Quite a lot as it turns out. Both of Monday’s talks as part of the Festival of Ideas (@festivalofideas) Autumn Programme looked at how much of the technology that we all rely upon started out with military funding. (Disclosure: I was invited to attend both talks in return for writing this short review) Whilst both… Continue reading War, what is it good for?
Yesterday evening I attended the live premier of a BBC Concert Orchestra & Festival of Nature commissioned concert. (Disclosure: Science City Bristol are sponsoring the Science Cafes @ Festival of Nature, but I’ve not been involved in this concert, other than attending.) The performance was in two halves; a short sequence of clips from the BBC… Continue reading Improv concerts & what social media can learn from them
In addition to our various ‘day jobs’, Sam and I also maintain a number of outside interests including various catering engagements. Some time ago, Sam began helping with the staff and artist catering backstage at the Cambridge Folk Festival. A couple years ago I joined her for the first time and we were back there… Continue reading Outside interests
[This is a re-post from the Bristol Design Festival where I’m a guest blogger – check out the original and all the other action over their blog.] Along with a couple hundred others, I thoroughly enjoyed the Bristol Design Festival’s launch party last night, however, I was taking a specific interest in the Grafikea entries.… Continue reading Grafikea – the good, the bad & the WTF?!
The Cambridge Folk Festival might be a strange topic for this blog, but it is a function I have been working for the past sixteen years! Most people attend events such as this to watch great bands performing live. They get to enjoy the atmosphere and attempt to dance between the rain drops. I however… Continue reading Cambridge Folk Festival 2008