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Post 68: A Mayfair frame of mind

One of the Bond Street Christmas feathers

One of the Bond Street Christmas feathers

It has been busy, 1960s themed week here in Mayfair. The Bond Street Christmas lights were lit and they look very 1960s inspired – peacock feathers a go go. There will certainly be a few of those here when Hendrix’s flat opens. Fell over some new (to me) local art in the area again with a 60s reference; a statue of Terence Donovan photographing Twiggy.

Street art on Grosvenor Hill

Street art on Grosvenor Hill

I had a very interesting meeting about traffic flow in the area. There are some real challenges here but it is good that many of the key stake holders are giving it serious thought. I particularly liked the suggestion to make a guitar fretboard pedestrian crossing at Brook Street. Now that would be good.

Sarah Angliss rehearsing with Hugo the puppet

Sarah Angliss rehearsing with Hugo the puppet

And at Handel House last night we hosted the first in a series of concerts programmed by our Composer in Residence, Cevanne which combined puppets, electro-acoustic music, costume, Handel, computers and the shortest snippet of Jimi Hendrix’s voice played through a theremin – it was the business.

Enthusiasm level: wet but hip
Progress: developing a Mayfair mood
Quote: “Could it be we hear the Mayfair rain?”

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About Sarah Bardwell

Handel & Hendrix in London Trustee and leading the team that is reinstating, in the adjoining building, Jimi Hendrix's London flat to open to the public. Quirky twist of chance meant that baroque legend Handel lived at 25 Brook Street in the 18th century and that rock legend Hendrix lived next door in the 1960s.

One comment on “Post 68: A Mayfair frame of mind

  1. smackedpentax
    14 November 2014

    I too think the guitar fretboard pedestrian crossing at Brook Street would be an ace idea (I am sure Jimi and Kathy would approve) 🙂

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