Friday, 8 June 2018

Summer 2018 Up-date

Summer up-date 2018:

A lot has happened since I last posted, including one wild and freezing Winter!
However, as I write, we are now into what is definitely 'our summer' - warm and balmy - long may it last.

My latest solo show of New Paintings at Rock Institute from May 25th - June 3rd, was very successful, with quite a number of good sales and many appreciative visitors.
Examples of the new work are now going down to Paul's Market House Gallery in Marazion, and
Pepe's Riverbank Gallery in Newlyn.

We also plan to run an Open Studio at Old Court in the last week of October/first week on November - i.e. Oct. 22nd - Nov. 3rd - open daily, 11am - 4pm 
(or tel: 01208-841669 for an appointment).

Pete and I have done a surprising number of duo gigs for a pair of old rock'n'roll geezers.
These have been interspersed with some splendid outings with the Gumbo Flyers.
It's also great to report (and to hear!) how Julian, our rather wonderful 'new' accordion-player, has slotted-in with the band. You can see what I mean at one of the following.

Forthcoming Gumbo Flyers Summer gigs:
Helland Music Festival, Helland Village Hall - Sat. June 30th - 8.30pm.
The Falcon, (Beer & Ale Festival), St. Mawgan, Sunday July 15th - 2pm-4pm
The Globe, Lostwithiel, Friday July 27th - 9.00pm
The Caravan Social Club, Kuggar, (the Lizard), Fri. August 3rd - 8.30pm
The London Inn, (Beer & Ale Festival), St. Neot, Sat. August 25th - 8.30pm

For some time now I've been one of the editorial team of the local St. Kew Parish magazine, called 'Pieces of Eight'.
Some of us volunteered to step in to stop it folding completely, and as well as 'Events editor', I've been appointed 'Poet-in-Residence'(!) - a really pretentious ('moi'?) title, huh? and not one given by me!
Still, I do get to submit a poem every month for publication, often written for the occasion or the month in question.
Who knows? - if I'm spared, in a few years I may have enough for a new small collection!

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