Friday, 19 April 2019

The We-Welease of Monty Python's The Life of Brian

Holding our Limited Edition Packs
Went to see the 40th-anniversary re-release (we-welease) of Monty Python's The Life Of Brian with Gemma and Hy Money at Scott Cinemas East Grinstead last night.

We were all given a Limited Edition Pack filled with lots of silly things: a fake beard, a reprint of an article by Sanjeev Bhaskar about the film, an info sheet on the film which included origami instructions on how to turn the sheet into a boulder (could come in handy for a stoning), the movie's song lyrics, a sheet of silly stickers and the movie poster.

It was great seeing the film yet again. Hearing the audience laugh adds another dimension to the enjoyment of watching movies that you just don't get when with home viewing.

Gemma, pretending to be a man, thanks to the fake beard in the pack
Gemma, me and Hy Money after the film

Talking about Monty Python's "Life of Brian" on the BBC News Channel

Simon McCoy interviewing Gemma and me about Monty Python's "Life of Brain"
What an honour, being asked to talk about Monty Python's "Life of Brian" on the BBC News Channel on the film's 40th anniversary yesterday (18th April 2019)! Our first time on live TV. A bit nerve-wracking! Simon McCoy said, "Just relax and imagine it's just us three having a chat." He was hoping we would somehow forget about the millions watching all over the world! You can watch the interview here: https://www.facebook.com/MontyPythonUnofficial/posts/2268887526465283

We mention "Pythonesque Dating (for Monty Python Fans Looking for Love)", the Facebook Group I set up through which I found Gemma who is as passionate about Monty Python as I am. Here's the link: http://www.facebook.com/groups/pythonesque.dating

We would love the group to produce another happy Python couple!

It was great to see the behind-the-scenes of the studio
 






About to do the interview

On our way home

Monday, 18 February 2019

Screening of 'No Asylum - The Untold Chapter of Anne Frank's Story' at Solihull School


I was honoured to be invited to this event, held on 21st January 2019 at Solihull School to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2019! 

It was all so moving and it really got across the message of the importance of Holocaust education, and that none of us can be bystanders in the face of racial, religious or gender hatred, prejudice or discrimination. 

It is vital that we learn from history and speak up straight away before it's too late.

Back row: Gemma Harris, John Wood, Joyce Weinrib, Mark Penney, Tim Robertson
Front row: Eva Schloss, Tomi Reichental, Mindu Hornick (Photo: Solihull School)
Back row: John Wood
Front row: Eva Schloss, Tomi Reichental, Mindu Hornick
 (Photo: Solihull School)
 Mindu Hornick, Tomi Reichental, Eva Schloss
The Q&A after the screening of 'No Asylum'  (Photo: Solihull School)
Mark Penney talking about Belsen survivor Nanette Blitz Konig
Anne Frank's stepsister Eva Schloss  (Photo: Solihull School)

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Hank von Hell at The Garage, London 15 Dec 2018

What a blast it was! Here are my photos and video from the show:











The set list

For more photos and videos from the night, click here.

Cat Casino - Lead Guitar 
Major Sam - Rhythm Guitar 
Jean Genus - Bass 
Dead Said Fred – Drums

Hank von Hell Tour:

DEC
16
Hank Von Hell - Melkweg Amsterdam
Sun 6:30 PM UTC+01 · 356 guests
Melkweg Amsterdam
Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands

DEC
17
Hank von Hell Official Aftershow Party at Schlemmereck
Mon 5 PM UTC+01 · 192 guests
Schlemmereck
Hamburg, Germany

DEC
17
Hank von Hell (Ex Turbonegro) - Hamburg, Markthalle
Mon 8 PM UTC+01 · 427 guests
Markthalle-Hamburg
Hamburg, Germany

DEC
18
Abgesagt Hank von Hell • Hannover • Faust
Tue 8 PM UTC+01 · 259 guests
Kulturzentrum Faust
Hanover, Niedersachsen, Germany

DEC
19
Hank von Hell | scheune Dresden
Wed 8 PM UTC+01 · 463 guests
Scheune Dresden
Dresden, Sachsen, Germany

DEC
20
Hank Von Hell
Thu 7 PM UTC+01 · 592 guests
turock - disco, live-club and lounge
Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany

DEC
28
Hank Von Hell, The Carburetors + OrangeClub | Karlstad
Fri 9 PM UTC+01 · 1,951 guests
Nöjesfabriken
Karlstad, Värmland County, Sweden

DEC
29
Hank von Hell - Pretty decent tour 2018
Sat 8 PM UTC+01 · 1,465 guests
Club Deströyer
Sundsvall, Västernorrland County, Sweden

JAN
15
Hank Von Hell, Against the Grain, & the Vaginas at the EARL
Tue 8 PM EST · 348 guests
The EARL
Atlanta, GA

JAN
16
Hank von Hell w/ Against The Grain at Richmond Music Hall - 1/16
Wed 7:30 PM EST · 173 guests
Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House
Richmond, VA

JAN
17
Hank Von Hell (Turbonegro), Against the Grain.
Thu 7 PM EST · 579 guests
Brooklyn Bazaar
New York, NY

JAN
18
Hank Von Hell (of Turbonegro) at Trocadero Theatre
Fri 7 PM EST · 439 guests
The Trocadero
Philadelphia, PA

JAN
19
Hank Von Hell (from Turbonegro) w/ Against The Grain
Sat 8 PM EST · 162 guests
Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Cambridge, MA

JAN
20
01.20 • Hank Von Hell • Against The Grain • Sick Things - MTL
Sun 8:30 PM EST · 976 guests
Bar Le Ritz PDB
Montreal, QC, Canada

JAN
21
Hank Von Hell at Lee's Palace
Mon 8 PM EST · 242 guests
Lee's Palace
Toronto, ON, Canada

JAN
22
Hank Von Hell at El Club 1/22
Tue 8:30 PM EST · 1,137 guests
El Club
Detroit, MI

JAN
23
Hank Von Hell & Special Guest at BHouse LIVE
Wed 8 PM CST · 178 guests
Brauer House Lombard
Lombard, IL

JAN
24
Hank Von Hell with Against The Grain in the 7th St Entry
Thu 8 PM CST · 124 guests
First Avenue & 7th St Entry
Minneapolis, MN

JAN
25
Hank Von Hell (Formerly of Turbonegro) at The Riot Room
Fri 8 PM CST · 292 guests
4048 Broadway Street
 Kansas City, MO 64111

JAN
26
Hank Von Hell W/ Against the Grain, MF Ruckus & Dirty Few
Sat 8 PM MST · 561 guests
The Oriental Theater 4335 W 44th Ave.

JAN
29
HANK VON HELL with Against The Grain, and Long Knife
Tue 8:30 PM PST · 176 guests
Dante's
Portland, OR

JAN
30
Hank Von Hell ~ Against the Grain ~ Jonny Manak &The Depressives
Wed 8 PM PST · 558 guests
Bottom of the Hill
San Francisco, CA

JAN
31
Hank Von Hell at Echoplex (LA)
Thu 8 PM PST · 444 guests
Echoplex
Los Angeles, CA

FEB
1
HANK VON HELL (formerly of TURBONEGRO) at The Rebel Lounge
Fri 8 PM MST · 178 guests
The Rebel Lounge
Phoenix, AZ

FEB
3
Hank Von Hell at Gas Monkey Bar N' Grill
Sun 7 PM CST · 665 guests
10261 Technology Blvd E, Dallas, TX 75220-4326, United States

FEB
4
Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro) live in Austin!
Mon 7 PM CST · 354 guests
Come and Take It Live
Austin, TX

FEB
5
Hank Von Hell, Against The Grain, Night Cobra
Tue 8 PM CST · 249 guests
White Oak Music Hall
Houston, TX

FEB
6
Hank Von Hell (ex-Turbonegro) w/ Against The Grain
Wed 9 PM CST · 137 guests
Santos Bar
New Orleans, LA

APR
25
GROEZROCK 2019
Apr 25, 2019 - Apr 28, 2019 · 16,470 guests
Groezrock