Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Christmas Album

Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O: NPR Tiny Desk Concert A seasonal selection of festive favourites, all of which have appeared on our Twitter feed in recent weeks. Please be sure to retweet your favourites by following the links.

A Christmas Single

What A Wonderful World: Robert Wyatt, Gilad Atzmon, Ros Stephen & The Sigamos String Quartet What A Wonderful World – Robert Wyatt/Gilad Atzmon/Ros Stephen

A Partridge In A Pear Tree

I’m not going to pretend a partridge in a pear tree is the most original of Christmas card ideas but I had been drawing a lot of birds and a lot of fruit and it did fit the brief rather … Read more

Running Women

Two women appear on a hill. Free, they run down the hill together. Still free, they choose to run back up, and then run some more. I only just discovered this little video by Adam Lerman a couple of days … Read more

The Drop

Eggardon Hill in west Dorset, 5 miles east of Bridport, overlooking the Marshwood Vale to the west. The Fort is Iron Age and is at the end of a long, little used, Roman road from Dorchester. On a clear day … Read more

Sacred Monsters

Akram Khan and Sylvie Guillem after their final performance of Sacred Monsters at Sadler’s Wells. They gave it their all and got a rapturous response from the audience. We were fortunate to be there.

Land Of Ice

Iceland has been waiting for me in my dreams, all the cliches of a land being formed of fire and ice seem inescapable when your feet are upon lava flows and glaciers. The climate and weather patterns change in minutes. … Read more

Christmas Studio Sale

Liz Somerville / The Rowley Gallery

Happy House

Happy House: Don Cherry, Dewey Redman, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell When we drove to Italy last summer I thought our journey should have an Italian soundtrack, so I loaded the car with all the Italian music I could find. It … Read more