In the Show – 26th April

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

PictureLast week we introduced you to a photographer who likes to use the old technique of wet-plate photography. This week is devoted to another old form of photography. Sunday was Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day. This year it’s been extended for a week and you can make yourself a homemade camera and submit your pictures up until next Sunday.

Movie Review – “Source Code”

PictureIn Duncan Jones’ movie “Source Code, Colter Stevens (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) wakes up on a train. A woman opposite him tells him she took his advice and that it was good advice. He’s confused. He isn’t the person she thinks he is. Before he can figure out what’s going on, an explosion rips through the carriage and kills them both. Colter wakes up in a capsule of some kind. As the film gradually reveals, he’s taking part in a government project called “Source Code.” He has to relive the last eight minutes in the life of a man who died during the explosion on the train until he can identify the bomber and prevent another attack. Gary Pollard reviews it.

March for Ai Weiwei

PictureLast Saturday, Hong Kong artists and art lovers marched from Mongkok to the Cultural Centre in Tsimshatsui. Organisers estimate that around 2,500 people took part. They were marching, and creating their own art to ask for the release of artist Ai Weiwei, who has now been in detention in mainland China since April 3rd.

Clarinettist Richard Stolzman in the studio

PictureRichard Stoltzman has degrees in music and mathematics. He’s also a Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef who knows how to make a mean Linzer Torte. But he’s better known as possibly the world’s finest classical clarinettist. He began learning the clarinet at eight. Since then he’s appeared as a soloist with more than a hundred classical orchestras, and with jazz and pop musicians, including Emanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Judy Collins, Keith Jarrett and Mel Tormé. He gave the first clarinet recitals in the histories of both the Hollywood Bowl and Carnegie Hall. He’s made over forty records and has earned two Grammys. We’re delighted to have him here in our studio.

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