Thursday 30 June 2011

Robin Hood play

These are some photos of Robin Hood that played in the Chrysalis Theatre at Camphill Milton Keynes on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th June. About 100 people turned up to watch the play on Friday and 120 turned up on Saturday.

Alex Fox

Friday 24 June 2011


These are some more photos of TechLab which happens on Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the residents social room in Camphill Milton Keynes. The residents have been doing Information Technology training (like using Microsoft PowerPoint) on laptops that were partly funded for by a sponsored walk.

Tamsin Abram with her TechLab certificate

Robert King with his TechLab certificate
and portfolio of evidence


Robert King showing the class his presentation

Alex Fox

Wednesday 22 June 2011

Happy Birthday to Julian Armstrong

Happy Birthday to Julian Armstrong who was 50 on 19th of June. He had a fancy dress party in the Chrysalis Theatre.

Alex Fox

Wednesday 15 June 2011

Tools For Self Reliance

These are some photos that were taken a long time ago when I used to work in the Tools For Self Reliance workshop that is run by Camphill Milton Keynes.
People can donate old or unwanted tools (including saws and hammers) that the residents then clean up using wire brushes. Some of the tools are usually very rusty.
So far the Tools For Self Reliance workshop has done 657 kits (which include carpentry and mechanic) and over 42,000 tools. When a kit or tools has been refurbished they are usually sent to projects in developing countries.
Countries we have sent kits and tool to are - Ghana, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia. In the past we have sent kits and tools to Zimbabwe, but not now.
There is now a link to the Tools For Self Reliance workshops website in the useful links section with it's address and map so you can donate any old or unwanted tools.

Fiona, Me and Steve

Nicky and Thomas
Helen and Peter

Me and my mum

Alex Fox

Thursday 9 June 2011

Ascension Day walk to Salcey Forest

These are some photos of us going for a walk through Salcey Forest in celebration of Ascension Day. This celebration commemorates the bodily Ascension of Jesus into heaven. Ascension Day is traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, the fortieth day from Easter day.
Salcey Forest is a former medieval hunting forest in the south of the county of Northamptonshire in England. We took a coach to get there.

Alex Fox

Sunday 5 June 2011

Alex Yellowlees and his band

On Friday 3rd June, Alex Yellowlees and his band played a wonderful combination of violin and rhythmic gypsy jazz guitar music in the Chrysalis Theatre at Camphill Milton Keynes. The band is made up of Alex Yellowlees, Scotland's premier jazz violinist, Mike Nisbet, an award wining graduate from the Leeds College of Music, Ged Brockie, who recently figured in a poll listing the worlds top three hundred acoustic guitarists, and Kenny Ellis, who has been at the forefront of the Scottish Jazz scene for over three decades.

Mathew Fisher introducing Alex Yellowlees and his bans

Alex Yellowlees and his band
Alex Fox

Friday 3 June 2011

Jeremy Cooper and his telescope

These are some photos of Jeremy Cooper using his telescope in the disabled car park of Camphill Milton Keynes. He played Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol which the theatre group performed at the Chrysalis Theatre in December 2008. I also have a telescope but I have not used it very much.

Jeremy Cooper setting his telescope up

Jeremy Cooper with his telescope

Andrew Mooney looking through Jeremy's telescope
The Moon

Close up of the Moon

This is supposed to be Saturn.
All these photos were taken using a Fujifilm Finepix JX210

A useful link for astronomy is the British Astronomical Association which I am a member of and it's web link is It's Journal is published six times per year, in February, April, June, August, October and December. It's sections include Solar, Luna, Mercury & Venus, Mars and Asteroids and Remote Planets.
Alex Fox