Sunday, 21 February 2016

I must go down to the sea again

 Quick stroll on my childhood route to the edge of the sea today
first crossing the Merseyrail line from West Kirby to Liverpool - peek of Leasowe Lighthouse, a beacon in the distance as ever (well since 1763 anyway!).
 brickworks now closed down
but here's some put to epic use as urban stepping stones
 Lingham Farm
and getting closer- big skies beckoning
 and finally onto the prom.  A blustery Irish Sea breeze and the high tide's just turned
 A nod over to the docks at Bootle - huge red cranes rising in the mist
and back over that amazing brutalist bridge
to Mum's for a cuppa . . .

Saturday, 6 February 2016


We were off to the private view opening of the new KAWS exhibition at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park today - hiking boots and warm clothes for that Yorkshire wind and mud. Come along with us on our trek to the wonderful Longside Gallery . . . and maybe take a peek at the exhibition programme first.
Ofcourse on the way we pass the Ten Seated Figures that I love, by Magdalena Abakanowicz
 and Sohpie Ryder's wonderful hare
but by now we are at the Lakeside and at our first KAWS - and I'm going to leave you to enjoy them as we did, as we walk up through the park and into the Longside Gallery
and Brian Donnelly (KAWS) himself surrounded by fans
So that was it - a wonderful colourful day!

And don't forget the wonderful Bill Viola videos are still up and running until 10 April (my blog on our visit to that opening event).
Get along there while you can, two amazing exhibitions.  KAWS finishes 12 June.