Shackleton

I remember watching this when it first came out. It was a superb production and Kenneth Branagh has excellent in the lead role. Watching it again makes me realise what a truly inspiring story it is. So much so that I can imagine myself watching this a third or even a fourth time.

Anyway, if you haven’t seen this I can strongly recommend it.

Happy birthday Douglas

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I still love his work and it’s such a huge shame that he isn’t around to make any more of it. Happy Birthday Douglas Adams. It was good to see the google doodle about you.

The Barbara Hepworth Museum

Although it’s only a small museum it’s a brilliant collection of Hepworth’s work in her garden, and seeing it on a lovely fine day in St Ive’s made it a fantastic experience.

Happy Birthday Alan Turing

Mr Turing would have been 100 years old today. His legacy to computing is amazing, there’s no doubt about that. I went to a big celebration at Bletchley Park in 2009 where I learnt a lot about him and what he’d done. Back in 2009 you didn’t hear so much about him and his work, I’m glad that’s changed.

Today I went to an exhibition about him at the Science Museum, and whilst it was only a small exhibition it’s good to see the recognition.

Happy Birthday ZX Spectrum

The dear old Speccy is 30 today. Who could believe that! Amazing isn’t it? I think I should celebrate with some ZX Goodness today. I’ll see what I can come up with and post something more later perhaps.

The British Design Exhibition at the V&A

I heard about this a few weeks ago and was attracted to it because of the stuff connected to Factory Records, but actually there was loads more there. In fact there’s almost too much in this exhibition, and not enough, it that makes any sense at all.

It almost leaves you wanting lots more in every category. I loved the mini, but then wanted to see a load more vintage and classic cars, and the Jag was great I have to admit. The games stuff and the ZX Spectrum just fueled my craving for a Speccy and a ZX81.

I can see myself visiting this exhibition again in a few weeks as there’s too much to take in with one visit. But it’s well worth a look as is the V&A as a whole.