Friday, 15 June 2018

Israel Nash


escaped his seclusion in Texas to enjoy the London wilderness for a while. 

Thursday, 14 June 2018

One year on...

 ...and it hasn't got any easier for the people

nor has it got any easier for the fire fighters

but the people are there to remember

 and support

and give their love 

to all who need it

and we are determined to keep on marching ....

Sunday, 10 June 2018

My brain

 is a bit muddled up

and it can be a very dark place, even on a sunny afternoon;

lately it has been playing a game where it is trying to trap my body in a small coffin like frame, so I can't move.

Thursday, 7 June 2018

David Rovics

 did his Names and Addresses song in the week leading up to the one year anniversary of the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It was weird to think that the tragedy touched someone on the other side of the Atlantic enough to write a song about it, but that is what the world has become... a small place in which we are all connected, for better or for worse... 
 he was joined by some people from the Islington folk club

each doing a song, so there were too many of them to show you the photos of all of them here, but I am sure you can find them elsewhere... 

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

A very short

(or did he start early?) but sweet performance by an overly sensitive megalomaniac (his words, not mine)

Friday, 1 June 2018

Housing and art conference

day 2, and just my luck that I had to go to the doctor as they were reading the play, so I just caught the last few minutes - no idea what went on...

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Can't be eveywhere

but at least I can then attend a conference and learn about all the wonderful art projects I have missed. 

Saturday, 26 May 2018

For a change

 I won't show a photo of Dean from Katmandino, but that of the bass player 

 Katmandino was followed by Chasing Deer (or a part of it, so here are two thirds of the part that turned up)

and the entire rock'nroll band Whalls

and then I had a little break and when I returned I saw (to my surprise -I was convinced it had all ended by then) Anna Scott & Dom Stockbridge.

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Walked down to the river

 to the Tate Exchange at Tate Modern, to see what they are up to and say hello to a few peeps. 
This week's Who are we? focuses on refugee and migrant art. 

Of course while I was there, I had to look at the Slovene living room, with the chairs they designed together with a refugee currently living in Slovenia. 

My major disappointment at the show was that I discovered that the UK pen-pushers refused entry visas to two refugees currently living in Slovenia, who the Slovene team wanted to bring along so they could participate at a show dealing with refugees in one of UK's main art institutions (what is all that about?)

The part of Gian Carlo Menotti's opera The Consul that was performed in the space slotted in nicely with the whole visa issue and indicated to the despair and insanity this can lead to.  

 Once we were chucked out of Tate I was invited to go to Danielle Arnauld's gallery to see Eva Sajovic's Unearthing Elephant exhibition, where I met some nice people

 heard an interesting piece with a bit of spoken word/poetry (always love that, me) thrown in 

and saw these pieces which made me think that Eva should get in touch with Enya, as they are both Slovenes living in London, but more importantly, they have both recently focused on the space between two strangers in works they recently created. 

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The tranquility of the canal

 calms me down 
and the English wildlife, whether it is a bunny down at the canal, a fox that walks into a pub garden of a goose with its young on a pond, never seem to run away.

Saturday, 19 May 2018

A bit of

 Nou Enle 

 Albert on the Moon

and Mr Sanchez and Saturday afternoon slowly turns into evening. 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Donald

delivering one of his famous speeches during his surprise visit to Ladbroke Grove.

Monday, 14 May 2018

This time

Grenfell tower visited the houses of parliament

 before we gathered next to the Methodist church opposite Grenfell 

for the monthly march.