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rainbird

(ˈreɪnˌbɜːd)
n
(Animals) any of various birds, such as (in Britain) the green woodpecker, whose cry is supposed to portend rain
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The grave of Victor Noble Rainbirds and wooden marker
THE outbreak of war in 1914 abruptly changed millions of lives - among them, that of Tyneside artist Victor Noble Rainbird.
It has been organised by North Shields-based Rainbird enthusiasts David Young and David Hirst, together with Tynemouth Fine Art.
David Young is chairman of the Friends of Victor Noble Rainbird and is running an appeal to raise funds to pay for a memorial stone on the artist's grave in Preston Cemetery in North Shields, which currently has only a wooden marker.
The Old Low Light was chosen as the perfect setting for the exhibition, as Rainbird sketched and painted the Fish Quay and the nearby streets throughout his short life.
Mr Sharp, 49, said: "I have had dozens of Victor Noble Rainbirds over the years but this was one was always very special.
Victor Noble Rainbird painted the striking watercolour of Field Marshal Earl Haig saluting in front of the Union Jack flag in 1935.
FOR SALE Ian Sharp with the painting of Field Marshall Earl Haig by Victor Noble Rainbird
The Rainbirds, first published in 1968, presents a familiar impression of New Zealanders.
So determined is their pretence, their conformity burgeons into malevolence directed against the Rainbirds for daring to remind them of the fact of death:
4) We might conclude, therefore, that the suggestion in The Rainbirds that 'the frightful consequence of creating the platitudes is that we fit our life to suit them" (p.
However, there are hints that the almost archetypal provincial perspective of Dunedin in The Rainbirds is not to be taken at face value: Frame subverts her own provincialism.