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Trowbridge Town Hall Arts Centre

Trowbridge Town Hall Arts Centre

One of the major consequences of modern technology has been the problems adapting old buildings to accommodate the extra wiring, and changes of use in office space etc. In the former wool town of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, they have converted the wonderful Victorian former town hall to a community art space and I was granted a … Continue reading

Path of Confusion

Saw these on the riverside cycle path. No idea what it means. They are pointing to each other. I tried standing between them. Nothing happened.

Hands on Wall

When I was at university the climbing club painted some duck footprints going up the outside of the senate house. The vice Chancellor demanded they came down so the following night a set of prints were added coming down This is near Liverpool Lime Street station, and I suspect students have been here and that … Continue reading

Dreary Lane Kew

Some more from the Epicure s Almanack: In going up Dreary Lane that leads to Richmond you pass the east boundary wall of Kew Gardens, extending more than a mile in length. This dead wall used to have a most grazing and tedious effect on the eye of a pedestrian; but a poor mendicant crippled … Continue reading

England’s Shame

Blackpool has just become the first authority in E ngland to provide free breakfasts for all primary school pupils, in the wake of so many students turning up to school on empty stomachs so unable to concentrate on their work. At one of their schools, all 500 pupils took up the offer. London has followed … Continue reading

Name That Tune: Big Ben Chimes

Name That Tune: Big Ben Chimes

Big Ben refers to the clock, the chimes and the tower of the Houses of Parliament. It is the most famous free standing clock tower on earth, and the sound of its bell is truly iconic. But like many famous English things, it is not by an English person. It is from Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus, … Continue reading

Grafitti

Grafitti

Bristol, with its 2 universities and for many years a tradition of graduates staying in the area, has a long track record for counterculture. With so many abandoned buildings it is now becoming famous for its street art, but whilst I can see the skill and effort put into a lot of it, for me … Continue reading

The Medium was the Weather

The Medium was the Weather

Well, not quite, Marshall McLuhan’s famous saying that the Medium is the Message, can be reframed as the medium was shaped by weather in Britain. At least back in Roman times. The first depiction of anyone writing was of a young girl in the ruins of Pompei, writing on what then passed as a jotter, … Continue reading