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2017

July
Gregory Crewdson: Cathedral of the Pines exhibition at The Photographers' Gallery.
July
Folk by the Oak:

Leveret | This Is The Kit | Eric Bibb | Show of Hands (again) | Kate Rusby (again) | Levellers

March
Saw Mitski supported by Personal Best aboard the Thekla, Bristol.
March
Attended the Inspired by First Light exhibition launch.
March
The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection exhibition at Tate Modern.

2016

December
My album of the year is Stadium Cake by Oh Pep!
November
Attended A Meeting of Minds landscape photography conference.
November
Saw Oh Pep! at The Old Bookshop, Bristol.
September
Harris article published in On Landscape.
August
Georgia O'Keeffe exhibition at Tate Modern.
July
Last ever Art in Action.
June
Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century exhibition at the V&A.
February
Svalbard article published in On Landscape.

2015

December
My joint albums of the year are Have You In My Wilderness by Julia Holter and Art Angels by Grimes.
August
August
Took part in the Light and Land on The Mall exhibition at the Mall Galleries.
July
Art in Action.
May
Severn Bridge timelapse.
March
Rockpool article published in On Landscape.

2014

December
My album of the year is Meshes of Voice by Jenny Hval & Susanna retrospectively usurped by Burn Your Fire for No Witness by Angel Olsen.
December
Attended the Landscape Photographer of the Year awards evening.
November
Attended A Meeting of Minds landscape photography conference.
November
One of my images highly commended in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition and featured in:
July
Silent Exchange: The Landscape Photography of Charlie Waite exhibition at the National Theatre.
July
Art in Action followed by Folk by the Oak:

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita | Kathryn Tickell | Beth Orton | Richard Thompson

June
End Frame article published in On Landscape.
April
One of my images shortlisted in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
April
I'm the Featured Photographer in On Landscape!
March
The Year of the Print exhibition at the Mall Galleries and Ruin Lust exhibition at Tate Britain.

2013

December
My album of the year is Mug Museum by Cate Le Bon.
November
Saw my first otter in the Wye!
July
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis exhibition at the Natural History Museum.
July
Art in Action followed by Folk by the Oak:

Fay Hield | Jim Moray (again) | Lau | Kate Rusby (again) | Oysterband (again)

June
4x4 Portfolio published in On Landscape.
March
Landmark: The Fields of Photography exhibition at Somerset House.

2012

December
My album of the year is The Marble Downs by Trembling Bells & Bonnie "Prince" Billy.
December
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Bristol Museum.
November
Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Avant-Garde exhibition at Tate Britain and Landscape Photographer of the Year exhibition at the National Theatre.
March
Saw the northern lights!
February
Thought for the day:

"and thereby perpetually burnish my knowledge"

2011

December
My album of the year is New History Warfare Vol. 2: Judges by Colin Stetson.
October
Saw Ash at the Academy, Bristol.
September
Observed Jupiter's moons.
September
René Magritte: The Pleasure Principle exhibition at Tate Liverpool.
July
Doune Days
June 2011
By Harvey Lloyd-Thomas
Book Preview
Photo book
July
Forests, Rocks, Torrents exhibition at the National Gallery.
July
Art in Action followed by Folk by the Oak:

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman | The Bad Shepherds | Show of Hands | Seth Lakeman

July
Thought for the day:

"and thus catapults my spirits high"

June
Welcome to Doune (and some history).
May
Saw Uncaged Monkeys at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
April
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at Bristol Museum.
January
Eadweard Muybridge exhibition at Tate Britain.

2010

December
My album of the year is I Will Be by Dum Dum Girls.
July
One of my images shortlisted in the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition.
July
Latitude:

Crystal Castles | Florence + the Machine | Kristin Hersh (again) | Tom Jones | Jónsi | Laura Marling (again) | The Pains of Being Pure at Heart | School of Seven Bells | Standard Fare | The Unthanks | Vampire Weekend | The XX

May
Two of my images included in a book: Travel Photography Masterclass
April
Saw Laura Marling at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
April
David Ward and Anna Booth exhibition at the OXO Gallery.
February
Save 6 Music!

2009

December
My album of the year is Hands by Little Boots.
December
Lunch at The (Crown at) Whitebrook.
December
October
The Perfect Wine.
September
Michael Blastland's primer on understanding statistics in the news:
  1. Surveys
  2. Counting
  3. Percentages
  4. Averages
  5. Causation
  6. Doubt
July
Art in Action.
June
Radio 4 minus one letter:

"The Sipping Forecast. Nice cup of tea. Milk, veering. Sugar, 1 or 2. Biscuits later. Good."

April
Richard gets a Teaching Award at Edinburgh.

2008

December
My album of the year is Vampire Weekend by Vampire Weekend.
September
Thought for the day:

"capable of conjugating heterogeneous deeds"

August
Another one of my images is a Light & Land gallery award winner!
July
Art in Action.
June
New showcase of my photography.
June
Liz's ice diary.
May
Saw Eliza Carthy again supported by Jim Moray aboard the Thekla, Bristol.
April
David Ward exhibition at the OXO Gallery and Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography exhibition at the Hayward Gallery.
January
One of my images featured on the back of the Light & Land brochure.

2007

December
My album of the year is The Casket Letters by Monkey Swallows the Universe.
November
Attended a talk by Simon Yates at St George's, Bristol.
October
Ben wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award!
July
One of my images is a Light & Land gallery award winner!
June
Saw Charlotte Hatherley at The Louisiana, Bristol.
June
How We Are: Photographing Britain exhibition at Tate Britain.
January
Saw Rose Kemp aboard the Thekla, Bristol.

2006

December
My album of the year is Alright, Still by Lily Allen.
November
Saw Nina Nastasia at St George's, Bristol.
November
Holbein in England exhibition at Tate Britain.
September
Saw Thea Gilmore at The Fleece, Bristol.
July
Saw Kate Rusby again at Chepstow Castle.
April
Saw The Blue Aeroplanes again supported by Catlow at Fiddlers, Bristol.
April
Saw The Concretes at the Academy, Bristol.
February
Saw Laura Veirs again at The Fleece, Bristol.
January
Saw The Spinto Band at The Louisiana, Bristol.
January
Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris exhibition at Tate Modern.

2005

November
Saw Kate Rusby again at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
October/November
Visited Cairo.
September
Young Cakes goes live!
August
Sailed on the Phoenix.
August
A Picture of Britain exhibition at Tate Britain.
July
Art in Action.
May
International Arts and Crafts exhibition at the V&A.
April
Turner Whistler Monet exhibition at Tate Britain.
March
Saw Laura Veirs at the Purcell Room, London.
January
Robert Frank: Storylines exhibition at Tate Modern.

2004

December
My album of the year is Uprooting by Warsaw Village Band.
November
Saw Emma Kirkby perform Charpentier at St George's, Bristol.
November
Saw Warsaw Village Band at the Purcell Room, London.
August
Saw Cathy Davey at the 100 Club, London.
July
Saw Isafire at the Ashton Court Festival.
May
Bill Brandt: A Centenary Retrospective exhibition at the V&A.
March
Saw Kate Rusby at Blackheath Halls, London.

2003

December
My album of the year is Kokopelli by Kosheen.
December
Saw Oysterband & June Tabor again at The Forum, London.
July
Art in Action.
June
Saw Eliza Carthy at Blackheath Halls, London.
May
Saw Lisa Germano at the 100 Club, London.
March
Saw Throwing Muses again at the Astoria, London.
March
Julia Margaret Cameron: 19th Century Photographer of Genius exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery.
March
Saw Beth Gibbons at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.

2002

December
My album of the year is Funtown by The Beards.
November
Saw Suntrap near Stroud.
August
Ansel Adams at 100 and William Eggleston exhibitions at the Hayward Gallery.
July
Saw Oysterband again at Chepstow Castle.
June
Visited the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, Spain.
May
Saw Natalie Merchant at Cambridge Corn Exchange.
April
Saw Kosheen at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, London.

2001

December
My album of the year is The First Blood Mystery by Carina Round.
April
Saw Mediæval Bæbes at Blackheath Halls, London.
January
Saw Värttinä at Blackheath Halls, London.

2000

December
My album of the year is 4 AM by The Lisa Marr Experiment.
October
Visited Madrid.
May
Visited Athens.
March
Made my Ph.D. Thesis available for download.
January
Registered domain and created website.

1999

December
Saw Michael Nyman again at Warwick Arts Centre.
September
Visited Budapest.
July
Saw Bud at the Ashton Court Festival.
January
Saw Michael Nyman at Warwick Arts Centre.

1998

November/December
Visited Sydney.

1997

December
My retrospective album of the year is Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space by Spiritualized.

1996

December
Bought a house!

1995

June
Visited New York.
May
Saw The Emerald Chamber Players perform Purcell and Handel at Bristol Cathedral.
February
Saw Belly at the Anson Rooms, Bristol.
January
Saw Veruca Salt at the Anson Rooms, Bristol.

1994

November
Saw Elvis Costello at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
September
Visited Vienna.
June
Saw Magnapop at The Fleece, Bristol.
March
Saw Kristin Hersh at St George's, Bristol.
March
Saw June Tabor at The Berkeley Centre, Bristol.
March
Saw Tori Amos at the Colston Hall, Bristol.

1993

October
Saw Madder Rose aboard the Thekla, Bristol.
September
Visited Berlin.
April
Saw Suede at the Victoria Rooms, Bristol.
March
Saw American Music Club at The Fleece, Bristol.
March
Saw The Auteurs at The Fleece, Bristol.

1992

October
Saw Kirsty MacColl supported by K-Passa in a barn near Portbury, Bristol.
October
Saw The Cranberries at The Tropic Club, Bristol.
April
Saw Muzsikás at St George's, Bristol.
March
Saw Curve at the Anson Rooms, Bristol.
February
Saw Gong at the Bierkeller, Bristol.

1991

December
Saw My Bloody Valentine at the Anson Rooms, Bristol.
June
Saw Heavenly at The Fleece, Bristol.
April
Saw Inspiral Carpets at the Newport Centre.
April
Saw Bleach supported by Moonshake at The Fleece, Bristol.

1990

December
My retrospective album of the year is Livonia by His Name Is Alive.
November
Saw Galaxie 500 again at the Bierkeller, Bristol.
October
Saw Cocteau Twins at The Studio, Bristol.
October
Saw The Heart Throbs supported by the Popinjays at The Fleece, Bristol.
September
Visited Istanbul.
June
Saw James at The Studio, Bristol.
March
Saw The House of Love at The Studio, Bristol.
February
Saw The Sundays again supported by Galaxie 500 at the Bierkeller, Bristol.

1989

December
My retrospective album of the year is Workbook by Bob Mould.
December
Saw K-Passa for the first time at Bristol Bridge Inn.
December
Saw Green on Red at the Anson Rooms, Bristol.
November
Saw The Primitives supported by Pale Saints at The Studio, Bristol.
May
Saw Pixies at The Studio, Bristol.
March
Saw The Waterboys at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
February
Saw Throwing Muses supported by The Sundays at the Bierkeller, Bristol.

1988

December
My retrospective joint albums of the year are The Trinity Session by Cowboy Junkies and Surfer Rosa by Pixies.
November
Saw Billy Bragg supported by Michelle Shocked at the Colston Hall, Bristol.
February
Visited Paris again.

1987

December
My retrospective album of the year is In My Tribe by 10,000 Maniacs.
December
Saw Marillion at the NEC, Birmingham.
November
Visited Moscow.
July
Saw Peter Gabriel supported by Youssou N'Dour at the NEC, Birmingham.

1986

December
My retrospective joint albums of the year are the eponymous debuts by Shop Assistants and Throwing Muses.

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