Part 3 of “Florian’s Last Climb”, shooting Lair of the Bandit King in London
Sep 2016 07

A scene from “Guns of Navarone” by way of “A Fist Full of Dollars”? No. Shoot three of the super 8 epic that is “Florian’s Last Climb”. Trapped in a blizzard in the mountains of Corsica in 1909, von Liechtenstein and his untrustworthy companion Richaud de Mantalbaum stumble upon a lair of cut throat brigands led by Orso Fesch (AKA Paul Doyle), the self styled “King of Corsica”. Shooting up in Omega Work’s studio on Sunday with the indefatigable Mike Robinson on lensing and lighting duties. Philip Welford, Julio Martino and Michael Teale as the remaining bad men, Ric Bacon as de Mantalbaum, Will Walsh and Jono Ryder making short work of camera assisting duties, David Myers as art department person extraordinaire, Jemma Harrison creating necessary scars and Danica Chapman on cooking up wonders in the kitchen. With Harold Chapman at the helm. A huge thanks to a splendid cast and crew! What a crack!

“A GR20 Journal” in Mountainblog Europe
Aug 2016 31

“Mountainblog Europe”, a leading magazine on climbing and all things Alpinist related, has just published Harold Chapman’s journals on tramping the GR20, one of the toughest and most notorious long distance treks in Europe, which traverses the spine of Corsica’s mighty mountain range. Read the first part here:

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Review of the “VIIth Chap Olympiad” in The Arbuturian
Aug 2016 15

As Team GB racks up yet more medals in Rio, spare a thought for the victors and losers at that other great sporting event, “The Chap Olympiad”, which took place last month. Here is Harold Chapman’s review of it in “The Arbuturian”;

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Review of Hockney’s, “82 Portraits and 1 Still Life” in the Arbuturian
Aug 2016 08

Interested in catching an exhibition this summer? Harold Chapman has just attended the new David Hockney exhibition at the Royal Academy, “82 Portraits and 1 Still Life”, and has this to say about it. Apologies to Hockney fans…

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Harold Chapman attends the VII Chap Olympiad for the Arbuturian
Aug 2016 01

Forget the 2016 Olympics in Rio, the real events took place a couple of weeks ago in Bedford Square, Bloomsbury with Harold Chapman in attendance – “The Chap Olympiad 2016” with such legendary sporting events as “Umbrella Jousting”, “Freeform Breadbasket-Ball” and “Hen Pecked Husband”( in which he came a cropper). As ever he came pen in hand as roving reporter for “The Arb”.