BBC4 – Sunday, November 23 at 10pm. Arena.
Terrific documentary and account of the Roundhouse at 50, it’s beginnings as Arnold Wesker’s brainchild as Centre42 and its evolution into the Rock and counter culture venue in the 1960s and ’70s and later radical theatre stagings.
Director Anthony Wall done a great job pulling together archival footage and latter day interviews with current Artistic Director, Marcus Davey.
Also my own time working at the RH circa 1972 recorded as oral history on their website. Memories working at RH
A snatched sunset at Dell Quay, between shows on `Chekhov’ day at Chichester.
© carole woddis
It’s been a wonderful autumn. Looking out now, Saturday, Nov 7th, 2015 on a wind-swept, drenching morning, the trees almost shorn of the colours that have ravished for the past several weeks, here are a few moments from myriad walks round Ruskin Park that have lifted the soul.
A story of rock art, bees and Bushmen
pub by Northern Bee Books, Hebden Bridge
by LUKE DIXON, theatre director, bee-keeper and writer extraordinaire.
Luke’s latest, a beguiling tale, as the jacket says, on rock art, bees and southern African hunter-gatherers, the Bushmen.
Warmly recommended, full of drawings and stories that, converted into short theatre pieces for young audiences, would keep them enthralled and amazed.
(email@example.com)’s Halloween bash in Burgess Park. Fairy lights, ghoul balloons and brilliant night-glo neck-rings (to ward off evil falls and sprains in the dark). Plus Ailien’s chilli con carne and chilli con veggie stew made it an evening to remember. Gorgeous, mad and hopefully to be repeated. Thanks one and all.the one and only Matty!
Beautiful sunny September afternoon, early autumn.
A break from bringing this website up-to-date leaves me wandering to Sainsbury’s to do shome shopping; then a quick 15mins in The Fox garden with a lager and lime and meditating on this and that. Mortality. How short life is (cliché), sparked by a lot of recent deaths of friends’ relatives and by a rather wonderful and surprising evening, Inspiring Speakers programme run by Ginger training courses, with an end-of-course Gala evening, supporting a friend, Angie Macdonald, who talked inspirationally about ageing. Even more so, Klaus-Dieter Rossade talked about learning to love the sound of language – that is, any language, language you don’t understand, language that crowds in on you (in a pub), in a club… Continue reading