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Thai Tour - Wunderbar and Zoo

Thai Tour – Wunderbar and Zoo

Gigs at Zoo club, Pra Nathong and with Ross Ainslie (Salsa Celtica), Alice Orton, Mick Callan and Nigel Richards (IndiaAlba) at Wunderbar in Pra Arthit Today is the day of the winter wind. My friend wrapped herself in shawls against the chill – while I sighed for joy at the slightly less impossible heat, and...
Thai Tour '14 - Hatti's story

Thai Tour ’14 – Hatti’s story

THAIS BELIEVE THAT FREEING A LIFE BRINGS BENEFIT AND BLESSING. This one ancient and arcane belief holds within it the heart of mercy, the thing so obviously missing in our grab-it-all society. The reality is more mundane and questionable – on the banks of the river, plastic buckets hold fish, eels and turtles, caught to...
Shrewsbury Poetry book launch for 'Postcards'

Shrewsbury Poetry book launch for ‘Postcards’

THERE’S A SAYING I LIKE that every show is about the audience. Shrewsbury Poetry curated by Liz Lefroy this week had one of the warmest and most engaged I’ve encountered in a long time. It was a joy to be involved – thanks so much to everyone there x            ...
Booklaunch/ Exhibition/ Gig for 'Postcards from the Road' at 86'd Gallery

Booklaunch/ Exhibition/ Gig for ‘Postcards from the Road’ at 86’d Gallery

“I pray thee, good Mercutio, let’s retire: For now, these hot days, is the mad blood stirring.” A WONDERFUL time at 86’d GALLERY, stuck in a high window looking over the late-lit Severn, each side surrounded by an engine assault of high day bikers, cruising the strip. Through the open window, voiles carving in the...
Postcards from the Road

Postcards from the Road

Jonathan’s photo book Postcards from the Road (University of Chicago Press) made while touring in the USA available here REVIEW BY NEW YORK’S “ARTnews” MAGAZINE click on image to go there : ) http://www.artnews.com/2014/06/19/new-photo-books-on-cartier-bresson-robert-frank-and-more/  

BOOK LAUNCH Gig & exhibition at 86’d Gallery, Ironbridge

Gig and exhibition at 86’d gallery, Ironbridge launching a new book of tour photos. Private view this Wednesday x
Moon Dappling a Night Garden

Moon Dappling a Night Garden

MOON DAPPLING A NIGHT GARDEN An improvisation for a warm evening by Rob Carolan (hang drum) and Jonathan Day (alto). Played in the forest hall at Mellowcroft in the Welsh mountains. Cover image by Ed Lam : )
Wenlock Festival

Wenlock Festival

WENLOCK FESTIVAL was a haze of summer skies, screeching swifts and rooks squabbling in the twilight. Lovely audiences plumped on strawberries and ice cream – awash with tea and Pimms, willing us on to be our best. Ancient Abbey stones still warm from the sun was all the amplification we needed – the greeness of...
Folk on the Park

Folk on the Park

  Sky is cerulean blue, filled with the appealing screech (who would have thought those words would appear together?) of swifts and martens. Must be summer… and time for a Shropshire festival. Shropshire is divided into the Southern hills and Northern plain, that melds slowly and inevitably into Cheshire. I live at the foot of...
Farewell then, South China Sea, you have been beautiful… but Folk on the Park waits for no one : )

Farewell then, South China Sea, you have been beautiful… but Folk on the Park waits for no one : )

Farewell then, South China Sea, you have been beautiful… but Folk on the Park waits for no one : ) #AtlanticDrifterTour http://folkonthepark.co.uk/