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Exteme Cellists

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 24, 2008

Well, we got back from the Biennale in time to attend this event. It was a bit special.

The first performace was down by the river in Thorgill near to Meds Farm. Many people tramped across fields and down to the river to watch a performance of beautiful music both cello and voice. Just marvelous, with the wind gentley moving the leaves and the river sounds in the background we all sat in early evening sunshine and enjoyed ourselves very much in good company.

River Performance
River Performance.

The second peformance was about half a mile away , up the moors to the Crags. It was worth the climb, for the view and different views of Rosedale, the atmosphere amoungst the huge stones and the way the music moved around the landscape was just magical.

The Ascent to the 2nd Performance

The mud and the midge did mean that there was a constant connection to earth and the music did not completley carry you away. ‘Extreme midges’ was how Jeremy Dawson described it at one point. If you look at one of the photos, the musicians are playing in full flow and the audience all look like Kenny from South Park ! In the pub afterwards it was easy to see who had been at the performance on account of the many visible small red bite marks.

A serious thank you to all who made this happen it was a great event and occasion for all.

Extreme Midges / The Kenny Audience
Extreme Midges / The Kenny Audience.

On the Rocks

On the Rocks.

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The Brilliant British Glass Biennale

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on August 24, 2008

It is a great show. Congratulations to all involved and all who made it happen. The catalogue is the best yet. Very pleased to have seen it and I do recommend it to all with an interest in glass and art.

Biennale Private View
Biennale Private View.

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Glass Routes from Wolverhampton to China

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on August 18, 2008

On a completely different note, we are showing an Aesculus as part of this event at Bilston Art Gallery from 22nd August -15th November.

http://www.wolverhamptonart.org.uk/bilston

Explore the story of contemporary glass showing the influence of Wolverhampton on glassmaking in China and around the world.
A range of beautiful glassworks will be on display. Large colourful pieces, detailed smaller works and digital projections of architectural glass will change the way you think of and experience glass. 49 international glass artists are represented in the exhibition, selected because they push the boundaries of creative production in this material.

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Rosedale Show 2008

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 18, 2008

Well the rain held off till 6ish , which was great and so the mud was only bad inside the produce tents. No streakers this year which was also good, a fine show in the sloe gin category and the baking entries were very impressive.

A good day out as usual in a very country kind of way, missed the chicken spinning and rabbit spitting, but there is always next year !

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Eton Applied Arts

Posted in Exhibitions by Kate Jones on August 17, 2008

Group Exhibition

Glass Spectacular 2008 Aug 15-14 Sept

This is a beautiful gallery in Windsor / Eton. We have some spheres and overlay bowls showing.

http://www.jam-eton.co.uk

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Entomology & Pete Chambers

Posted in Rosedale the locale by Kate Jones on August 1, 2008

Pete Chambers came to stay for an evening and shared a passion he has had since a boy !

A very bright light, that pulled in moths! In the morning we inspected the collection gathered during the night, and I have to say, though not very fond of small flying things myself, it was very ineresting and big fun for all the kids ! It is amazing what is flying about and not usually seen.

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