Saturday, 12 May 2012

Jane, Cath and Lucinda

I have been very lucky and seen the work of some extremely talented women this week. 

On Thursday I went to Winchester with my friend to see an incredible photography exhibition. Jane Bown's portraits are absolutely stunning. If this exhibition ever comes anywhere near to where you live I urge you to go and see it. The one image that captivated us was this of Samuel Beckett. Incredible when she only managed to take 5 photographs of him as he was leaving a theatre.

Being in Winchester we did have to pop into Cath Kidston for a browse and I was very restrained and only bought this little lapel pin, a jolly red bus. 

Last night the whole J&J family went out to see The Lucinda Belle Orchestra. We had booked the tickets ages ago and we have all been so looking forward to it.

And she, and her orchestra, were just as fabulous as we hoped they would be. Our family favourite song of hers is Rose Marie and Bobby McGee which unfortunately they didn't play but we were lucky enough to be among the first to hear the new songs they have been recording for the next album. Lucinda describes herself as a jazz harpist and she has such a beautiful voice too. This song is one of my favourites. Our family fave is also over on you tube if you fancy having a listen to what we all sing along to very loudly whilst in the car together.
Let me know what you think.


  1. It sounds like you've had a busy week. I've never heard of The Lucinda Belle Orchestra, I always think of harps being played in a very different way to this. I enjoyed the clip and popped over to You Tube too. Love the little bus pin.

  2. Lisa, you really do elevate life to an art form on a regular basis. Seriously, you are just so great at seeking out wonderful things to see and do, and DOING them. I wish I lived closer and could come along for the ride! And I hope Cath still has those little bus pins in her shops when I am there... xoxo

  3. I've never heard of the LB orchestra ,but it sounds fab.Love the sound of her voice and the harp too.I don't think I could have been so reserved as you in the CK shop!
    Take care and have a lovely Sunday.

  4. sounds great. Thanks for your comment with the blog saving info - I will have a go!

  5. Two lovely events to go to. A girl at school played the harp beautifully when everyone else were just learning recorders !

  6. I will get myself off to that exhibition Lisa, thanks for that. I was in Winchester today!

    Lou xxx

  7. Lovely soulful voice. I wish I could sing like that. In fact, I wish I could sing!!! x

  8. That sounds lovely. Youve done some great things. xxxxxx