Thursday, June 08, 2006
Music 2R Eyes
Despite predictions of a devilish nature the 6 of the 6- 06 turned out to be a nice day, for us anyway. After school Archie and I got the train to Manchester and met Hazel in Pizza Hut for a big stuffed crust pizza and salad. It was boiling hot on the train so arrived a bit frazzled but soon cooled down and went along to the Cornerhouse where Archie's animation "Gotto Wee" was being shown as part of the Exposures "Music 2R Eyes" night. We were hoping to meet Dear Eskiimo who's track Archie had chosen to animate but unfortunately the band were otherwise occupied. They had to move the screening to a larger cinema because of the demand for tickets so that was nice and all the films were interesting in some way or other. Archie's stood up very well against all the adults ( most film makers in their 20's and 30's) and he got lost of praise from the nice Cornerhouse staff and other folk. Afterwards had a drink in the bar and listened to a special performance by Gideon Conn who plays a kind of folk/alternative/hip hop brand of quirkiness which we all enjoyed. Hazel realised that she taught him about 10 years ago when he was a student on the foundation course in Manchester. She said he moved onto the sculpture course and lost touch , so nice to see what he was up to now.
We stayed the night in the hotel just round the corner as we didn't want to rush home and we could go and see Hazel's exhibition at the MMU library the next day ( which is on until August). Had a big fried breakfast which was a mistake as I got heartburn later! The students are still putting up the third year shows so couldn't see those yet but will go again in a couple of weeks to see what they've been up to.Wen to Johnny Roadhouse music shop to get some 3D plectrums. Archie sells them to his guitar class chums. They have screaming skulls on and other heavy metal favourites!
Then to town to look round the shops and pop into the Urbis museum but nothing much on there. We were getting hot and bothered by this time so got the train home in time for tea.