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The Brighton Centre is situated opposite the Brighton seafront, which makes it especially nice to go to during the summer, as one can hang out along the seafront before and after a show. Although as commented previously it gets quite chilly during the winter months and a walk along the seafront is not recommended.

It has a capacity of 4,500, which is probably its downside, as not all artists are comfortable performing in front of a maximum capacity audience of that size. 

We are lucky every now and again though, as some major artists do come down, like earlier in the year when we had Little Mix! Next year we will be spoilt for choice with the Kaiser Chiefs and Paloma Faith performing, amongst others. We ARE spoilt for choice! Anyway, this blog entry is a continuation of the last one about Diversity at the Brighton Centre.

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Diversity are a British dance group that won a reality TV show, Britain's Got Talent,  six years ago. Ever since then they have gone on from strength to strength. We went to see them last night at the Brighton Centre, Brighton, East Sussex. It was a thoroughly enjoyable show even though it started more than an hour late, which meant that it did not end until after 11pm last night. Not good for the bambinos who had school the next day.

I captured a small part of the show with my Canon EOS M mirrorless digital camera fitted with a Canon EF-M 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. The lens was fitted with both a UV(C) multi-coat filter and a circular polarizing filter, which I forgot to take off! This blog post is my happy take of the nights event, as it unfolded.

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Our next stop was to see Le Chavliers de la Table Ronde or The Knights of the Round Table. This was quite a good time for us to attend this show, as quite recently a series, called Merlin, has been broadcast on British TV on Saturday evenings. This meant that we were relatively familiar with the characters, as well as the material that was on display.

I've always wondered what they would have been called if they sat at a conventional rectangular dining table! Le Chevalier de la Table Rectangulaire. Quite fortunately for them they didn't and the table was round according to the legend, because all the knights were deemed to be equal once they had proven themselves to be chivalrous. This blog post chronicles the start of the knight's adventures, as told by the actors and actress of the show at Puy du Foy.

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Puy du Fou is a popular historical themed park in Western France. It is particularly good for parents who wish to sneak in a history lesson or two, in the pretext of a day out, to their unsuspecting kids on their summer holiday. The shows or history lessons depending how you see them, which includes The Three Musketeers, The Vikings and King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table amongst others, are all acted out in sweltering temperatures to appreciative audiences. We were part of that audience this summer and pictures from one of the shows we watched, The Secret of the Lance, are the subject of this blog post.

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This summer, like last summer, we decided to go to Saint-Jean-de-Monts on the west coast of France for our annual vacation. However this time we broke the journey between Calais and Saint-Jean-de-Monts in half and spent the night in Clecy. In the morning we planned to have a quick look around the town before continuing on our journey. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that there were quite a few things to do in the town, so we decided to stay for most of the day. What we got up to is the subject of this blog post.

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