We’re no theatre critics but this was a great and memorable evening: beautifully constructed, really funny, and forcing us to think differently with different language, ideas and examples.
Thank you for the writing and the performance Daisy Campbell, also for keeping alive the memory of her ever present (and indeed nearly-exhumed) Dad Ken, who will never be forgotten by his Bath fringe and many other devoted fans.
Daisy Campbell performs her one-woman show Pigspurt’s Daughter at the Old Barn.
We need more storage space by the barn. We could use a recycled container, we could do a shed. But the right material is local stone cleared off the land.
A kind neighbour has offered to help us out with some; here Les checks it out (in front of some spectacular mistletoe).
Let’s hope this works out; it’s full of ammonites.
Balmy October weather continues, with a soft mist across the south west that lingered all morning. Gerald deploys his smaller digger (we broke the big one). Hayley and Harry spent the morning planting out snowdrops and English bluebells, Antonio strimmed and cut and cleared. Daisies looking happy, as if they’d been there for years. Apparently there’s a also photo of me preparing a watery cowpat & compost mixture to stimulate lichens and mosses (see below)
Heads up Ken Campbell fans: the metamorphosis of the Old Barn from redundant agricultural building to unique place serving a special social and cultural purpose takes a big step forward this Friday 19 Oct.
Daisy Cambell is coming to the Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill.
Ken Campbell’s one-man shows at Bath Fringe were the stuff of legend. Now Daisy Campbell brings her one-woman show Pigspurt’s Daughter (judged “Hidden Gem” of the Brighton Fringe) out west, to Kelston and to the Old Barn.
Local refreshments provided. Tickets via Komedia. No time to waste. Book some tickets and get your wellies on for this one I reckon. We’ll light the woodburners and lay in refreshments (cash bar).
Gerald’s delicate touch with the big digger.
He has a refined technique of removing the topsoil, levelling the clay underneath then replacing topsoil.
We want to get grass sown soon while it’s still faintly warm and wet.
Gerald dug a hole for the tree in about 90 seconds before getting on to the serious business of levelling.
Meanwhile this Land Rover, beautifully restored by Arkonik showed up for a photo shoot
Wait till you see the proper photos done for Arkonik by Weston-born pro photographer James.
Opening the view and creating a possible second stage area above the south wall.