Blog

21
Sep

Bournemouth and beyond

If I’m in Queen’s Park I know it must be autumn. Kilburn is now my only annual sojourn into the smoke of the metropolis, but it is always a pleasurable one. It is quite easy to access from the end of the...
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16
Sep

Malpas Yesteryear Rally

I love hearing and reading well-written reviews. Please do let me have them. I will even share them if they are critical. Here’s a lovely one from George who was at Malpas last weekend. ‘Good to see Mr Alexander again at Malpas...
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15
Sep

Wallingford and the petal flutterer

It was an epic Wallingford Bunkfest this year. It’s always amongst the best events of the year but this one was special. The weather wasn’t perfect but only one Saturday show and film night curtailed, with Sunday turning warm and kind thus...
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14
Sep

Life-changing happenings

I have previously had one life-changing happening. I was in my late twenties and at that time lived in Commer Walkthrough lorry with a wonderful Perkins 4203 diesel engine. It was before my days of trailers and loads of props. I was...
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14
Sep

Hello Lincoln, Goodbye Monmouth

As the summer season draws to a close at the start of the back end fairs I can look back at 2016’s gigs. The weather has been a bit unkind to me this summer.  I haven’t had a single gig with no...
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15
Aug

Shrewsbury seguay sensation

Shrewsbury Flower Show has seen the flowering of a new mode of travelling life for Mr Alexander. I’ve blogged about the hoverboard/seguay/electric skateboard previously and my walkabout burlesque character Verity who inspired its original inclusion has come out at a couple of...
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05
Aug

Netley to Hinckley to Heckington

It’s all in the location. Not just the style and theme of an event but location can make a huge difference to the success of my contribution. I have been concerned for a couple of years about my pitch at Netley Marsh...
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17
Jul

Clock swap

‘Hey Mate!’ The Liverpudlian twang was unmistakeable. The two words rhymed perfectly and the ‘t’ of the ‘mate’ was almost sibilant, hissed through closed teeth, ‘You wanna hand? I’m bored and I can help if you wan’ ’. The speaker, a gangly...
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14
Jul

No more two day weekends

It’s not that I dislike one day events. The drama of the concentrated celebration always makes for memorable afternoons in the British summer. Some of my favourite gigs are one day wonders. There was a time when I’d do two single day...
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30
Jun

Loanhead for you, Loanhead for me

I worked my way north for four days from Ilfracombe to Loanhead last week. The longest trip ever between gigs in my travelling life, it was both relaxing and enjoyable to watch Britain unfurl through my lorry windscreen. The best was the...
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