Have spent quite a lot of time this week working to get projects finished and spent Thursday in the office.
Last weekend I decided to sort out the pictures for the hall, stairs and landing. I took them down to decorate last year and didn't put them back up as I wanted a change. I decided I wanted mostly black and white photographs in gold or black frames. I have an RSC calendar with some good photographs in of old performances with the likes of Peter O'Toole, Richard Burton, Vivienne Leigh and Michael Redgrave. Unfortunately the calendar is square and although I have loads of frames not many of them are square so I spent a couple of days trawling the charity shops to try to find some. I managed to find 5 wooden and 1 gold finish (which turned out to be exactly the same as one I already had, so that made a pair). The next job was to dismantle them and spray the wooden ones black, which I did outside. Unfortunately the can ran out on the last two and they could do with another coat so I have to get more paint. The others though came up quite well though and I now have 6 ready to hang.
After last week I decided not to go through Worcester and stuck to the motorway which turned out to be a good move as the bridge in Worcester was completely closed to traffic due to the flooding. The floods around The Ketch were just as bad. There are some construction works going on along that road with a big compound for the construction vehicles and workers, half of which was under water with a crane and a digger marooned on little islands.
As the weather was bright I thought I would take a few photos around the theatre.