SIRKIS/BIALAS IQ - Spring Tour 2017 / WORKSHOP AT THE WYEDEAN SCHOOL IN CHEPSTOW, UK
We`re getting close to the middle of our tour! I`m trying to write the blog and upload the photos while traveling in our touring van and in the hotels. Not the simplest thing to do but I have loads of fun writing it and documenting all the important, funny and challenging moments of our adventure.
This photo blog is about the workshop we gave at the Wyedean School in Chepstow.
Let`s go then!
We left London on Tuesday the 7th of February, in the evening to be in Chepstow on the night before the workshop, which started pretty early the next morning.
The tour itinerary and new set lists are ready:
One of my favorite parts of traveling is to watch all the amazing sunrises and sunsets and the cloudy spectacles of light and shadow happening on the sky over the highways... When the weather is gray there`s always more time for reflecting, thinking about new music... Asaf mostly practices konnakol and Kev plays bass using his headphones. It is nice to be left with your own thoughts and shoot some pictures of the changing landscapes...Sometimes also the passing international cars can be a real fun to look at ;-):
This advert of the Jaffa cakes was rather creepy than apealing :-D. It reminded me the cult movie from the 80`ties : Gremlins
This time we were very Lucky - the sunset on the way to Chepstow was stunning...
Conference of birds on tree tops :
An International Quartet passing the clouds :-) :
This reminds me a beautiful album I grew up with. By Bogdan Holownia and Grazyna Auguscik...:
Warmest greetings to Bogdan !!!
Lights trapped in the branches at the petrol station...
It`s getting darker and darker...
Jailhouse rest ;-DDD:
Time to take some good night rest before the workshop tomorrow...
Our morning journey started with crossing the Severn bridge and watching the delicious landscapes in nordic style...
So peaceful and quiet...
But soon this mood is going to change ;-):
Setting up for a little performance and for the workshop!
It wasn`t easy not to think about our own school - times in this ambience ;-)))
For some of us the memories were "thrilling" :-DDD:
Remember this one? ;-)
The workshop was in the early morning so all the students needed some time to wake up and concentrate on the material. Soon after our performance everybody got ready to work! After the workshop there was some time for Questions and answers :
We enjoyed teaching at the Wyedean School and the great hospitality of it`s director and the teachers! Thanks to all the kids for being open to some new musical experiences!
Wyedean School - for having us !!!
Time to cross the Severn bridge again :
And come back to the hotel. This street light reminded me of Antony Howe - an amazing artist building kinetic sculptures, check him out! Amazing
"Anthony Howe creates the world's most mesmerizing kinetic sculptures. His wind-powered, curved-metal designs tower up to 25 feet high, and are on display in public spaces around the world. Take a break from reality as you stare at Howe's artwork and prepare to be transfixed..."
After a short rest at the hotel we went to Bristol to perform at The Fringe!
See you there!!!
Much love, Sylwia & The Sirkis/Bialas IQ