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Mediterranean Music – Israel

My imaginary journey arounf the Med in searchj of music This is a troubled area and I am not giving either travel directions or political analysis – although sometimes separating politics from music is a bit like separating sand from treacle.

Mediterranean Music – Lebanon

I’ve not managed to find a lot of music for this trip in Lebanon. Suggestions welcome.

Bled Castle’s Lea Ferjan – Bled Stories

Lea Ferjan of Bled Cultural Institute who manages Bled Castle talks about the difficult balance of managing environmentally and culturally sensitive tourism.

Pod Lipo Restaurant Ljubljana

Staying in an Air B&B on Rimska cesta Ljubljana took us from our usual patch in the old town and led us to do what I enjoy most, exploring.

Total Slovenia News

A new English language news and current affairs website Total Slovenia News has recently launched.

Free Download – Firsthand Guide to Bled Special Edition

As a special offer, a PDF of the Special Edition of Firsthand Guide to Bled is now available to download.

Slovenian Wine – Wine Tasting and Wine Routes

There are two places to enjoy wine tasting sessions in Bled and three major wine growing regions in Slovenia to drive through.

Slovenian wine: what to drink, wine traditions, wine growing regions, St. Martin’s Day events

Wine is one of Slovenia’s biggest secrets. Celebrated every November on St. Martin’s day, only 6% is exported. Not to be missed on a visit to Slovenia

Mediterranean Music – Syria

It has taken quite a while to write about Syrian music that I have found on this imaginary trip around the Mediterranean. After a slow start, I found at least two fabulous bands, and many other fascinating musicians.

Bled Rowing – Bled Stories Podcast

The history of Bled’s Rowing Club reflects the history of not just Bled town, but Slovenia itself.

For tourists, the lake is a place for fun and recreation. But competitive rowers, come throughout year and from early spring you’ll see events from youth programmes right up to Olympic level.

On this episode of Bled Stories, the Bled Rowing Club.

Jernej Slivnik is Secretary General of the Slovenian Rowing Federation and and Co-Director of the Bled Rowing Organising Committee and my guide through the history of the club. The Bled Stories podcast is about the people who make Bled the place it is. The series is an accompaniment to The Firsthand Guide to Bled books. You can get more information about them here.

Slovenian Wine and Wine Tasting – Bled Stories podcast

Slovenian wine? Oh, yes. Here’s a short introduction and some insider tips from young man about town Jani Pravdič about best bars and wine bar.

Books for the journey – Turkey

Earlier I wrote about books I was reading or going to read along this make-believe trip around the Mediterranean. I should probably begin to log my progress.

Exploring Tržič – The Bled Stories Podcast

One of the new destinations of the Hop On Hop Off bus Summer 2018 is the historic town Tržič. But you don’t need to wait for special transport. Davy visited on cold November morning.

Domen from 3glav Adventures – Bled Stories podcast

The first stop for adventure seekers in Bled is an old green shack. It looks a little out of place and a little out of time. Domen tells the story.

Antimuseum Bled – Bled Stories podcast

Explore amazing science experiments at the Antimuseum in Bled Slovenia. Book ahead to get a personal tour.

From Slovenia to Turkey – a summary

These are my favourite albums starting in Piran on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast and ending Tunceli in Anatolia.

Bled Stories podcast: Antimuseum Physland Bled

Kristina Špec from the AntiMuseum in Bled takes me through Physland – a science play room for all ages.

Mediterranean Music – Turkey

My make-believe journey around the Mediterranean continues. From Greece to Turkey with some of the best music of this trip.

Bled Stories podcast: Mikame Craft Shop

In the Firsthand Guide to Bled Standard and Special editions, both this and last year, I interview some of the people who make Bled the town it is. Now, I plan to release some of those interviews in a new podcast; Bled Stories.

Mikame Craft Shop – Bled Stories podcast:

We start this podcast early May 2018. A quiet Wednesday morning – about 10:00 am. This part of the town is still getting into gear. Shops are opening, not many customers yet. Delivery vans are delivering, shop keepers are keeping each other company, coffee is being sipped where last night beer and wine were being served. The alpine air is fresh and Jakob Ribnikar is opening his shop Mikame. It’s a tiny place, dwarfed by the Devil Bar next door, you could miss it.

But don’t – it is packed with local crafts. The address is Cesta svobode 15 4260 Bled Slovenia – info@mikame.si and the website www.mikame.si

Podcast: Producing virtual reality

Virtual reality on the podcast this time. Davy Sims talks to three people creating a VR and an immersive media industry in Northern Ireland. Dee Harvey is a producer as is Phil Morrow who runs the production company RETìníZE and Nigel McAlpine who runs Storyfx and Digital Catapult in Belfast.

Mediterranean Music – Greece

My hyper-superficial imaginary music tour of the Med. continues. We are in Greece this time.

Podcast: Stuart Bailie – Trouble Songs

Music journalist Stuart Bailie’s new book Trouble Songs will be officially published in May, but it’s already starting to stir conversations and commentary. He takes on difficult stories from our history since the mid-1960s at the place where music meets social and political change and through interviews and analysis tries to understand and explain what happened.

It will be in the shops around now, but you can also order it on the web at TroubleSongs.com

Podcast: Oh Yeah music centre

On this episode the story of the Oh Yeah music centre with Charlotte Dryden and Paul Kane. There’s music from Hand Models, Reevah, Strange New Places and Cut in Blinks.

Women in Tech

In this edition, women who work in tech, three leaders who were involved with the Women Techmakers summit which was held in Belfast last weekend.  On Friday evening there were workshops and on Saturday the main event was in W5. Victoria McCallum was on the podcast to preview the event a few weeks ago, and she’s back to reflect on how it all went. Claire Burn and Daniella Topping were with Victoria when we sat down to talk about the summit and more generally women in technology here.

Maxine Mawhinney’s “The Moment” and Gareth Quinn of Digital DNA

Innovations and new ventures in this episode of the podcast (with the really clever name). From TV to YouTube and celebrating collaboration with Digital DNA Belfast. Maxine Mawhinney’s The Moment and Digital DNA in Belfast

Funding creativity – from guitar strings to global exports

How do you fund creativity? If you are planning to make a business from your passion? Creativity and innovation needs support, funding and professional advice. Investment is the theme of this episode

5 books I’m reading now (or about to read)

The Woman in the Woods John Connolly, Three Daughters of Eve – Elif Shafak, Uncommon Type – Tom Hanks, The Anonymous Venetian – Donna Leon, The Bridge over the Drina – Ivo Andrić

Podcast: Episode 5 – Matthew Scott Founder and CEO of Navada Group

Matthew Scott is the CEO of Navada Group. Navada HQ is in Newcastle Upon Tyne, but it has a presence in Belfast, London, New York and about to open an office in Sweden. But the founder is from Bangor. He lives there now in preparation for a major development expected to be announced officially in June.

Podcast: Episode 4 – Technology bringing real people together in real spaces

We have two interviews. Victoria McCallum is one of the organisers of Women Techmakers Belfast – the event is to be held on 14 April in W5 Belfast. Andrew Bolster one of the founders of Farset Labs. He tells the story of the lab’s beginnings and expectation for the future.

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