Some stuff that happened – part eight

Posted by on Jul 29, 2012 in Architecture, Art, Design, Events, Out and about, Photography | No Comments

Alright?

It’s been a little while since the last post. In short we’ve been pretty busy. I’ve had a few projects on the go (some I’ll reveal here in a bit) and time has been taken up with those leaving not much time for the blog. Nevertheless plenty of ideas for posts have come about so hopefully I’ll find time to get them out of my brain and into the virtual world. Hopefully.

In the meantime here’s a few bits and bobs that have happened over the last few months – and yes I realise I’m already a month behind on this.

Gated entrance to Pittville Park, Cheltenham, UK

White 1970s Volkswagen Bay window camper

Columns outside the Pump Rooms, Cheltenham

Statue on top of pump rooms, cheltenham

As I said in a previous ( and now pretty popular) post about Ital Scooters the end of March saw me celebrating my birthday with a visit to Cheltenham. The time was not just spent admiring Vespa’s but we also made the most of the sunshine with a walk around Pittville Park and the Pump Room.

Poster from the 48 sheet exhibition in Birmingham, UK

The end of April it was Em’s birthday. So we had a good time in Birmingham wandering around looking at the 48 Sheet Exhibition. A great show which was situated across Birmingham and the surrounding region where artists got together using billboards as a form of creative expression. We also made our way to The Electric Cinema, definitely worth visiting.

Barbican, London

Barbican, London

At the end of May I went to London, mainly to take part in Clerkenwell Design Week. It also gave me the opportunity to see the excellent Bauhaus exhibition at the Barbican Centre – which is still on until 12th August 2012.

Olympic Torch in Worcester

Olympic Torch in Worcester

We were lucky to be able to see the Olympic Torch as it made its way into Worcester for the night, complete with its entourage of sponsor buses and lorries with people dancing on them who quite frankly just looked exhausted. I’ve heard different opinions on the torch’s procession but we really enjoyed it, the weather was perfect and the crowds were large and excited.

Speakersfive Jazz Ignites painting

This isn’t the best example but I was really pleased to be able to have some artwork in an exhibition at Worcester Arts Workshop. I’ve been doing a few enjoyable projects for the Workshop and Café Bliss and it was good to be exhibiting again (it had been quite a while).

Jubille bunting in Montacute

Union Jack paper chains

Girl in union jack shirt

We were away for the Jubilee celebrations. With a family celebration of our own we were down in Somerset for Mum’s 60th. The surrounding villages really got into the spirit with the entire village around Montacute House covered in bunting – not to mention some impressive, if slightly terrifying, mannequins of the Royal Family.

So, good times again. Until the next one…

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