As outlined in the Parents Alliance for Community Schools website, I was very honoured to be present with our local teachers in celebration of the learning of music in our primary and secondy schools at this annual performance. Many music styles were represented here at the Royal Albert Hall. The children were amazing and it was a brilliant evening! It was the first time I had been in the building, so it will always be very special to me.
After a heartbreaking week of division-exemplified across London, we had a lovely, friendly, open festival here in W12. Yes communities can align or divide along issues but The Shepherds Bush Festival is a reminder of the fun and connection that communities can have beyond all of that. It was wonderful, and much needed 🙂 More here http://flic.kr/s/aHsjvS4nFC
Anyone who wanders around the Shepherds Bush station area will see bikes like this. Locked and stripped. Were they forgotten? Did their owners lose their key? Did they lock it and return for it at the end of the day, but find it partly stripped and then just leave it? I’m always curious about the stories behind these bikes, and as a avid cyclist and mini-gearhead (and maybe a slight loony) I feel a bit sad for them…And of course one can avoid this sort of thing, in part, by *properly* locking your bike! (Maybe I’ll do some photo demos!)