I used to think it was clever to confuse comedy wi…

I used to think it was clever to confuse comedy with tragedy. Now I wish I could distinguish them.

From "A Murder of Quality" by John le Carré

This video is of the formal switch on of Mark Titchner’s Beacon in central Luton on 9 December 2016. A lightbox installation on the end wall of the Hat Factory Arts Centre facing the approach from Luton’s central railway station.

I wrote yesterday about As You Change, So Do I the public realm arts programme currently under way in Luton. Last Friday I went along to the formal launch of ‘Beacon’ the signature piece of the programme which challenges with the declaration “if you can dream it you must do it”.

It has become my habit that at the end of each year to put together a “best of” playlist of the music that I have been listening to, or has meant something, that year. I’m rather late putting together the 2015 version – not entirely sure where January and February have disappeared to – but today I finished reviewing…

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Last Friday (26 February 2016) I visited the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in London. The exhibition explores the implications of the huge explosion in the amount of data we are now generating, sharing and storing about our world and our behaviour in it. It looks at the positive uses that this data can…

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It has taken me a while to get to this but I’ve been meaning to make a note of a recent musical discovery. Back in June I wrote in praise of a Radio 4 documentary about computer programming languages. In that I mentioned that I particularly liked the music, each episode had music that attempted…

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Luton’s Wardown Park Museum awarded £1.8m from the Heritage Lottery Fund

I was delighted to hear the news last month that the Wardown Park Museum had been awarded £1.8m by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). This brilliant news means that the exciting plans for the redevelopment of the museum are so much closer to going ahead and its future being secured.

For more information I’ve uploaded the press release from Luton Culture.

My Jam Archive

The music sharing and discovery service I had been a member of, ‘This is My Jam’, sadly closed in September this year. But rather than wipe everyone’s profiles and data, typically for what had been a well thought out service, they decided to archive everything and continue to make it available. Mostly for my reference, this is the link to my archive.

How terrible to live surrounded by the stark sharp…

How terrible to live surrounded by the stark sharp hollowness of things that simply were enough.

Patrick Rothfuss - The Slow Regard of Silent Things