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SESTRA.

City Sister Silver. Jachym Topol. Came All the Way, from the USA. Well worth it. Some May Find it Hard to Read. Written in a Certain Style. Must have Been a Tough Translation. Although Dark. I Love Jachym Topol,s Writing. Not Everything is Light & Shade. From the Start. Germans Forced Out. The Dreams. Often Amusing Novak Narration from Auschwitz . Berlin, Chernobyl, Vietnamese. Life in the Countryside. Praha Central Railway Station. Which i can Remember. Before the Refit. The Rubbish Dump. Advertising & Film. People Who Descend to the Very Bottom. Yet Some People do Rise Back Again. Rounded & More Humble People. Mr Topol. Master Story - Teller.

JAN SVANKMAJER : GOTHIC SHORTS & FAUST.

14-12-13. Manage to Finish Work Early. Dash to the Showroom. CZ & Slovak Sheffield Forum. Wanting CZ Film Content Shown at the Showroom. So Give them My Support. In Watching the Jan Svankmajer Special. Talk by Michael Brooke. From the BFI. Expert on this Subject. Horror, Vampire Films. Romania, Hungry, Too Near to Home. CZ, We have No Problems !. Jan Svankmajer. Czech Film Maker, Animator. Born in Praha. Loved Children. As they have No Limits to their Imagination. Collector of things. No Joke, had Collection of Masturbation Machine Drawings. Everybody to Their Own !. Was Hugely Influenced by Guiseppe Arcimboldo, Brothers Quay, Tim Burton. I see Salavador Dali. Puppetry is a Big Grounding in Animation, in the CZ. World Leaders, I Would Say. Jan Expert also in Clay Animation, & Tactile Images. Gothic Shorts. Many Filmed on Small Film. Rakvickama. Punch & Judy. Lost in Translation. Judy, Really a Clown. Real Star, a Guinea - Pig !. The Pendulum, The Pit & Hope. Escape…

SILK & METAL.

30-11-13. Concert at the Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield. Winning the Wigmore Hall International String Quartet Competition. Their Prize a UK Tour. Tonight the Last Leg. The Arcadia Quartet Hail from Transylvania, Romania. My Early Arrival, Assured Me of a Good Seat. Two Rows From The Front. Part of The Music in the Round Series. Where Musicians Move Round after Each Piece of Music. The Music was Explained by the Viola Player, Traian Boala. Concert Begins with the Haydn Quartet in D OP76 NO5 ( 1796-7 ). Easy On the Ear. Music Familiar to Sheffield, Via the Lindsey,s. I am Here, with My Interest with The Dvorak Society. First I must Say Bad Form from Sheffield Theatre,s. In Their Advertising. To State Eastern European Music. Nothing Upsets People in the Region More, or Me Either. Praha is Slap Bang in Central Europe. Janacek Divides Opinion. Not Me, seen Katya Kabanova, at the Nearby Lyceum. His Musical Routes. Are Based in The Folk. Also thought of the Voice, as Music. Leo Janacek…