Another League

Another League

The World’s Oldest Professional Football League Club relegated to none league football. But all is not lost. Over 9,ooo people turned up last weekend to watch Notts County play. The passion is still there, and with rumours in the summer of liquidation many people feel a gratitude that we still have a club to support. For me football is about entertainment and theatre – but also much more than that – it’s about community, belonging, identity, history (157 years worth so far) and connection. Hopefully these images capture something of that.  

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The Pianist

The Pianist

HERE IS A SERIES OF BRIEF stories about people who follow a passion – starting with my mum! Jacqueline Frances Anderson is a pianist. She loves the piano. As a child there was always the sound of the piano being played. Away from home she was accompanying singers, choirs, sometimes playing in her local church and occasionally getting to play in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and the Festival Hall in London. Now in her 80’s she still plays most days and still performs – currently going into old people’s homes to play for residents. My three boys and I went to watch her play recently. The highlights for my boys was possibly the constant stream of sweets being offered to them by a lady on the front row but for me it was to see the look of joy and reverie on some of the faces of those watching….