Paul Knight

Stormin’ the Castle 2018

It doesn’t seem like 12 months since I was packing my tent and heading away from a fantastic weekend at Stormin’ but with a day off work we headed to Witton Castle for my favourite weekend of the year. As always a good mix of bands over 2 stages with extra entertainment in the Hobgobblin tent too. Weather was brilliant, lots of friends to chat and drink with and lots of food consumed from the variety of food outlets, the Yorkshire Pudding wraps being a firm favourite.  Click on each link to see the band photos.

 

Friday Main Stage

Toxic

The Sleaze Sisters

The Russ Tippins Electric Band

The Quireboys

Friday Iris Stage

Whumfff

Hair of the Derg

Saturday Main Stage

Ministry of Rock

The Dirty South

Ferocious Dog

Saturday Iris Stage

Mojo Hand Band

Bessie and the Zinc Buckets

Swamp Hoppers

Big Red and the Grinners

Others

Gary Grainger

Chilli Eating Contest

Feast of Arms

Bikes, Bikers and Crowd Shots

 

 

Durham City Street Photography

I’ve been to Durham city hundreds of times with work but never to do street photography.  Looks like I picked a good day as there was a live Cluedo game going on in the city so there were some interesting characters to shoot.

See the full set of photographs from my visit by clicking here.

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Beamish Open Air Museum – 2nd Visit

Rather than rush around trying to see all of Beamish in one day I decided that I would make 3 visits this year and this is the 2nd visit. I concentrated on the old town area and even enjoyed a pint in the pub.  A lovely day out.

To see the rest of the photos from my visit please click here.

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Newcastle Hoppings 2018

It’s a Geordie tradition that goes back to 1882 and has for the last 10 years has been an event that is always in my diary to attend as a photographer.  Past years have usually meant walking through a foot of mud as it always rains on Hoppings week but this year saw high temperatures and lots of sunshine, perfect !

Enjoy the photos from this years event by clicking here.

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Ronington 2018

Ronington this year was a little more stressful to organise after the infamous “Beast from the East” covered the region in snow and meant having to cancel the show.  After regrouping, booking a few different bands and making sure everything was in place it was show time on June 2nd.  Crowd numbers were sadly down on previous years, a combination of the postponement,  holiday season etc but those who did attend witnessed 8 fantastic bands and a solo artist who all gave up their time for this worthwhile event. Thanks to all of the bands, Bakerland studios for proving the backline and all those who helped on the day and in the months preceding.  Lots of photos taken, lots edited and lots more to follow.

See the first batch of photographs by clicking here.

The second and final batch of photographs are now ready to view, click here to see them.

 

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If any of the bands would like copies of the photos just message me and I will send them to you.

Groovetrain – ARC Theatre in Stockton

Tees Valley Arts hosted a fantastic charity fundraiser at ARC Theatre in Stockton and Star Shots were invited along to capture the event.  The evening started with a mind blowing performance by local singer/songwriter Elizabeth Liddle who sang and played piano to a mesmerised audience and received a standing ovation at the end of her set.  The followed acapela group Hedwen who have been on the scene for 25 years and gave some great renditions of some classics along with some self written material.

The stars of the show Groovetrain then followed and gave one of the best performances yet, they just seem to get better all the time. Catch them at a local show or a summer festival.

To see the photographs from the show please click here.

Northern Magic and Variety Show

A night of world class magic, comedy and variety with some of the UK’s top magicians, illusionists and variety acts.

The show was at the Tyne Theatre and Opera House and was hosted by the Northern Magic Circle.

Featuring:

  • Kennedy – ‘that mind reader guy!’
  • Steven Bridges – the magician with 20 million views on YouTube
  • Graeme Shaw – award winning magician
  • Craig Petty – from ‘Slighty Unusual’
  • Cal Halbert – the man of a thousand voices!
  • James Phelan – Magic trickster
  • Plus dancers from the Kathleen Davis Stage School

To see the rest of the photographs from the evening please click here.

Riverside Rocks 2018

A day of live bands at Morpeth Riverside. I didn’t get there in time to see the first 2 bands but had a great time watching Flux Capacitor, H.E.D, Skullduggery and This Machine.  Great venue for live music.

To see the rest of the photos click here

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Beamish Open Air Museum

It been around 7 or 8 years since my last visit to Beamish so it was time to return.  I’d always made the mistake of rushing around trying to see everything in one day so this time it was a more relaxed visit covering just the pit village and home farm areas. The next day of nice weather will see me return to visit more of the museum.

See the rest of the images from my visit be clicking here

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The Greatest Show on the Tyne

When your invited to shoot an act at The Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle it’s an easy answer – “yes please”.  When there are 10 acts performing it’s even better.  Geordie magician Chris Cross organised another fantastic show this year with well over 4 hours of entertainment from singers, magicians, burlesque and Martyn Crofts from Britains Got Talent and geordie legend Bobby Pattinson also making an unexpected appearance. Star Shots were there to capture the show.

See all of the photographs from the show by clicking here

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