Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Penguin Awareness weekend at Twycross Zoo

January 30th, 2018 | No Comments

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, England, UK. 19 January 2018. Group of humboldt penguins in their enclosure. Humboldt penguins are native to coastal Chile and Peru and are classified as a vulnerable species in the wild by the International Union for Conservation of Nature

 

Earlier this month,the ‘Live News’ division of stock photography agency Alamy arranged for our photographer to visit Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire, England to capture some imagery of their collection of Humboldt penguins ahead of Penguin Awareness day on 20 January. Twycross Zoo were marking the occasion with a weekend wide range of activities for visitors to raise awareness of penguin and marine wildlife conservation. Penguins are classed as vulnerable species and populations are thought to be endangered.

Our images were filed after capture on the same day and were featured on the Alamy Live News feed for 48 hours before moving along to the main stock library of the agency. World Penguin Day is celebrated on 25 April 2018, if you are planning to write or design an editorial article, blog or feature on this day or the plight of penguins browse our collection of penguin images by clicking the image below or by getting in touch with us at info@reelmonkeyproductions.com.

 

Twycross Zoo, Leicestershire, England, UK. 19 January 2018. Close up of humboldt penguin in enclosure at zoo

Reunited for charity concert

December 2nd, 2015 | No Comments

Reel Monkey captured images from a unique evening concert earlier this year organised by music teacher, Anne Flower, of Leicestershire. To raise money for the development of local charity, The Well, of Kibworth, Leicestershire, Anne arranged for some of her talented students and friends past and present to perform at a diverse concert in aid of the charity. Some of the musicians travelled from across the UK and overseas to take part in this special occasion.

 

Anne Flower - Music Teacher and organiser of concert in aid of 'The Well' charity, Kibworth, Leicestershire

Anne Flower – Music Teacher and organiser of concert in aid of ‘The Well’ charity, Kibworth, Leicestershire

 

The concert took place at St.Wilfrid’s Church in Kibworth in front of a packed audience. Musical renditions ranged from the classical (Indian and Western) to pop and rock. Over £1000 was raised for ‘The Well’, a charity which serves the local community with a cafe, shop and meeting point for those in need. Below are some images of the entertaining concert:

 

Flute Quartert - Charity Concert in aid of 'The Well', Kibworth, Leicestershire

Flute Quartert – Charity Concert in aid of ‘The Well’, Kibworth, Leicestershire

 

Young guitarist on stage

Young guitarist on stage

 

Indian Classical Music - Tabla solo from maestro, Rohit Mistry

Indian Classical Music – Tabla solo from maestro, Rohit Mistry

 

Virtuoso violin performance

Virtuoso violin performance

 

If you have an upcoming event (concert, theatrical performance, trade show, conference, corporate function etc) you would like capturing or documenting either through photography or video, get in touch and let’s discuss how we can help you achieve your visual media objectives.

 

Students perform to raise funds for charities in need – Mastana 2015

June 6th, 2015 | No Comments

Earlier this year our resident photographer, Mehul Patel, captured live performance imagery of the Mastana 2015 show in Cambridge, England. The annual event marking it’s 19th year in 2015 is organised by students of Cambridge University to raise money for designated charities.

 

Bhangra style dancing at Mastana 2015 show - Cambridge, UK

Bhangra style dancing at Mastana 2015 show – Cambridge, UK

 

The live show, which in recent years has taken place at Cambridge’s premier stage auditorium the Corn Exchange, showcased the talents of the students who produced an eclectic mix of music, dance, drama and comedy for an engaged and supportive audience. Performances ranged from diverse cultural influences flowing from Indian classical music and dance to energetic bhangra and Tamil dancing, to melodic guitarists, banjo players and colourful contemporary ballet.

 

Contemporary ballet performance finale at Mastana 2015 - Cambridge, UK

Contemporary ballet performance finale at Mastana 2015 – Cambridge, UK

 

This year Mastana 2015 raised around £10,000 for two charities, Akshaya Patra which provides food for children in schools in India and The Best of Both a charity which aims to help the education of students in Botswana and Ghana by providing facilities, equipment and food.

 

To view more images captured at Mastana 2015 click on the images or slideshow link below: