England vs West Indies, Bristol

We had fabulous day at the Women’s World Cup cricket match between England and the West Indies on Saturday.  Held at the County Ground in Bristol on a cloudy but mostly dry day.  England batted reasonably well to set the Windies a modest target of 221 runs. Then England bowled really well to restrict their opponents to 128 for 9 and win by 92 runs.  The cricket may not have been as exciting as we had hoped but the atmosphere was great – lots of vibrant Caribbean support, plus a few songs at lunch from the Rock Choir, all helped to bring some excitement to the crowd.

 

The Mentor – Ustinov Studio, Bath

It was extraordinary to see F Murray Abraham, one of the main stars of Homeland, live on the stage of a tiny theatre in Bath.  Well supported in a cast of just four people, he played the role of the mentor with great humour, fabulous timing and every now and then he showed us some of the power that he has as an actor.

The Mentor is a new German play, beautifully translated by Christopher Hampton.