Well, it’s May the 4th and of course you have to celebrate, and it looks like lots of people have. Certainly from a quick look at Instragram plenty of people have had some fun today.
Anyway, for the first time ever I watched the three original movies back to back. It was great. Like them or not they are a phenomenon in their own right. It also made me realise just how much better the first three are over the later movies, and it makes me hope that the new film(s) will be of a high standard.
As I’ve been sick all week I thought I’d post some shots from last Saturday of the MS Stubnitz at night, as I was leaving it.
Some very interesting performances at the Hack Ship. A good day all round.
Can you believe that Tom Baker is 79! That’s amazing, completely amazing. I was just listening to him today, talking at the end of the latest Big Finish CD. He doesn’t sound 79 at all.
I hope he keeps on doing lots more audio stories.
I was able to go along to a workshop held by Technology will save us. A great little tech company with a fantastic ethos. The workshop was at Rough Trade East and was all about making a DIY synth. Something very close to my heart. Sadly, some of the components used in the kits didn’t work at all and so the whole thing ground to a halt about halfway through.
It was a real shame actually as it had all been making a lot of sense up to that point, and so I felt really quite disappointed by the event. I know that they’ll figure out a way of sorting things out, but it wasn’t a great experience sadly, especially as I’d been looking forward to it so much.
I love the V&A and this was a great event with some truly innovative and creative ideas brought to life. My favourites being the drawing robot arm and the brain wave machine, which I still don’t entirely understand.
I really wanted to get along to something at Turing Fest this year and as I was in Edinburgh I was able to. It was a bit of a stretch though as I was leaving on the day that Turing Fest started. Anyway, I got along for a session on the first day. The session was about aligning the interests of investors and entrepreneurs. Whilst it was largely based around the Edinburgh start up scene I learnt a lot about the venture capital process itself and how VCs and angel investors look at start ups.
I wish I could have stuck around for more of the sessions, but that wasn’t possible sadly. Maybe next year.
I’d never been to the Taste The World tent at WOMAD properly before, so this was a bit of a new experience for me, and it was really good. To the point where I’d like to get hold of some of the recipes actually. Not that I can find them on the WOMAD site as yet, so I hope they haven’t been taken down already.
I thought it was a great idea to get some of the artists showing their favourite recipes and how to make them, and next time I’m at WOMAD I’ll certainly give it a go again.