Friday 30 October 2015

The Centre for Computing History

On Saturday 17th October I went to visit the Centre for Computer History in Cambridge.
Established to create a permanent, hands on and interactive public exhibition that tells the story of the Information Age, the Centre for Computing History presents an internationally significant collection of computers and related items. It spotlights the people behind the inventions and records the information necessary to inspire and enthuse future generations.
I really enjoyed visiting the Centre for Computer History.
Alex Fox

Friday 23 October 2015

An Evening of Music and Songs in support of Camphill MK

In support of Camphill Milton Keynes Community, Roland Hills, the former head of music department at Leon School, with The Harpenden Salvation Army Band and Choir, performed at the stage of The Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes on Sunday 4th October at 7pm.
There was free entrance and Camphill Milton Keynes was grateful for any contributions received after the concert. The contributions went directly to The Camphill MK Community.
The Harpenden Band and Songsters have travelled around the country doing musical concerts as well as doing 2 tours of Denmark. The band is led by Nigel Hills who is also a member of the International Staff Band.
The songsters are led by Roland Hills who for 21 years was Head of Music at Leon School in Bletchley.
Alex Fox

Friday 16 October 2015

Harvest Celebration

On Saturday 3rd October, there was a harvest celebration at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. It was for residents and their family and also for co-workers. It was from 12pm until 4pm.
The celebration started with a harvest meal made with home grown produce. Then there were performances from music, dance and theatre groups. After the performances the Camphill shop was opened for half an hour for people to see more of the communities work.
Alex Fox

Friday 9 October 2015

Doug Scott's Everest: The Hard Way - The 40th Anniversary Lecture

Autumn 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the first ascent of ‘Everest: The Hard Way’, when the late Dougal Haston and Doug Scott made the first ascent of the mountain’s massive South West Face. In this special lecture Doug told people of the epic expedition and climb, how his life led up to this defining moment and where it took him upon his return from the summit.
This was a brand new lecture for the anniversary, lavishly illustrated with Doug’s celebrated mountain photography and provided a very personal account of this legendary first ascent at the Chrysalis Theater in Camphill Milton Keynes on Saturday 26th September.

Alex Fox

Friday 2 October 2015

Fawlty Towers - The Final Check-in

From 14th to the 19th of September there was a performance of Fawlty Towers (The Final Check-in) at the Chrysalis Theatre in Camphill Milton Keynes. This was brought to us by the Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy.
There were three performances and they were -
“The Wedding Party”: Basil gets annoyed when a young, flirtatious couple start “hanky-pankying” under his nose and tries to avoid the advances of a wealthy French antique dealer.
“The Psychiatrist”: A psychiatrist and his wife (also a doctor) come to the hotel for a weekend break, and cannot help but notice the eccentricities of their host, who is perturbed when he discovers their professions.
“The Kipper and the Corpse”: With no regard to Basil’s blood pressure, a guest dies at the hotel and Basil and the staff are left with the unpleasant task of removing the body discreetly while the doctor staying at the hotel, Dr. Price, waits for his sausages…
Milton Keynes Theatre of Comedy was formed in 2003. Its aim is to put on comedy productions, of the highest possible standard. In recent years MTOC has specialised in producing stage adaptations of well-known and popular TV comedies.
Alex Fox