Horniman Museum

¬†Who knew such a goldmine lurked in the depths of southeast London? I’m the newest addition to the Horniman Museum’s fan club. Here are a few shots from their fantastic collection of musical instruments. More coming up from their natural history exhibits!

Long walks

Melie came with me on one of my long walks last week. We walked from Islington to Waterloo and it was a beautiful day. Usually I go off trekking the city on my own but it was great to bounce off someone along the way.

Castle Radio
October 24, 2010, 8:25 pm
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My friend Simon fronts a band called Castle Radio. They’re a good and funky bunch and deserve a mention on this here blog. Simon asked me to take some shots and, waning daylight and missing drummer Debbie aside, they came out alright. They’re cuties. More shots on the way, with a bit of luck. Check out their Facebook and Myspace.

I’m in heaven when you smile
September 27, 2010, 8:13 am
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Occasionally I share music on here, and today is one of those occasions. I’m a well-documented fan of Van Morrison and this song always, always sends me on my way in a good mood. I’m moving house today (hence the lack of updates), so I needed spurring on. It’s doing the trick.

I’ve got a small build-up of photos to post. Back to business as usual once The Most Stressful Week Ever is finally over.

Liberty Festival

I went to the Liberty Festival in Trafalgar Square on Saturday. Liberty Festival is an annual event celebrating the achievements of people with disabilities. The square was packed full of people and the atmosphere was really fun and lively. There were music and dance performances taking place all afternoon. I had heard a lot about the Amici Dance Theatre Company but had never seen them perform and I must say, I was impressed. They really live up to the hype. The shots above are from their performance on Saturday; it was really quite moving. If you get the chance to go and see them, I would highly recommend that you do.

Take heed of the stormy weather

I’ve been feeling quite folky recently. I’m generally always in the mood for Bob Dylan, but he seems to be it for me right now.

Oh, but if I had the stars from the darkest night
And the diamonds from the deepest ocean
I’d forsake them all for your sweet kiss
For that’s all I’m wishin’ to be ownin’.

On a lighter note

This is one of my all-time favourite songs. No-one does romance like Van. I felt like sharing something positive. This song is a relatively new discovery for me. I’ve always loved Van Morrison and grew up listening to him, but every now and then I hear a song I haven’t really made time for before and just fall in love with it. This is one of those.