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Weekend read: Love finally dies

Regular readers will know that I really like Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, and so I was a little disappointed after it was panned by critics and closed in the West End after just over a year. It’s since had quite some success in Australia and on DVD around the world, but this blog from Mark Shenton of The Stage just after the closure was first confirmed has a great analysis of what was wrong – and what was right – with the show.

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Photo-a-day 271: Hebburn Riverside Park

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This is one of the sculptures to be found in Hebburn Riverside Park, which is not to be confused with the Tyne Riverside Country Park which I’ve shown you before.

In addition to the sculptures like that above, there are a number of artworks in Hebburn Riverside Park, including these carved wooden waymarkers, each of which features a different image:

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But perhaps the most famous artwork is the one I don’t have a picture of… Flash@Hebburn by Charles Quick, installed in 2009. This consists of twelve 8m columns with solar panels and blue and white LEDs on the top. These flash in patterns which reflect Hebburn’s industrial heritage, apparently. But to me, trying to attract people to a public park at dusk by promising a “Flash” just seems like a bad idea all round…!

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Photo-a-day 270: Carpet

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This is a recent picture, though not taken today. It shows a unique designer carpet, that I personally found quite stressful and headache inducing. This is unfortunate, given its location… which I’ll leave as an exercise for the reader.

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