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This looks cool – A Tribal Gathering in Leeds. Plump DJ’s to Happy Mondays are playing in in aid of the massive humanitarian disaster in Sudan. July 16th.. Some more info here :BBC – Leeds – Entertainment – Tribal Gathering

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FIRE photo’s are up online now – here’s one of em..Check out the rest of them here>>

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What a weekend. Newby was very rainy – all got soaking wet through yet still had fun. Big thanks to all the volenteers. We soon got warmed up at FIRE though. What a stunning night. The new Video Feed feature was ace – live action form the terrace – fire poi and staff etc) being pumped inside, onto the big… Read more →

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Tonite!It’s FIRE!.. I can’t wait.. Today It’t the Fun Day at Newby Hall – drumming, treasure hunt, painting.. all sorts.

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This morning I finished reading Small Island by Andrea Levy.Superb read. In utter contrast to some of the stuff that I’ve been reading lately. Andrea’s writing is great, the stories are very believable and it’s a fascinating insight into war time Britain, Jamaican life and the black population of the UK that arrived in war time and prejudice from both… Read more →

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What a weekend! Superb. After a brief meeting up at the Anima Mundi Shed to discuss things about the Newby Hall Easter openday that we’re running next weekend we headed back into town. The Theatre (yes I’m sorry for previous versions of that spelling) All Day Music Party was fantastic. We saw a few bands in the afternoon – Nuns… Read more →

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Just popped home to put the boys to bed. Superb afternoon.. Can’t wait to get back there (Music Party at the Theater) This pic was Nuns Bleeding Guns on the main stage – Felix’s favorites (I love em as well ! ) Sort of The Doors meets Hawkwind.

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Thanks to TT for sending this in… check out the 2nd guy (orange jumper) he’s a Liquid Boy!a> ..superb.

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Well, mums funeral at Christ Church on the stray yesterday was perfect. A fitting send off. Life can start getting back to normal. Really looking forward to this weekend. It’s the Harrogate music party tomorrow. 40 acts getting together to throw at 12 hour, triple stage musical extravaganza at the theater. We (Dalmatian Kebab) are headlining the “Chinese Whispers” stage…. Read more →

RIP my mum

Do I write this? Don’t I? I don’t know. A sad day at DragonDrop. My mum passed away after a long ilness in the wee hours of this morning. Rest in peace mum, I’ll always love you.

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Rats – just typed out a blog then lost it… Scatty mish mash of a blog coming up..Been working near Runcorn for a few days. Decided to have a look at Runcorn. Nearly got caught in a chavalanche. Scary. Driving home last night I broke down in the congamobile on the way back. On’t M62 just near the farm that… Read more →

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In Runcorn again today (well, near Runcorn). Was here yesterday as well. Last night went out for a couple of beers to with my cousin-in-law to his local in Cheadle. £1.70 a pint. Hydes Bitter it was called. Local brew. Not bad but not a patch on Yorkshire Ale!!

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I’ve mentioned this before on DD here but someone has made this nifty animation giving a crash course in the history of Thornborough Henge.There is a new petition aiming to stop the further quarrying that is leading to the destruction of this ancient site of anthropological importance here and a new (I think) site here : http://www.timewatch.org/

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Last Sunday’s FIRE photo’s here>>

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Oh! It’s Saint David’s Day and meteorologically the first day of Spring. Thank goodness for that.