Monthly Archives: December 2013

Korea appoints its first woman chief conductor……….another step forward!

It is reported that Shi-Yeon Sung, associate conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, has been named chief conductor of the  Gyeonggi Philharmonic. Shi-Yeon, 38, won the 2006 Sir Georg Solti International Conductors Competition and was assistant conductor to James Levine at … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Equality, Music, Opera | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Equality is alive and well……………in the R.A.F

Top rank for RAF woman: Officer made Air Vice-Marshal and will be responsible for buying and maintaining all fighters, drones and other aircraft. A woman who joined the RAF after finishing university has been promoted to the highest military rank … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Discrimination, Education, Employability, Equality | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

A Grand Day Out (according to Wallace and Gromit)…………….

At very short notice took off for the Yorkshire Dales with the intention of enjoying a 48 hour break and particularly as the weather forecast for the two days in question was pretty good. First stopping off point on the … Continue reading

Posted in Beer, Culture, Food, Humour, Tourism, Travel, Yorkshire | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Another Female Orchestral Conductor Appointed……………

Missed this back in November 2013 but picked it up courtesy of Norman Lebrechts website. Sao Carlos appoint Joana chief conductor The Teatro de São Carlos in Lisbon has named Joana Carneiro as principal conductor of the Portugal National Symphony. Joana, 37, will take … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Equality, Music | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Novel Idea in Vilnius……….perhaps the idea will catch on here!

Photo Courtesy of M.S. Guttridge

Posted in Culture, Education, Employability, Higher Education, Lithuania, Vilnius | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Day at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park (2013)

Beautiful bright morning so decided to go for a walk at the Sculpture Park at Bretton (just off the M1 at J38). Hijacked on the way to the car by the two kids opposite, Jimmy and the infamous Mabel who … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Education, Photography, Sculpture, Sculpture Park, Yorkshire | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

CNN: Vilnius Christmas tree is the world’s most spectacular

CNN has announced the list of top 12 world’s most spectacular Christmas trees, with Vilnius tree named as number one. CNN writes: “The well-preserved old town in the Lithuanian capital looks like just the sort of place that needs a … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Lithuania, Religion, Vilnius | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments