Saturday, 11 April 2009

Peter Daglish at Chelsea Futurespace

An exhibition entitled "Wall Hangings - A Collaboration" by Marian & Peter Daglish opened at CHELSEA Futurespace on April 15th and runs until June 21st. It is open 7 days a week from 11:00 am to 6 pm, admission free.

The brochure which accompanies the exhibition notes that the designs by Peter were produced by his wife Marian:

These works were made using the "Punchwork" method: Peter would draw directly onto stretched Osnaburg canvas, a type of coarse linen, which Marian then perforated and stitched using a hollow needle filled with yarn to create a kaleidoscope of vivid colour and warm textures.

Marian Daglish passed away in 2008, and the exhibition is a celebration of their life and work together.

CHELSEA Futurespace is a collaboration between Chelsea College of Art and Design, Future City Arts and St James Homes. This gallery is situated in the Hepworth Building at Grosvenor Waterside, a new residential development near Chelsea Bridge.

Address: CHELSEA Futurespace, Hepworth Court, Grosvenor Waterside, London, SW1W 8QP

Uppies and Downies 2009

Easter is the time for the annual Uppies and Downies games in Workington. With a history stretching back hundreds of years, three games are played on Good Friday, Easter Tuesday and the following Saturday.

Of these, the Tuesday game is considered by many to be the most prestigious as this was the original match day. The local Daglish family has started the Tuesday match for as long as the games have been played, and also participated in many.

On Tuesday, Jennifer Daglish (pictured above) threw the ball in - the first woman to do so since 1941. The match was won by the Uppies, who also won on Good Friday giving them a 2-0 lead. However the Downies salvaged some pride with a win in the last match which, at 40 minutes, was one of the quickest in recent times.

The future of the games has been under threat for some time as Tesco plans to build a new store on the area where the games are played.

Pictures from the Workington News & Star.