Journal update (5–18 May) which included: Photographing singer/songwriter Helen Lloyd, rehearsing with multi-instrumentalist Nick Hughes, photographing the 351st Mr Punch celebrations, attending the Man Ray exhibition, and classical concert at Christ Church, Mayfair.
Firstly, I should start this journal entry by pointing out that my music journal is being broadened to include my other creative activities too. In addition to my love of music I am also passionate about photography and the visual arts and I would like to keep a record of my creative involvement with these fields as well. So from now, in addition to my music mania, I will also post details of a range of other culture-vulture stuff.
Photographing Helen Lloyd, Alexandra Palace (Monday 6th May)
Singer/songwriter Helen Lloyd and I had a fab bank holiday Monday doing a photoshoot at Ally Pally. Helen is multi-talented (singer/songwriter/pianist/music producer) she creates beautiful, stirring music. Please check out the photoblog here: http://besidetheseeside.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/helen-lloyd.html
Photographing 351 years of Mr Punch, Covent Garden (Sunday 12th May)
Last year I had such a good time photographing the ‘350 years of Mr Punch’ Celebrations that I started a photoblog with the images I took at the event. My ‘Beside the See Side’ blog is now 1 year old (first post on 16th May 2012). I couldn’t resist returning to Covent Garden again this year to see the street performers and to enjoy another Punch & Judy party. Although the event was smaller than the one to mark the landmark 350 years of Mr Punch, it was still lively, and fun – complete with the world’s smallest Punch & Judy show, Pearly Kings & Queens, & maypole dancing. Here are some photos from the celebrations: http://besidetheseeside.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/351-years-of-mr-punch.html
Rehearsal with Nick Hughes (Wednesday 15th May)
I had my first rehearsal with multi-instrumentalist Nick Hughes on Wednesday. We are planning to do some open mics soon as a duo. Expect lots of different instruments on stage and some folk/pop tunes.
Man Ray Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery (Thursday 16th May)
If you haven’t already been, I recommend a visit to the NPG for the Man Ray exhibition. It closes next week (27th May) so you need to be quick! This exhibition offers a fascinating journey through the creative life of one of photography’s most influential practitioners. Man Ray’s pioneering techniques, and his involvement with the surrealist movement are illustrated through this comprehensive collection of portraits.
1 Year of my ‘Beside the See Side’ Photoblog
On Thursday 16th May, my photoblog ‘Beside the See Side’ had its 1st birthday! (Any excuse for a cake eh!) 😉 Huge thanks to the beautiful & talented people who have posed for photos, and to everyone who’s visited the blog and supported the activities over the last year. I really appreciate it x http://besidetheseeside.blogspot.co.uk/
Concert ‘Music for a Summer’s Evening’, Christ Church, Mayfair (Friday 17th May)
I attended a beautiful concert at Christ Church, Mayfair on Friday eve. The performers included Lawrence Olsworth-Peter (Tenor), Christopher Ma (Piano), Laura Bury (Oboe) and Charis Cheung (Piano). They played a collection of classical music including pieces by Schumann, Strauss, Chopin.
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