

Male Style

Jared Leto

Common

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka

David Oyelowo

The Brits Style

Female Style

Cara Delevingne

Holly Willoughby

Emma Bunton

Rebecca Ferguson

Paloma Faith

Male Style

RJ Mitte

Adam Lambert

Nick Jonas

Mark Ronson

Sam Smith

Adam Lambert Turns 32!

Happy 32nd Birthday Mr. Adam Lambert!

Happy 32nd birthday to Adam Lambert whose birthday just ended!

I am a major fan of his and I find him incredibly inspirational and he has been a huge inspiration to me to be more myself. He has also been a huge inspiration to me in a music sense too.

Love you Adam! Hope you had a great day! (Not that I think you’ll ever read this but yeah! :-))

Celeb And Guest Judges Announced For Season 6 Of RuPaul’s Drag Race!

Neil Patrick Harris will star as a celeb judge on Rupaul's Drag Race Season 6!

Neil Patrick Harris will star as a celeb judge on Rupaul’s Drag Race Season 6!

Adam Lambert, Neil Patrick Harris, Khloe Kardashian, Linda Blair, Lena Headey, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Eve, Mike Ruiz, David Burtka Heather McDonald, Trina, Leah Remini, Jaime Pressly, Paula Abdul and Bob Mackie are set to be the celebrity judges on Season 6 of RuPaul’s Drag Race which starts on February 24th joining regulars on the show Michelle Visage and Santino Rice. An interesting bit of information is that Lambert’s make-up artist was Season 3 winner Raja.

Other guest appearances this season include: Chaz Bono, Georgia Holt, US Weekly Entertainment Director, Ian Drew, Lucian Piane, Gillian Jacobs, Lainie Kazan and Bruce Vilanch.

Kelly Clarkson Tops FOX American Idol List of All-Time!

Kelly Clarkson claimed the top spot!

 

‘American Idol’ is due to return to screens in America for its 13th season on the 15th of January and Fox has decided to release the long-running shows biggest 13 success stories. Kelly Clarkson, the show’s first winner, topped the list and was joined in the top 5 by three other female performers Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson and Jordin Sparks and the sole male in the top five is Adam Lambert taking the mantle as most successful ever male contestant in the history of the show. The winner of Lambert’s year Kris Allen also features on the list at number 12.

 Here is the entire list:

  1. Kelly Clarkson (Season 1)
  2. Carrie Underwood (Season 4)
  3. Jennifer Hudson (Season 3)
  4. Adam Lambert (Season 8)
  5. Jordin Sparks (Season 6)
  6. Scotty McCreery (Season 10)
  7. Chris Daughtry (Season 4)
  8. David Cook (Season 7)
  9. Phillip Phillips (Season 11)
  10. Kellie Pickler (Season 5)
  11. David Archuleta (Season 7)
  12. Kris Allen (Season 8)
  13. Elliott Yamin (Season 5)

 

Enjoy the new season everyone! 🙂 And let me know below with a comment who your fave contestant ever was. Mine was Adam Lambert! 🙂

Adam Lambert Performs At Oklahoma’s Winstar Hotel and Casino!

The super talented Adam Lambert put on an amazing show recently like he always does!

The amazing Adam Lambert recently put on a show at Oklahoma’s Winstar Hotel and Casino to end 2013. He sang “Lay Me Down” which he had joined forces with the fab Avicii for and the very fantastic Nile Rodgers, founder of disco-tastic Chic. This was only the second time Lambert performed the track live. Lambert also sang a bluesy new cover version of legend Jimi Hendrix’s “Red House”.

He is currently working on his 3rd album which he hopes to release in 2014 and he is also guest starring on my favourite TV show Glee.

Check out the fab performances below from Adam. Let’s face it with his talent their not going to be anything else but amazing! Enjoy! 🙂

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kHWg55-Jks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHjupwd_M1s