Tuesday, 29 December 2009

List of Lovely Things - 2009

Nellie, the beautiful gargoyle
The West End Whingers' Gay-O-Meter
The Ukulelescope
Miniaturists 18
My first poetry gig
Jessie Kirkels - not dead yet
F. Mehrban's poems published in Modern Poetry in Translation
The snow poodle
Discovering I have a talent for Mediumship
Write to Life at International PEN's Free the Word Festival
Richard Trinder in Cyrano de Bergerac at Chichester
Tom Sapsford in Regina
Poetry Society's Knitted Poem
The paddling pool in our garden
Rob Hackman's photos at the Foto8 Summer Show
Lauren's set design for Theatre 503's All I Want for Christmas
Sophie Calle, Talking to Strangers
Suspicions of Mr Whicher by Kate Summerscale
Hippo World Guest Book by Chris Goode
Sharon in Hairspray
Lewys's weddings in London and Tunisia
Pitman Painters at The National
Josephine Hart's Poetry Hour
Seamus Heaney on Beowulf at the British Library
Book Club Boutique
Amanda Lawrence's Jiggery Pokery at BAC
Naoko Yogo's Granada exhibition
Attending a reception at the Houses of Parliament
Love & War in the Appenines by Eric Newby
Being an Actor by Simon Callow
What is the What by Dave Eggars
Company directed by Michael Strassen
Sam Bond in Arcadia
As You Like It at The Globe
Blonde by Joyce Carol Oates
Tony Harrison accepting the PEN/Pinter Prize
The Margaret Morris Method
Twitter (sometimes)
The sea dragons on Life, BBC
Man on Wire
True Stories: Cat Dancers

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

All I Want For Christmas - Theatre 503

I just came back from All I Want For Christmas at Theatre 503 - five short, funny plays by five new writers in residence at the theatre (Richard Marsh, Rex Obano, Louise Ramsden, Nimer Rashed, Beth Steel). The set design is awesome (my daughter Lauren is the designer).

The show is on until Saturday 12th December, 7.45 pm. Tickets are only £10. I thoroughly recommend it.

Friday, 4 December 2009

Jiggery Pokery and Extraordinary Voices

Last night I went to see Jiggery Pokery by Amanda Lawrence at the BAC. Fantastic. Clever, funny and sad. You can't go wrong, really - and it's only £12.

Tonight's Extraordinary Voices at Tate Britain looks as though it will be worth checking out. It's free.

Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Regresty Advent Calendar

Naoko Yogo - Granada

There's a posthumous book launch and a private view tonight of an exhibition of photographs by Naoko Yogo, a Japanese friend who was knocked off her bicycle and killed in London almost four years ago. She never saw these photos printed while she was alive. Her husband, the artist Masakatsu Kondo, and their friends have worked together to stage the exhibition and get the book published in Japanese and English.

Naoko Yogo: GRANADA
3rd December 2009 - 31st January 2010

Naoko Yogo: GRANADANaoko Yogo: GRANADA

Private View & Book launch: Wednesday 2nd December 2009, 6.00 - 8.30pm


Hepworth Court, Grosvenor Waterside
Gatliff Road London SW1W 8QP

Open seven days a week 11.00am - 6.00pm

Telephone 020 7514 6000 ext 3710

More details about the exhibition here and here. The exhibition continues in London until 31st January 2010 and then after that, I think it will go to Japan.