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Zoo Quest in colourRead MoreMay 21, 2016

If you love natural history in all its shapes and forms then David Attenborough will surely be familiar to you. In this, his 90th year, a very special film has just been shown on telly in the UK and it is absolutely brilliant.

An Important LessonRead MoreMay 12, 2016

Life can get tough, even if you live in a beautiful place. And this is a lesson that came along at just the right time...

A graphic video of singingRead MoreMay 7, 2016

Have you ever wondered what the inside of your head looks like when you are singing opera?

The Whalsay singing traditionRead MoreMay 7, 2016

Across the water, the island of Whalsay has long been known for its songsters. Now a new website has been created all about the singing from the isle.

The Drum SongRead MoreApril 27, 2016

We were very lucky to be given a private demonstration of drum singing, sometimes called drum dancing, a traditional music from Greenland.

Opera and sheepRead MoreMarch 26, 2016

Have you heard about the operatic sheep on stage in New York?

Solar textiles continuedRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

Do you remember, a few weeks ago, we blogged about developments in solar textiles, fabrics which could harness power from the sun? The story continues...

The Fantastic Marble MachineRead MoreMarch 5, 2016

This week the wonder of the internet brought an amazing machine to the inbox at the studio.

The Christmas blogRead MoreDecember 12, 2015


The festive season is nearly here and this year we are off to exotic Shanghai for a few weeks. That means the blog won't be running for a few weeks so here is a look back at the year that is nearly done, and a glance at what is in store for 2016.

Hirda - a Shetland operaRead MoreNovember 28, 2015

This weekend we were very lucky to see Hirda, the new opera in Shetland dialect.