Archive for October, 2010

Discovering John Clare at the Festival of Ideas 2010

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The Festival of Ideas started on Wednesday and I started off well by going to a lecture on poetry that very evening. It’s always so much easier to understand a poem when someone else has done all the research for you. My favourite poem was Clock-O’-Clay by John Clare and I now have the music […]

Yoga, busking and poi

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The sun was bright but low in the sky as I cycled to yoga with Martin Bondi at John’s College. The river seemed more alive than usual, with a visiting black swan preening itself and a war party of swans busking up the river in a threatening territorial display – a pen and five cygnets […]

A spot of afternoon archery

Sunday, October 10th, 2010

It was warm today, so warm in fact that I wore short sleeves and thought about looking for the sun protection cream. I cycled to Churchill College Sports Grounds to meet up the University Bowmen and try a little archery. This week and next you can try shooting a bow for only £2 for three […]

Despite the rain

Saturday, October 2nd, 2010

The weather this week has been almost all rain and no sunshine but today it was bright and hot and perfect for cycling to the the antique shops on Gwydir Street. Next to them, also in Dales Brewery, is the Williams Art art gallery where the CAM artists exhibit. There was some interesting stuff in […]