now incorporating the Sudbury Hill and Wood End Times

Monday, October 24, 2016

Triplets Ghetto Kids & Sherrie Silver - Dancing Marimba

Triplets Ghetto Kids crew and Sherrie Silver - Dancing Marimba

For Bookings:

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Standoff in Northolt

The scene at Wood End Lane this morning

Cordon ahead, blocking access to or from Whitton Avenue West

The world's media have gathered!
According to reports, there may be a disturbed person with dangerous substances, possibly a stockpile of petrol, and/or "dangerous aggressive dogs". For a proper report, try the Guardian Northolt standoff: armed police spend second night outside house.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Shortlist for the Willesden Herald short story prize 2016

Katy Darby, our judge for 2016, confirms that the shortlist for this year’s award, and therefore the stories to be published in Willesden Herald: New Short Stories 9, are as follows, in alphabetical order by title:

All Quiet By The Idle WallPatrick Slevin
All That RemainsRob Hawke
The Cliffs of BandiagaraCatherine McNamara
Looking for NathalieSusan Haigh
Love and HairOlga Zilberbourg
The Mayes County Christmas Gun FestivalDavid Lewis
SupersumBarbara Robinson
TwistedTracy Fells
UndercurrentsGina Challen
The VolcanoAnna Lewis
And now you will have to wait till the results event to find out who takes the prize for overall winner this year! We’re excited and can’t wait for the actor readings and the book. We’re hoping to meet some of the writers in London, if you can make it. Over the next few days, we’ll be working on the book cover art and details of the event.

Thanks to all who entered and congratulations to the shortlisted. It has been a privilege and an adventure reading the stories sent in, appreciating the painstaking art that has gone into them, and experiencing the never-failing wonder of the short story form.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Bob Dylan, Nobel laureate

Scarlet Johansson is lovely in this pseudo home movie, which gradually becomes more surreal and troubling, to one of the Nobel laureate's more melancholy tracks, from Modern Times (2006). The flickering image of a corpse on a bed and the old people with a photo album are among the saddest you could ever find in a "pop" video, and easily missed.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Cello and piano

Cello: Gautier Capuçon
Piano: Yuja Wang

Brahms Sonata No.1
26:55 Rachmaninov Sonata
01:02:51 Chopin Sonata 3rd Mvt
01:07:20 Casals Song of the Birds

St Prex Classics Festival 2013

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

A polite suggestion

Polite suggestion for Hillary Clinton in tonight's US presidential candidates' debate, forget the handshake with Trump - grab him by the balls and twist! And shimmy.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Henrietta Rose-Innes in Geneva

This is Henrietta at the launch of the French translation of her latest novel in Geneva.