Saturday, 28 October 2017

Kenwood Blue Plaque Unveiling Media Round-Up

What a wonderful occasion the Kenwood Blue Plaque Unveiling at 79 Goldsworth Road, Woking, Surrey was on 7 Sept 2017 in memory of Kenneth Wood. I certainly enjoyed delivering my talk on Ken's life and work at The Lightbox afterwards and meeting past and present Kenwood employees. The event certainly generated a lot of media interest!

My heartfelt thanks go to Woking Borough Council and The Lightbox.

The next big event will probably be Kenwood's 80th anniversary! See you there!

Just as a reminder, if you have any Kenwood memories you'd like to share, please post them here: www.facebook.com/KennethMaynardWood

7 Sept 2017 - BBC Radio Surrey: John Wood's interview on the James Cannon Show
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12 Sept 2017 - Portsmouth News : Havant firm celebrates its 70th anniversary
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22 Sept 2017 - Woking News and Mail: Blue plaque in honour of Kenwood Chef inventor
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25 Oct 2017 - Woking Borough Council: Woking Magazine Winter 2017 
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26 Oct 2017 - Liphook Herald: In Memory of Ken Wood
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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Alter Bridge at the Albert Hall with a 52-piece Orchestra

Alter Bridge in Concert at the Royal Albert Hall
Gemma and I were fortunate enough to be able to see both shows on 2nd and 3rd October 2017. I ran out of adjectives long ago to describe how amazing it is to see Alter Bridge live, but these two shows were even more special because of the venue and the marvellous Parallax Orchestra.

On our way to the Royal Albert Hall



The Parallax Orchestra conducted by Simon Dobson
After the first show, we were able to wander onto the stage and take a few behind-the-scenes shots.










Some backstage photos from after the last show.


Gemma and me with THE Myles Kennedy
It was a pleasure to meet Myles' parents. I told them they must be so proud! We also met the proud families of the rest of the band who had all flown over from the US especially to witness these Albert Hall gigs.

With Simon Dobson enthusing to each other about what a fantastic band Alter Bridge is

Couldn't help noticing Michael Palin in the mural of the foyer, from Not the Messiah in 2009 
Aren't we lucky?