Wednesday, 4 March 2020

The Wednesday Poem and the Barnet Cultural round up

An Ode to the London Borough of Barnet

For fifty seven years, with a break in the eighties
I've lived in the Borough with some very good maties!
So I thought the time was overdue
To share my favourite places with you.

Lets start with a place that locals love
A pint and a pie in the The Mitre Pub
Then down the hill to Whalebones Park
Where I dreamed of the whale being chased by sharks

I had a crush on the lady by Henleys Corner
Who had no clothing to adorn her
She should be the emblem of our Borough,
A masterpiece, there can be no other

Then Wellington bomber at the RAF museum 
Like the one my father flew on 38 missions
Then up to Bang Bang for some Oriental grub
And down to the Chandos a classic pub

The PhoenixCinema for an art house treat
Or the Mill Hill Jazz club for some swinging beats
The Arts Depot has some cracking plays
As well as Comedy and art displays

As a Mill Hill boy, the Mill Hill Tandoori
Has been the site of many a story
If I'm feeling flush then it's The Good Earth
The food is pricey but it justifies its worth

As a local  there  just one football team,
Hadley FC are the team for me,
Their nick name is the Hadley Bricks
A team of style, class and tricks

Copyright 2020 Roger Tichborne 

This weeks round up.

Mill Hill Jazz Club

This Sunday at Old Finchleans!

Spirit of the Torrington @ Old Finchleians Club

Old Finchleians Club

12 Southover
Woodside Park N12 7JE
map here

Spanish Rock-Blues guitar queen SUSAN SANTOS returns to the UK after high profile European dates with ZZ Top’s Billy F Gibbons, Supersonic Blues Machine and Joe Louis Walker, to promote her new ‘No U Turn’ album. A European Awards winner for Best Performer, and Best Album Award winner at the LA Music Critics Awards, she’s an old school, self- taught left handed guitarist who has made her name globally with her own rock-blues into Americana material. After several bands, she moved to Madrid in 2009 and formed her own power trio which mixes blues-rock American roots music. She’s toured all around Europe, USA & Mexico and her new No U Turn album is her 5th and was recorded in LA and mastered by Peter Doell (Glenn Frey, Steve Miller, Willie Nelson, Tom Petty). Last year she was also nominated for a Texas Sounds Music Award. “Susan Santos is a guitar hero. She has chops to spare. She is a monster in the studio, overdubbing well performed layers of guitar that sound live and immediate. Santos is also an accomplished songwriter who crafts sturdy, hook laden numbers.” Blues Blast USA "She’s got an understated confidence that bubbles to the top, via snaking guitar lines at the core of a song-driven album, full of energetic arrangements, sparkling solos that illuminates her considerable abilities" “No U Turn” all fit together seamlessly and flow like the best albums always do.” Stand by for a new guitar hero, Susan Santos!

The Builders Arms this weekend

For the diary

The Arts Depot

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