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sa 1 Oct
2022

Three classic silent comediesWhen we saw the silent German epic Metropolis in the Academy cinema the live pianist added several musical jokes.  Different humorous obligations for Tom Horton at the Halesworth Cut Wednesday night.

su 12 Jun
2022

This year the Aldeburgh Festival has some innovative programming, a cycle sportive on the nineteenth and 2-3 July watch big screen Wimbledon on the Red House lawn ... although their website doesn't seem to know about it last time we looked.

th 28 Apr
2022

Hogg Hill principal Alex Ireton is now a world record holder ... mind you he might have been one before.

fr 3 Dec
2021

Roller Rinking RevelriesAs a kid we went over the handlebars on the cobbles then in Stratford Broadway, other rolling on cards updates includes Hispanic bad taste and both British and US endurance roller skating.

mo 29 Mar
2021
Nice to see rolling  in Clissold Park Stoke Newington, we used to jog there with a three legged dog call Spock ... we could usually keep up with her.
sa 6 Mar
2021
The surface of MarsIt took us a while to work it out but if a parachute was used to land the Perseverance rover then Mars must have an atmosphere.  The vehicle has now moved 21 feet ... so a bit like the North Circular then.
su 1 Nov
2020

Sean Connery as James Bond in 1971In 1982 and that there London we had mislaid a reference library possibly around Holborn and were standing bemused on a corner.  Sean Connery stopped to ask the way.  He was driving a lhd rather grubby blue Mercedes but looked great; freshly pressed sports jacket and everything neatly trimmed.  RIP Sir Sean.

su 26 Apr
2020

877 confirmed Covid-19 cases in Suffolk and total so far.  The thirty fourth reason to be cheerful ... London Roller Girls eh?

su 15 Mar
2020

Iceni Spears suspend training Paris-Nice ended a day early yesterday, the UK Women's Tour (which has a stage finish in Felixstowe) postponed from its JuneIpswich Cardinals suspend training start, both the Ipswich Cardinals and in Norwich the Iceni Spears have suspended training.  Friday we were supposed to see Eric Church in that there London but yes, it was postponed.  The world's going to be a bit duller for a while ...

sa 8 Feb
2020

Suffragettes at the 1909 Women's ExhibitionThe big hats and nipped in waists of suffragettes at the 1909 Women's Exhibtion in the Princes Rink Knightsbridge.  Princes was the second largest rectangular rink in Britain making it a venue for ice hockey.

we 1 Jan
2020

1953 London All StarsHappy New Year.  The bit of Suffolk that is near the coast tends to go into hibernation during January but we'll forage for any stirrings.  In the meantime here's the pic we meant to use about bank track roller derby in that there London and the 50s.

we 27 Nov
2019

Triple Sword Roller Girls first practiceIn our childhood we read from the public library an autobiography of a Canadian sports promoter working in 1950s London.  Not surprisingly he promoted ice hockey but perhaps more surprising also bank track roller derby,  The long term result of our reading was when ... more here

mo 18 Nov
2019

Brockley Open StudiosA pleasure to visit the imaginatively made over Campsea Ashe Station House yesterday for the last day of Artdog's show.  Artdog will be showing Saturday at Brockley Open Studios in South London and in Framlingham next month.

th 14 Nov
2019

Hyde Park Renegades v Black WidowsSaturday in Norwich was women's flag american football Opal series round four.  Hosted by the Iceni Spears we were very pleased to see their numbers have grown to offence and defence plus players over but not GB defensive end Victoria Ware as she'd injured her ankle playing netball.  In contrast the Hyde Park Renegades (in white) had the just the minimal five and were devastating.

sa 19 Oct
2019

Freedriding at Hogtoberfest 2019Sunday we arrived at Hogtoberfest on the outskirts of London in time for the presentations but there was freeriding afterwards.  Hogg Hill continues to develop with new to us dance and street luge.  We were particularly impressed with a very young woman who despite a dressing on her right leg and struggling to slow in the first right hander was still buckboarding.

tu 18 Dec
2018

Ballistic Whistle bench coaching LRG in 2011The London Rollergirls are recruiting coaches for next year, applications close 28 December.  It used to be the law at roller derby bouts that if the announcer mentioned ex-LRG coach Ballistic Whistle there had to be an official time out.

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