Category archives: Arts and performance photography

  • Murray the Magician for In Our Town Programme

  • It is nearly mid September and the two-month In Our Town programme of street entertainment in Dumfries is drawing to an end. But not yet. Last Saturday we saw Murray the Magician and Fearchara performing for a crowd of kids, their parents and interested onlookers basking in the sun in front of Midst[...]
  • Todd Various performs in Dumfries

  • Another page in my Dumfries Diaries project - Todd Various of a highly acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe group, Let's Circus,  brought his act to the town's High Street. His lively and entertaining performance was part of In Our Town two-month event programme commissioned by the council to boost the town c[...]
  • The Living Lights exhibition in Edinburgh

  • Eye-catching, amazing, weird - these attributes spring to mind while viewing the larger-than-life photographs of the living creatures that emit light in nature. Squid that excretes luminescent clouds to distract predators, marine plankton that sparkle like a starry night, fluorescent jellyfish whose[...]
  • Lindsey Davis Talk at the Library of Birmingham

  • I was introduced to the Falco historical crime best-sellers by Lindsey Davis when I was a PhD student in Norwich and shared a house with wonderful Annie and Chris. Chris, an avid Falco fan, had the whole bookshelf full of the novels from the series and offered them for me to read.When I received[...]
  • Self Portrait Birmingham

  • Of the two of us, it's I, due to my art history degree, that is more likely to tiptoe around a pile of bricks at the Tate Modern and believe the sign saying that it is the greatest work of art of all times. So, when I read out from the Discovery Season prospectus that a small wooden structure crowne[...]