Having put up three new posts about my experiences at Marxism 2015 today I decided a variation was called for, and fortunately, especially given the links and infographics I also intend to share I have the perfect change of tempo ready…
AN EVENING OF TWO HALVES
King’s Lynn’s historic corn exchange (see pics below) was last night the scene for a classical concert featuring that master of trumpet playing, Crispian Steele-Perkins.
The first half of the evening, with Steele-Perkins the centre of attention was magnificent. I have only a few pics because there is a no photographs during the performance rule which I obeyed to the letter…
Although I enjoyed the story behind the coach horn, and hearing said instrument played in the Mozart piece, the highlight of the entire event for me was the Haydn Trumpet Concerto, one of the greatest pieces ever composed for the instrument, and played quite magnificently.
In the second half there was no Steele-Perkins, and the quality was much less – there was one piece where one could not tell if it had been played well or badly so undistinguished was it.
There are so many links to be shared that I have split them into subsections, starting with…
The first petition I am sharing is the one calling for statistics on benefit-related deaths to be revealed. I have two links connected with this:
My next offering is this from those who want to keep the National Gallery from being privatised.
Last and in the chief place in this subsection is the petition calling for clemency for William Underwood.
A SOUPCON OF SCIENCE
I shall lead into this little section with a piece showing just how low SeaWorld are prepared to stoop in their battle against those who dare oppose cruelty to Orcas.
My next link is to a piece about the discovery of a new particle, the pentaquark.
First of all, a piece celebrating an event of 100 years ago.
My next piece, on dealing with London’s polluted air, is a must-read.
My next two links are both to pieces from Socialist Worker:
1)On the home front, this piece about tube workers.
2)This about Iran.
Finally, chosen because it leads into the next section, this link to what will be my first infographic.
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