Week Notes # 1

Hi! Hope you’re having a lovely lazy Sunday. Here is the first installment of a new regular feature. Each Sunday I’d like to share with you some of the things I’ve been up to that week, links I’ve loved and anything else that’s interested me that week.

Slightly cheating here as this was from Saturday 14th May. I tried my hand at a woodcut printing at a free workshop at New Art Gallery, Walsall. My design was meant to be a comet, slightly influenced by ‘Gloria in Excelsis’ by Pavel Beneš. All the tools and materials were provided and the workshop facilitator gave me lots of helpful tips. I’ll definitely be having another go at woodcut printing as it was so much fun.

91 Magazine arrived in the post. This is their first printed edition, I can see this becoming a regular buy! As I was one of the first 200 people who subscribed I received a Three Good Things notebook from Lollipop Designs which will come in useful for practising gratitude. There were four designs available and you were selected one at random, I was very pleased that I received my favourite design.

My friend Claire and I went to the Parkside Atrium Gallery to see the Is There Anyone Out There? exhibition on Tuesday. The exhibition used archival material, posters and photographs to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Click Club which was a legendary night based at the now defunct Burberries nightclub on Broad Street. Although I was too young to have attended these gigs it was fascinating to see that it hosted the likes of Suicide, Frank Sidebottom and The Sugarcubes.

My Zebra Mildliner pens arrived from Japan, these will feature in a stationery themed haul post shortly.

Links I‘ve Loved

What I’ve Watched

  • The Great British Sewing Bee – I’m pleased to see my weekly fix of Patrick Grant has returned for it’s fourth series.
  • Orphan Black – a sci fi drama programme I first saw on BBC3, Netflix has the first three series in full and is showing a new episode each week of series 4.
  • Hinterland – If you’re a fan of Scandi Noir shows such as The Bridge and The Killing you’ll love Hinterland. I guess you could dub it Celtic Noir. This week saw the last episode of series 2 but if you’re quick you can catch the whole series on iplayer.

 

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