Saturday, 31 August 2013

Medieval Mayhem at Redbourn Museum

The calm before the storm
 
 
 
 
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Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Redbourn Museum - Medieval Mayhem

Our last museum event was Medieval Mayhem to commemorate the 'trouble' between our neighbouring village of Flamstead with the good people of Redbourn in 1383.
Flamstead tried to claim full grazing rights on our common!

Here a contingent from Flamstead arrive
 
Bringing their troublesome sheep...
 
A tug of war ensued to sort out the problem between Flamstead...
 
And Redbourn - who won the battle 2 -0
 
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Saturday, 24 August 2013

National Youth Jazz Orchestra - Video

Here's the video - as promised!
video

Friday, 23 August 2013

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Recently we went to see the NYJO at St.Albans Abbey as one of the International Organ Festival concerts.
Video to follow next time!
 
 
 
 
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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

While we were moored in the centre of Birmingham, we took the opportunity to walk to the botanical gardens which were well worth a visit.
 
 
 
 
 
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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Symphony Hall Birmingham 4 (Final Post!)

In the evening we went to an evening of film music hosted by Mark Kermode
 
Silver trays for the interval drinks - they're posh in Birmingham
 
Mark Kermode and Jeremy Irons
 
We were moored right here in the middle of all the nightlife - great!
 
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Friday, 16 August 2013

Symphony Hall Birmingham 3

Apologies for the 'break in transmission' which was due to the arrival of a new computer and upgrade(?) to Windows 8

Here's the view the organist gets if he turns round
 
Not double beds - this is the piano store
 
Don't even think about it...
 
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Sunday, 11 August 2013

Symphony Hall Birmingham 2

In the "Green Room" where the celebrities - including The Queen - retire to
 
View from the balcony of the Green Room towards the conference centre
 
Organ - obviously!
 
Just a few of the organ pipes including the 'continental' style horizontal pipes
 
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Friday, 9 August 2013

Symphony Hall Birmingham

We had an excellent backstage tour of Symphony Hall.
Sitting in the orchestra...
 
The acoustic 'hood' which can be raised or lowered depending on the performance
 
The control room for the spotlights
 
Backstage!
 
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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Stella in Birmingham

We recently took our good ship Stella in to Birmingham for a few days.
We moored right in the centre - free of charge!
 
The Post Office Vaults
 
 
The Old Joint Stock
 
 
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Friday, 2 August 2013

Fete du Velo on Redbourn Common

On June 23rd a cycle day was held on Redbourn Common culminating in an elite race in the evening.
Here's a few photos...
 
 
 
 
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