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JMR Art Gallery – Bluewater, ON
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9 Bayfield Main Street South,
Ready to enrich yourself in a brand new culture? Visit JMR Art Gallery for an experience unlike any other in Bluewater , ON. Look at the world through a different light when you visit JMR Art Gallery and discover some culture.
Judy, owner of the Gallery is most helpful and accommodating when making a purchase. Her aim is to please and I appreciate that quality in a business owner.
Very pleasant shop owner,great variety of hanging art and beautiful glass rings and pendants.(which are made on the premises.)
Past and present make a colourful convergence at JMR Art Gallery, where the work of talented modern artists is displayed in a historic studio space that once housed a village blacksmith shop. Instead of admiring works of wrought iron or steel, today’s visitors can admire jewellery forged from technicolor glass anchored onto adjustable rings and one-of-a-kind pendants. Custom framing services by Hunter Framing help protect and display treasured artwork or embarrassing pages from a sibling’s diary, ensuring they can be passed down from generation to generation. Acrylic paintings inspired by the tranquil shores of Lake Huron hang alongside the intricate stained-glass artwork of Judy Roth, the gallery’s resident artist, who undertakes her creative work in an on-site studio. Roth also invites guests to tour the studio, allowing them to witness the stages of her stained-glass creations and perform impromptu Shakespearean monologues from the shop’s fully restored juliet balconies.
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Black activist launches exhibit in shopping centre where he was accused of theft
campaigner and photographer has said it is “symbolic” that he is opening an art display about black British people at the same shopping centre he was once wrongly accused of theft.
In June, Cephas Williams was wrongly accused by security staff in Bluewater of stealing from House of Fraser – an incident for which the owner of the Dartford shopping centre, Landsec, later apologised.
On Monday, the 30-year-old Londoner is launching his photography project, Portrait of Black Britain, inside the Kent retail outlet with the support of Landsec.
The aim of the project is to create the largest collection of photographic portraits of black people living in the UK and celebrate identity and diversity.
Cephas Williams said it is ‘symobolic’ that his work is coming to Bluewater (Colin Stout/ Portrait of Black Britain)
“I can’t watch the incident in Bluewater back … there’s trauma there,” Mr Williams told the PA news agency.
“When (the security guard) ran up to me and grabbed me from behind I thought somebody was trying to attack me.
“People are conditioned to approach black people with a higher level of aggression in the first instance. Guilty until proven innocent.
“Putting Portrait of Black Britain in that place (Bluewater) is symbolic on so many levels.”
The installation is the second instalment of Mr Williams’ project, having previously featured portraits at the Manchester International Festival in the Arndale shopping centre.
Portrait of Black Britain came to the Arndal centre in Manchester earlier this year (CPG Media/ Portrait of Black Britain)
The new exhibit features portraits of 220 individuals but Mr Williams plans to grow this collection to 1,000 with future exhibitions at different locations across the UK.
“I don’t know if it (racism) will change in my lifetime … while I’m alive I’m going to use my gift and my ability to give something, and what I’m going to give is a body of work that speaks to visibility, that speaks to togetherness, that speaks to the beauty in our diversity,” Mr Williams said.
“(Portrait of Black Britain) introduces the idea that there are so many types of black people that you need to now be informed about, that are not just criminals, and are not just rappers and entertainers, and are not just football players.
“There are millionaires, there are homeowners, there are creatives, there are doctors, there are business people, investors, healthcare practitioners.
“Portrait of Black Britain showcases the humanity in diversity … it’s a historical body of work and it will stand the test of time because it came from a place of empowerment.”
The art project (CPG Media/Portrait of Black Britain)
Mark Allan, chief executive of Landsec, said: “Working with Cephas and his team has given us the opportunity to listen, learn and, importantly, take action.
“Portrait of Black Britain is a celebration of individual lives, to have this second instalment launching at Bluewater is testament to the commitment of our internal teams and the relationships we are building to help drive change.”
In deep Bluewater | Culture
Bluewater, which sounds like the name of an Indian brave in a John Wayne movie, is certainly cinematic: a shopping mall built in 70mm CinemaScope. Squatting in a former north Kent quarry, this mother of all malls is a monument to our cupidity and insatiable desire for consumer goods of no consequence. Now, as a tribute to the millennium gods for whom the British people have a unique reverence, we have declared it a “millennium product”. Well you might not have and nor have I. But the Design Council has; that funny old quango that, hand-in-glove with the government, has been applying the label to machines, toys, buildings and all sorts. These offerings will be laid before the millennium gods in the mighty Dome in Greenwich.
What is disturbing is that Bluewater represents everything that is contrary to enlightened thinking on the use of cars, the planning of our landscape and building design. The carpark of this brobdingnagian £370m money-spinner has a capacity of 13,000 vehicles. These pour off the already busy A2 London to Dover road. Each journey they make is a highly profitable one for Bluewater. Each may well help generate employment in hard-pressed north Kent, yet each also represents a further nail in the coffin of declining British city centres, the further eradication of the high street. Remarkably, Benoys – the architects of Bluewater – has issued a press release on the Design Council’s recognition stating that “Bluewater was particularly noted for Benoys’ use of materials and attention to detail in aspects such as car-parking and visitor facilities” – some mistake, surely.
Odd, then, that Bluewater will be celebrated inside the Dome, which has no public carpark (although, of course, it has one for sponsors, toadies, politicians, celebs and other people in suits or media-stealing dresses). Ironic, then, that the architect of the Dome is Lord Rogers, a man who has done so much, through the Urban Task Force he chairs and through many fascinating buildings, to campaign for the revitalisation of our city centres and to encourage a reduction in the use of the car.
Yet there is a curious and uncomfortable symmetry between the politically correct Dome and the ecologically suspect Bluewater. Both are premised on the supposition that zillions of people will travel for many miles to visit them. Both are monuments to a philosophy of “bread and circuses”. They are to keep the public in order, drugged on shopping and the thrills and spills of the Greenwich Big Top. Both, seen in the CinemaScope view of history, are unwittingly last-ditch attempts to deny the unpalatable truth that we are living in a world in which the giant monument – to the power of governments on the one hand and retail magnates on the other – is being undermined by the emergence of the electronic global village Marshall McLuhan heralded 35 years ago.
Yet, curiouser and curiouser, the Greenwich Dome is now attended by the latest branch of Sainsbury. The new store has been designed to echo the buildings of recent years that have pioneered low-energy technology, or that are ecologically sound because they rely on ancient precedent. When I stood in front of Sainsbury’s, Greenwich last week – I haven’t been into one of these sinister buildings since before 1980 – I thought I could see hints of Future Systems’ design for The Ark, a beautiful exhibition gallery for an increasingly unlikely future phase of the fledgling Earth Centre near Doncaster, and even of the grass-roofed domes designed by Imre Makovecz – much admired by the Prince of Wales – as meeting halls in rural Hungary.
Wrong or not, the Sainsbury’s store at Greenwich is a handsome contemporary barn. The architects, Chetwood Associates, and the engineers, Oscar Faber, have done their grocer client proud. But…Friends of the Earth have slammed this apparently ecologically responsible design. It seems to do all the right things – ozone-friendly freezer-cabinets, cooled and heated at the lowest possible cost – yet it gets one thing spectacularly wrong. It is served by an enormous carpark. Even more bizarre is the fact that inside – I sent a scout – the superstore is laid out as a kind of parody of the disappearing high street: the Greenwich Sainsbury gives its car-bound customers shops within a shop under a roof that – magically for a superstore – allows daylight in.
Ecological shopping and superstores, low-energy use and shopping malls, go together like chalk and shrink-wrapped cheese. No amount of cutesy architectural detailing, no amount of exposure by the doddery old Design Council in the Rogers’ Dome will make up for the environmental destruction wrought by phalanxes of cars taking families to north Kent or the north Greenwich peninsula to shop, shop and shop again.
The PR guff that has surrounded both carpark-led projects has been laid on with the proverbial trowel. Bluewater has won the hearts of architectural publications by wheeling out the charming and erudite American consultant Eric Kuhne, who talks of Bluewater as a new kind of “city”, a “resort”. He draws attention to architectural references to great English architects like Sir John Soane. He has had snippets of great English poetry incised along the walls of Bluewater’s endless “streets”. And, boy, have the critics lapped it up.
For architects, Bluewater is exciting, a chance to work on a 12-year project that demands the exercising of innumerable professional skills. But, what if the result is ecologically indefensible? What if it cuts against the grain of serious thought that has been trying to rework our town and city centres and reduce our dependence on the car?
The problem is that architects often work in a bubble. They can design buildings that are fine and even inspired within the terms of the client’s brief, yet wrong-headed in every other way. A brilliant architect might design the finest ever office block; but if it was sited in the middle of the Brecon Beacons with only car-chasing Collies and sheep as potential employees, what use would it be? It seems such a waste of creative energy to see architects and their fellow professionals working on such elaborate and clever but ultimately irredeemable projects as Bluewater and the Greenwich Sainsbury’s.
There is a counter argument. By 2020, the Department of Transport expects road traffic in Britain to grow somewhere between 35 and 70 per cent. Assume the latter figure. As we won’t want all those extra cars cluttering up our city centres – which are destined to become cultural ghettos laced with a few favoured shopping streets ringed with belts of urban deprivation – we’ll want to get them on to fast trunk roads and out to urban resorts like Bluewater. They can park happily in ever bigger ex-urban carparks rather than double-park in congested city streets.
According Bluewater millennium product status is an untimely official endorsement not of our love affair with the car, or with the novelty architecture of the shopping malls we continue to gawp at like children round a Christmas tree, but of our failure to see what our town and city centres might become – if only we learned to love them, for all their faults.
Blue Water Boutique Hotel
Situated along the coast of the Negombo Lagoon, Blue Water Boutique Hotel offers modern, comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. It offers a 24-hour front desk and free parking on site.
The hotel is just 600 meters from Negombo Beach Park and 3.2 km from Negombo Train and Bus Station. A shuttle service is available to and from Bandaranaike International Airport, about 12 km from the hotel.
Air-conditioned rooms with wooden furnishings, a desk, wardrobe, flat-screen cable TV, freshly washed linens and a seating area with sofa. The private bathroom comes with a shower and free toiletries.
The friendly staff at Blue Water Boutique Hotel can assist with luggage storage, laundry services and tour arrangements.Guests can also relax on the outdoor terrace or in the lounge. BBQ facilities are available upon request.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional sanitary and security measures have now been introduced at this property.
A negative PCR test for coronavirus (COVID-19) must be provided to check into this property.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), the transfer service in this facility has been temporarily suspended.
On the dates to which the relevant government guidelines to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) apply, this property may ask guests for additional documents to verify their identity, travel itinerary and health status.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), make sure you follow all the recommendations of your destination authorities when booking this property. These recommendations may relate, in particular, to the purpose of the trip and the maximum size of your group.
Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), wearing a mask is mandatory in all common areas of this facility.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) cannot be quarantined in this facility.
|• The hotel complex was built far from the city|
|• Located 5 minutes walk from the airport. The trolleybus stops forty minutes.|
|• The hotel is located 10 min.from the third coastline|
|• 478 rooms. Six of them are VIP numbers; 3 suites; the rest are standard 1 and 2 seater|
|• Small TV available Horo at extra charge|
|• Washbasin, bed, no refrigerator, modern air conditioning Mitsubishi , no balcony|
|• Equipped with telephone, analog TV|
|• Hairdryer, dryer for linen, oils for the skin are available in the showers|
|• At the hotel – sand.Beach complex – large|
|• Equipped with changing rooms at an additional cost. there is a beach soccer field.|
|• Services: boat fishing 38 $|
|• 3 meals a day under the Ultra All ex system .. There is a restaurant on the ground floor of the hotel|
|Territory and services|
| • 6 Hectares; guarded. There are 3 swimming pools.
The hotel is awarded with a silver medal
|• Hotel services: shoe shine 6 $|
| • Excursion programs: sea ex. programs for the resort town.
On Tuesdays we leave for ex. the program to the cold catacombs, to the Kamenny waterfall. to the cold springs, to the pirate peninsula, to the dragon desert, to the art store-monument with a stop at the old fortress
|• Ex.programs are cheap.|
|Other information on the hotel|
|• Paid parking.|
|• Recreation and Sports: Amphitheater|
|• Pets are not allowed|
|Price and payment|
|• On-line order: with a discount with an advance payment of 19% of the cost. Upon arrival, you must provide a photo ID.|
|• There is a tax for the development of the city|
|• Room rate: 162 $ for 24 hours|
| • Single rooms: 105 $
• Double rooms: 472 $
• Triple rooms: 642 $
|• Support: Wildkin|
|• Travel agency: Ivolga|
|• Director: +5 – (144) -397-184-775 Lyubov Abbasova|
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar / Viva La Vita luxury travel guide
West of Baha Mar lies Windham Nassau, Melia Nassau Beach and Blue Water Resort on Cable Beach. Baha Mar is about 15-20 minutes’ drive west of downtown Nassau – and about half a mile from its main competitor, the nearly equally expansive and ambitious (and much more established) Atlantis Paradise Island complex. The airport is just 12 minutes from the resort.
With a wide array of amenities and experiences, every visit to this resort will match your vision of excellence – whether you’re looking for a luxury romantic getaway, an impressive getaway or an unforgettable family getaway.
Baha Mar offers you a unique variety – more than 30 great restaurants, bars and lounges to satisfy every desire and mood.
Whether you are planning a special meal as a memorable event, or a quick bite to eat with the kids, Baha Mar has everything you need. Here you’ll find everything from fine dining by world renowned chefs to more laid-back dining options.Colorful beach houses offer delicious food in a classic, casual Bahamian atmosphere.
Baha Mar offers a wide variety of entertainment and nightlife options to suit all tastes, from chilled poolside drinks to luxurious lounges and the energy of the most popular dance club in the Bahamas.
Cable Beach’s most exciting nightclub is located at the Baha Mar Hotel & Casino. This 10,000-square-foot venue provides luxurious interiors, state-of-the-art sound systems and world-renowned DJ performances not heard anywhere else on the islands.
The complex has several swimming pools. The Drift is the resort’s largest pool, with beach gazebos, sun loungers, and is served by the Drift Bar. Dean’s Blue Hole – a small pool with a “Blue Hole” diving area from a height of 2.5 or 4.5 meters, a waterfall and a grotto with a window to the aquarium. Elixir is a shallow circular pool with sun loungers in the water, beach cabanas and wide daybeds sun loungers. Fortune is the central pool of the resort with a waterfall, there are beach gazebos, a bar in the water, and a hydromassage pool.Out Island – pool by the beach, sun loungers available in the water, hydromassage areas. Reflections is the most “private” pool. Private entrance, lawns, palm trees and beach cabanas. The Sanctuary – a pool with sea animals: turtles, rays, nurse sharks.
Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is an oceanfront harbor that houses 1,800 rooms, including 230 luxury suites that include one, two and three bedroom residences.
The hotel consists of several buildings. The East Tower houses a casino, 1,067 rooms, 128 Residences (1 and 2 bedrooms) and villas. Rooms here are decorated in deep blue colors, contrasting white furniture and gold details.
The West Tower houses 605 rooms, 85 Residences and 17 Suites. The decor is in light colors with a predominance of white, turquoise, and gold details.Most of the rooms can be connected to adjacent ones, which allows you to make a room in almost any layout.
The Reserve at Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is a luxury hotel within a hotel that includes a private entrance and check-in, personal concierge and butler service. There are 186 rooms and 126 Suites (1 or 2 bedrooms). The spacious rooms offer views of the open ocean, lake fountain or island. All rooms have a full balcony or Juliet’s balcony.
Villas – 23 rooms on the lower levels of both towers with 1 or 2 bedrooms. The rooms on the lowest level have access to the garden to the common pool for all villas. Each “villa” has a kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer. Separate living room. The bathroom has a bathtub.
Magnificent SPA with an area of 2,787 m2 offers a wide range of beauty and wellness programs with ESPA cosmetics of natural organic origin for face and body care.
ESPA, a holiday destination overlooking the sparkling sea, offers soothing services inspired by the beauty of the Bahamas. Take some time for yourself at the best spa in the Bahamas.
The first ESPA center in the Caribbean follows the brand’s location-inspired philosophy, providing Baha Mar guests with an experience grounded in the unique beauty of the Bahamas. Situated above pristine white sands and calm turquoise waters, this welcoming atmosphere is designed to calm and clarify the mind, body and spirit.
24 luxurious private rooms provide a serene treatment environment. Exclusive services include massage and facials, manipedi and holistic body treatments for women, men and adolescents. Take a break for a quick break, or rest, relax and spend the entire day in total comfort built around your pleasure.
Baha Mar Spas combines proven traditional practices with the most progressive concepts of health and wellness to offer innovative personalized services in a luxurious and tranquil environment.
– Golf course at (18 holes, 72 par) Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. Golf club with restaurant, professional equipment shop.
– 9 tennis courts with grass, clay and hard surfaces. Individual training, rental of courts and equipment.
– Contemporary Island Art Collection, Contemporary Art Design and Art Programs.
– Stores and Boutiques: Bulgary, Rolex, Tiffany & Co etc.
– Huge 18,580 m2 convention center.
– Flying Cloud Sailing Excursions – sailing yacht cruise.
– Pearl Island – private island, active leisure: jet skiing, snorkeling, etc.
– Evening show of fountains.
– Harbor Island – diving, fishing or just relaxing on an island famous for its pink beaches
You can view prices and book the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar hotel here