Music was my first love…

Each summer holiday I have a long think about things that I would like to do in the next twelve months. Not all of them are suitable for sharing, but this year I have decided that I want to go to live music events at least once a month. I’ll keep this updated, so I can remember what I’ve done!

August
Proms – BBC Philharmonic Orchestra play Arnold (Peterloo Overture), Rachmaninov (Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – with an amazing pianist, Juan Perez Floristan, who was a last minute substitute) and Tchaikovsky (Swan Lake excerpts)

Proms (again) – Late night Prom, full of music from SciFi films. All new music to the Proms, two world premieres and five composers in attendance – with three of them performing their pieces with the orchestra! An amazing collection of instruments as well, contra-bass flute/clarinet/trombone, bass flute, random percussion. Good fun.

September

Organ music – there was no programme as we listened to an organist from Poland play the organ in the cathedral in Riga

Sleeping beauty – a chance to go to the opera house in Riga meant we saw the ballet sleeping beauty by Tchaikovsky with a small orchestra in the pit

October

A birthday night out to see wayward sons, stone broken and black star riders at kks steel mill. A fabulous night, made better by motley brew serving herbal tea in the corner

November

A last minute trip to Birmingham for a wolf jaw gig where they were supporting Tyler Bryant and the shakedown. A new band to me but I enjoyed their sound

December

Went to the pantomime, which while not a gig was at least supported by a pit orchestra.

January

Back to the Belgrade for ‘masters of the house’, songs from the musicals. An amazing night out.

February

Joseph and his technicolor dream coat this month. Loved the blow up sheep!

March

Plans were cancelled due to three covid19 virus

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#30dayswild 12/6/19

A lunchtime walk in the gloom of June (!) at Hanbury Hall. A first chance to explore the parkland, and admire the standing deadwood as well as the new-growing conkers, before moo-ving on to the more formal gardens. The cows were wanting in to the walled kitchen garden

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#30dayswild 11/6/19

20190611_162356.jpg Found the strawberries on the urban allotment during my walk in the rain

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#30dayswild 9/6/19

A lovely walk along the canal today. Swans, ducks, geese and a heron all spotted.

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Wedding sampler

Forgot to share this… took 2 months, finished just in time!

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