Queen Victoria and Winston Wong Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle, Imperial College Jimi, Ray and Jacqueline, Royal Albert Hall Elton John’s piano taps its three toes Alison on stage Dancers Winston Wong 2 Winston Wong 3
As I walked uphill from South Kensington to the Royal Albert Hall this morning, my eye was caught by Winston Wong’s Bio-Inspired Ice Vehicle in the front window of Imperial College – and had to go in and take a photo or two, which I also did on my way back. Fascinating piece of sculpture, apart from anything else.
Struggled to break into the Royal Albert Hall, since pretty much all the doors were closed, but found my way in through the Stage Door eventually, only to be told that the way in was the next door over. Was there to do a keynote at the launch of a new report on reducing the carbon footprint of the music touring industry in the UK, produced by one my favourite social enterprises, Julie’s Bicycle, founded by Al(ison) Tickell. Was introduced by JB Chairman Tony Wadsworth, who I got to thank for his extraordinary role in getting out some of my favourite music over the decades.
Back to office for a meeting with JWT – and to film a short interview for Zheng Jieying’s new organisation in New Zealand, using the Flip camera I was given by the Volans team for my sixtieth birthday last year.