Camelot Castle Latest Film

Friends of Ted and Noble Ambassadors of Camelot Castle,
There has been so much excitement about the LIGHT BOX and Ted’s Studios in the last few months that we thought you all might enjoy THIS…
A candid and fun look at some of the people and friends of Ted that have been touched by the Magic and Magical experience that is Camelot Castle.
YOU MAY EVEN FIND THAT YOU TOO ARE FEATURED AT SOME POINT IN THIS FILM.
https://vimeo.com/42573888
We thought about editing this footage and cutting it down but decided against that as in truth what you will see here is the simple raw footage of what happens at Camelot every day.
This is what really happens when you rehabilitate the creativity and tap into the basic creative goodness of human beings.
There was no script for this.   This IS Camelot Castle reality.
It is worth considering as you watch this film just how valuable inspiration of this nature really is to life and what the ripple effects of Camelot Castle and Ted’s legacy really are.
Or course were are excited that his art continues to sell and that the prices of his art is increasing and that every day he is recognised as a great artist by more and more collectors.   Those of you that have his work(s) will be glad to have this news too.  But what Ted is doing goes far far beyond any commercial gain.
What is happening at Camelot Castle is also far far more important that Ted’s personal creative production.
You see,  every day Ted and the all staff of Camelot are CATALYSING CREATIVITY AND REHABILITATING CREATIVE PURPOSES AND GOALS OF OTHERS.
There are literally to date hundreds and hundreds of artists whose creative flame has found oxygen in very experience that they have had with Ted or with our staff at Camelot Castle.
Just imagine for a moment the effects of that inspiration across the world.
Just get the idea of what can happen when JUST ONE persons creativity is catalysed.
Camelot Castle is with out question a phenomenon.  THIS FILM FOOTAGE will give you a rare and brief glimpse into that phenomenon.
It is for YOU to decide just how far that this purpose will travel and reach, for it is as a direct result of your help and your encouragement of what we do here that we are able to keep doing it.
We think you will find this footage to be most unique.
DO FOWARD IT ON TO ALL YOUR FRIENDS.  and do send ted an email to let him know what you make of these clips and WHICH CLIP YOU THINK IS THE BEST…his email address is tedstourton@camelotcastle.com
SO …. ENJOY
TED’S LIGHT BOX ALBUM.
All our love
JOHN, IRINA, AND TED.
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Camelot Castle, Ted Stourton, John Mappin, Irina Mappin – Revenge

 

 
I found this posted on Facebook.
I don’t actually agree with it, not fully, although I do get what the person who wrote the slogan was trying to get across.
I think the success of others drives some people crazy.
 
Most of us can take the other guy doing well. We might get a bit envious sometimes but someone else being successful doesn’t drive us crazy and certainly not crazy enough to try and tear them down, for instance by circulating false rumours about them or engaging in some anonymous character assassination.
 
Indeed we often admire successful people – at least, most of us do – whether that success comes through sport, philanthropy, literature or the arts.
 
Yet there remains humanity’s lunatic fringe, determined to render their fellows cowed and to make life hard for anyone who dares to live a good life or try to do some good in the world.
The slogan above made me think, naturally, of the artist Ted Stourton and hs friends and benefactors John and Irina Mappin, who have had the temerity not just to live well and succeed but to stick their necks out and try to help others do the same.
 
But as the slogan says: “The best revenge is happiness”.
 
I was down at Camelot Castle early this year and I met up with John and Ted. Both men were as genial as ever and had a sparkle and energy about them that suggested they sure are getting their revenge,
 
And driving somebody crazy no doubt!
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Camelot Castle – Much More than Just a Superb Hotel!

 

 

 

In case you were wondering, Camelot Castle Hotel is an impressive hotel that sits overlooking the Atlantic coast at Tintagel in Cornwall England, the area famed for the “King Arthur” legend. 

 
Commandng stunning views of the Atlantic coast and overlooking Tintagel Castle, it is owned by the newspaper publisher John Mappin and his wife Irina Mappin. The wonderful Ted Stourton is its artist in residence and many of his works festoon the halls and rooms of this beautiful and lovingly restored building.
 
Stourton and the Mappins have labored for several years to establish Camelot as a centre and crucible for an artistic renaissance, offering free accommodation for artists and seeking to help aspiring artists of all kinds to “make it” in their chosen fields.
 
Aside from that it is simply a very good hotel and a lovely, peaceful place to stay.

VISIT CAMELOT CASTLE ONLINE

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Camelot Castle and Ted Stourton’s Light Box

 

 FIND OUT MORE ABOUT TED STOURTON AND THE LIGHT BOX
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Ted Stourton and Camelot Castle

 

Want to Know More about Ted Stourton and Camelot Castle?
 
 
 
Here are some useful links

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John Mappin’s Camelot Castle – Extraordinary Help for Artists

 John Mappin’s Camelot Castle Allows Artists to Stay for Free.
Finding places to stay that are truly inspirational in this world of ours can be difficult.  And finding such places that won’t then charge you an arm and a leg for the privilege is usually a whole lot harder.
That is what makes John Mappin and his Camelot Castle Hotel so unusual in a cynical world – and such a breath of fresh air – because Mr Mappin has for some time now been offering free accommodation for artists.
Why on Earth, I hear you ask, would a successful businessman and newspaper proprietor do athing like that?
Well, you’d have to get to know a bit about John Mappin and his steadfast belief in the arts as a liberating and elevating influence upon human beings to appreciate it.

That and his belief that all of us are innately responsible not only for the good survival of ourselves but of our fellow humanbeings, the conviction that personal success is only partial unless it extends to improving not only one’s own condition but the condition of one’s fellows and of the society one is in.

John Mappin is, as well as a hotelier and the successful proprietor of a string of newspapers, an artist himself, once an actor in several movies and also a poet, songwriter and singer.
One can therefore understand his close personal bond with the world of art, a bond that was not compromised by his business success and which extends to sincere efforts to help fellow artistswith their careers.
Typically, John Mappin is an individual who puts good intentions and fine sentiments into action. He puts his money where his mouth is, one might say. Thus he, his wife Irina Mappin and co-owner Ted Stourton, the renowned fine artist, have worked hard to turn the Camelot Castle Hotel into more than just a luxury hotel but into something rather unique: a centre of artistic inspiration that they hope will, as artists come together at their Round Table, generate a new aesthetic thrust that will elevate to new heights a civilisation sorely in need of some thrusting.
These are of course expansive dreams and very high goals but why aim merely at the mediocre?
True to form, Camelot has gone further than just offering free accommodation for fellow artists; it now also offers a scholarship program for talented artists, called Icons of the Future.
There is also the Artist in Residence Program, which covers the accommodation for a selected artist to enjoy a free long-term stay.These innovative measures have proven highly popular and over 350 artists from all over the world have benefited from Camelot’s hospitality since 2009; Camelot Castle’s nascent center forthe arts enjoys the firm friendship of a veritable Who’s Who of Hollywood celebrities, including legends such as Al Pacino, Nicholas Cage, David Carradine, Forest Whittaker, John Travolta,Simon Callow and very many more.

Meanwhile, Victoria Summer, an alumni of the Camelot Programme, openly acknowledges the influence of Camelot upon her burgeoning career
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Camelot Castle – Unusual Help for Artists

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John Mappin’s Camelot Castle Allows Artists to Stay for Free.

Finding places to stay that are truly inspirational in this world of ours can be difficult. And finding such places that won’t then charge you an arm and a leg for the privilege is usually awhole lot harder.

That is what makes John Mappin and his Camelot Castle Hotel so unusual in a cynical world – and such a breath of fresh air – because Mr Mappin has for some time now been offering free accommodation for artists.

Why on Earth, I hear you ask, would a successful businessman and newspaper proprietor do athing like that?

Well, you’d have to get to know a bit about John Mappin and his steadfast belief in the arts as a liberating and elevating influence upon human beings to appreciate it.

That and his belief that all of us are innately responsible not only for the good survival of ourselves but of our fellow humanbeings, the conviction that personal success is only partial unless it extends to improving not only one’s own condition but the condition of one’s fellows and of the society one is in.

John Mappin is, as well as a hotelier and the successful proprietor of a string of newspapers, an artist himself, once an actor in several movies and also a poet, songwriter and singer.

One can therefore understand his close personal bond with the world of art, a bond that was not compromised by his business success and which extends to sincere efforts to help fellow artistswith their careers.

Typically, John Mappin is an individual who puts good intentions and fine sentiments into action. He puts his money where his mouth is, one might say. Thus he, his wife Irina Mappin and co-owner Ted Stourton, the renowned fine artist, have worked hard to turn the Camelot Castle Hotel into more than just a luxury hotel but into something rather unique: a centre of artistic inspiration that they hope will, as artists come together at their Round Table, generate a new aesthetic thrust that will elevate to new heights a civilisation sorely in need of some thrusting.

These are of course expansive dreams and very high goals but why aim merely at the mediocre?

True to form, Camelot has gone further than just offering free accommodation for fellow artists; it now also offers a scholarship program for talented artists, called Icons of the Future.

There is also the Artist in Residence Program, which covers the accommodation for a selected artist to enjoy a free long-term stay. These innovative measures have proven highly popular and over 350 artists from all over the world have benefited from Camelot’s hospitality since 2009; Camelot Castle’s nascent center forthe arts enjoys the firm friendship of a veritable Who’s Who of Hollywood celebrities, including legends such as Al Pacino, Nicholas Cage, David Carradine, Forest Whittaker, John Travolta,Simon Callow and very many more.

Meanwhile, Victoria Summer, an alumni of the Camelot Program, openly acknowledges theinfluence of Camelot upon her burgeoning career

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