There’s a pretty much spoiler-free review of the first episode of the forthcoming Doctor Who series on BBC News. Lizo Mzimba, Entertainment correspondent seems to be favourably impressed with Matt Smith’s performance, suggesting that his is “the most alien” portrayal for a long time.
There are also some more hints about events to come…
While I was on my walk yesterday, I remembered that I wanted to take a look at something I’d spotted while waiting for a train a while ago. Behind Newcastle station is an office block called Central Square, which used to have a rather large sculpture called Vulcan standing outside it. Here’s Vulcan’s foot:
Well, Vulcan’s been taken away. Reports differ – I heard that he was being relocated permanently, but I’ve also heard that he was going on tour and would return. Anyway, in his place is this piece called DNA DL90, by Abigail Fallis, which you can read about on the Cass Sculpture Foundation site. It’s an odd enough thing, but I like it.
I mentioned what I decided to call Extreme Knitting recently. I’ve since learned that the fun people who do this sort of thing call it Guerilla Knitting, which I have to admit is a better name, combining the image of crazy knitters sneakily deploying their creations under cover of darkness with a nice touch of silliness, which is something I’m generally in favour of.
There are a load more examples at Newcastle’s Centre for Life, which is apparently ten years old now, which seems hard to believe, but that’s probably just me losing touch with time again. Anyway, most of the examples are quite nice scarves for the trees, but I particularly liked this one: