Wilderness at the Ashmolean


Last night we went to the second of the Ashmolean’s late night openings. This one was in association with the Wildness festival

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(Lovely flowery lady who was stood outside welcoming us to the event I very much liked her crown of flowers). We arrived to be greeted by the flowery lady and a seemingly wild grandma and grandpa running amok in the foyer

Wilderness 047Further in we picked up a programme and picked out a few things that we wanted to see. Most random of the night were the Siobhan Davies Dance Songbook by Matteo a quartet who were performing ROTOR, a combination of words, sounds and movements, it was very very strange.

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Wilderness 054But the highlight of the night for me was discovering that one of my favourite bands were also playing (I fear I may have freaked one of the security guards out as I actually screamed when I found out it was actually true!). It was a stripped down version of the band we saw, Just Olly and a drummer/percussionist/guitar/trumpet player. They mostly played stuff from the forthcoming album Son be Wise but we also got a couple of tunes from the Bunny and the Bull soundtrack.as well it was the perfect random end to the evening. Love the Ralfe band!

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