Monthly Archives: May 2015

Two museums and two pubs.

At Brighton museum to hear Alexandra talk about a few of the paintings in the museum’s collection.  Robert Be van’s ‘Cabstand,  night’ was my favourite, a much underated artist in his lifetime. I also saw for the first time a … Continue reading

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Saturday 30th May – a busy one

Egg on toast, laundry and shopping done, its hedonism from here on. Down to the museum to hear Alexandra Loske talk on their Fine Art collection, then over to Southwick for an exhibition on the history of Albion Street (the … Continue reading

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Dan of the Naked Brewery

Whilst having a quiet pint (actually several halves) in the Evening Star a few days ago I was approached by a young ‘hipster’ guy/dude called Dan.  He is a brewer at Naked Brewery in Lancing, and he did not pick … Continue reading

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Flanders, Swann, Booth and Gnu

You may have to be really quite old to understand at least some of the title.  Michael Flanders and Donald Swann wrote and sang comic songs back in the middle of the last century – yes I was there and … Continue reading

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Echium and me

Last year I planted some seeds of what I have heard described as the giant Vipers Bugloss.  I apologise for the daft name, its not mine.  The Latin is probably better ; Echium pininana – well, that’s one of them.  … Continue reading

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Nostoc commune falls from the roof

Its green, somewhat slimy, translucent and apparently edible, and it grows on my flat roof in warm and wet weather.  It gets washed off and even blows off, and sometimes the gulls pick it up and drop it – but … Continue reading

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Ivor Cutler at the Theatre Royal

Not really,  he’s dead, but a fine rendition of him by Vanishing Point and the National Theatre of Scotland.  Amazingly enough I got a £10  standby ticket at 6.30pm, and it was third row from the front in the stalls.  … Continue reading

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