Only a few weeks after the Britons celebrated Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee the nation received the announcement that the monarch had died. Otley Parish Church historic bells peal at the onset of a period of mourning.
Asymmetric spinning tops, always turning, always wobbling, like cams turning, piston shafts moving, tugboats on the river passing in the night fog. I remember when I was a child my dad would show me the ships in Hull dock. He recounted seeing the Graf Zeppelin, children left their school classrooms to see the giant airship pass overhead.
Royal Air Force 158 Squadron Memorial, I felt it was unmissable. I was not disappointed; Peter Naylor’s work is visually striking in the landscape and sculpture of the Halifax bomber air crew silhouetted against the sky is very moving.
Local artists John and Roland Fairburn exhibit their work. A collection of photos capturing the discussion and excitement.
“Forte non Ignave, act with bravely not cowardice” Plinky-Plonk Stuff strengthened my conviction! The originally melodies devised on my old out of tune second-hand piano took on a new meaning arranged for brass evoking memories of youth, place and 70s urban decay.
Another time capsule is unlocked from the 1970s, showing some of the classic posters, leaflets and graphics advertising events for the Leeds Musicians’ Collective