September’s here again. For several years I’ve been promising myself I would make this film. This year I realised I had two days to start from scratch if I wanted to release it in time. So here it is, after a sprint for the finish – what I see in my head when I hear David Sylvian’s September.
Tonight on BBC 2 at 9pm you can see is It Safe to Be Gay in the UK? I made a small contribution to the programme after the Beeb asked if they could use my film about the murder of Ian Baynham in Trafalgar Square. To see if I make the edit, watch tonight! And I guess we should all remember that the fight is never really over. Always be aware and stay safe, people! (watch my short clip here complete with my remix of Flaming Lips https://youtu.be/4T_x_75A4yw )
Wizards and wildlife! Everyone needs a little more colour in their life, and who said Manchester is grey and miserable? When the sun comes out, the North of England can rival anywhere on earth. Brighten up your life at Chorlton Art Market or check out markwallisdesign.com and don’t forget to like my page if you haven’t already at facebook.com/markwallisdesign
Paradise is here on Earth, brightly coloured and full of cats, butterflies and friendly parrots. Ladies and gentlemen – Key West!
Probably the most amazing holiday I’ve ever been on- heaven for a cat lover with a passion for old American houses. The food was excellent and the caribbean vibe was made all the more exciting by the wildlife wandering free in the streets. There were strutting cockerels and swaggering iguanas, a holiday of surprises and beautiful sunsets. It felt like being in an old movie with it’s waving palms and ceiling fans and there was many a sun-bleached wooden porch where I could spend my days lazing in the warm evening breeze.
Leaving was quite an emotional experience, but I’ll be back one day to play with Hemingway’s six-toed cats and sip some rum at sun down.
The perfect gift for any Mancunian, 12 fine art prints of Manchester through the seasons, bound into a calendar for 2017. From the winter sun winking through the Barton Arcade to swans in the sunset at Chorlton Water Park, these colourful illustrations will brighten the dampest of days ahead. Available from Chorlton art Market and online from markwallisdesign.com