I’ve been giving the old ‘Over the Silvery Lake’ a right bashing on the turntable recently and Les Etoiles Suspendues sound like a incense stick burning slowly in a teenage bedroom while in the garden below the runner beans are ready to be harvested.

The days are ticking, the hours flying by, the minutes and seconds are already in the past, Shrewsbury, Wem , Whixall and Welshhampton get yourselves along to the Wightman theatre a week on Saturday, the 10th September, The Hanging Stars will be captured in a gothic tableaux, starring like constellations on a chart plotted by Sir Patrick Moore.

The Roman god of wine and agriculture Bacchus often carried a pinecone-topped staff, and his followers were goat-footed Satyrs and Maenads, wild women who danced energetically during his festivals, he bought a ticket, have you?


See you satyrs and maenads there, I’ll be the naked bloke at the front with a pinecone and a pint of Lemon Dream.