Monthly Archives: December 2015

Vollmond

The Christmas full moon got me thinking lunatic thoughts and I remembered this wonderful piece by Pina Bausch for Tanztheater Wuppertal. Vollmond, meaning full moon or high tide, is among Pina’s most revered works and has been making waves, literally, … Read more

Cucurrucucú Paloma

I first heard this song on the radio a dozen years ago and I was captivated by it. It’s been echoing in my head ever since. It sounded extraordinary and more beautiful than anything I’d ever heard before. I was … Read more

Dois Duetos

I was looking for more Bobby McFerrin and I found this. He was performing in Burghausen in 2002 at a concert where he duetted with surprise partners, some more successfully than others. This was the highlight. I’d not heard from … Read more

Pentatonic Scale

Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale, using audience participation, at the event “Notes & Neurons: In Search of the Common Chorus”.

Boomwhacker Bach

I found this video at Open Culture and couldn’t resist sharing it here. Since 1999, the French juggling group Les Objets Volants (The Flying Objects) have been entertaining audiences worldwide. Beyond juggling, their shows incorporate elements of theater, visual arts … Read more

Feliz Navidad

This year I had the honour to design the Christmas Card for Rowley Gallery. I chose to use some of the characters of a traditional Mexican pastorela, a play that recreates the biblical passage in which the shepherds are guided … Read more

Quercione

We’d read about a giant oak tree, Quercione (big oak), north of Montecarlo in the province of Lucca, in a village called San Martino in Colle. It sounded magical and intriguing but also a little confusing. Where the hill of … Read more

Garden Of Delights

In 1987 I was commissioned by Ian Simpson Architects to make a ceiling mural for the new entrance lobby at Charing Cross Hospital, Hammersmith as part of a major refurbishment of the ground floor. It took more than a year … Read more

The Most Exciting Chapter

The Most Exciting Chapter is the title of this unique screenprint created by Quentin Blake for the Nightingale Project, a charity which brightens up NHS hospitals through the arts. Prints are now available from The Rowley Gallery.

Main Street

Here’s a lovely thing, a Jonny Hannah video from Yorkshire Sculpture Park: Visitors are invited to take a stroll down Main Street in Hannah’s vintage-inspired homage to the independent trader, until 28 February 2016. Transforming YSP Centre, the exhibition features … Read more

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