Something we had been looking forward to for a while was our visit to Burjesta Theatre. The Poisoners Progress is a story of “ A bittersweet romance of all things sugary…“ to be played out at the Casa Bar where Burjesta are based. Now the Casa Bar in itself has a history all of its own that makes it well worth a visit in its own right and is adorned with some stunning photography.
Once settled into the cosy theatre the play unfolded into a very informative and funny journey through time showing the conception of our love affair with sugar. Played out as an alternative christmas pantomime and advent calendar, each scene was given a ” discreetly” hidden number for the audience to try and spot. The cast opened each window of information and delivered the horror story that is sugar in an accomplished manner, it was a great performance by the cast and full of laughs along the way . The play was written and directed by Mikyla Durkan who has undertaken the challenge of a sugar free diet and recently completed 120 days . You can read the progress of Mikyla here: The Poisoners Progress Burjesta have a nice looking programme of events coming up next year which can be found at their website Burjesta-theatre : The Poisoners Progress is a J.J.Bond Production.
This evening we popped over to Liverpool to have another visit to the Hidden Liverpool Photographic Exhibition, I was lucky enough to have one of my images in the gallery and thought we would take a cheeky photo for posterity.Even though I was entered into the competition in the professional category by mistake and not the amateur one as I should of been and the number didn’t correspond with my image it went quite well I thought My photo is of the ole shoe and jolly proud if it I am too. I really enjoyed the exhibition and a huge thank you has to go out to HIdden Liverpool et al… thank you.
The Uninvited exhibition is a collection of “urbex” photographs and a video montage cataloguing some of the Uninvited’s urban explorations. David Broad and Julie Kendall have been travelling England and Wales seeking out the abandoned and decaying heritage of this great nation.
The photography records a forgotten past, in some cases the images resemble a post apocalyptic scene of decay. The images show the old inhabitants personal belongings left in place telling a story of the owners life and leaving you to fill in the gaps as to their and the properties demise. The photography is dark and thought provoking, it asks the audeince to use their imagination as to how the buildings were run and how in some cases the establishment was left to rule itself. Was it a coincidence that some of these buildings were tucked away from sight. The urban explorers are painstakingly finding and recording a forgotten world full of our history and architecture before it is lost forever. The exhibition is hoping to tour and more information can be found at http://www.theuninvited.co.uk The exhibition is at The Turnpike Gallery Leigh from 15 November -14 December please visit their website here for opening times.