Mark Brake Doesn't Really Want to be Winched Down from 'The Gods'

Academics get into all kinds of scrapes. It’s all part of pushing that envelope, of course. Extending the franchise for the doughty Glamorgan Academic. Blah, blah. Take Prof Mark Brake, for example. He’s currently working with the world-famous harpist Catrin Finch, Parc and Dare Brass Band, and Serendipity Female Chorus on a joint science and music rendition of The Planets by Gustav Holst. Gulp.

90 years after its first performance at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Catrin Finch, the Parc and Dare Band and Serendipity, along with Stadtkapelle Nurtingen and Stadtorchester Ravensburg of Germany, will perform the suite at The Parc and Dare Theatre on Friday 13 June at 7:30pm. Prof’s role is to provide the scientific twist, the astronomical flavour of the evening, via digital visual displays and fascinating insights into each planet, past, present and future.

Technical discussions began this week about the impending performance. They involved the suggestion that Prof is to be winched down from the Gods, donning a pair of angels wings. Those in the know will agree that a diabolical appearance from a trap door underneath the stage would be far more appropriate …


    Andrew Duncan

    April 19, 2008

    this is a joke right?

    Its a little late for April fools


    April 19, 2008

    No joke. The concert is on 13 June.

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