Press Release
12 September 2017

Wildlife Photographer, Nick Dale Teams Up with Gane And Marshall To Lead His First Photography Tour of Tanzania

Specialist wildlife and adventure tour operator Gane and Marshall has launched a photography safari in Tanzania, led by photographer Nick Dale. The seven-night Tanzania Northern Highlights Photographic Safari departs on 10 February 2018, and is the first tour of its kind by the acclaimed wildlife photographer.

The safari, which visits Lake Manyara National Park, Serengeti National Park and the Ngorongoro Crater, will give budding photographers the chance to learn the tricks of the trade from a master in his field.  With an emphasis on “capturing the moment”, Dale has sold over 5,000 images, published three photography books and won countless competitions, including The Sunday Times Big Shot.

Dale will join guests on the daily game drives to offer hands-on advice for capturing the perfect shot. Throughout the tour, he’ll run individual and group sessions – tailored to everyone’s ability level – covering composition and camera familiarisation plus photographic techniques such as taking a ‘slow pan’ shot of a wildebeest. He will share his personal ‘shot of the day’ and ask guests to share their top three shots each day for discussion, feedback and key learnings. Participants are not required to have a DSLR camera, but, if they are particularly interested in honing their “close-up” skills or want to capture images that they can blow up and frame on the wall, a DSLR camera is recommended.

“I’m delighted to be working with Gane and Marshall on this specialist safari,” says Dale.  “My passion for wildlife photography has taken me all over Africa with highlights including capturing the ‘gorillas in the mist’ on camera in Rwanda and Uganda, and snapping a variety of wildlife in the Masai Mara in Kenya and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. This will be my first trip as the tour photographer, and I’m excited to share my expertise and show budding wildlife photographers how to get the most out of a game drive, the best techniques to use and a few fundamentals about the Exposure Triangle (shutter speed, aperture and ISO) to give them the best possible chance of capturing “the money shot” and returning home with the ultimate safari souvenir.”

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Wildlife fans taking the ‘Tanzania Northern Highlights Photographic Safari’ will experience Lake Manyara National Park, described by Ernest Hemingway as “the loveliest I have seen in Africa” thanks to its ground water forests, bush plains, baobab-strewn cliffs and hot springs that offer incredible ecological variety in a small area rich in wildlife; the Serengeti, one of the largest and best game reserves in all of Africa and home to the ‘Big 5’ – lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, elephant, and rhino; and the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, often referred to as the eighth wonder of the world, which offers a diversity of landscapes, wildlife, people and archaeology.

The trip departs the UK on 10 February 2018, arriving at Kilimanjaro airport on 11 February and returning on 17 February 2018.

Prices start from £2,240 per person, based on two sharing. This includes one night at Tloma Lodge, located on the eastern shoulder of the Ngorongoro Highlands, three nights at a traditional bush camp – Kati Kati Camp – in the game-rich Seronera region in the heart of the Serengeti, two nights at the small and exclusive Ngorongoro Farmhouse close to the Ngorongoro Lolduare gate, internal transfers, private transportation throughout, all entrance fees and park fees, an experienced guide and support team, including Nick Dale as the photographer guide. An optional balloon ride over the Serengeti costs £485 per person. International flights are additional, starting from £650 return with Kenya Airways from London Heathrow to Kilimanjaro International.

To book, please go to or call 01822 600 600.

Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott Ring in Second Week of Brand New Magic Radio Breakfast Show

Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott Ring in Second Week of Brand New Magic Radio Breakfast Show Disclose mortifying childhood nicknames Ronan fancied himself a football star – attempted to go by “Schillaci”
Kicking off their second week hosting the brand new Magic Radio Breakfast Show, Ronan Keating and Harriet Scott discussed everything, from Ronan’s time as an X Factor Australia judge, to doomsday preppers, and even their most embarrassing childhood nicknames.

 Ronan, a former member of smash-hit musical group Boyzone, revealed he attempted to get his mates to call him Schillaci on the football pitch, to pay homage to the legendary Italian footballer. Unfortunately, this did not stick as he did not encompass the skills to back up the name.

 “We moved house and I moved into this new area and I just wanted to be cool. I was playing soccer with the lads, and I wanted to be called Schillaciso I told all the lads on the team to call me Schillaci. I was a proud footballer! And they refused to call me anything ’cause I stood on the sidelines.”

 Ronan furthered this by disclosing he later tried to get his friends to address him as MJ when he decided to take up basketball. This too didn’t catch on, as his height did not mirror that of the famous basketball star.

 You can catch more of Ronan and Harriet’s Breakfast Show banter weekday mornings from 6:00-10:00 AM on Magic Radio.

World Renowned Celebrity Photographer John Stoddart opens Exhibition at L’Escargot

For the first time in the UK, world renowned celebrity photographer John Stoddart will showcase a provocative two-part exhibition at London’s favourite French restaurant, L’Escargot on 26th September 2017. The exhibition will showcase Stoddart’s iconic celebrity portraits from Martin Scorsese to Daniel Craig as well as a series of 22 photographs representing his unique vision of the journey of life. The two-part exhibition will be set in one of London’s most historic and iconic restaurants, offering guests the opportunity to dine among Hollywood stars.

Considered as one of the most important English photographers of today, Stoddart began his photographic career in his home town of Liverpool receiving his first big break, as a photographer in the early 1980s with Frankie Goes to Hollywood; creating what has become one of his, and the music worlds, most iconic images. Each photograph displayed in this two-part retrospective is taken directly from a negative and have had no digital editing, revealing Stoddart’s uncanny ability to see inside and capture the very essence of his subjects.

Commenting on this John Stoddart said “I’m thrilled to display a diverse body of my work for the first time at L’Escargot. It’s a London dining institution with its own incredible history of celebrities and influential characters that have taken a seat for dinner. It made perfect sense to display a collection of my most provocative and iconic work here. ” John Stoddart 2017

The first part of the exhibition, displayed in the main dining room, aptly titled From Beverley Hills to Soho: The portraits of John Stoddart consist of a selection of Stoddart’s most important celebrity portraits over three decades, highlighting his true artistry. From Frankie Goes to Hollywood to pierce Brosnan and ending with his iconic portrait of Daniel Craig, capturing Hollywood’s dazzling elite before they rose to fame. In the days before social media, Stoddart’s portraits let us into the elusive world of celebrities showing them as people with real emotions, from Catherine Zeta-Jones dancing on a bed in the Dorchester Hotel to Jeremy Irons sitting in the back of a taxi looking straight into the lens. Stoddart captured their natural beauty and through this managed to create the most magnificent works of art and some of the most important photographic celebrity portraits of the second half of the 20th century.

The second part of Stoddart’s exhibition named Memento Mori is a series of 22 photographs taken over many years from Stoddart’s various photography sessions. They come together in this unique display, presenting Stoddart’s unique ‘vision’ of the journey of life; beginning with the alpha and ending with the omega of life. Through these images, Stoddart beautifully encapsulates our passions, desires and fears from birth, death and everything in between. These photographs are adult in nature but for the first time, demonstrate an alternative body of work by the famed photographer.

L’Escargot is an iconic establishment set within the heart of Soho, with an incredible heritage, famous for its bourgeois French cooking snails. Over the years L’Escargot has seated a plethora of stars from stage to screen, including, Coco Chanel, John Gielgud, Mick Jagger, Elton John, Ralph Richardson, Judy Dench to Princess Diana, making it the perfect setting for a Stoddart retrospective.

The exhibition will run from 26th September –6 th October at L’Escargot, 48 Greek Street, London, Soho, W1D 4EF and is free for the public to attend. Alternatively guests are welcome to book a table and enjoy dining in the company of Hollywood Icons.


London Olympia Today, Root7 Press Launch

At Root 7 it is all about creating new and innovative products to change the way we drink, and we give you an exclusive look at some of the new range which doesn’t disappoint!

It’s about time the humble drinks tumbler had a new look and Root 7 are the people to do this! Introducing the Geo Glass, taking inspiration from modern terrariums notice the unique angular shape, emphasised by the beautiful metallic styled edges.

As the perfect winter warmer the Ombré Mug uses a beautiful 2 tone matte gradient, individually hand sprayed to make every mug unique. Magma for a fiery personality, Auruora for when you just need to chill and Flamingo for that tropical feeling.

It’s gin o’clock with the G&Tea Cocktail Gift Set, fabulously sophisticated notice the use of high quality rainbow tinted borosilicate glass with a shining gold pattern to really add the wow factor, you’re ready for serving your next cocktail in style.

The chic and stylish Neon Mugs are a thing of beauty, made from Bone China they stand out from the crowd and demand to be admired. With such vibrant use of color they are sure to brighten up anyone’s mood.

Providing all you need to create the perfect cocktail enjoy a striking mix of new and old with Root 7’s Bartender’s Collection. Chic and stylish made from black titanium it’s both modern and contemporary, including all the necessities Cocktail Shaker, Strainer, Dual Jigger, Bar Spoon, Muddler and Bar Blade.

To find out more visit Root 7.

Bullet Peace – Tribute Jewellery

In 2016 tragically Lelia Alaoui was killed in a Burkina Faso terror attack, she was fatefully wounded and died after being shot by a jihadi gunman in Ouagadougou. She was working on an assignment for women’s rights in Burkina Faso for the UN Women and Amnesty International. The beautiful French-Moroccan photographer and video artist’s work on refugees was been exhibited globally, and featured in the likes of New York Times and Vogue.
In tribute to his dear friend Lelia and to help ensure her important work lives on, Julien has designed a jewellery collection entitled ‘Bullet Peace’, with all proceeds are going to Found Lelia Alaoui ( and a selection of charities that provide aid to children in conflict zones.

Julien Riad Sayou says, “Bullet Peace is probably my most personal collection, the creation process was bittersweet, knowing Lelia has gone, but that I could help in some small way help create change and unification across cultures around the globe”.
Julien adds about the collection, “The use of a bullet shape was important to help alter connotations that always attach themselves to bullets. Each Bullet Peace has been damaged in order to show that although people may be challenged, they cannot be broken. I have engraved the word ‘PEACE’ in 8 languages at the point of the bullet, along with Leila’s initials and the date ‘15.1’, inscribed at the base”.

He finishes by saying, “I hope all that wear the Bullet Peace collection do so as a symbol of hope and anti-terrorism”.
Each gold model of the Bullet Peace is a limited and numbered edition of 333. Prices begin at £270 to £999.