Some snaps from rehearsals for ‘Georgiana’ in London with @buxtonfestival. We are now v. close to our opening show on Sunday! Dress rehearsal done and we are having a ball. Let’s play! 👑🎶😘💍
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Pleased that ‘Towards the Opera House from the Slopes’ has been awarded Highly Commended by The Buxton Spa Prize. Many congratulations to all the prize winners. All paintings can be viewed and purchased from @thegreenmangallerybuxton from now until Wed 31 July where you can also cast your vote for the People’s Choice award.
Reading Ice Diaries by Jean McNeil has transported me, by slow degrees, to Antarctica. I know I will never go – but I now feel I’m there, with an almost visceral intensity.
‘The days I lived after stepping into what people on base called the Antarctic bubble would be some of the most vivid of my life. We forget so many days of our lives, days blurred by routine and unawareness. We have to believe there will be more of them; it would be exhausting to live every day as if it were the last one of our lives. Yet in the Antarctic, I was beginning to understand, such intensity was expected, even necessary: most of us had only one shot at the continent.’.
I’m excited, and frankly a little over-awed, to be sharing an event with Jean McNeil at the Buxton International Festival this Saturday, in a conversation led by nature writer Mark Cocker. Between us, we’ll be ranging from the writer’s art to climate change, from female activists to terse male scientists. These are the events I like the best - when unexpected connections are made and ideas threshed out, all on the hoof, fuelled by our audience.
Sat 6 July 10.30am, see website for Events link.
At 12.00pm at Buxton Festival, American pianist Yundu Wang is playing the Steingraeber E-272. She studied at the New England Conservatory and is currently finishing a doctorate at the Guildhall School of Music...#shacklefordpianos #steingraeberundsöhne #buxtonfestival#buxfest19#piano#art#music#passion#cheshire