Bryan Hemming

short stories, comment, articles, humour and photography

My very tenuous connection with Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Where does time go? I don’t really want an answer to that, as I think there maybe a plug hole at the other end of the universe. To get straight … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · 8 Comments

Summer of Love ’67 – The very first rock festival in the World

It’s fifty years since the Summer of Love, and exactly fifty years to the day since the very first rock festival in the world took place on May 29th 1967. … Continue reading

May 29, 2017 · 19 Comments

How I rediscovered my Welsh Heritage on a Sofa

What a topsy-turvy world we live in. And what a June to remember. To paraphrase Oscar Wilde: to lose national dignity once in a week could be regarded as misfortune, to … Continue reading

July 2, 2016 · 19 Comments

Eivør Pálsdóttir: Tròdlabùndin. God Morgen!

Angelica emailed me this hauntingly beautiful song by Eivør Pálsdóttir today; to wish me good morning. I had to share it. Filmed during an open-air concert at Stigen in the … Continue reading

January 17, 2016 · 3 Comments

While others moan and rant, Jeremy Corbyn rocks

You’ve got to love Albert Einstein. Nutty professor personified, he invented the atom bomb by mistake. I wish I could do stuff like that by scribbling on blackboards. Not invent … Continue reading

July 31, 2015 · 7 Comments

Recollections of my Father

AT SOME POINT in the 1950s, to the excitement of my three sisters and I, Dad ordered Woman’s Weekly magazine to be delivered to our house each Wednesday. We soon learned it … Continue reading

July 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Ramble Around My Aunt – Part One

Whether to distract attention from crumbling plaster, or to conceal peeling and mildewed wallpaper, a pair of matching oil paintings hung on the wall across from the bed in my … Continue reading

May 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

1967 – The Summer of Love and the Very First Rock Festival in The World

Around this time of year, more or less fifty years ago, began the Summer of Love. Out of those who were there, who can remember whether it was Mick Jagger … Continue reading

October 17, 2014 · 11 Comments

An Acid Trip into the Past

In a moment of wild, youthful dementia, I once dropped acid with a Womble. There, I’ve got it off my chest. It’s so long ago it can’t hurt anyone now. … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Pedersen’s Last Dream – The morning after

IT WAS HALF AN HOUR into Sunday afternoon by the time my gooey eyelids managed to wrench themselves apart. The resulting sensation was a bit like having fine sandpaper coated … Continue reading

February 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Old bones put Leicester on the World Map

My heart skipped a beat, and my chest swelled with pride, as Leicester took the world stage with the discovery of King Richard III’s rickety, old skeleton in a council car … Continue reading

February 5, 2013 · 45 Comments

I dropped Acid with a Womble

In a moment of wild, youthful dementia, I once dropped acid with a Womble. There, I’ve got it off my chest. It’s so long ago it can’t hurt anyone now. … Continue reading

August 31, 2011 · Leave a comment

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