Hendrix at Home

Discovering Hendrix at Handel & Hendrix in London

Post 113: Spot the Difference

So, late last year, before the Christmas break, the scaffolding finally came down. Our view from the window was finally clear and we couldn’t believe how much light we had … Continue reading

18 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Post 111: Mentoring Handel & Hendrix

Time has flown and as we near the end of the year, so too is the building phase of our capital project. Tim Caulton, our Heritage Lottery Fund mentor talks about … Continue reading

18 December 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 110: Not open quite yet…

Apologies for the lack of postings recently things have been a bit hectic around here. In case you hadn’t noticed, which is probably unlikely, there has been some publicity about … Continue reading

6 November 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 105: Great British Plaster Off

I have mentioned previously my unlikely romantic notions about the construction industry and the attraction of doing a job that makes a very obvious difference. Well I have now pinned down … Continue reading

4 September 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 104: Wow

I am speechless ….well almost. This has been a very special week as the scaffold at the back of the building was completely removed and we had the first proper … Continue reading

20 August 2015 · 1 Comment

Post 101: Kitting out the new learning spaces

Whilst the builders’ continue gallantly with all the physical work on our fantastic pair of houses, my mind has been full of ideas of what exactly to put in our … Continue reading

23 July 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 100: Milestones

I’m feeling quite pleased with myself for being the person to write for our blog’s 100th post – sorry Sarah! – but whilst she is away, I thought I’d reflect … Continue reading

16 July 2015 · 1 Comment

Post 94: A period hoarding

Well it must have been at least two posts since you have heard me sing Simon, the site manager’s, praises, so clearly an update on his latest excellent achievement is … Continue reading

20 May 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 90: Don’t blink…

… Or you will certainly miss it. The speed with which things are progressing at Handel House is impressive. In fact I am away for a few days and whilst a … Continue reading

9 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 89: Ode to Simon

A wise person told me sometime ago that the key to a successful project, particularly when it is a listed building staying open to the public, was a brilliant site … Continue reading

2 April 2015 · Leave a comment

Post 87: Just another brick in the wall

To ensure that the flat is fully accessible it has been necessary to create a new level access to the third floor. Negotiating this challenge has been particularly difficult but … Continue reading

17 March 2015 · 4 Comments

Post 81: Progress, protection and perfume

So Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom in Brook Street has now had many lives; bedroom, office, Christmas party venue, lunch room, meeting room and its current incarnation as the site office. Protective … Continue reading

12 February 2015 · 3 Comments

Post 77: Really another picture

Someone who will feature regularly on the blog is Simon our site manager. He is going to be here everyday come rain or shine to keep an eye on everything … Continue reading

9 January 2015 · 1 Comment

Post 76: GO!

Well it is hard to believe but Monday morning bright and early, the first full week of 2015 and there was a scaffolding lorry outside 23 Brook Street… Now I … Continue reading

8 January 2015 · 2 Comments

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