Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

Zombie Apocalypse!

Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Zombie Apocalypse

Here I am fresh from a recent encounter with the undead. I have no idea what has happened to my nose in that picture - perhaps that’s one of the first symptoms of the zombie virus and now my brain is going to start slowly rotting away?

This picture was taken at Zombie Apocalypse which was a very thoughtful 40th birthday present from my brother and his family. I say thoughtful … although I’m not sure what thoughts made him think sending me off to be eaten alive was a good idea!

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Rockaoke

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

This is me singing “Let Me Entertain You” by Robbie Williams at last night’s Rockaoke event.

Rockaoke

Rockaoke is, of course, Karaoke, but with a live rock band.

This was just one of several public singing performances I took part in this week …

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Rammstein - up close!

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

This is German heavy metal band, Rammstein. I took this picture at last night’s concert at The O2 with the crummy camera on my old iPhone. It makes the band look further away than they actually were:

Rammstein

Yes, I was about six feet away from one of the biggest metal bands on the planet in one of the largest music venues in the country. Beat that, posh people in corporate boxes!

Read on to find out how I ended up getting so close and personal with Rammstein …

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Kinetica 2012

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Adrian in Mirror

This is an unedited photograph of me showing my reflection in a moving distorting mirror. I took it at this year’s Kinetica Art Fair.

The light wasn’t great for taking pictures, and there were crowds of people there, too, so I only took a couple …

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Top Gun - Secret Cinema

Monday, September 5th, 2011

Yesterday I went to Future Cinema Presents California Classics - Top Gun.

Top Gun Big Screen

This wasn’t simply a case of showing up at a cinema to watch a film, though …

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Rock Choir - Wembley Arena 2011

Sunday, May 15th, 2011

Unquestionably the most exciting thing I have done so far this year - this is the audience I sang for earlier today:

Rock Choir

The picture shows a capacity crowd of ten thousand people (mostly women) filling Wembley Arena for this afternoon’s Rock Choir Live event.

Plus, there’s breaking a Guinness World Record, recording a track to be released on a deluxe version of the existing Rock Choir: Vol1 album and not only that but it has all been filmed for a documentary to be broadcast on ITV later this year. Not bad going for one afternoon!

So, what’s the story? How did I come to end up on stage in front of that many people?

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The Herbaliser - Jazz Cafe, Camden

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Here are a couple of photos of The Herbaliser that I took last night at the Jazz Cafe in Camden. They’re not great pictures but do show nicely what it is I like so much about the Jazz Cafe, which is that you can get close enough to take pictures like these.

The Herbaliser

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Gumball 3000

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

This is the car I’d always wanted. It is a Ferrari F40. I liked it so much growing up that I had a dusty Airfix model of it on my bookshelf.

Ferrari F40

I took this picture at the start of the Gumball 3000 rally in London. The original picture was a little messy, so I used a photo-editing package (The GIMP - an excellent free tool) to remove the background and rotate the car to level it up a little.

There were all sorts of weird and wonderful vehicles to see at the event …

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Science Museum Lates

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

I’ve been to a couple of the recent late night openings at the Science Museum. Definitely one of my favourite London museums, and their late night openings are really good fun. There are little events, demonstrations, music a bar, and best of all, it’s adults-only, so there are no hordes of kiddies running around fiddling with the hands-on exhibits.

Spaceman

This fellow may not actually be a real space man (space suit, actually - nobody’s inside) but I think it makes a great blog picture.

Kinetica Art Fair 2010

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

This weekend, thanks to a tip-off from a friend I visited Kinetica Art Fair. Having been to last year’s event, I knew what to expect and so I came prepared with my camera.

Adrian Lights

Immediately, the art afficionados amongst you will have noted “camera” - Kinetica is a very informal event. Photography is allowed as long as it isn’t disruptive and many of the exhibits are interactive.

The artists are usually on hand to discuss their work and are typically very keen to do so. Professor Frederic Fol Leymarie gave me a very interesting walk-through the art/research project on computation models of creativity that he is involved with, for example. I also chatted briefly with Giles Walker who I met at last year’s event when he was exhibiting his pole dancing robots.

So, what did the art look like?

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