I have the best part time job any student could ever wish for. Last night, I was working closing night of an event called the Shoogle project. Plan B, a Scottish dance company have been working with Shooglenifty, my absolute favourite folk band in the whole world. They created an experience that is a gig, and a ceilidh, and a dance show all in one. Shooglenifty played beautifully, and the contemporary dancers were stunning. Frank McConnell is the mastermind behind plan b, and there’s a brilliant wee interview with him here.
The highlights of the evening were the sections with members of the audience joining the dancers in a dance party. Almost everyone got up at the end to join in, and the number of professional dancers in the audience meant that it was also beautiful.]
I took some very very blurry pictures, so apologies for the poor quality, but I’d like to share them anyway.
Though it doesn’t look like it, this is the amazing band.
Also last week, boy took me to see a stage adaptation of my favourite ever book, Gormenghast. It was in Trinity Apse Church, just off the Royal Mile. An absolutely perfect gothic setting. Unfortunately, we arrived too late to pick up our reserved tickets, so we were standing at the back. That meant cheaper tickets. Yay. The concept was interesting, with art installations projected onto a backdrop and soundscapes to add to the dialogue. Unfortunately, diction wasn’t great, and, as boy hasn’t read the books, he got pretty lost pretty quickly. We had tired legs after the first two acts, so bowed out early and went home for prosecco and chat with lovely folk.
This week, I also baked a whole lot. I made vanilla cupcakes, and confused blue food dye with vanilla essence, so ended up with blue cupcakes. Yummy anyway. They were topped with cream cheese frosting and sprinkles. I also made some raisin and oatmeal cookies, and irish tea bread. Tasty breakfast goodies right there.
That’s all for today.