Wednesday, 18 July 2012
St John's Church at Healey in Northumberland is hosting an evening of solo viola music on Saturday, the 8th of September 2012 at 7.30 pm. Bridget Carey will be performing pieces by Hildegard Of Bingen, Heinrich Biber, Gyorgi Ligerti, Gerald Grisey and Howard Skempton on viola, with electronics by Paul Archbold. The event is being co-ordinated by John Casken. Tickets are £10, available only in advance from firstname.lastname@example.org
We hear a lot about the alleged failures of the public sector from the blaring, hate-filled right-wing Tory press, but now the boot is very much on the other foot. First News International, then Barclays and now G4S have been exposed by Parliament for the sort of organisations they really are. Does anyone really believe that our health service, police and military would be better run by people like these? Only the Tory party and their quisling Lib Dem collaborators do - and we know exactly what message to give to these incompetent swine at the next general election.
When I first saw Hawkwind back in 1980 at Newcastle City Hall, I never suspected that I'd be seeing them over 30 years later just down the road in Boro - or that they'd be just as good, if not better. Dave Brock is still at the helm on rhythm guitar and for someone who's well into bus pass territory, he's looking surprisingly up for it. We are talking over two hours of extended space rock/ambient jamming with dancers, light show and lengthy reworkings of old favourites such as Hassan-I Sahba, 'Psychedelic Warlords' and a 20 minute 'Damnation Alley'. I haven't a clue what Hawkwind are on, but it should be freely available to all on the NHS.