The Loft opposite the Spa – concept design by Grant

Loft Theatre. New Foyer Design sketch
Sketch 3 of 4. Loft Theatre new entrance/foyer proposal / Drawing 03/GJA

Early in my design career I recall being asked to draw up some design sketches for a new foyer at the Loft Theatre.  Leamington Spa, UK.  Naturally, I leapt out of my studio pronto and was on the spot, in a flash.

Today, everyone’s into live performance ..

Live reality TV.
Live street theatre.
Live pub and pint theatre.
Live online streaming.
Pop up concerts.
Stand ups.

Because …
It’s interactive.  It can pace itself with the audience and
with a sprinkling of VR, it can involve the audience.

No matter where the stages are being set for the next live performances, I urge all to support the venues and performers.

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New pantomime based on a double act of two toon characters originally developed as mascots for the Crescent Theatre in Birmingham.


Grant’s unfinished poem 101010 01

Shows a close up of a 'still life' painting by Grant of a series of geometric wood shapes first used in a Birmingham architect's drawing office in 1930's

Following the announcement that the Shell Museum of Decay & Decomposition may make a come back, I started a poem where words were represented by the number one and deeds by the figure zero.

This poem, now unfinished, translates into English as :

Once in time
We each stood there
Aside the waters
Breathing air.
But fate moved on
And to survive
We each now dream
To stay alive.

For in the tempts
And tortures past
A thread was sewn
That did not last;
Now slipped from grasp
All’s out-of-hand
In shifting waves
Thjrough timeless sand.

Mere dust to some
That rusts create –
The rhythm of a rhyme,
Strong evidence
That others feel
Of finity, of time.

( Grant June 2021)