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My dreams pulled me from the ground

Posted on: 18 April 2009

I keep meaning to post this but on Easter Sunday, I went to the Birmingham Town hall to see Bat for Lashes on her sold out UK tour.
It's a fantastic venue with great acoustics and even better that it's a grade 1 listed building which originally opened in 1834. Charles Dickens famously gave his first ever public reading of the Christmas Carol here, in 1852. Also, if you were wondering about the Iron Sculpture, it is 'The Iron Man' by the fantastic Anthony Gormley.
The building itself has spent the most part of my memory growing up, under scaffolding. This was because it underwent a £35m renovation moving from a blackened building to the pearly white facade we can see today. This Neo-Classical piece of architecture is definitely something that stands out in the architecture of Birmingham, along with the famous and very contemporary, Selfridges building. How different these buildings are and only a stones throw away from each other.
Moving back to the music...Bat for Lashes were fantastic. Natasha Khan has an amazing voice which is even more stunning live. I really can't say enough as to just how good she is. Very talented and she deserves all the success she's been receiving lately.
I'm sure you've all heard her latest single but here is the video...

Denim Jacket (Asos) Tee (UO) Skirt (AA) Leggings (Topshop) Scarf (Oasis) Shoes (Faith)I have to admit I was a little naughty last week. I broke my ban and bought this tee. It's over sized with a print of a ink-sketched lion. It's long enough to wear just with leggings too. Even though I broke my ban, there was a marked change in how long it took me to buy this tee. I went into UO on three separate occasions and tried it on, only to buy it on my last visit. I never do that, so this in itself was a marked accomplishment! I'm definitely thinking more on the lines of, 'do I love it?' rather than 'I want it' which obviously is so much better for the longevity of a purchase. It's not too long until the end of my ban now (until May) but I am back on track...i think!

I really loved reading what books you were reading in my last post! Lots of variety! :)

31 comments:

  1. Love your scarf.
    I am an epic failure at shopping bans. :)

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  2. immensely cool tee! and ditto the scarf :-D gig looks fun!

    xxxc

    http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

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  3. P.s. yup, Cambridge, St Johns... I so so HAVE to visit that church. I'm a bit of a church archaeology geek lol.

    Xxxc

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  4. Well worth the broken ban! cute shirt :)

    trisch xo

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  5. That's awesome! It's a really cute tee ;)

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  6. i love bat for lashes, it would be great to see them live. i'm feeling your pain with the shopping ban, think everyone is having to cut back at the min!

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  7. Sounds like fun!! Looks like the tee was worth it, though :) Looks fab,

    xox, mavi

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  8. omg love love the photos. make me want to go there too! cute outfit!

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  9. WOW! That 2nd pic is amazing! I love Ur T!

    X♥X♥

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  10. Hi there-the UO tee was a great buy and its great to buy things because you love them, rather than for the sake of buying. Have a great Sunday!

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  11. A 34m renovation?! Wow.
    I like that golfballs-like building.
    What a cute outfit! xxx

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  12. i love 'bat for lashes' but i don't like the hype. those hyps are strange. indie goes mainstream... that's kind of sad.

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  13. thats awesome! i love bat for lashes

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  14. What amazing photos, darling W! Especially digging the architecture shots. Really cute look - love your scarf so!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  15. i am burning with jealousy, she's one of the most amazing musicians... and if it's any consolation, that lion tee is clearly worthy of a momentary lapse, and you were just doing your part to help the economy really!

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  16. aww I love your outfit! and the concert sounds great :)

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  17. no way ! i was just thinking about bat for lashes mere minutes ago .
    lucky lucky girl :)

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  18. gorgeous scarf and denim jacket! xxx

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  19. There is just so much culture in Europe and Asia, something that I love to see and cherish.

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  20. Wah! That building is soo cool. I like you outfit, the shirt is sweet.

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  21. Sounds like a cool concert. That shirt was definitely worth it! I love it with the skirt.

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  22. That is one architecturally brilliant building! It reminds me of the huge 3 story saw in the ground! haha in the sense it gave me the wtf, how did they do that? sort of thought hehehe


    Boo you for braeking shopping band. Slap on the wrist for you missy! ;)


    xx

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  23. Beautiful buildings and I think that the t-shirt was totally worth breaking the ban for ;) It looks fantastic!

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  24. So I'm not exactly sure what Bat for Lashes is (a band, I'm guessing) but that hall looks gorgeous.

    And I love the lion tee! Worth it for a little ban-breaking :)

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  25. I love love love love love love that song!!!!
    good choice
    that Tee is amazinggg!

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  26. I can't believe you went to see Bat for Lashes...I am so jealous! I hope she was even more amazing live than on le CD. x

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