Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Music City BBQ Festival 2010 - Nashville Webcam

This will be the second annual Music City BBQ Festival, and is being held August 27 - 28, 2010 downtown Nashville at Riverfront Park and 1st Ave. The inspiration for the event came from two regular Memphis in May barbecue festival competitors, who decided that Nashville could use its own similar, yet unique, event in the fall.

This live feed is in Nashville throughout the festival:

Nashville webcam

Location information:

Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, music, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home to a large number of colleges and universities.

Nashville has a consolidated city-county government which includes seven smaller municipalities in a two-tier system. The population of Nashville-Davidson County stood at 626,144 as of 2008, according to United States Census Bureau estimates. This makes it the second most populous city in the state after Memphis. However, the 2009 population of the entire 13-county Nashville Metropolitan Statistical Area was 1,582,264, making it the largest metropolitan area in the state. The 2009 population of the Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Columbia combined statistical area was estimated at 1,666,566.

Leicester Square Empire Cinema - Film4 Frightfest 2010

The Frightfest is regarded as the premiere UK fantasy and horror film festival, held in central London over the August Bank Holiday weekend. As its name indicates the primary focus is on the horror genre. However it has included a wide variety of movies that blur the boundaries of genre definitions.

This live webcam feed is at the Empire Cinema in Leicester Square throughout the festival:

Leicester Square webcam

Frightfest Schedule:

Main Screen: Hatchet II, Primal, Dead Cert
Discovery Screen: No films on this day.

Main Screen: Eggshells, A Q&A with Tobe Hooper, Isle of Dogs, F, Red Hill, Alien Vs. Ninja
Discovery Screen: Burning Bright, The Clinic, Finalé, Wound, Outcast, Higanjima: Escape from Vampire Island

Main Screen: Cherry Tree Lane, 13 Hours, Monsters, Dream Home
Discovery Screen: Christopher Roth, Fanboys, After.Life, Burning Bright

Main Screen: The Pack, Andy Nyman's quiz from hell, Film 4 FrightFest international short film showcase, We are what we are, Damned by Dawn, A Serbian Film, The Loved Ones
Discovery Screen: 'Higanjima: Escape from Vampire Island, Outcast, Wound, Amer, The Clinic

Gleneagles Webcam - Johnnie Walker Golf Championship 2010 Live

The Championship is currently contested over the PGA Centenary Course, formerly called the Monarch's Course, venue for the 2014 Ryder Cup matches.

The tournament is one of three on the current European Tour schedule which take place in "The Home of Golf", the others being the Scottish Open and the Dunhill Links Championship.

This live webcam feed is right on the course at Gleneagles:

Gleneagles webcam

Location information:

Gleneagles is a glen which connects with Glen Devon to form a pass through the Ochil Hills of Perth and Kinross in Scotland. The name's origin has nothing to do with eagles, and is a corruption of eaglais or ecclesia, meaning church, and refers to the chapel and well of Saint Mungo, which was restored as a memorial to the Haldane family which owns the Gleneagles estate. Gleneagles House at the northern entrance to Gleneagles comprises a 1750 extension to an earlier 17th-century building that is approached by an avenue of lime trees planted to commemorate the Battle of Camperdown. Little remains of Gleneagles Castle, the early 16th-century tower house of the Haldanes.

The Caledonian Railway Company used its name for the Gleneagles Hotel and golf course they built some distance from the glen at the edge of Auchterarder. The hotel hosted the controversial G8 conference in July 2005, which earned the area the description of "the most fortified golf course in Scotland" due to extensive security.

Verona Webcam - Opera Festival 2010 Live at the Verona Arena

The 2010 Verona Opera Festival continues apace in the glorious splendour of the original open-air amphitheatre in the heart of Italy. Built in the second century, Verona's Arena di Verona is the third largest Roman amphitheatre in the world.

This live webcam is at the Verona Arena throughout the 2010 Opera Festival:

Verona Arena webcam

Location Information:

The Verona Arena (Arena di Verona) is a Roman amphitheatre in Verona, Italy, which is internationally famous for the large-scale opera performances given there. It is one of the best preserved ancient structures of its kind.

The building itself was built in AD 30 on a site which was then beyond the city walls. The ludi (shows and games) staged there were so famous that spectators came from many other places, often far away, to witness them. The amphitheatre could host more than 30,000 spectators in ancient times.

The round façade of the building was originally composed of white and pink limestone from Valpolicella; but after a major earthquake in 1117, which almost completely destroyed the structure's outer ring, except for the so-called "ala", the stone was quarried for re-use in other buildings.

The first interventions to recover the arena's function as a theatre began during the Renaissance. Some operatic performances were later mounted in the building during the 1850s, owing to its outstanding acoustics.

Leeds Festival Webcam - Live Feed from Bramham Park 2010

The Reading and Leeds Festivals are a pair of annual music festivals that take place in Reading and Leeds in the United Kingdom. The events take place simultaneously on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the August bank holiday weekend, sharing the same bill. The Leeds event is held in Bramham Park, near Wetherby, the grounds of an historic house. Campsites are available at both sites and weekend tickets include camping. Day tickets are also sold.

This webcam view shows the fields at Bramham Park in Leeds:

Leeds Festival webcam

2010 Line-up:

The initial line-up announcement was made on Monday 29 March 2010, shortly after tickets went on sale. On 16 August 2010, it was confirmed that Guns N' Roses, Arcade Fire and Blink-182 would headline the main stage, with Lostprophets, Queens of the Stone Age, The Libertines, Paramore, LCD Soundsystem, Billy Talent, Biffy Clyro, Pendulum, Weezer, Klaxons, Modest Mouse and Frank Turner also playing over the weekend

Location Information:

Bramham Park is a country house between Leeds and Wetherby, West Yorkshire, England. The Baroque mansion was built in 1698 by Robert Benson, 1st Baron Bingley. It has remained in the ownership of Benson's descendents since its completion in 1710. The house is surrounded by a landscaped park ornamented by a series of follies and avenues laid out in the 18th century landscape tradition. Following a fire in 1828 the house was derelict for 80 years until restored under the supervision of the architect Detmar Blow circa 1908. The house is named after the nearby village of Bramham.

Notting Hill Webcam - Live 2010 Carnival View

The Notting Hill Carnival is led by members of the Trinidad and Tobago (Trini) Caribbean population, many of whom have lived in the area since the 1950s. The carnival has attracted up to 2 million people in the past, making it the second largest street festival in the world after the Trinidad and Tobago Carnival held in that country.

This webcam view will be covering the carnival live:

Notting Hill Carnival webcam

Carnival Background:

The roots of Carnival come from two separate but connected strands. Carnival began in January 1959 in St Pancras Town Hall as a response to the depressing state of race relations at the time. This carnival organised by Claudia Jones (a "Trini") who is widely recognised as 'the Mother of Notting Hill Carnival', was a huge success, despite being held indoors. The London Free School inspired festival was the first organised outside event in August 1966. The prime mover was Rhaune Laslett, who was not aware of the indoor events when she first raised the idea. This was a more diverse Notting Hill event to promote cultural unity but overlapping with earlier events by the involvement of Russ Henderson's steel band who had played at the earlier Claudia Jones events.

By 1976, the event had become definitely Caribbean in flavour, with around 150,000 people attending. However, in that year and several subsequent years, Carnival was marred by riots, in which predominantly Caribbean youths fought with police a target due to the continuous harassment the population felt they were under. During this period, there was considerable coverage of the disorder in the press, which some felt took an unfairly negative and one-sided view of Carnival. For a while it looked as if the event would be banned. Prince Charles was one of the few establishment figures who supported the event.