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FOCAL International Awards 2017 – ‘Archive Zones’ Magazine Special Edition Out Now

FOCAL International Awards 2017

FOCAL International Awards 2017


Back in March we told you guys how excited we were about the FOCAL International Awards that were to take place in May 2017.

The annual awards ceremony celebrates filmmakers of all genres that use their skills and creativity together with invaluable archival footage to tell important and entertaining stories.

The event was a great success, and now you can catch up with it all in FOCAL’s latest issue of ‘Archive Zones’ here –


Go to page 30 to read (Skyworks’s own) Kevin Mannion’s article on his experiences of being a juror for the awards.

Congratulations to all the winners and participants!


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50th Anniversary of Gibraltar Decision to Remain

Flag of Gibraltar Skyworks HD Aerials

Flag of Gibraltar


In 1967, the people of Gibraltar had a decision to make – to remain under British sovereignty or to become part of Spain. It turned out to be an easy decision, and an overwhelming majority voted to remain.

The 50th anniversary of that decision – in 2017 – comes with an unusual twist, in that the majority of Gibraltarians also voted to remain in the European Union in the 2016 “Brexit” referendum. And as we know, that is not how the results of the referendum ultimately went.

Gibraltar has been a British Overseas Territory since 1713. It’s most distinctive landmark is The Rock of Gibraltar, the landform from which it gets its name. It’s a striking and distinctive sight – here are our HD aerials of it:



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Picture: Flag of Gibraltar (bevelled) by Firkin on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Lake District National Park Awarded World Heritage Site Status by UNESCO


Congratulations Lake District - World Heritage Site Awarded July 2017

Congratulations Lakeland – World Heritage Site Status Awarded July 2017


Congratulations to The Lake District National Park, which is celebrating its new status as a UNESCO World Heritage site, awarded in July 2017.


The Lake District is the largest National Park in England. It’s made up of beautiful natural scenery characterised by mountains, valleys, lakes and farmland. It’s located in Cumbria in the North West of England.


UNESCO (acronym for “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization”) now officially recognises the Lakes as a place of global importance, and it now becomes legally protected internationally as a place of significance for humanity. No small matter then!


We – along with the many visitors and residents – are very aware of its beauty, and below you can appreciate it via some of the highlights from our video collection. It features Ullswater, Grasmere, Coniston Water, Bassenthwaite Lake, Derwent Water, Buttermere, Ennerdale Water, Rydal Water, Wast Water, Thirlmere, Crummock Water, Esthwaite Water, and Lake Windermere.





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UNESCO Site –  http://en.unesco.org/news/three-new-sites-and-two-extensions-added-unesco-s-world-heritage-list

BBC News Article – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-40547691

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary

Elvis Presley 40th Anniversary


This year marks the 40th since the death of music legend Elvis Presley.

Each year, old fans and new head to Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee – Elvis’s former residence – and over the course of a week they celebrate his life and work. The organisers of the event predict that the 40th anniversary will see a record number of visitors.


Elvis Week 2017 – https://www.graceland.com/events/calendar/eventdetails.aspx?id=51


Here’s our HD aerial view of the house at Graceland –



And nearby are Elvis’s private planes, the Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II –



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Picture: Elvis by luchapress on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

Tour de France 2017 to Depart from Dusseldorf in July

Tour de France 2017

Tour de France 2017


Preparations are ramping up for the 2017 Tour de France, as Team Sky announce their line-up, led by Brit Chris Froome. The favourite, Froome is looking to defend his title and win his next yellow jersey.

On 1st July this year, Dusseldorf in Germany will have the honour of being the start point – the Grand Départ – of the Tour de France, one of the world’s most famous cycling events.

HD aerial of Dusseldorf:


Then on 23rd July, the climatic final stage of the race will occur along – as is now custom – the Champs-Élyséesin Paris, with accompanying iconic views of the Arc de Triomphe.

HD aerial of the Arc de Triomphe:


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Picture: black silhouette of a cyclist by donchico on OpenClipart – https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

The Shard 5th Anniversary

The Shard, London, UK

The Shard, London, UK


Did you realise that The Shard in London is already 5 years old? It was inaugurated in 2012 after a 3-year construction period.

It stands 310 metres high, and it’s glass facade and pyramid shape dramatically changes the London skyline.

Renzio Piano, who designed The Shard, took inspiration from tall English Gothic churches and ship masts. With that in mind, have a look at our HD aerial footage – what do you think?



More HD aerial footage of The Shard – https://www.skyworks-stock.com/search/?search=shard+AND+england


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