Friday, September 28, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Shadow of our tree

Eversholt, Bedfordshire

Bird on a wire

Eversholt, Bedfordshire

Thursday, September 20, 2012

River Taff


Floral footballer

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff

Island Race

Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises,
The gun is fired, the race is on.
Sounds and sweet airs, fill our voices
All summer long, until the race is won.

Racing for gold, on this Treasure Island,
Yo Ho Ho for Pieces of Eight.
Welcoming the world to London and to my land,
Racing together to celebrate the date.

Championing the values of excellence and friendship,
Courage, determination, equality and respect.
Generating here a universal kinship,
Striving together to achieve our personal bests.

Many races, many winning,
Many runners full of grace,
Many cultures, equal billing
One united human race.

Choose your Desert Island discus,
Make your jumping high and long,
Get your medal, sing your anthem,
For your personal marathon.

This, our moment to be treasured,
Treasure lost is once more found.
Just once in a lifetime,
Five ring circus comes to town.

From Mandeville to Wenlock come the inspirations,
We are all torch bearers, setting the pace,
Proud to say to future generations:
I was here to see this island race.

Robin Simpson
19 April 2012

Written to celebrate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games coming to the UK, this simple three-minute song for choirs was written by Evan Dawson and Robin Osterley with words by Robin Simpson. It is FREE to download and perform from

This piece was written as part of an ongoing partnership between Making Music, Voluntary Arts and Superact, and supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government. 

Monday, September 17, 2012

Friday, September 14, 2012

Dawn over Luton

From Luton Airport Parkway station

Birmingham City Centre Floral Trail


The Guardians

One of a pair of sculptures by Dhruva Mistry in Birmingham

St Thomas Centre

Greater Manchester Centre for Voluntary Organisations, Manchester

Monday, September 10, 2012

Woburn Village Festival 2012

The Open Band in the Market Place, Woburn, Bedfordshire

Bandstand Marathon 2012

Bradwell Silver Band in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes

Morning sunshine

Eversholt, Bedfordshire

St Paul's Cathedral

From Paternoster Square, London

Friday, September 7, 2012

David Weir

On his lap of honour after winning the Paralympics T54 5000m

Track and field

Paralympic athletics in the Olympic Stadium

The stadium crowd

A capacity crowd in the Olympic Stadium for an evening
of Paralympic athletics

The Olympic Stadium

Olympic Park, Stratford, East London

British celebrations

The Paralympic men's individual B sprint medallists

The sprint

Mem's individual B sprint semi final in the
velodrome at the London 2012 Paralympics

The Velodrome

Olympic Park, Stratford, East London.

Wild flowers in the Olympic Park

Olympic Park, Stratford, East London


Anish Kapoor's 'Orbit' in the Olympic Park,
Stratford, East London.