Showing posts from January, 2022

Tull - a return to form

I've been a fan of Jethro Tull's music since around 1980, when I used to take their albums out of the Rotherham Public Library (although the middle 'l' was often tipp-exded out of the cardboard carriers that were used to take the LPs home)  The first Tull album for over 20 years (apart from a Christmas Album) came out yesterday and it's worth a listen on your favourite streaming platform (perhaps one that doesn't give voice to anti vaxxers)

Geography Blog - the first 4 weeks done

I'm now 4 weeks into my new blogging project for 2022, which has a connection with my GA Presidential theme of 'Everyday Geographies'. I've always been interested in films and have seen a great many of them - for some years I had a large Halliwell's Guide where I would underline the titles of films I'd seen and try and track down the gaps. I also used to go to the cinema a great deal more regularly than I have the time for now. I've got over half a century of film viewing behind me now, and the blog is going to attempt to make some connections between the artform of cinema and the discipline of geography. I've included quite a few little challenges as well so far, along with interactive elements, and those will continue to be added as we move through the year ahead. Please head over and take a look and feel free to get involved and comment.

Laurie Anderson and the City

Laurie Anderson's series of Norton Lectures are up online. They are dense and packed with images and ideas. Here's the one one on 'The City' - each one is based on a theme, and all are available to view again on YouTube. Plenty of idea here to delve into with each one.

Radical Landscapes at Tate Liverpool during 2022

I look forward to catching up with this exhibition at Tate Liverpool, which runs from May to September 2022. From the Tate Liverpool website: Radical Landscapes, a major exhibition exploring our connections to the rural landscapes of Britain. Featuring works such as Ruth Ewan’s Back to the Fields 2015, an installation of live plants, and Jeremy Deller’s green neon Cerne Abbas sculpture , this show expands on the traditional, picturesque portrayals of the landscape, presenting art that reflects the diversity of Britain’s landscape and communities. Discover playful and political artworks which reveal untold histories from the last century and investigate themes such as trespass, land use and the climate emergency. Encounter over 150 works including key pieces such as Tacita Dean’s Majesty 2006, Oceans Apart 1989 by Ingrid Pollard and Anwar Jalal Shemza’s Apple Tree 1962. Radical Landscapes presents rural spaces as sites of artistic inspiration and action, and a heartland for ideas of fre