Sep 8, 2011

Trail Diary, Monday to Thursday, by E17 Designers

Photo from A Different Perpective, at Harmony Hall
Monday was a day off-out of town for a break, phew. Tuesday found us inadvertently in various coffee shops and windows along Hoe Street checking out their Trail offerings - the Poetry Trail in the Estate agents windows (Page 4 of the Trail Guide) Lot One Ten (listing number 42), Le Delice (45), Daisy’s (50), and Wednesday saw us start at The Mill (24), then up the High Street (bananas, grapes, apples and nectarines…juicy) to Harmony Hall foyer (55) (cool but tiny), then a short trip to the Central Library (59) for a range of images progressing up the stairs, that draw you in (featuring Katherine Green and Mark Burton, see Image 17).

Wednesday night, a pitstop at the Secret Garden to stumble upon the always magical experience at Ruby Stables (41), (especially the salt cod cakes and rice being served up in a fairy lit wonderland - how lucky to be passing by at that moment, thanks to lovely Leroy). Then we had a closer view of the fantastic images on show at Delice 45 (nice to meet the image makers having dinner - recommended). The evening closed with open mic at the Rose (home at 12.30, pleeease..)

Thursday finds us popping up a few last minute posters and skipping through Waterstone's-I missed Original Army so I have to go again….then visiting the Makers Yard, (106), which everyone describes as an oasis (it is!) where a stunning stained glass panel was taking shape. Rode (by car….fair weather cyclist) over to ‘Woof’ on the other side of town, (19), to see Image 17’s Fabien Ho (who also designed the Mill logo) and his fun images of owners and pets-I realise I knew some owners and not their pets-wish I could have a dog…

Bumped into people returning from the Mill gala opening (heaving apparently at 3.50pm!) so off there later with a couple of bags of crisps to donate-no time to bake.

Visit the  E17 Designers Market on Sunday 11th September, 2-6pm, Asian Centre, 18a Orford Road and check out their website here.

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