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Yes, there was music… #unfest14 This is what I saw and heard: Perk and Pearl Lipschtick (Mind Your Head Gallery) Artists Unveiled Sound Installation¬†(Corn Exchange) Hey Zeus (photo in The Cake Shed) Rhythm and Rhyme (Javabean ) The Autumn Ravine (Forum) The Watermelons (Forum) Word Up! (Forum) Ugly Love (Forum) Empire (Forum) Bombay Monkey (Forum) Matt Bridle (Yurt) Sean … Continue reading

Three days in May

Anticipation, planning, organising. Crossing the road. Sun. Rain. Burgers. Two old men walk in through the open doors, wander around in curiosity, go out again. The drummer smiles the biggest grin. A little girl in a fairy dress dances. Stickers in a box. CDs for sale for ¬£4.00. Flat batteries. Fans on stage and bubble … Continue reading

Unfest Weekend

A proper review will follow, but so far this Bank holiday weekend, Tunbridge Wells has been full of art, music and strange goings on… Bank Holiday Monday unfest continues, but a bit of a quieter day…

Charities for unfest

One reason I got to know the people behind The Forum was in a search of what there was for teens to do around Tunbridge Wells. Amazingly, two years later, the proposed Youth Centre, lead by Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, has not appeared. However, it was reassuring when I chatted to Jason and Richard at … Continue reading

The Pantiles in sun and B&W

I spent a sunny Thursday wandering around the town, drinking coffee, catching up with friends, and a lovely lunch in The Cake Shed on The Pantiles. Not only that, I was fiddling around with Black and White photos, I love the patterns the different shades of grey and shadows make…

The Plant Hunter

Just a quick piece about Tunbridge Wells Museum exhibition ‘The Plant Hunter’ which opened in April. A mix of facts, film, photography and art all about Bedgebury Pinetum. Worth a look, although I have to admit, not quite as engaging for me as Dave McKean was! I think I’d rather re-visit Bedgebury for a walk … Continue reading

Coffee Haus

Don’t you love the internet? You could get lost there forever. While these two photos were uploading I was ‘googling’ Coffee Haus, and haus, and Coffee Haus Studios, and I’m sure half an hour of my life passed by…. The photos are of Fine Grind Espresso Bar set up in Tunbridge Wells Museum and Art … 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

‘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

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