Antony And The Johnsons backed by the Heritage Orchestra at the Wilderness Festival (14/8/11)
Sometimes things just work out. We’ve been spending the last few weeks trying to pack up our home of 20 years and doing all the DIY jobs that had been put off, as the first step towards our move to Zambia, and last week things were getting a bit fraught. Then, through my involvement in Honda’s Dream Factory, the possibility of speaking at the Wilderness Festival this weekend emerged. In the end this didn’t happen due the time constraints but Jane and I were given guest passes to do a bit of reconnaissance for possible future involvement. This made us put down our paint brushes and turn our back on the packing.
It was totally rejuvenating – there was no mobile data signal so we had to switch off.
There are 10 ‘Cultural Engineers’ involved in the Dream Factory and two were actively involved in the Festival. The latest recruit, Mark Stevenson, gave a presentation in the festival’s Forum around his new book: An Optimist’s Tour of the Future and Chris Wheeler‘s Heritage Orchestra backed the headline act on Sunday (14/8/11), Antony and the Johnsons, which is where this blog post title comes from.
My involvement with Honda is also starting to benefit ColaLife. ColaLife got a mention in Hello! Magazine this week (15 August, UK Edition, page 75) in the introductory article of a series about Honda’s Dream Factory. Next week, ColaLife gets a whole page.
Now. Where did I put my paint brush?