Yesterday Phil and I walked by the Tay to the Hilton, where we joined a few friends. We were there to see the commemorative bench and newly planted tree from family and friends of Gordon McNeill-Wilkie. It’s a wonderful time of the year to be walking alongside the river Tay, and if you fancy trying out the new bench it’s by the swimming pool.
by Phil Brammer — published on September 2nd, 2011
Yesterday evening I attended the preview of this year’s Heartwood event and thoroughly enjoyed myself. Regular Heartwood artists and guests have surpassed themselves, and the selection of photographs below represents only a small fraction of what can be seen wandering through Monkquell woods (near Blairgowrie).
Last night Phil and I attended a concert by Orkestra Del Sol at the Birnam Institute. They played two sets that cheered the hearts of the assembled crowd, many of whom were already fans having seen the band perform elsewhere. There was dancing, singing (“Oy!”) and a lot of smiling faces as Orkestra Del Sol displayed their amazing musical skills whilst treating us all to endless visual gags and running jokes. They are practically a circus act!
Next weekend Orkestra Del Sol are performing at the School of Art, Glasgow (Fri 15th April) and at the Liquid Room, Edinburgh (Sat 16th April). They will also be appearing at Strathmore Arts Festival (stART) in Blaigowrie on Saturday 4th June, running workshops, parading in the streets and, of course, rocking the rafters in concert. Catch them if you can!
I have finally edited my footage of the fireworks display which celebrated the 200th anniversary of the opening of Dunkeld Bridge. And here’s the movie, just in time for the 202nd anniversary!
Many of you will remember how windy it was that day. There was some doubt as to whether the fireworks display would go ahead, yet hundreds of us turned up at Dunkeld Cathedral in the evening. Blast Design, who put on the display, also provided the climax to the Perth 800 festivities on 26th November 2010. Here are a couple of photos Genie took that snowy evening on Tay Street, Perth.