Thursday, 28 July 2011

Otterspool Prom, Liverpool: Post-Glastonbury 2011

The night after I came back from Glastonbury festival sleep-deprived but with an awesome tan, I went to Otterspool Promenade with my friend Chris. We took flapjack and a flask of tea, and it was good.

'We're at Otterspool'

'But I can't stop talking about Glastonbury'


Climbing up the side knowing that he shouldn't. Not in this outfit, anyway.

'He has a huge hole in his jeans'

'Watching stuff'


Watching stuff run away...

Glastonbury 2011


Monday, 11 July 2011

Tromso, Norway: Documenting TSC 2011

In April, I got to go to Tromso Sound City festival courtesy of Liverpool Sound City here in the UK. The festival ran for two days with conferences in the day and live music at night.

I covered the event for a radio station but in my free time (and when I wasn't larking about in front of the stage and waiting to see some Northern Lights), I documented some of the fun I had, and what I could see from the island.

When the chalk ran out, I used my fingers (swapping concrete for snow). When we got to the top of the mountain, everyone else joined in.

This was us (myself, Dave Haynes, Dick Carruthers, Pete Fowler and Kev McManus) taking a taxi over "the bridge of death", in order to see what lay on the other side of the waters...

Writing on the side of a house

Chalking on the wall between the music festival's venue 'Driv' and the water...

Watching some bands (Miles Kane above) and giving my sticks a break

Dancing with some Norwegian electronic artists who pull shapes we could only dream of, and spreading a love of vandalising through chalk...

Going up in the snow cart (big moment)

Using our fingers to draw the things we love most in the snow. *See note about chalking in snow

Pete loves monsters

I love words

They all love each other

Members of the Tromso Sound City team braving temperatures lower than that of Neptune

Gazing yonder to places far more beautiful (and temporarily cooler)...



Monday, 4 July 2011

Sefton Park, Liverpool: Easter Chalking...

For different reasons, my friend and I ended up in Liverpool (and not at home) on Easter Sunday this year. In a bid not to spend the whole day sulking about it, we met up at Lark Lane, Liverpool, bought some icecream and then drew all over a nearby park in chalk...

 Writing about what we could see...

Writing about what we wanted to see...

Guessing who might win...

Or lose...

Creating a 'Duck Crossing' 

Sam woz ere

Trees are green

                                              Obeying chalk orders

                                               Playing with rocks.

                                                 Stating the obvious.

               Wondering what the concrete wall has been put there for...

Playing in the sun/saving the Easter egg reunions for a cooler day (when the chocolate is colder and, naturally, tastes better).