Posted in February 2014

Bridge Building

The actual bridge over this chalybeate (iron rich) stream broke a long time ago, and was mended with pallets by one of our park-keepers. However, the recent storms were too much for it, and it finally disappeared. The top photo was last Friday, showing not only the broken bridge, but some-one’s work with two planks … Continue reading

The Wytches

Due to a lack of evenings, we did go to see The Wytches as a little bit of a second choice; as Royal Blood are playing next week – and I did want to see them a bit more, but will be busy that day. However, walking into the Forum at 8.15pm and hearing a … Continue reading

February Read Your Words

After a ‘bit of a break’ I hosted another round of ‘Read Your Words’ at Javabean Cafe last night. The walls made a perfect backdrop with art by Felicity Williams, and ten people came along to read, some for the first time. We had a mix of prose and poetry, with subjects as wide ranging … Continue reading

Along the Nailbourne

  Having seen the flooded Nailbourne in mid February 2014, I had a look at some of the villages along it’s route, and their importance in history.   LYMINGE The Nailbourne stream starts in Lyminge, and flows north from here, until it joins the Great Stour at Plucks Gutter. The Parish Church of St Mary … Continue reading

Flooding at Littlebourne

A beautiful blue skied day, and an incredibly high level of water in the Nailbourne river as it flows past The Green in Littlebourne, East Kent. Opposite, the pubs were pumping water out of the cellars, and reports from the very flooded river of Bridge, say the Nailbourne is expected to stay high for a … Continue reading

‘Getting into Graphic Art.’

As part of the Dave McKean exhibition, Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery is holding a series of events. Last night was a career panel titled ‘Getting into Graphic Art’ with the above (left to right), Ed Hammond, Editor at Panini UK; Matt C Stokes, Senior Designer at Gingermonkeys Creative UK Ltd;Tim Bones, MA PGCHE … Continue reading

Book review? “Live at The Brixton Academy”

I don’t think I’ve written a book review before! However, I had a ‘Waterstones’ (other bookshops are available) Gift Card for Christmas, and while browsing, spotted ‘Live at The Brixton Academy; a riotous life in the music business’ by Simon Parkes, with JS  Rafaeli. This isn’t a full review, as I’m only on page 151, … Continue reading

First week of February

I feel bad that a week has passed since I wrote a blog. It doesn’t mean that nothing has happened, more that the week has gone very fast, and the things that have happened, and the grey weather they were undertaken in, haven’t lead to any photographs, or worthwhile content. In the week: 1. My … Continue reading

The gig for Independent Venue Week 2014

Let the pictures do the talking? Six superb bands, all already promoted through BBC Introducing in Kent, play the Independent Venue Gig at The Forum. Due to it being a live music event there were technical issues, an enthusiastic old man who may have stopped by after having had a few drinks elsewhere, alot of … Continue reading

Dave McKean at the Art Gallery

This is the moment when I admit to not having heard of Dave McKean, by name,  until the staff at Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art Gallery said in very excited voices “We’ve got the Dave McKean exhibition next year!!” But like very many other people, I will have seen his work somewhere, at sometime, and … Continue reading