Archive for March, 2013

If like me you’ve missed listening to the dulcet tones of Charlotte Green over on BBC Radio 4 there was a chance to hear her make a fleeting return in the first “audio intervention” last Monday as part of the short Open Air series – featuring a number of three minute pieces, or as they’d prefer “interventions”, from artists commissioned by […]

Another release from Clay Pipe Music, and another very fine one at that. This time Shapwick, an LP from Jon Brooks – a record of pastoral electronica, short instrumentals and field recordings, which arrives in a, customarily for Clay Pipe Music, beautifully designed sleeve by Frances Castle. It’s a difficult record to describe, (especially given that “talking […]

A first birthday is always something worth celebrating. In Septemer 2010 I wrote about the possible demise of our local Arts Centre: “The council have all but closed the Guildhall of St George, (other than for external hire – and despite, rather perversely, continuing with repairs to the roof costing around £200,000), so a decision to do the […]



For those of you who stop by here with some kind of regularity you’ll perhaps know I try to make an annual trip to the Fenland market town of Whittlesey to witness a man being paraded around the streets dressed as a straw bear. So when I found details of The Burry Man, an excellent little […]

Today is Thursday. Not the most astounding of assertions but after a hazy fortnight at least it’s me making it.