September 8, 2009
Living in Godalming in Surrey means that I can hop on a train and be at Waterloo in 40 minutes and on the Southbank in 45. I love the countryside V urban scenic contrast – green fields are replaced by grey concrete, wattle and daub pubs by cool glass and steel terrace bars, and instead of horse drawn canal boat trips for the tourists there are massive city cruisers on the respective Wey and Thames rivers.
On the Southbank this weekend, outside the National Theatre, we saw a tightrope circus company from France, Les Colporteurs, performing a brilliant act on a crossed-wire structure, further down the way, we mooched around the book stalls, we drank coffees and ate feta and courgette fritters from a Middle Eastern food stall at the Slow Food Market.
Best of all for me on the bank – and a far cry from the jazz band performing under the ancient weeping willows in Godalming (always excellent) – was the smallest techno dj in the world – whose age you would put at no more than three years judging by his stature – banging out tunes to passers by. Mika Bishop.