Sunday, 21 August 2016

Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick

Last weekend I went down to London to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibition at Somerset House. It was bigger than I expected, with around 40 exhibits by different artists, who'd been invited to submit works on a theme of their choice inspired by Kubrick's films.

The exhibition has been very popular, and when we went it was pretty crowded but we all really enjoyed it. There was a wide range of work, some good and some not so good, as well as a VR experience inspired by 2001: A Space Odyssey which was particularly popular. The exhibition ends this week, if you haven't had chance to visit here's a few pictures from my visit.


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Food in Notts: Veggie Fish & Chips in The New (Old) Angel

Last time I was walking through Hockley I noticed that the 'Old Angel' pub was looking a little different. Back when I moved here it was known as a metal/rock pub and was also the original home of Annie's Burgers, which, since moving to it own premises in the Lace Market, is now one of Nottingham's most popular eateries.

The Old Angel has now dropped the 'Old' and been turned into The Angel Micro-brewery by the owners of Nottingham vegetarian cafe bar, the Alley Cafe. I dropped in for a bite to eat last Monday to try it out and it was looking lovely (although I couldn't help missing the Old Angel just a little bit and wondering where its previous residents were now drinking!). I'm also intrigued to see the micro brewery side of the pub which is still being finished.

Menu: The menu is helpfully divided into 'Herbivore' & 'Carnivore' sections, meaning us veggies don't have to pore over it trying to decipher what the best option is. All the veggie options can also be made vegan. I tried a halloumi 'fish & chips' (can never resist halloumi) and it was very tasty indeed!
Value for money? My meal was £8.95 which wasn't bad, and there are lighter options on the menu for lunch.
Added bonus: a friendly dog was in residence when we visited, never a bad thing!

Thursday, 11 August 2016

10 Years of Indietracks

This year marked ten whole years of Derbyshire's brilliant indie-pop festival, Indietracks. I attended the first 'official' festival back in 2007 so thought I'd share some memories of steam trains, trampolines and sunsets from the last decade.

2007 - Indietracks Festival #1!

Ooh the excitement...

 Watching Finnish band 'Cats on Fire'

Fond memories of this trampoline... they need to bring this back!

 2008 - Indietracks # 2 (aka 'the one with all the animals')

2011 - Indietracks # 5 (aka the one with 3 Toms)

 Tom meets Tom & Tom..

 Bumped into fellow blogger Theodora

Tom gets lost in a field

2012 - Indietracks # 6 (aka 'the one where it rained')

 Just found this picture of Sugar Paper Zine's stall...

2014 - Indietracks #8

 I bumped into Becca of The Weekend Collective

Made my own record player

2015 - Indietracks #9

 Janet & I happily snapping away...

 My friend Heather's band, Feature rockin' the indoor stage

And finally..

2016 - Tenth anniversary!

 Seeing bands play on trains is part of the fun

 Can crushing!

 Me & my friend Laura (who also featured in year #2!)
 Knitting whilst watching bands, sums up Indietracks pretty well!

The sun went down as 90s popsters Saint Etienne closed Saturday's set, before letting off giant balloons into the crowd! Well done Indietracks, on ten great years and many happy memories.

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