Anybody lucky enough to have tickets for tomorrow nights’ gig – ENJOY, it sounds amazing! For all the unlucky ones, you can - like me - click on The Docks’ link and listen to it once more from your desk, still better than nothing! I bet, even that little tiny video clip will get your feet tapping!
And yeah, the fortunate folk - log on after and give me some feedback on how it went, love to hear from you!
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Between one thing and another, holidays and birthday parties, I finally got to see Philip Napier’s exhibition, what a joy to graze through the galleries and pick up little pieces of information along the way! I am sorry now that I missed the guided tour with Alice Lyons in July; I have to admit that I could do with a bit of guidance and brainstorming on the subject of Napier’s work, but then again I didn’t expect to crack it all in one short visit, especially not with my kids in tow! I do sense though that his work is much more complex than meets the initial eye, I’ll be definitely back for another peek yet, hopefully getting a chance without my little Muppets…
All of my gang are most intrigued by the accordion in the foyer, any of you out there having ideas and thoughts on that? We couldn’t quite put our finger on it – in every sense – but are enchanted nevertheless!
The comment book for the exhibition makes a delightful read, I almost wished the people could be there in the room with us, pouring their speculations and understanding out, and getting a discussion started…
Here today I want to draw attention to the reading area complementing the exhibition (at the top of the stairs, then to your right), I found a couple of jewels of literature that make for compelling reading! Frozen in Time (The fate of the Franklin Expedition) will make your heart skip a beat, it is a mesmerizing dipping into history right there, but beware, it might not be for the faint-hearted! The second book that caught my attention is Captain Francis Crozier – last man standing by Michael Smith; I will check the library for it asap, so let me have a head-start on that!
Come and see for yourself if you haven’t done yet, find out more than this, there is a few days left on the exhibition, I’d love to hear what you think!
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