Cross-gartering

September 24, 2018

Tales from the Theatrical Woods, Chapter 27 Our name for the diamond patterned brickwork of the auditorium – cross-gartering (or as an adjective: cross-gartered) – seems to have infiltrated the arcane lexicon of brickwork terminology. At a loss to describe this decorative feature (see Tales passim) and my feeling that the term diagonal patterning did […]

Oh what a beautiful evenin’

May 25, 2018

Tales from the Theatrical Woods, Chapter 26 There’s a lush verdant sheen in the orchard There’s a lush verdant sheen in the orchard The parsley’s as high as a startled doe’s eye, An’ it looks like it’s climbin’ clear up to the sky. Oh, what a beautiful evenin’, Oh, what a beautiful day. I got […]

Sewage treatment tanks… and more

April 27, 2018

Tales from the Theatrical Woods, Chapter 25. We are into the last furlong……again. We thought May 2017 was stressful enough and phase 2 of the opera house building work would be a stroll in the park. Not to be. The dreadful winter weather and taking on another brand new building which needed planning consent, designing […]