The previous post talks of Meriel the Ghost Girl, but the next episode I watched in The Mind Beyond series is totally great. Broadcast the year before ITV's Children of The Stones, this is a great curse tale mixing ancient law and pre-pubescency like only the BBC could. Again you can watch it all on youtube.
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
Mark from Strange Attractor recommended watching The Mind Beyond series from the BBC in the mid 1970's. Meriel The Ghost Girl (1976) starring Donald Pleasance and a hip young Janet Street Porter is a great multiple view on an alleged apparition on Cricklewood. You can watch them all on youtube...
Monday, 16 January 2012
Last year I went to see the Edward Burra exhibiton at Pallant House Gallery and came across a book in their bookshop called Printed in Watford.
It was a catalogue of multimedia work from The Watford School of Art jammed full of different paper stock and intriguing texture and collage. The only further information I could find about the school was about one of it's tutors artist Peter Schmidt (friend of Brian Eno, David Toop Dieter Roth). Schmidt also did the cover for the Eno Fripp Evening Star LP. Continuing investigation in to the school and Mr Schmidt has proven very rewarding..
Sunday, 15 January 2012
In 1931 a proposal was put to the Budapest Works Council to build a whole street in the Bauhaus style based on a similar project in Stuggart. Although some of the houses have been rebuilt they have still kept the style in essence. The street runs alongside a small creek called The Devils Creek and is definitely worth the small journey out of the centre. There are more images and information here.