Sunday, 29 April 2018

An Arts Filled Day

I am in Bristol but my normal partner in crime who resides here is not around. Red Mel is in Italy but she kindly allowed me, Calamity Jane and Lou the use of her centrally located flat.     Can I recommend the exhibit, 'The Vanity of Small Differences',  Grayson Perry's exploration of taste and class that was inspired by Hogarth's 'Rake's Progress' at the Museum and Art Gallery?   It's a series of six incredibly detailed tapestries showcasing the life of Tim Rakewell.  Here he is escaping his Northern working class background.  Louis helpfully set me up with audio on my phone using QR codes to access the commentaries on each piece.

The museum is a gorgeous place to hang out at any time.  Entrance to most of it is free.  It's Art and Crafts Movement Central!  Here is one of the very beautiful chandeliers.

Later, Jane and I left Louis at the flat with a shedload of chocolate and stayed out past our bedtimes.  Ah, this was the main reason whilst we were in the city.  Dead South are the Canadian bluegrass band that I discovered a few months back.  We  trudged up a bloody great hill to a Student Union building on the Bristol University Campus to see them.  Well worth it though.   These four are astonishingly good musicians.   


  1. Love the tapestry-I like the style. Hope you enjoyed the rest of the weekend.

    1. Marvellous thank you and a good journey back xx