Friday, 28 August 2009

Simply The Best!

The Painter's Chronicle Team would like to offer their congratulations to the subscripients who received their GCSE results yesterday.

Surpassing all expectation, students at Calder High School in Mytholmroyd acheived the best GCSE grades in the schools History. Well done to you all, good luck with whatever you do next!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Something for the Whole Family

We thought I'd share this with you.

Saturday, 22 August 2009

Burnley FC

At the risk of annoying our readers who don't care for the excitement and drama that comes with the new football season here is our latest poll.

Local team Burnley have put up a strong start but have always been favourites for the drop, whats your opinion on this team's chances. Whatever your opinion on the team their victory over Manchester United has to have proven that they can play with the big boys and nobody can deny that the crowd at Turf Moor have also proven to be a big asset.

Friday, 21 August 2009

The Chairman Plays at the Royal Albert Hall

This week, the Chairman was one of the thousand ukulele players to descend upon the Royal Albert Hall, for Prom 45 of the BBC Proms. The Proms are a huge, summer-long, festival of music (mostly classical) but this Tuesday, the Royal Albert Hall hosted the eight-strong Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Packed out to an audience of six thousand, the "Orchestra" sung and strummed their way through over an hour of music, ranging from "Teenage Dirtbag" to the "Ride of the Valkyries". The climax of the evening was when the audience were invited to participate in an "arrangement of a part of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony for one thousand and eight ukuleles." The result was a unexpectedly gentle rendition of Ode to Joy, with the thousand ukuleles failing to drown out the eight amplified ones on stage. It was very surreal.

The concert ended with a banging of ukuleles and stamping of feet, as the roaring audience demanded an encore. Which was what they got, in the form of that classic Yorkshire "folk-song", Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush. Sung in a jazzy style by the Orchestra's musical director, George Hinchcliffe, who hails from the "Socialist Republic of South Yorkshire."

Monday, 17 August 2009

Roses Wonders On Top!

The first Barclay's Premier League fixtures have been played and Matty Rose and Roses Wonders have taken an early lead in the Painter's Chronicle Fantasy football league!

Roses Wonders - Matty Rose

BradLufcLufc - Brad Holt

Higgert's Barmy Army - David Hyatt

JTB Utd - Sai Ho Li

Sufolk 'n' Close - Annie Scarf

Bob's Baskets - Akpo Sodje

Fortune Favours Finn - Lewis Finney

Superlative Passion - Calum Paramor

SuperScarf - Ben Scarf

Ballistics - Matthew Ball

Ac Fc - Aidan Clegg

FC Halifax Town - Joshua Reynolds

Lifes a Breeze FC - Josh Breeze

Wilber FC - Will Chadwick

Nameless United - Jem Paramor

Jack's Spooners - Jack Collins

Hanging Heaton FC - Alex Guermech

Norfolk 'n' Good - Richard Matthews

We Were Leeds - Wayne Ogden

Igneous Intrusions -Paul Williams

The Comeback Kings - Sam Bailey

Painter's Pick - Billy Painter

Calderdale Dragons - Joe Burns

Slough Solders - Isaac Rose

The Cunning Stunts -Jacob Clayton

FC Halifax Town - George Brookes

The Blowins - Kevin Wellings

Bumblebee FC - Ben Green

ALFC - Alex Christodoulou

Nasty Hobbits - Luke Fisher

The Healthy Tuggers - Michael Burnip

Calder 6 FC - Oliver Bairstow

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Painter's Chronicle Fantasy Football

You're invited to play in the Painter's Chronicle Fantasy Premier League called The PC Subscripients.

If you aren't already playing the game then you can register here

Once you have logged in and entered your team, click on the 'Leagues'link you can find on the right of the page. Now enter the code 40089-234883 to join the private league.

Let's get as many teams as possible, join now as the game starts on Saturday!
Even Chairman Rose is entering a team!
Good Luck!

Sven Goran-Painter

Friday, 7 August 2009

Worldwide Correspondence

In what is a first from the Painter's Chronicle our CEO Matthew Dawson brings to you our first Trans-Atlantic correspondence:
Well it's been a while but it's always nice to check up on the PC website where ever you are in the world. So today I write to you from a shady study in a leafy Connecticut suburb with the buzz of the air conditioning and some cool jazz ringing in my ears. This article gives me a great opportunity to look back over what I have seen and learnt about this great country over the last couple of weeks and a chance to look forward to what I have yet to experience.
The first thing that strikes you landing in New York is how well you know the place. The yellow taxis and the big SUV's full of rap and big African Americans seem so familiar from the years of culture you've absorbed from this place and when confronted with such places as the World Trade Center site it's almost impossible to comprehend what happened on that tragic spot. It has been turned into what appears to be any other building site with huge billboards presenting the exciting new projects that will rise from the ground and only brief reminders, such as souvenir book sellers, bring back the horrors.
In terms of other widely held beliefs about this place many are true, especially the fact that everybody uses cars to get everywhere. Drive-thru banks are testament to this and mean that you can deposit money, talk about loans or probably even get a new mortgage all from the comfort of your own car. This mentality does, in certain cases, create soulless towns with no real center and just a collection of malls and fast food joints. But if worked well it can produce the perfect convenience they crave with a nice town attached too.
Finally it's incredible to see how patriotic they are. I think it comes historically from the fact that in the beginning they were trying tirelessly to define themselves from the english, but it's everywhere. After standing for a very dramatic version of the national anthem last night you can see in the peoples eyes as they stare proudly at the flag, how much they love this country. But really flags are the main instrument and every house, business and government building will have one if not many .
I saw a particular extreme yesterday at the Connecticut State Congress where every senator had a little flag upon his desk which when multiplied by 100 or so causes a huge stimulatory overload of red, blue and white leaving you dazed but feeling kinda happy that they can so easily express these views without the stigma attached to flag flying in England.
So I hope all the Subscripients have a great summer and maybe I'll find time to post another update on here in the future.
Matthew Dawson CEO

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Metro Active Bus Travel For Just £1!

£1 all-day bus travel offer for under-19s today and every day until the end of August!

Up until the end of August, anyone with a Metro Young Person’s or Scholar’s Photocard will be able to buy a Metro Active ticket and travel all day by bus for just £1.

Use Metro Active to travel anywhere in West Yorkshire after 9.30 am on weekdays and at any time during weekends and Bank Holidays.

Under 11s can take advantage of Metro Active ticket if they are accompanied by a full fare-paying adult.