As a bit of cheap publicity the Royal Albert Hall opened up their loading bay to the public to present some graffiti that had been put there to celebrate the musical history of the venue.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
I'm a fan of his TV shows and always wanted to see his live performance, and on a whim I managed to get a last minute ticket for his new show currently running at the Adelphi theatre in London.
A mixture of his usual mind reading tricks with some more darker stuff in the second half, he entertained a packed house for about 3 hours. Whilst I'm not going to give too much away here I will say that the ending did catch me by surprise, and although I could figure out some of the tricks the last one I still can't get my head around, even now.
It's not all rigged, as the biggest cynics believe. My photo, taken on the way in, featured in a Guess Who trick, and was chosen by one of the four participants (it makes sense if you see it). The one thing I did find odd was in the second half when he attempted to put the entire theatre into a trance. I didn't think hypnosis on a mass scale was allowed but then by not referring to the H word using "induced trance" instead he can probably get away with it.
Definitely worth seeing...
...Goose and Moose and Apple Juice
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Announced on Friday as a secret collaboration between one of the main Museums in Bristol and their most notorious graffiti artist sees a 3 month exhibition displaying a lot of his work.
Basically Banksy has taken over a run of the mill museum and put his work in amongst the normal displays. I do need to go back as I missed a crack pipe hidden in the porcelain section. I thought I did well to spot the rat in amongst the stuffed animals :D
My vid clips are below and the pictures have been uploaded to flickr, because doing so on here takes too long.
The youtube clips of the animatronics are below.
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
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