Afternoon. A Dolls House Festival.
Evening. Street musicians from Congo.
Like I said, it was a rather funny day. In a good way. Hey!
I popped into my local church to check out a little exhibition run by the 240 Project - a community & activity centre for excluded and vulnerable people in my area. All sorts of fun things.
I bought three badges made by the arty chappies from the exhibition. I've popped them on my colourful jacket to chill with the Andy Warhol badges.
I like boring things. Art is what you can get away with.
That's just how it is eh.
|Bear in mind that every object I've photographed needs a magnifying glass to look at properly. The 'White Spirit' bottle, for example, was not much bigger than a sunflower seed. And the 'Glass of Beer'? A jelly bean.|
|£125 for that pea sized ornament? BARGAIN, I'd say.|
AND FINALLY, THE EVENING.
In the morning newspaper I spotted that 'Staff Benda Bilili' were playing at the Roundhouse at 9pm. Ideal! I saw them at WOMAD festival in the summer & fell in love. Their vibe is rooted in rumba, with elements of old-school rhythm 'n' blues & reggae. The core of the band consists of four senior singers/guitarist, who are all disabled (they suffered from polio when they were young) & move around in spectacularly customized tricycles, and a couple of younger street kids. The soloist is an 20 year-old boy who plays guitar-like solos on an electrified one-stringed lute he designed & built himself out of a tin can.
|I BLOODY LOVED THAT (watch this - on the right hand side click 'play'! Haha. Went with my mum & she certainly agreed that they were 'literally amazing..just amazing yah yah')|
Video Wall - Staff Benda Bilili at The Roundhouse by Gig Reporters 2011 - WinkBall