Friday, 9 September 2016

Get Pepys

It's back to school week and here at Get Callaghan towers watching the nights slowly drawing in, it does feel like a new term is starting. So where are we and welcome if you've just happened to have landed on this page. A brief catch up, it's September 2016. David Bowie is sadly no longer with us, the country voted for Brexit, Theresa May is prime minister and hot off the press we hear that Fabric the night club is closing for good... Still, at least the tubes will be running all night. It's times like this that one needs a little R&R and also a drop of inspiration. Over at BBC Radio 4 they're running a mini drama on Samuel Pepys  and with it being 350 years since the fire of London, Pepy's diaries are getting a very good airing.  I happen to spend a lot of time working around Pepys's old manor and I'm not too far from St Olive's church where they do regular lunchtime recitals. I dropped in on pianist Ogla Stezhko who played some soothing Debussy and Bach. I'm happy to say it hit the spot and I'll be back again. 

Sam the man

Inside St Olive's 

Medieval graphic designers

A bust of Elizabeth Pepy's which apparently gazes towards Samuel's regular pew

The Churchyard of St Ghastly Grim - Charles Dickens

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