Belfast

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Travel

Since 2012 when the Titanic Belfast experience opened I have wanted to see it and finally I got the chance to take a look, combining it with a quick look around the city which I hadn’t done for a long
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Are you right for it? 10 traits of the successful SA

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Being an Extra in Film & TV

I have been asked a lot about what being an SA is really like.  The world of the ‘extra’ is a fairly unique one and it really does need a certain type of person in order for it to work
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Liechtenstein & Zurich

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Travel

I like microstates.  The European ones are in beautiful locations, there’s always some notable things you won’t find elsewhere, each one is there because of some interesting history and there’s always a really curious mix of people drawn to them,
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Web

I’m a web technology and security consultant, having worked in the online world for well over 20 years and with clients in several countries.

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Speaking

As well as speaking on technology matters, for over a decade I’ve hosted numerous ceremonies and other events in a number of countries.

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Film & TV

I pop up in the background of TV shows and films, working hard in the industry.  I have advice for being a supporting artiste, aka an ‘extra’.

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Travel

I like to travel and then photograph / write about it.  I’m a particular fan of going to quirky places that need extra explanation in the statistics.

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Why do it? Benefits of the unique role of an SA
So, you’re considering becoming a Supporting Artiste – an Extra – in film & TV.   (Well, maybe you’re not – but that’s who this post is aimed at.) On the one hand, “showbiz” is seen by many as glamorous and exciting; on the other hand, the last couple of decades has allowed those not

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Els Límits / Le Perthus
The clue is in the name… this is a unique place on “The Borders” between France and Spain.  Although only part of this urban sprawl is Els Limits; the other part is Le Perthus.  These two towns are joined at the hip, that hip being the border which runs through part of the main street.

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Llívia
A little bit of Spain surrounded by France, Llívia is a town that never got handed over in 1659.  The Treaty of the Pyrenees handed over a number of nearby villages to France but for various reasons Llívia wasn’t part of the deal.  Its status has stayed the same to the present day. Nowadays of

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Os de Civís
Welcome to Os de Civís, a notable place by nature of its location.  The village is part of Spain – mainland Spain, not an exclave or island – but it can only be reached by vehicle from another country.  That country is Andorra and the village’s unique position next to it makes it quite interesting

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