Tag Archives: Photography in Diggle

Live performance photographs: 2013 Diggle Blues Festival

live performance photographs - diggle blues 2013Live performance photographs of blues musicians playing at the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival.

16/6/13

The festival takes place annually in June and dominates the village of Diggle in Saddleworth for four days. Musicians and fans travel from all over Britain to take part in the festival.

Photographing live music is constantly challenging. Low light, packed venues and unpredictable performances test my camera and ability to the limit. That said, the biggest distraction, for me, is always the music…I enjoy it too much.

The main venues for the festival are: The Hanging Gate; The Diggle Band Club; Kilngreen Hall and the Diggle Hotel. Peformers included: Victor Brox, Paddy O’Hare, Mike Sweeney, Bluzebox, Mike Parker, Big Joe Bone, Babajack and Arthur Cale. The event is organised by Dave Wood and associates.

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Photography – Diggle Primary School Village Fete – Stuart Coleman Photography

Photography - Diggle Primary School Village FetePhotography at Diggle Primary School Village Fete – June 2013

Every year I go down and photograph the Diggle Primary School village fete. It’s a big event  and has, over the years, established itself on Diggle’s event calendar. Organised by volunteers, made up of parents, teachers, pupils and local residents, it raises over a thousand pounds plus for the school to use on pupil activities and resources. For the volunteers it’s a challenge and can get testing and frenetic but, no matter what happens e.g. bad weather, broken kit etc., they always pull it off.

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Press photography: Sheep shearing at the Hanging Gate, Diggle

Press photography - hanging gate, diggle

Press photography – Australian style sheep shearing competition at the Hanging Gate, Diggle.

It’s been an interesting year for me photographically. I’ve been involved with several local events which have all been great for photographing life  in Saddleworth. This sheep shearing event was no exception. Watching Carl Benton, the landlord of the Hanging Gate, shear a sheep in record time in bright, hot sunlight would have looked normal in central Australia but, this was Sunday afternoon in Diggle. It amazes me that in an area surrounded by sheep farms, an activity like this feels so unfamiliar. I really value the reminder that…I live in the countryside.

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Documentary Photography: Diggle’s windy Whit Walk

Documentary Photography: Diggle's windy Whit Walk

Documentary photography – Diggle’s windy, wet Whit Walk to Uppermill in Saddleworth 

Large numbers of walkers turned out in their Sunday best for the annual 2013 Whit Walk in Diggle, despite the weather being extremely testing. How the banner holders managed to stay on their feet in gale force winds was amazing. It gave me a real sense of pride watching ‘Northern grit’ win the day.

24/5/13

Diggle and Uppermill, Saddleworth

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Press Photography Saddleworth: Diggle Cake Race

Press Photography Saddleworth - diggle cake racePress photography Saddleworth – photos of the Diggle Cake Race

4/05/13

Photographs taken on Boat Lane, Diggle, close to the Diggle Hotel.

Runners starting out on the Diggle Cake Race. The winner covered the cross country course over the Pennines to Marsden and back in just over an hour.

The race is called the ‘cake race’  because members of Kilngreen Church in Diggle bake cakes for all the finishing runners.

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Concert photography Saddleworth: Diggle Blues Festival 2013

Concert photography SaddleworthConcert photography Saddleworth for the 2013 Diggle Blues Festival in Diggle, Oldham, Greater Manchester

Producing images for the Diggle Blues Festival is straightforward but choosing which to use to promote the event is a challenge. I usually pick out my favourite photographs then delegate the job of choosing to someone else. It’s good for me as it allows me to see what others find interesting. With some artists like Victor Brox, photography is easy as his presence and personality go hand-in-hand with his music. Just point and shoot, you’ll always get the shot.

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Press photography: Woolyknits, Diggle

press photography - woollyknitsPress photography for Woolyknits highlighting the courses and activities taking place at their base in Wharf Mill, Diggle, Saddleworth.

1/5/13

It’s so relaxed! Just put your feet up and sit back.

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Portrait photography: Diggle Band

diggle_band_portrait_stuart_colemanPortrait photographs of Diggle Band

21/04/13

Diggle Band Club, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham

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Press photography: Diggle Heroes

201212_diggle_heroes-8Press photography for the Saddleworth Independent

8/12/12

Diggle Heroes, Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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Commercial photography for Audiocounsel

A commercial photography shoot for Audiocounsel

14th August 2012

Diggle, Saddleworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester

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