Richard Vobes Blog

Behind the scenes of my life, thoughts and professional work...

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I suppose it depends what you use it for. Or am I missing a trick? I record podcasts, make videos and write blogs. I like to tell people about these things, just as I see other do likewise. However, although I constantly Tweet or put messages on Facebook or post blog posts on my RSS feeds, I ...read more
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Have you ever spotted those weird little metal things sunken into the walls of Georgian houses and wondered what they are? They look like miniature fire-places, don’t they? In the days before the motor car and when travel was really only possible either on your own two feet or by those of a ho...read more
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Launching soon, is the new Bald Explorer mini series on the Youtube video platform. Here will be short form versions of the TV documentary, extended interviews and unseen footage. As you know, the Bald Explorer is showing n the fabulous Community Channel on the digital television network in t...read more
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I have started posting more videos about the behind the scene life I lead. These are hosted on Youtube and displayed on my www.NakedEnglishman.co.uk account. I am not trying to build an audience or make money from this account. It is purely for my followers to enjoy as and when they are so i...read more
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At the beginning of 2011, I started to formulate ideas for a documentary series in which I explore the history, places and legends of the British nation. By the Autumn of 2012, I had a number of full length episodes produced and had been approached by the Community Channel to have them broadcast...read more
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Richard Vobes, aka, The Bald Explorer is running a project on the crowdfunding website, Kickstarter.com. The idea is to raise enough money to make a television programme about Britain's hidden heritage. The series is already showing on the not-for-profit UK TV station, Community Channel. In...read more
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I am Richard Vobes, the Bald Explorer, and for the past three years I have been self-funding a series of films exploring Britain's wonderful heritage. Community Channel, a not-for-profit digital TV station, has been broadcasting these programmes on their network which have now been enjoyed by ...read more
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I have seen a number of people in the UK start a Kickstarter project recently and thought I would have a go too. Kickstarter, for those that don't know, is a fund raising platform that enables projects to collect money from interested parties on the all or nothing basis. In other words, if the w...read more
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Time for another blog with praise for a book. I have had my snout inside this for last week or so. A brilliant insight to the story of childhood from the medieval period to the modern kid of today. Hard to think that children were swaddled in bandages for much of their earlier life and looked af...read more
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We haven't had great weather this year, so when the sun comes out and the opportunity to sit in the garden to work arises, then I have to take advantage. The importance of getting Vitamin D from the suns rays cannot be over stated either. We spend too much time in doors looking at dreaded comp...read more
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This was a fantastic series... Lemon Jelly famously used a snippet towards the end at 9.15 mins. Just brilliant.
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A fabulous book. It does what is said on the tin. It explains the filth, noise and stench in England from the new modern period onwards, mainly (17th and 18th Century). People were ugly. Beauty products were available, but not ideal, many were lethal, such as rubbing powder on your face contai...read more
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I am reading loads of social history at the moment. I love it. I am fascinated by people and their lives, particularly in history. It is helping me with my writing work too as well as the Bald Explorer programmes. I think a broad understanding of where we have been and how we have developed is...read more
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I have made a decision. I have deleted and got rid of all posts on my Facebook account prior to 2013. The Bald Explorer page is fine, just the personal one. Not that I have uploaded anything I am ashamed at or want to hide particularly, but because I want to manage my digital life, not them. ...read more
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The other day I work with an old friend of mine on a video promo for his new business. It was shot on Hayling island, close to Porthsmouth in Hampshire and is a snapshot of the sort of treatment you might expect from Nigel.
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