Monday, 25 March 2019

Patrick Troughton

To honour the fact that Patrick Troughton would have been 99 today, here is his second appearance on my Doctor Who tapestry, as the villain Salamander in the story Enemy of the World. This is one of four times the actor playing the Doctor appeared as another character in the same story, a special section of the tapestry will feature these appearances.

Sunday, 24 March 2019

GUEST POST - Theatre Madness

This week I've handed the blog over to my editor, Marc Major, to resurrect the theatre reviews for the blog site. This week we had the pleasure to see The Cabinet of Madame Fanny Du Thé by Riddlestick Theatre at The Pleasance Theatre.

Utter Madness!

But you will leave this quaint theatre above and below a pub thoroughly entertained, part farce, part musical, part tragedy you decide. 

Plenty of audience participation, and watch out for the cow with the oversized violin. Some clever writing and some comedy stars of the future in the making. 

It is a shame it has such a short run in London, but definitely one to watch out for, 86 minutes of fun from start to finish!

You can still catch them in Southampton NST City 3rd-4th April, Exeter Phoenix 28th April
and at Brighton Fringe at The Warren: Theatre Box 4th-6th May.

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Doctor Who Tapestry - Coming Soon

Just a little teaser of a post for the next page that I will be loading soon for the Doctor Who Tapestry collection.

Season 16 - The Key To Time was a series of six adventures that had the Doctor, Romana and K9 hunting for the six segments of the Key To Time to restore balance in the universe.

May be we need to reassemble the Key To Time today.

Sent on the mission by the White Guardian and...

...pursued by the Black Guardian, there were quite a number of colourful creatures and characters along the way.

There will be some one or some thing from each of the six adventures coming in this gallery soon.

Monday, 28 January 2019

Black & White Gallery Open

Celebrating the black & white era of the programme, a section of the tapestry was worked in shades of black, grey and white.

 Menoptra from The Web Planet, 1965

Koquillion from The Rescue, 1965

Kal from The Tribe of Gum, 1963

Macra from The Macra Terror, 1967

War Machine from The War Machines, 1966

Voord from The Keys of Marinus, 1964

Chameleon from The Faceless Ones, 1967

Space Pirate from The Space Pirates, 1969

Friday, 25 January 2019

Sixties Who?

I missed the sixties by a few days, but there's a great chance to catch up with the sixties era of Doctor Who very soon, at the start of February to be precise...

These events offer a very good chance to meet the guests and get time with them as tickets are limited, but I understand there are a few left. It's also a good event to go to if you've never been to a large convention before, a chance to get a good flavour of what's involved without the crowds.

This reminds me, I've got to get a black and white section uploaded to my Tapestry Gallery since I stitched a whole section in shades of black, white and grey to celebrate this period of the programme.

And with any luck, I'll see you there.

Thursday, 24 January 2019

Tubs to The Tower

I had a meeting today, in a meeting room overlooking The Tower of London. 

With such a view it was hard to concentrate, especially looking at those round towers in the outside wall. I kept thinking back to those tubs I saved from all the Christmas treats.

This, or something like it, is just begging to be built.