I had the pleasure of enjoying art at its best twice over tonight - although it did require nifty footwork to be in both places on one evening! Earlier on I visited Northumbria University's School of Design for a private viewing of an exhibition by True Believer Clothing (TBC), http://www.truebelieverclothing.com/, which will now run until the end of the month.
Anyone who knows the TBC brand will be aware of its clever take on modern design and its ability to add humour and a touch of irony to posters and t-shirts - which are also not of your usual shoddy quality, I'll have you know. I bought my husband the Monkey King design. It seemed appropriate and if the cap fits... Anyway if a TBC t-shirt is good enough for T4's Steve Jones, it's good enough for my man!
From there, fleet of foot, I headed to an Imogen Cooper and Northern Sinfonia Private Performance at The Sage Gateshead courtesy of Sintons LLP, www.sintons.co.uk. The music was both stunning and inspiring and the two Mozart piano concerti, no 18 in B Flat 'Paradies' and no 22 in E flat, were recorded for CD.
A special evening indeed and a real treat for Sintons' guests, that's for sure.