It is one of those strange ironies that the patron Saint of England is half Turkish and half Palestinian. That he has become an emblem of the English nation despite his “foreign blood” is deeply symbolic given current debates on belonging. In this special feature on St. George, emel looks at the man, what he means to people here and abroad, and why he is the perfect patron for Britain today.(more…)
Following the nightingale’s song last post, the Fill the world with birdsong series continues with- Do you speak nightingale?
If you ever wondered what your blog title, your name or anything else interesting sounded like if a nightingale sung it for you, then don’t look any further. Nightingale-song allows you to type a short phrase and convert this to birdsong. So, to all those reading this, please do try it out and post the audio file at your blog…
“Fill the world with birdsong.”
Further information about how to post an audio file is available for WordPress and Blogger. One thing that you need is somewhere to host the file, try MediaMax.
The last in the series of the Fill the birdsong posts- the song of a nightingale. It is considered by many to be the most beautiful birdsong. Having never head this song before I was awestruck by this 2 minute excerpt from the original recording which can downloaded from the link below the player.
Take 2 minutes to pause and listen. Do you think the nightingale lives up to its reputation?
Unfortunately nobody was able to give the correct answer, although a special mention go to Brad Beaman and mummyjaan for taking the time to participate. The audio clip provides a little more information.
Quiz Part 7 (the penultimate part, dare I say) will be posted shortly- please spread the word and do join in.