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! 🙂