Cultural Life: Billy Connolly, Comedian
Saturday 09 June 2012
In all honesty I've actually seen none. The perils of being a comedian myself, I don't tend to see live comedy for fear that I will unintentionally nick some of the other person's material!
I find it very difficult to find anything to watch without regularly wanting to throw something at the telly. That said, I recently taped all of US hit series The Walking Dead – which tells the story of a small group of survivors living in the aftermath of a zombie invasion. I quite enjoyed watching it.
I have been reading Smut: Two Unseemly Stories, by the master of short fiction, Alan Bennett, and loved every bit of it.
I have been listening to the albums made by a band called The Low Anthem, an American indie-folk band, and I am a total fan. Fresh and lovely while managing to sound oldish. Just the job for me. Their last album, Smart Flesh, was recorded in an abandoned pasta-sauce factory in their home town, Providence, Rhode Island.
The only art exhibition I have visited lately is the Leonardo da Vinci show at the National Gallery. It was absolutely brilliant. I tried to squeeze in the David Hockney exhibition but I just couldn't find the time, or tickets. I am beside myself with sorrow.
Billy Connolly's limited-edition collection of six prints, 'Born on a Rainy Day', are on sale via Castle Galleries across the UK. castlegalleries.com
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- 3 Germanwings crash: Descent may have been 'deliberate, suicidal choice' by pilot, claims experts
- 4 Germanwings plane crash live: Andreas Guenter Lubitz intentionally crashed flight 9525 into the Alps in act of mass murder and suicide – latest
- 5 Video shows what happens when lava is poured onto ice
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