Saturated and disintegrating…

A bow bedroom on-suite shower furnished a marble shelf that threatened to crash to the ground at any minute. Doing so could’ve caused very smashed toes… and we don’t want that. Saturated and disintegrating, the wood shelf reluctantly held onto the surprisingly heavy 3/4 inch marble vernier. The widening gap signalling this support was soon to…

Railings off…

So it’s railings off, sanding required and a three course Marine varnish to be applied. The term “lifelong learning” springs to mind as I live the life onboard Alhambra. In this situation I speak about the maintenance of outdoor varnished woodwork The exterior varnish on Alhambra is showing signs of being relentlessly beaten by the…

Beauty & the Beast go 70s

Spent a good few weeks working with the Starlit Voice Drama School Hong Kong on a student production of Beauty & the Beast. Creatively with a 1970’s styling….. 5 performances (Dec 5 – 7) ran in Hong Kong’s Art Centre, McAuley theatre. With minimal set (very minimal…), acting and tech systems needed to help build…

The story of the bow table

Soon after our move onto Alhambra we realised a want to get an oval table made for the bow of the boat. Something that could be placed on top of the bollard mooring structure, to act as a portable table surface. OK then… so I needed to make a multi textured novel table, with a…

Digital System, Theatrical Production & Education,

“Even the cables are making me want to get to work!” exclaimed one eleven-year-old recently as he began work on the technical set-up. His enthusiasm was absolutely exciting for me as his teacher. By sharing experiences of fusing digital systems with theatrical production and education, I refer to over fifteen years of events with Hong…

HKIS HS Tech support 

HKIS HS drama department head contacted me to ask for pro audio contacts. I respect the contact but reacted with a want to get the HS theatre tech team trained to deal with it. So, I offered my help to get the students up to scratch with controlling loads of wireless microphones for a musical…

Light set up resources.

In order to share and support those wanting to benefit from video tutorials that present some key information around lighting set up in and out of the theatre. Check out the info below. Let the first thing be a great program that presents the passion that exists working in the theatre. (all-be-it-a-bit-long, but interesting ~ enjoy)…

Enough Said…

I do believe the image speaks for itself… Take great care…

6 months onboard – Alhambra

As we begin Chinese New Year and the start of the Year of The Rooster we are celebrating being onboard Alhambra for six months. A View from the bow. Over the time I’ve found the word Mesmerising  captures how I feel about being onboard the boat. It remains interesting, calming, lovely and adventurous all at the…

Woodworking on Alhambra

On of the treats of owning the boat is that i like the idea of spending my time maintaining it. No small task. Built of fibreglass and Teak, there’s a load of woodwork that needs to be maintained and looked after. So far my focuses have been the Bow decking.  At 70 feet long there’s a load…

Video Making Resources for Students

Below is a collection of documents that should be referred to when making a video product. If you require support through your process, have creative or technical questions, just ask for help and we will help you 🙂 Video Making Schedule – A guide to the time required. Click HERE The Video Making Process Developing…

HAMELIN – Starlit Production

Two production within 2 weeks of each other. One with HKIS and one with Starlit. Each student devised, each very strong focus – almost political with their messages. Maybe a sign of the times and recent world manoeuvres.  A good thing is that productions are a great avenue for expressing oneself, and that’s got to be a plus…