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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Proceedings of the Commitee for Hopeless Love

Shall we take the previous minutes as read?
And the hours when morning brightened
To a day in the heart, out of mind, hot
With reckless words and shared heartbeats.

Our secretary sends his apologies, he's
Incapacitated by remorse and melancholia
After that joke that fell flat in the pub.
The first order of business is chemistry,

And Doctor Lezard has supplied the pills.
It's blue for warm and white for cool.
(Do let us know how you get on.)
Plans for the next event are already in hand.

And don't forget your longings and regrets,
Because you'll have the nights all to yourself.

Stephen Moran

Friday, October 24, 2014


Shaman Uchida summons the genius, conducts not just the orchestra but acts as a lightning conductor bringing the sounds to earth.

When she plays the piano, every note is made to count, even the very rapid twinkling notes that abound. There is never any definition lost.

I love the way at the end when she comes back for her curtain call, the orchestra refuses to stand up as she pleads with them to share the applause, leaving it all for her and she bows to them. Then after she has received a bouquet, she asks them again and they stand up.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Fireworks display 2014 - 1st November

Open to the public. Tickets: adult £4, child £3. Full details link. And here is a video they made last year, which makes it look good fun.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Poster for "How to get away with murder"

Cashpoint raid at Post Office on Greenford Road

The shutter prised open

The door and both windows of the post office smashed

The cash machine broken into and the shop ransacked
The scene today at Greenford Road near Sudbury Hill after the post office was robbed

Saturday, October 04, 2014

Poster for The Commitments

Greenford Road, Sudbury Hill
Spotted this poster for The Commitments, the musical adapted from his own novel by our old mate Roddy Doyle, in Sudbury Hill today.

The Greenwood to become a Wetherspoons

The Greenwood, Whitton Avenue West
The Greenwood pub, a large corner pub that has been derelict for some time on Whitton Avenue West, is being converted into a Wetherspoons group hostelry of some sort. A line from an old Robin Hood film will soon be the cry, "To the greenwood, men, and stuff yourselves."

Friday evening

Sudbury Hill