by Mike Prior Click on the links below to find out more
bromide print, 1998
10 1/4 in. x 15 3/8 in. (260 mm x 390 mm)
Given by Mike Prior, 1999
- Natalie Appleton (1973-), Singer; member of All Saints. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Nicole Appleton (1974-), Singer; member of All Saints. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Melanie Blatt (1975-), Singer; member of All Saints. Sitter in 1 portrait.
- Shaznay Lewis (1975-), Singer; member of All Saints. Sitter in 1 portrait.
The group originally formed as a duo in 1993 before Canadian-born sisters Nicky and Natalie Appleton joined in 1995. They took the charts by storm with three consecutive UK number ones in 1998: Never Ever, Lady Marmalade and Bootie Call. Pure Shores (2000) from the soundtrack of The Beach reached number one in February 2000.
The Human Rights Act is passed giving further effect in UK Law to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights. The Act, which came into effect in 2000, gave individuals the opportunity to argue in a British court that their human rights had been breached. As a last resort individuals are still able to take their case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.
Art and science
Anthony Gormley's monumental sculpture Angel of the North
is erected just outside Gateshead. The sculpture is 20 metres tall and has a wingspan of 54 metres. Despite initial local and press controversy, the work is now considered a landmark of the North of England and cannot be missed from the A1 road or East Coast Mainline railway (the main routes from London to Scotland).
The British and Irish governments sign the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement, which is subsequently endorsed by voters in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland at referendums. The Agreement established a new Northern Ireland Assembly, which formed a parliament made up of representatives from different parties. The Assembly has since been suspended and attempts continue for its re-establishment.