Journey to the Centre of the Earth is the second solo album from the English keyboardist Rick Wakeman, released on 3 May 1974 by A&M Records. The album is a live recording of his second of two concerts on 18 January 1974 at the Royal Festival Hall in London. With its concept based on Jules Verne's science fiction novel of the same name, the album tells the story of Professor Lidenbrok, his nephew Axel, and their guide Hans, who follow a passage to the Earth's centre originally discovered by Arne Saknussemm, an Icelandic alchemist. Wakeman performs with the London Symphony Orchestra, the English Chamber Choir, and a group of hand-picked musicians for his rock band, which later became the English Rock Ensemble.
Hayley Pearce - lovable yet outspoken tea lady from BBC Three's Call Centre - is addicted to spray-tanning. And she's not alone. Nearly half of Welsh women and a third of Welsh men have self-tanned in the last 12 months. What's behind the triumph of the tan, and could there be a dark side to tanning? Hayley examines the rise in extreme tanning - 'tanorexia' - meeting tanning addicts, tanning experts and celebrity spray tanners. She investigates the illegal ways to fake it, visiting a science lab to learn just how toxic these unregulated products can be. And in a bid to understand the nature of her own addiction, Hayley attempts to forgo the glow and embrace the pale.
The Highland Bagpipe Tutor Book is "A Step by Step Guide as Taught by the National Piping Centre." Printed in full color and organized clearly, the spiral-bound book is appealing to young beginners and adults. The modern program is detailed and thorough, taking students beyond other introductory tutors. The book contains 50+ exercises, some basic information about starting on the pipes, and 30+ tunes. The CDROM has printable versions of the tunes and exercises, and they can also be played as audio files with a bouncing ball feature that helps students to follow along. The tempo can even be changed to make the exercises more challenging. There are video clips of all 56 exercises–a very helpful feature. Instructors will enjoy the printable pieces and teacher resources, like progress report sheets.