Posted in October 2012

Sounds N Shakes

  HALLOWEEN   I wrote in September about ‘Sounds N Shakes’ in Trinity Theatre. There was a Halloween special today, so we hot-footed it from one Halloween party to this one, to see what was going on. Sadly we had missed a lot of the first band Supersonic Pineapple Solution who were a mix of jazzy … Continue reading

The Beaney, Canterbury

Following months of restoration work The Beaney Art Museum and Library re-opened in September 2012. Retaining the original Victorian frontage, and several interior features, a large, light, airy extension has been added. On the ground floor, the two rooms at the front, originally the reading rooms, are now art galleries. The former children’s library is … Continue reading

Chickens, Eggs and Bloggers

  This is almost a case of which comes first, the blog or the blogger? That means I’m not sure where to start.   Fellow blogger Lovely2CU has just written about looking back to “the good old days” and my comment was getting so long I thought I ought to write my own blog rather … Continue reading

St Barnabas “Big Draw”

An annual event organised by CREATE is being part of the National Big Draw, a chance to turn up and try something new with established artists to guide you. Tunbridge Wells Art Gallery held one on 6th November, when I tried the ‘art chain’, draw an object, think of a connection, draw the next thing … Continue reading

Palma Violets on tour

PALMA VIOLETS pictured at beginning of the set. A completely packed Forum warmed up nicely on a chilly evening, with Palma Violets on tour supported by Childhood, and this evening, first band on, Trophys from Maidstone. The music started with “Come together” as you would never have heard it before, and I felt pretty cool … Continue reading

Carpet of leaves

A very cold, grey, damp Friday yesterday. The leaves seem to have fallen very quickly and very early. A day when I was very involved with Grosvenor and Hilbert Park. A few committee members gave a tour of the park to our new parish priest, Father John. In the afternoon planning the next newsletter, which … Continue reading

An audience with the Pope

CHANGES When I started my blog (now seven months ago) it was mainly about the history and scenes around Grosvenor and Hilbert Park , and related matters; I decided it should be something I had done as part of the day and so it slowly stopped being so much about the park…. After helping to … Continue reading

The Grey Lady Music Lounge

AN EVENING WITH PAUL DUNTON & GUESTS LOCAL MUSIC BY CANDLELIGHT THE GREY LADY MUSIC LOUNGE No 70-72 The Pantiles is now home to downstairs, La Casa Vecchia , a Mediterranean restaurant, and upstairs, The Grey Lady Music Lounge. We went last night to see friend Joanne Louise Parker sing and play a multitude of … Continue reading

Kemble Close part 3

Not a very inspiring photo, but I realised by visiting Kemble Close every couple of weeks the trees and weather will give a good passing of the year account. The hoardings are up, and the rumble from demolition is being taken away.