Tuesday, 29 January 2008

Joe Kelly exhibition

Thursday (6pm) we'll be heading down to see the unveiling of the new large-scale installation by Nottingham artist Joseph Kelly at the Goldfactory project space in the Egerton artists studios. Joe's been working on it all through January constructing the piece with industrial waste materials. Joe used to be part of the Reactor group and is a great artist.

Joseph Kelly website

Here's the address:

Egerton Studios
4th Floor
Oldknows Factory
St. Anns Hill Road

It's near the junction of Mansfield Road and Huntingdon Street.

You should come, it'll be fun!



Monday, 28 January 2008

Worst film ever


Me and Anders decided a quiet trip to the cinema was in order this weekend and so we set off to watch Sweeney Todd. Luckily I'm not about to spoil it for people who haven't been yet by saying it's the worst film ever. No, that title goes to The Good Night which we went to see when it turned out Sweeney Todd was sold out. We totally just should've cut our losses and gone home. Even half way through that would've been the better option.

It sounded reasonable on the surface, plus Danny DeVito was in it, Simon Pegg, Martin Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow and Penelope Cruz were in it, it should've been alright. However, it turns out it was both written and directed by Gwyneth's brother, who hasn't before made it further than TV before, and you can totally see why. He's also clearly drafted in all Gwyneth's contacts and friends to try and help him make it in the movie business.

Don't believe the person who gives the review on IMDB... it's really not worth renting. I thought they were bringing it back from the brink at the end when they knocked Martin Freeman down, then they bottled it and just gave him broken legs instead of killing him off. When the only joke which gets a laugh is "I'm going to rape you" (seriously, that was a joke in the film), you know you've just wasted a couple of hours of your life.

Believe Peter Bradshaw instead.

Oh, and a good website for checking films out, if you haven't already seen it, is:

Hope you have a nice week, and a good Monday!


Wednesday, 16 January 2008

February Fun!


How are you?

We're looking forward to getting rubbish old January out of the way, because when February rolls around there are lots of treats coming up!

First, we will be delighted to bring you Fists at the Malt Cross on Tues 5th Feb before they head out of town on a mini-tour.

Last seen covering Ol' Dirty Bastard at a christmas party, anything goes with this eclectic and inspired bunch. Expect yodelling, Casio keyboards and brilliant, scuffed indie-pop.

Also playing are Matt Geary and Jay Lynsay

We're delighted to say that this will be entirely free (apart from booze and kebabs, which you still have to pay for), to help your wallets catch up after Christmas.

Then, not only will February be bringing the return of Jumpers for Goalposts on the 6th @ the Alley Cafe, but my lovely sister Katie's birthday is on the 7th! That's going to be a busy week...

Hope you're all enjoying tucking up all warm inside while the winds and rain howl outside.

Look forward to seeing you on the 5th!

Love Becky

Saturday, 5 January 2008

Beating the January blues...


I typed out a cracking little post of all the brilliant things I'd looked at online to cheer myself up today. Then it just disappeared, damn damn damn!

Oh well, here's a quick list - without all the unfortunate jokes...

1) Hype Machine - I've been checking out loads of great new music. Current favourites include Battles, Pedro, and Euros Childs' new stuff.

2) My dear friend Abi pointed me in the direction of Zoe Irvine's Magnetic Migration Music. Zoe finds bits of tape in the street and sticks them together for exhibitionsl, installations and the like.

3) Amy Lee Harris wonderful knitted creations (available at the delightful Kathleen & Lily's shop) led me to find One Good Bumblebee, a wonderland of cute and kitschy creations.

All of which leads to an afternoon of twee, indie entertainment.

Happy New Year everyone!
x anders
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