Monday, 30 April 2012

A Charitable Medley of Chart-Toppers

The UpBeatles got the crowd dancing at Rothley for MND, 27 April.

You're going to think I go out a lot. And when I'm not working to a deadline I suppose I do!
On Friday my step-dad John put on a charity concert at Rothley village hall to raise funds for the Leicestershire & Rutland branch of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
It was a fun affair too, as you can see, featuring local band-alike, The UpBeatles, who played a 'medley of 60s chart-toppers', or so I was told. Plus James Aaron King, Elvis tribute act. People talked and danced differently then man. Oh yeah! (Loved the wigs!)

Sunday, 15 April 2012

All that Jazz - with Clare Teal in Concert

Clare Teal in concert, Leicester 14.4.
My agent's a big jazz fan. Her health not being up to attending award-winning singer Clare Teal's Leicester concert last night, Max & I were asked if we'd like to go along instead.
We were glad we did; although we know little of her work, Clare did justice to every song. She's very funny and her band was wonderful! I particularly enjoyed her version of Snow Patrol's 'Chasing Cars'.
Don't think I'll ever be a jazz fan (with the possible exception of Billie Holiday) but hearing music being played & sung as well as this is something special.

Monday, 9 April 2012


The TOP SECRET project continues to go well. It's taking way too much time but I LOVE it! Only wish I could say more. Spilling the beans has to wait but I promise to tell all very soon!

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Photographing the LOROS Twilight Walk

LOROS Twilight Walk & balloon release

One of the benefits of taking photos for the Leicester Mercury is having the opportunity to attend a variety of events; last night I was at the football stadium for the annual LOROS Hospice fundraisers' Twilight Walk and balloon release.
LOROS fundraisers are a hard working lot. I see them a number of times through the year but the Twilight Walk is always colourful, particularly with this year's Hawaiian theme.
Cancer effects many people and touches so many lives that it's good to know volunteers can have fun whilst raising money essential to keep our Leicester & Leicestershire hospice doing its valuable work. 
I'm only glad I was there to take photos and not to run six miles around the city centre!