Sunday, October 19, 2014
The centrepiece of this musical exploration of religious mysticism is the spectacular 40-part motet Spem in alium by the 16th century English composer, Thomas Tallis.
The concert is on Saturday at St Saviour's Church, St Albans
Tickets £13 (£1 child/student)
Tel 07570 454744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
or online at www.allaboutstalbans.com
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Bad dog drawing
In an effort to try to fit in 5 minutes of creativity a day, I present to you a bad drawing of a bad dog. The dog has a propensity for crunching his way through expensive technology, telephone headsets, blackberry telephones, all sorts and so is often in the doghouse - that is he would be except he's munched his way through that as well.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
Thursday, August 28, 2014
A little corner of Turkey in Dorset
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Story in the Guardian
My son Tom persuaded me to respond to a request from the Guardian to hear from people who had had a whirlwind courtship. So when I did they asked me to write an article about getting married when we'd only known each other three months. My daughter Flo said she thought it was bit 'cringe' and bit 'vom', which is probably true, but if you want a bit of laugh look here and don't forget to read the below the line comments many of which are better than the article. Also just so you know like most of their writers I'm not responsible for the headline or standfirst or first few words.
The next thing that happened was a request to go on Radio 4's Woman's Hour, but however much I adore Woman's Hour, I've decided I'm not keen on a career pontificating about marriage, so I sadly declined.
Friday, June 06, 2014
Trying out new illustrator tool
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Saw my mate Tom Stoppard last night
Obviously he isn't really my mate. But I did write my degree thesis on his writing. And 30 years ago, the morning after seeing his play 'Travesties', I bumped into him in Kensington Gore. I don't usually approach famous people as I can imagine it's horribly annoying, but the street was empty and I love so many of his plays, speaking to him was irresistible. He was charming, asked my opinion of the production of his play, wanted to know how much I was enjoying studying at the nearby Royal College of Art, and said that one of his sons was thinking of becoming an artist or designer and what would I suggest (sketchbook, sketchbook, sketchbook!). So last night, going to see the very enjoyable play 'Privacy' by James Graham at the Donmar Warehouse, it was very exciting to see the great man going into the theatre with us. This time, I'm sure he would not have welcomed being noticed by any of his fans, so I just allowed myself an inner thrill.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Rachmaninov Vespers in St Albans Abbey
This should be a wonderful concert by the St Albans Chamber Choir on the 17th of May. Book your tickets here.