Gigs · Shakespeare

More thoughts about Shakespeare’s Globe (23 down, 15 to go) and other venues

Last week’s trip to see “The Two Noble Kinsmen” at Shakespeare’s Globe prompted some familiar thoughts about venues and performances. There are certain theatres that I have been to many times over the years and whenever I return to them my mind is always taken back to previous visits. The Shepherds Bush Empire is one… Continue reading More thoughts about Shakespeare’s Globe (23 down, 15 to go) and other venues

Gigs · Memories · Music · Notes from West London

Front row seats at the Hammersmith Odeon

As a teenager I went to many gigs at the Hammersmith Odeon, and even went to a couple before turning 13. It was the largest cinema in the UK at the time (around 3,500 seats) and the scene of many childhood visits to the pictures, like those recalled in this piece. By the time I… Continue reading Front row seats at the Hammersmith Odeon