Uli Jon Roth Midsummer Night Concerto – Llansilin 21st June 2019

Midsummer Night, 21st June, in a small village in Powys, Wales a select audience was treated to a wonderful evening of music from the “Master of the Sky Guitar”, the one and only Uli Jon Roth. The venue, the church of St Silin in Llansilin, although a small building dating back to 13th century, is still a prominent landmark looming…

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UFO Last Orders Tour – The Assembly 8th March 2019

A sold out Assembly, Leamington Spa, UK… second night of UFO’s “Last Orders Tour”, celebrating 50 years of the band, and Phil Mogg’s imminent retirement. As one of the final times I would see them, I made the effort to grab a front row place for the night with my eldest daughter (for whom it was the first and last…

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Bikes – Update

Thought it time to have an update on my flirtation with cycling, my last post was still a little speculative and brimming with enthusiasm and hope, so was it justified? Well since then I’ve had a total hip replacement, and lengthy recovery period, which meant 6 months or so without venturing out at all. That got me to early spring…

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Microsculpture: The Insect Portraits Of Levon Biss

  The Oxford Natural History Museum is a wonderful gem of a building (not least because of the amazing Pitt Rivers museum tucked away at the back, with every corner, shelf and drawer stuffed with antiquity) and amongst the dinosaur bones and dodos there’s often a temporary exhibition which at the moment is the outstanding photography of Levon Biss. It’s…

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