Archive for the 'Film' Category

Newnham, Friday afternoon, blackberrying and Neil Morrissey

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Oh such a perfect day! After just two hours of work (who wants to do more than that), Ellie and I tramped slowly to Trumpington via Grantchester and back again, via as many plum trees and blackberry bushes as we could find. Ellie took the blackberrying really quite seriously and managed to get a significant […]

Lunctime talks at the Fitz

Friday, November 19th, 2010

I have had a super week cycling to the FitzWilliam for their lunchtime talks. On Tuesday I went to panel discussion in gallery 3 at the FitzWilliam which focused on sculpture and commerce. Chaired by Tom Flynn the panellists Nick Turvey, Timothy Potts, Adriana Turpin and Josh Lilley were all discussing if art had sold […]

Last day of August

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

The last day of August was warm and bright and I’m really hoping we’re in for a nice Indian Summer after the month of rain we’re just had. All that wet weather hasn’t been in the vain though because the garden is looking lovely. To celebrate the last of the summer I headed to Hemingford […]

A spot of tennis followed by politics

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

Yesterday I actually managed to play a bit of tennis with Jolien and Vanessa before heading to the Friends Meeting House to go to a Stop The War meeting on Afghanistan. The meeting was quite interesting – a chap from the National Office came down and they showed the new documentary called Timeline that John […]

Celebrating Chomsky’s birthday

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Week two of SFI passed uneventfully. It continues to be excellent although we can’t help but sit there letting about 70% of it wash over us as incompressible. It seems that usually someone or other understands what the teacher is saying and that manages to carry the class forward. It’s very interesting trying to learn […]

C:Art:Media Exhibition

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I finally went to the design museum here it’s called the Röhsska Museet and it has an interesting collection of stuff from the last 3 hundred years. I spent a good hour or so wandering round and got a chance to watch some of the film Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers which was showing. Somehow […]

How should individuals act when the government is wrong?

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

The weather turned cold on Monday and it seemed like the Gothenburg honeymoon was over but a change back today has restored my faith in the idea of a long hot Swedish summer. Apart from nipping into town and cycling to the sea I’ve been very busy the last couple of days grappling with CSS, […]

Dublin drizzle and trams to drool over

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

I have just got back from a wee holiday in Dublin. We nipped over there for Keyvan’s graduation – an exciting event held in The Helix at Dublin City University. The only slightly odd thing about the ceremony was the lack of motarboards but we all pulled through. There was a good speech from Olivia […]

Bee aware

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

I spent a very pleasant weekend with Mum. We went to the Tate Modern to look at the crack. It seems to be a really popular piece of art. People walk along, lots photographing or filming it. Small children spill out of it – arranged by photo hungry parents in various poses. Despite the ‘fun […]

Political voices

Monday, June 25th, 2007

I went to Norwich Arts Centre to see Rory McVicar, Jeffrey Lewis and Kimya Dawson last night. Some of the songs were great. I took to Rory McVicar and the groovy old films they had playing on the screen behind them. John Pilger was great! Of course a lot was squished into 2 hours so […]