The finale of 2017’s Greenwich & Woolwich Docklands International Festival came to Woolwich on Saturday, processing from Peter Burke’s Assembly sculptures in the Royal Arsenal, across the road and into General Gordon Square, via a loop around Powis St. I can’t pretend to have understood exactly who or what the loin-clothed dancers represented, but I enjoyed it; particularly the raving-in-Powis-Street section.
Plus a bonus shot of a swarm of hats in Poundland on Powis Street here:
A Friday morning nose around Woolwich Public Market. It’s a pretty sorry site: mostly abandoned and semi-derelict, a few stalls clinging on by the front entrance, and all ultimately awaiting demolition for the Spray Street redevelopment. There were briefly plans to turn it into a street food market in the interim, but these fell away pretty quickly; a shame, as the space (once cleaned up!) would have been perfect for it, and would have given people a much-needed reason to visit and spend money in Woolwich town centre.
Click here to see the full set of Woolwich Public Market photos.
Now available: print of the Royal Iris boat – formerly a Mersey Ferry (on which the Beatles are said to have played pre-Beatlemania), now mouldering on the Thames, moored up by Woolwich, fate uncertain.
Prints available in 3 sizes, all on quality, archival paper. Order here and use ‘BLOGREADER’ in the discount code for 15% off before the end of February.
So, how was your Christmas and New Year? Mine was very pleasant: spent mostly in the north-east of England visiting family; busy enough to not get round to posting any pictures here (though some went on my Instagram).
Back in London and it’s 2017 and, for the first time since 2001, I find myself a man of leisure (ie without a job – don’t worry, I won’t starve for a little while). Spending a few days sorting out domestic admin before getting stuck into the world of freelance/contracting, I took a trip to Woolwich on a wet Monday.
Peter Burke’s Assembly sculptures were looking good in the rain; not much else was, to be honest (even the Salvation Army seem to have moved on), but there’s always something interesting to see in Woolwich at least.
Part of my recent admin efforts have been:
- a new website for my photographic portfolio, still a work in progress, but I’m finding the Pixelrights platform to be very good so far.
- a new Twitter account for my photography (and not for moaning about the council etc…).
Take a look, let me know what you think – it’s always good to get some feedback. And Happy New Year!