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Work Commemorating 1916

The following commemoration projects happened in 2016: THE LONELY ANZAC-A MAN FAR FROM HOME. Brief story Sargent Thomas Hunter of the 10th Battalion of the 10th Division of the Australian Army died in Peterborough Hospital on the 31st July 1916 after being shot in the spine at Pozieres on the 25th July as part of […]

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Some Things to do in Covid Tier 3

Walks. -we can meet up to 6 in a public park for a walk Games night.  Cosy films. Disney classes to sketch their princesses Draw/Painting/Craft explore Harry Potter a history of Magic British Library Crochet/Knitting      tour japans beautiful cherry blossoms Read watch a virtual aquarium DIY clear out stuff Home Karaoke make a […]

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Art and Stories commemorating 1915

“AND THEY MARCHED INTO GALLIPOLI” Acrylics, metallics and fine glitters on canvas 60 x 45cm The Gallipoli Campaign was one of the Allies greatest disasters in World War I. The land invasion started at dawn on 25th April 1915 and ended on the 9th January 1916. The campaign was one of the greatest Turkish victories […]

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So what is Art? Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

So what is art? Does it matter that we know exactly what art is? We may know that it includes visual arts(painting etc),  films and theatre and other forms of art. But does it matter if we know? I would argue that actually it doesn’t matter. For too long art in its many forms has […]

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THE FIRST POPPY-QUEENSGATE THE SKY OF POPPIES-commemorating the centenary of The Battle of The Somme-Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

The first poppy is the beginning of the creation of an art installation commissioned by Queensgate Shopping Centre Peterborough to commemorate the centenary of The Battle of The Somme in World War I. The first poppy is the first of over 1000 hand felted poppies to be included in the installation with each poppy representing […]

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THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME WORLD WAR I 1916 WWI Commemoration Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

The battle of the Somme in 1916 was the bloodiest battle in British history with 58,000 casualties- third of these deaths-on the first day alone and over a million casualties on all sides when it finished on the 18th November 1916. The actual battle itself began on the 1st July 1916 at 7:30am with the […]

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Heal the world Painting by Charron Pugsley-Hill

So Whats all this Talk About a Climate Crisis? A quick and Easy Guide Number 1…Charron Pugsley-Hill

So you have probably been asleep like Sleeping Beauty for years or been in a remote place on the planet with NO wifi or TV  if you haven’t heard anything about The Climate Crisis that the planet is currently facing. The following is an attempt to simplify a complex issue into a few paragraphs that […]

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Visiting Flanders Battlefields -Stay at Varlet Farm by Peterborough Artist Charron Pugsley-Hill

Now lets be clear this is an independent genuine review and I have not been paid for this blog. I have recently been back in Belgium this time working on my art series commemorating significant events people and places from WWI a hundred years on. We stayed at Varlet Farm(named by British Soldiers in WWI) […]

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Chocolate -The Ultimate Art Fuel

I am a chocolholic-There I said it! I intend to eat chocolate for ever and so far so good! I am passionate about my chocolate, wildlife and nature,Poppydog, my family and my art and it depends at what moment which of those is the most important..And yes I have a level of snobbishness about my […]

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5 quick projects to do with children

I always like to have a few projects to do with my children if we have 10 minutes spare: 1. Seeded pastry for your garden birds. Very easy to do and loved especially by the long-tailed tits in my garden. Make some pastry by adding flour,water and fat(animal is best and no margarine or processed […]

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