Slow Trains – to Switzerland & Venice
21 May 2019 | Culture
In fact Diccon Bewes claims to have just taken one slow train on his Swiss jaunt (in fact there were quite a few) while Tom Chesshyre happily confesses to riding lots of them on his oh-why-are-we-doing this pre-Brexit tour of Europe.
Not all of Tom Chesshyre’s trai...
Cyprus Avenue, Cyprus Avenue again, Say Nothing
25 March 2019 | Media
▲ Back in 2015 I went to Belfast to see Van Morrison perform Cyprus Avenue – his wonderful 1968 track from Astral Weeks – on Cyprus Avenue. I’d already seen him run through Astral Weeks, that classic favourite, at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2009. In 2015 it w...