Cake-Off

Posted in Random thinking on March 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

Alby Figgs

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Next month it’s all outdoors for some baked potatoes, sparklers, whizz-bangs and Molotov cocktails in ‘Street-Fighting Alby’. Straight up…

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Gilbert, George and Alby Too Two

Posted in Random thinking on March 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

Alby Figgs

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Will Alby really get a can of worms for his tea? Who is the mysterious, yet strangely obvious nemesis like character stroking the white moggy? Do you expect me to tell you everything? Well do you?!

Tune in next month for the start of a new look season 3

In the meantime, why not get the brand new Alby Figgs book from the brilliant Blank Slate Books and all good comic shops…

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Gilbert, George and Alby Too Two

Posted in Random thinking on March 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

Alby Figgs

alby_0066_col

Will Alby really get a can of worms for his tea? Who is the mysterious, yet strangely obvious nemesis like character stroking the white moggy? Do you expect me to tell you everything? Well do you?!

Tune in next month for the start of a new look season 3

In the meantime, why not get the brand new Alby Figgs book from the brilliant Blank Slate Books and all good comic shops…

alby_covercopy

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Gilbert, George And Alby Too

Posted in Random thinking on March 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

Alby Figgs

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Watch this space next week, yes, next week, for a special season 2 finale conclusion in Gilbert, George and Alby Too Two!

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Sandwich Spread Daze

Posted in Random thinking on March 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

From the ever-excellent Warren Pleece, the verbose adventures of Albie Figgs.

Alby Figgs

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Next month (September 5th), Alby Figgs season 2 comes to a dramatic, edge of your underpants conclusion with ‘Gilbert, George and Alby Too‘. Expect contemporary art hob-nobbing, reminiscing (bien sur) and the return of a long forgotten nemesis!

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The Ukip Fallacy

Posted in Random thinking on January 6, 2015 by Carina Westling

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I just watched a video of some lovely Ukip supporters being, well… Ukip supporters.

I was particularly struck by the nice lady who suggested that a French person who has been living and working in the UK for years, should just be forcibly repatriated because “well, yeah, we all go home to our own places”. This (apparently, totally acceptable and not xenophobic at all) standpoint is justified with simple pragmatism: “This country cannot support any more people”.

It is a common view. It is also utterly misconceived.

A country is its people. There is no vague, mythical construct that “supports people”. People support each other. And in a service economy, numbers matter greatly*.

So, if you advocate deporting a couple of million people, it is true enough that you will have fewer people to support. But – and this is the bit of the equation on which Ukip and their…

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Jigsaw Pieces: The Drowned Man Character Loops

Posted in Random thinking on September 13, 2014 by Carina Westling

Thank you, Alex Hearder, for collating this.

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The following notes are about the Punchdrunk production ‘The Drowned Man: A Hollywood Fable’ that ran from July 2013 till July 2014. It’s a combination of my own writing and a collection of other people’s blogs and notes, edited and reworded, to create a straightforward summary of the show and each of the character loops.

Some of the sources I’ve used: The Facebook group ‘Contains SPOILERS’; Throw The Rose by Raspberry Beret; Christopher Hong cheat sheets and playlist; Aaron Jacob Jones maps; At The Gates Guarded by Horses; Badly Drawn Drowned Man; Blood, Sand, and Whiskey; The Drowned Blog; The Fool’s Loop; Late to the Wrap Party; Nature Inside Out; drinkthehalo; The Drowned Fan; Delirium Dog; thingsithoughtof; Corpus Jonis Jonis; Brian Omura; Darren Bourget; Aoi Hana; Hannah Young; Honor Hargar; Tristan Jakob-Hoff; Sarah Heenan; Stuart Lorimer; Hopi Sen; Stephen Coltrane; Glenn Ricci; Eugene Lin; Jan Edwards; Ka Bradley; Caroline Lewis; Zoe…

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